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Biodiversity Day at The Organic Centre – Sunday 22nd May 2-5pm

Biodiversity and Organic Gardeningby Hans WielandBiodiversity is a big word and many people are not sure what this it all about? So I will try and explain how I see it. The dictionary says: Biodiversity is the variety of all life forms on earth. I th



Green Manures for Brown Fingers – Join the Green Manure Revolution

by Hans Wieland Today I will start with my own quote of the day: “In a nutshell or dung heap for that matter, modern society is built on cow manure!” (Hans Wieland)Once people settled and began growing food in the same spot again and again,



No healthy vegetables without healthy soil

by Hans Wieland It seems the country is gripped by a health craze: From operation transformation to healthy cooking programmes by Neven Maguire, Donal Skeehan and others, from Bord Bia's promotion: "Potatoes, more than a bit on the side" to heal



The wonder of growing from seeds

by Hans Wieland Growing food from seeds is one of the wonders of gardening and often taken for granted, but it is definitely one of the most exciting and even addictive activities. Browsing seed catalogues early in the year answers the all important



Re-thinking your garden

by Hans Wieland  The Winter Solstice on 21st of December is fast approaching and we all are looking forward to the days getting longer again.  For most of us gardening hours are now restricted to weekend afternoons. It is the time when we



Slow Food North West Ireland at The Organic Centre Sunday 22nd November 12-5pm

The newly reformed Slow Food North West  convivium will hold it's inaugural event at The Organic Centre on Sunday 22nd November from 12 - 5pm: A culinary extravaganza featuring local chefs and producers!Here is the programme of events: 12.oo Gatheri



Healthy soil – healthy plants – healthy food – healthy people – our future

Our 2016 course programme offers you information, knowledge and skills to inspire you to grow food for yourself, cook, preserve, forage, ferment and brew - helping to build a more sustainable and healthier food culture. You can start with the smalles



The Art of Cheese Making

Make your own cheese with Silke Cropp. Spend the day learning the art of cheese making from Silke who has been making goat, cow and sheep milk cheeses for yonks. From the 10 litres of Raw Milk under Silke’s instruction everybody will make 1kg of Ha



From Winter Gardening to Winter Harvesting – Free GIY afternoon Sunday 18th October 2pm

 by Hans Wieland Winter gardening is one of the new buzz words in the media when in fact it's been around ever since polytunnels set foot in Irish gardens and farms about 15-20 years ago. As the outdoor gardening season is quite short from abou



Apple Day and Harvest Feast Sunday 27th September

Tours and workshop on growing fruit,pruning and grafting, Winter gardening and polytunnel growing. We will press apple juice on the day. The importance of bees will be highlighted by "Active Local Honey", who will have new products to sample and buy.





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