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 Gardening Courses 2021 - Sustainable Gardening


Horticultural Courses at Dunmore Country School

Intensive horticultural course (€100)

What is covered during the day:


Planning and design of your garden and polytunnel

Soil, composition,  and how to improve it

Composting and how to use the compost

Calendar of sowing & companion planting

Spacing vegetables

Weeds and their uses

Vegetable varieties, and their sowing and planting

Fruit trees, fruit bushes and roses pruning explained

Tools, mulching, hoeing

Vegetable garden, kitchen garden, pleasure garden

This horticultural course is a must if you want to understand in just one day the essence of traditional gardening.  

You will be well equipped to follow the seasonal courses. The cost of this course is 100 euro per person.

It is a full day course. It starts at 10h and finishes at 16h.

Small groups up to 6 people

You will get tea/coffee on arrival and lunch around 1pm.

At the end of the course you will be equipped to start your own garden and a full range of follow up courses will be available to you.


Start Your Garden From Scratch - Gardening Course

Start Your Garden From Scratch (€50)

It is a half day course or 4 weekly Zoom classes

What is covered during the day:

Kitchen garden design

Mixing vegetable with the flowers

How to organise your garden and optimise the space

Crop rotation

Start a bed from grass (different techniques explained).

Create a shelter.

How to follow a plan (time frame, first things to do, etc.)

Compost, soil

Fruit trees, shrubs and other plants.


Seasonal Gardening Courses at Dunmore Country School

Spring Gardening Course (€50)

It is a half day course

What is covered during the day:

Planning your garden
Starting  your garden from scratch
Element of design with nature
Compost: how to make it and use it (hot, cold, surface composting)
Rotation explained
Manage your polydome, polytunnel
Element of design with nature


Summer Gardening Course (€50)

It is a half day course

What is covered during the day:

Manage your Polytunnel

Tomato and pepper pruning
Plant extract and different sprays
Planting summer crops
Potato blight everything explained
Spacing vegetables
Hoeing, watering and mulching. 


Autumn Gardening Course (€50)

It is a half day course

What is covered during the day:

Planning the next year

Starting your garden from scratch

Element of design with nature.

Compost: how to make it and use it

Rotation

Manage your polydome or green house

Rose care

Be ready for next year

Any questions will be answered


Improve your French in the garden (€50)
It is a half day course

Tanguy will take you around the garden to share some tips and Isabelle will give you some recipes. All in French, bien sûr!!!



Warre Hive Beekeeping Courses

Natural Beekeeping Course with Warre Hive (€90)


It is a full day course. It starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm

The cost of this course is 90 euro per person

What is covered during the day:

Basics of a Bee Nest
Construction (Warre system and Delon system, Japanese system)
How to preserve the hive
Starting from scratch (AMM, location, where to buy)
General management
Managing the increase (split, shook swarm, varroa, winter stores, requeening)
Tools
Bait hives (how to use them)
Driving bees with smoke and sound
Honey harvest (press, mead)
Wax (rendering)
Propolis (make a varnish, protect your plants)
Pollen (leave it to the bees)
Mead and honey cake


A kitchen garden in Durrow county Laois

Zoom 'Month to Month" Stroll with Tanguy' (€150)

In the Kitchen Garden, Polytunnel and sometimes in the kitchen!

I will share my tips with you, through videos and pictures. The gardening course will cover areas such as sowing , planting, mulching, pruning, feeding, preserving and much more...

It is a great way to give the gift of gardening. 
Tanguy will share with you or your friends/family, monthly gardening tips from February to November. 
The course will consist of 10 (one hour 15 minutes) sessions live on zoom. 
There will be a one hour live presentation using slides and videos and 15 minutes Q/A.

Cancellation policy:
There will be no refunds for cancellations made one week prior to the course.