Tutor: Ingrid Foley
Delivered: In Person

Part 1 of 4 - Saturday 19th March 2022 | 10.00am - 4.00pm

During this first session, we will discuss the basics of Biodiversity. What is it? What is an ecosystem, what a Habitat is and how to create them in our own gardens. 

You will develop an understanding of the fundamentals of how to treat soil and encourage the biologically active medium that grows the plants that feeds us and helps the planet. This first part will include some classroom time, a tour of the Centre’s gardens and a practical seed sowing workshop. 

Part 2 of 4 - Saturday 7th March 2022 | 10.00am - 4.00pm

May and June are one of the best times to observe wildflowers which we sometimes consider weeds. We will learn how to identify such plants and the aim is that everyone will be able to ID 10 plants. 

Such plants in the environs are incredibly important to Biodiversity. How can we incorporate this in our gardens if at all or how can we compensate? As well as a practical of sowing a tray of Wildflowers to take home.

Part 3 & 4 - Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 2022 | 10.00am - 4.00pm

In this final instalment of Biodiversity we will celebrate with an end of season Harvest. Observing and discussing the changes we have witnessed over the year through the seasons. 

We will look at the garden through the months see how it changes and how we need to prep our beds for the winter months. With a practical hedgerow survey as well as some autumn sowing. On the Sunday we will have a trip to Fowley’s Falls for a walk. We will conduct a River and Tree survey to understand and appreciate the broader scale of Biodiversity & enjoy a nice little picnic.

This 4 part module costs €300.00

 

Cost: €300
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