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Master Composter

5 Wednesdays and 3 Saturdays from 12 June 2013 | Fettercairn Community Centre, Tallaght | €FREE

Master Composters are community volunteers who promote food & garden waste prevention and encourage people to compost at home. All of this saves money while improving our environment.

The Stop Food Waste Campaign are looking for 40 dedicated volunteers to participate in the next Master Composter Training course which will be held at the Fettercairn Community Centre in Tallaght. International home composting expert, Craig Benton, known as Doctor Compost, will lead an action packed and exciting hands-on training programme over five evening workshops and three weekend field days.

After the training, volunteers are expected to contribute at least 30 hours of time within the following year to work within your community to promote the messages of the programme.
 
Email your Expression of Interest before the 31 May 2013 application deadline to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Pallet Garden Workshop

vertical pallet gardenSaturday 2 March 2013 | 10am - 2pm | Heritage Garden, Donnybrook | FULLY BOOKED

Half - day workshop and demonstration about how to create a vertical pallet garden.  Funded by Dublin City Council, this workshop will show how you can take pallets and other waste to create various container gardens.

Please contact us to express your interest. Please specifiy your interest in this workshop, give your name, email, phone, and *where in Dublin you live* (or indicate if you live outside Dublin).

Pallet Garden Workshop

vertical pallet gardenSaturday 13 April 2013 | 10am - 2pm | Heritage Garden, Donnybrook | BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Half - day workshop and demonstration about how to create a vertical pallet garden.  Funded by Dublin City Council, this workshop will show how you can take pallets and other waste to create various container gardens.

Please contact us to express your interest. Please specifiy your interest in this workshop, give your name, email, phone, and *where in Dublin you live* (or indicate if you live outside Dublin).

Composting & Garden Maintenance Workshop

Monday 16 July 2012 | 14.00 - 17.00 | Tyrone Place Garden, Inchicore | €FREE

This programme is especially suited to those who are less experienced in gardening, but all are welcome.

Places are limited, so please contact us to reserve your place.

Preference is given to residents of Dublin City (due to our funding).

The Garden Design Workshop

Garden Design The Garden Design Workshop is a hands-on and practical workshop perfect for those wishing to design their own gardens and create livable and inspiring spaces for their home, affordably.

Monday 10th October and Friday 21st October and Saturday 22nd or Sunday 23rdOctober 2011 | Monday and Friday 18.30 - 20.30, Saturday / Sunday time to be agreed with course participants | The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew St, Dublin (map) | €250 per person (or household) | Contact: David Andrews, Landscape Architect, MILI | phone: 085 112 6686 | email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | website: www.facebook.com/GardenDesignWorkshop

Do you want an inspiring design for your garden? Do you want professional advice on selecting plants and materials?

This course will teach you how to design your own garden over two workshops. The Workshops will cover everything from basic site surveying and inspiring ideas, to plant selection, paving materials, and budgeting. The course culminates in a 1.5 hour Individual Design Consultation with a Landscape Architect (course instructor).

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The Garden Design Workshop

The Garden Design Workshop is a hands-on and practical workshop perfect for those wishing to design their own gardens and create livable and inspiring spaces for their home, affordably.

Wednesdays, June 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd; and Saturday or Sunday, June 25th/26th 2011 |  Times: Wednesdays: 6:30 – 8:30pm & Saturday or Sunday: time to be agreed with course participants (for a 1.5 hour Individual Design Consultation) | Cost: €250 per person (or household) for 4 workshops and a 1.5 hour Individual Consultation | Cultivate, The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew St, Dublin (map) | Contact David Andrews, Landscape Architect, ph: 085 112 6686, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | www.facebook.com/GardenDesignWorkshop

Do you have a garden that needs a facelift?  Do you want professional advice before you start the process?

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An Introduction to Organic Gardening

Klaus Laitenberger

Plant it   grow it   harvest it   eat it

Friday 6th August 2010 | 7.30 pm | The Greenhouse, St. Andrew St., Dublin (map) | €6.50 (Buy online), €4 for students / unwaged, free for members

The burgeoning interest in growing your own food may be recent, but Klaus Laitenberger has more than twenty years' experience to share.  Drawing on his years working as Head Gardener at the Organic Centre in Co. Leitrim, and restoring the garden at Lissadell House, Co. Sligo, Klaus has distilled his first-hand knowledge into an essential primer on growing vegetables for food, aimed at first time and experienced gardeners, called Vegetables For the Irish Garden (read more).  Although our climate is broadly similar to that in the UK, there are subtle differences that you are not likely to glean from books aimed at the UK market; Klaus's book is written specifically for sowing and planting, harvesting and storing vegetables in Ireland.

Klaus will be signing copies of his book at this event.  Read a review by Jane Powers in the Irish Times, published Saturday, July 17, 2010.

Full Immersive Permaculture Design Certificate Course

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Organised by Cultivate in association with The Village

NOTE: Past Course 2010 | Link to 2011 Course

20th - 29th August 2010 | The Village, Cloughjordan, Tipperary, Ireland | Booking 01 674 5773 | Attending? Check out the new site that supports this PDC!

The Permaculture Design Course in Cloughjordan offers the unique opportunity to learn permaculture embedded in a real living community.  Tutors include: Graham Strouts, Kinsale College of Further Education; Albert Bates of the Farm, Tennessee; Klaudia Van Gool, UK Permaculture Teacher; Richard Doutwaite, Feasta; Davie Philip and Ben Whelan of Cultivate.

Permaculture equips you with the skills needed to thrive in the new millennium. The certificate course is probably the most important training that anyone involved in Transition or building sustainable community could take. This is a fully accredited seventy-two hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course.

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Fully Immersive Permaculture Design Certificate Course

forest_gardenFriday 19th - Sunday 28th August 2011 (full-time and full-on from Friday evening until Sunday mid-afternoon) | The Village, Cloughjordan, Tipperary, Ireland | Find presentations, links and other resources in our eLearning environment | Enquiries: +353 1 674 5773 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |  €550 (Book Online) | Concessions 10% off | Facebook Event (do share and invite your friends)

The Permaculture Design Course in Cloughjordan offers the unique opportunity to learn permaculture embedded in a real living community.  Tutors include: Graham Strouts of Kinsale College of Further Education, Suzie Cahn of Carraig Dúlra, Hannah Mole, and Davie Philip and Ben Whelan of Cultivate.

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Permaculture Design Certificate Course - Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Ireland

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See our Home Page for 2014 PERMACULTURE OFFERINGS.

With Tutors Hannah Mole, Graham Strouts, Albert Bates and more

August 2012 | Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary  

Join us for this unique opportunity, offered every year in August, to learn invaluable design and practical skills embedded in an active ecovillage and vibrant community.

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Permaculture Design Certificate Course at Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Albert Bates in Brasilian forestSee our Home Page for 2014 PERMACULTURE OFFERINGS.

Led by US Permaculture Teacher, Albert Bates, from The Farm, Tennessee

9 - 18 August 2013 | Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary | CONTACT US | Fees €550

Join Albert Bates, awarded the Gaia 2012 Award, accompanied by gardening, farming, perma-facture, social permaculture and green building experts resident in the ecovillage for this unique opportunity to learn invaluable design and practical skills.  This is Cultivate's 5th consecutive year holding the Full (UK Permaculture Assocation accredited) Permaculture Design Certificate ("PDC") Course at Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

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