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Potato Day - Biodiversity Day - Garden Party - National Organic Week - Apple Day
We host many events throughout the year to inform, demonstrate, entertain and inspire visitors.
POTATO and SEED DAY 2012
Sunday 11th March 2012 from 11am to 5pm
Seed potatoes for salePotato days and festivals all over Europe have become big crowd pullers and the annual potato day at the Organic Centre is no different.
150 varieties of seed potatoes from Dave Langford’s collection will be on show.
The day’s programme includes information on the best ways of planting, blight control, varieties, a coping session and guided tours around the gardens.
The Grass Roof Café will serve potato dishes and the Eco-Shop will sell seed potatoes.
One of the reasons for the growing popularity of potatoes is that they are fairly easy to grow and make a good crop for beginners and newly established gardens. Another reason is that they can be grown outdoors and indoors in polytunnels or glasshouses and in barrels, tyres, tubs, grow bags, beds and fields.
|BIODIVERSITY Family DAY|
Sunday 20th May 2012 11am -4pm
Guided walks, talks and Discovery Trail and Woodland Walk
THE ORGANIC CENTRE GARDEN PARTY with special guests
Sunday 15th July 2012 from 11am - 5pm
Talks – walks – demonstrations – food – music
more to come
Watch out for our special programme for the annual National Organic Week in September.
Annual APPLE DAY in conjunction with the Irish Seed Savers
Sunday 30th September 2012
The orchard at the centre contains 60 apple trees; half of them Irish varieties, the other half selected because of their resistance to diseases. We will provide information on varieties, rootstocks and orchard management with workshops on grafting and pruning as well as tours around the gardens and orchard. Apple trees for sale.
GREEN CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Sunday 25th November 2012
We’re dreaming of a Green Christmas …celebrate our native trees and buy Christmas presents at the craft fair. A range of stall holders will offer local craft alternatives to the commercial products available at this time of year. The café will serve delicious organic treats, and warming drinks.