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Eco-Friendly Gardening for Schools (Face to Face) - Course Ref: 21SU02

This course will be interesting for anyone who would like to get to grips with the theory and practice of eco-friendly gardening. We hope to show with our garden-scale model how to have productive food systems and a healthy and attractive environment.  We can provide habitats for the birds and the bees and at the same time make the world around us a little more colourful, interesting and beautiful, by planting the right mixture of things. This course will offer a chance to discuss basic ideas around these topics and also to get out into the field and do some hands-on work as well. We look forward to creating a lively and stimulating learning situation for the group in which to discuss and explore how we can improve our immediate environment around us and the wider environment by sharing our knowledge, ideas and experiences, including our mistakes. 

This course will be delivered from Thursday 1st July to Wednesday 7th July from 9:30am to 2pm

Current Guidelines as of 10/05/21 state that inter-county travel is permitted and organised outdoor gatherings with a maximum attendance of 15 people and outdoor training for adults in pods of a maximum of 15 people can go ahead. There may be further easing of restrictions before 1st July. However, it is up to each participant to ensure that they are compliant with whatever guidelines are in place at the time.

  • You should practice good respiratory hygiene, keep at least 2 metres apart and do not share equipment.

  • Participants must ensure that they abide by the HSE social distancing guidelines and Health advice at all times.

  • Participants should be responsible for their own health & safety. They should bring their own sanitiser, disposable gloves and masks in their car to ensure their own safety and protection.

  • Participants should bring their own packed lunch each day as lunch is NOT provided. Tea/Coffee is not provided either so participants should bring their own.

Full attendance is required to be awarded 3 EPV days. 2 EPV days will be awarded for 4 days attendance. (Regardless of the reason for the absence). No EPV days will be awarded for less than 4 days attendance.

The course fee cannot be refunded for any reason.

Course Details

Course Date 01-07-2021 9:30 am
Course End Date 07-07-2021 2:00 pm
Cut off date 18-06-2021 3:00 pm
Price EUR30.00
Facilitator Bill Hester
Select Hours 20
Location Croghan Organic Garden, Croghan, Co. Roscommon



Marymount, Carrick-on-Shannon
Co. Leitrim, Rep. of Ireland

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