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The Sodshow Meets Con Traas of The Apple Farm

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Plan A Year's Harvest - Start Now - Organic Centre

Venue: The Organic Centre in Rossinver, Co Leitrim
Instructor: Ingrid Foley
Course Date: 11 Oct 2014
SKU: PYH2
repeat course, see full details March 2nd.
Price: €65.00
Number available: 6

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Foraging Walk

Date: Saturday 27th September
Location: Knocksink Woods, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Contact: rebecca.doyle@nativewoodlandtrust.ie/ 087 961 9083
Website: www.nativewoodlandtrust.ie

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One Day Course – Preserve Making

As part of our new winter program we will be offering a number of short course held over the weekend. Our first course will take place on Saturday 27th September. Its LEARN ABOUT THE MAGIC OF PRESERVE MAKING. As places are limited book early.

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'A Garden for Every Season' with Fiann Ó Nualláinn

Tuesday 2nd September, 11.30pm
Room: Carolan Room
Prices: €18 for Friends of the National Concert Hall (Non-members: €24)

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Seed Sowing

After our seed collection day in Ardan, a seed sowing day is planned. On this day we will plant the acorns and hazel nuts that were collected so that they can be stored in our nursery as they grow. Once they have grown big enough, the saplings will then be planted back on to our reserves. 

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Wine and Cider Making - Organic Centre

Home Wine Making is simple and inexpensive and you can easily find the ingredients in your Garden or in the Wild. We will look at all the steps involved in producing good quality Wines and how to keep an interesting Wine Cellar on the go all year round. Includes a session on making Cider. Participants will be tasting a selection of Home made Wines.

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Let Herbs Be Your Medicine...

Winter remedies, advice & tips to survive the Winter is the topic of a one day course with Naturopath and Herbalist Gaby Wieland and Liz Longworth. This practical course will introduce you to recipes to make your own remedies to combat coughs, fevers, aches and pains and boost your immune system:

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Cob

Making Cob Is A Very Sociable Building Activity - Trevor Sargent

Having visited Vivienne and Chris Hayes outside Wexford town to taste the delicious pizzas made in their homemade cob oven, the idea of building our own outdoor cob oven became very appealing.

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Taste of Carlow

Ireland is known for its festivals and Carlow isn't shy about holding them in its town and surrounding villages. The County is still glowing from the successful 11 day Carlow Garden Festival and with it fresh in mind, are about to have an afternoon of 'Food, Craft & family festival fun' with the upcoming Taste of Carlow Festival on Sunday, 31st August. 

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Grow, Cook, Eat - GIY News

A GIY Guide to growing and cooking your own food.

Grow, Cook, Eat is a ground-breaking book for anyone that wants to develop a deeper understanding of food. It is a comprehensive guide to the food year, helping you to bring abundant, delicious food from plot to plate, all year round.

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Community Education – How Measurable Is It? - Dee Sewell

We spent a quiet couple of months in the Callan and Freshford community gardens during the summer months with the long, lazy days ensuring we all managed to spend some down time. Now the children are back in school we're firmly back in action in the gardens and have some exciting plans ahead. 

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Overwintering Onion Sets and Garlic!

September onwards is the ideal time to plant your overwintering organic onions and garlic. Radar Onion Sets are a top performer, producing excellent yields of mild tasting summer onions from late May. These onion sets are particularly resistant to bolting. Superb when eaten fresh & store well into the autumn.

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The Apple Farm, Tipperary - Peter Donegan

Located between Clonmel and Cahir just off the N24 lies The Apple Farm of Tipperary, is a 60 plus variety 35 acre apple orchard that also grows some plums, pears and other soft fruits. A little drive down the avenue however and you will find yourself parked outside The Apple Farm Shop that only sells it own on site made produce, made solely from its very on site grown produce. This shed as a by the way also doubles up as the booking office for The Apple Camping and Caravan Park that Con's parents set up in 1982.

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GrowIt CookIt at Muff Community Garden - Gareth Austin

A very interesting, entertaining, and educational afternoon took place on Saturday 2nd August, hosted by the Muff Community Garden Project, as part of the Muff Festival 2014. People of all ages gathered to enjoy a novel presentation of gardening and culinary information, called 'Grow it, Cook it'. Delivered in an informal and immensely enjoyable manner, this event benefited beginners and veterans of both codes of horticulture and cookery.

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Calendula Officinalis: Edible Flowers Aren’t Just for Salads - Dee Sewell

Today I was showing the autumn group of community gardeners at Freshford one of my favourite flowers in the vegetable garden, Calendula officinalis. Arguably one of the best companion plants around, Calendula, more commonly known as Pot Marigold, has an uplifting range of colours on the yellow to orange scale, continuously flowers throughout the summer months and has the ability to attract slugs as well as white and blackfly.

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Annual Apple Day - Organic Centre

Annual Apple Day 28th September 11am-5pm
Programme of the day

  • 11.30 Tour of the orchard with Phil Wheal
  • 12.00 Garden tour with Dick Roberts

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Fruitful Endeavours - Grow Apples. Harvest Festival and Apple Day 28th Sept.11-5pm

Gardener and author Bob Flowerdew from England says: "Planting a few fruit trees or bushes is not so hard to do, doesn't take a lot of maintenance, will give you a good yield and children love fruit" and he has a point! 

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5 Ideas for Green Tomatoes and a Seasonal Salsa Recipe - Dee Sewell

Green tomatoes? Here's a few ideas that might help them to ripen

There's been a sudden change of temperature over the past couple of weeks with a cool breeze and low night-time temperatures and it somehow seems too soon for autumn to be settling in. Surely the month of August is still summertime or is my memory of lazy, long school holidays as a teenager deceiving me? 

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Tomato Vines Going Crazy? Pruning Tips for Tomato Newbies

For new and old tomato growers alike, picking the abundant fruits in the backyard is a pleasure, until thwarted by the tangle of vegetable branches that seem to never stop growing. This New World native has multiple cooking uses, so it's no wonder the vine happens to be America's favorite garden vegetable. 

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