Plot to pot – grow, preserve, eat. Gardening & Preserving for Beginners with Moira Byrne
Saturday, 15 Oct 2022
10:00am – 4:30pm
An Tairseach Organic Farm & Ecology Centre presents ‘Plot to pot – grow, preserve, eat” Gardening & Preserving for Beginners’ and Improvers with Moira Byrne
WHEN: SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2022
TIME: 10:00 – 16:30
VENUE: AN TAIRSEACH ORGANIC FARM & ECOLOGY CENTRE
ABOUT THE COURSE
Come join us at the An Tairseach Organic Farm & Ecology Centre as we explore the food we eat, growing it ourselves and eating it all year round in light of climate change and the biodiversity crisis and what we can do about it.
Why grow your own, how do you start planning? What’s essential for growing your seeds and using your soil? How to use companion plants and insects as natural pest control.
Planning your plot to enrich soil, avoid pests, invasive species and weeds, and of course battling slugs. We also cover seed buying and planting.
The day will start with a presentation by Moira Byrne. Tea & coffee will be served before heading out into our gardens for a practical demonstration on how to grow our own vegetables.
A delicious lunch will served incorporating organic vegetables and produce from our organic farm.
The afternoon session will focus on how to preserve produce grown in your garden, covering the “forgotten skills” of preserving – canning, fermenting & jam making. This will include both a classroom presentation and practical demonstration. You will also get a chance to taste the produce – pickled vegetables & chutneys.
ABOUT MOIRA BYRNE
Moira worked as Environmental Awareness Officer with Wicklow County Council for over 20 years. She has a background in medical science, geography and environmental management …as well as growing her own food all her life. Moira will discuss tangible ways of understanding climate adaptation through growing and eating food, getting in touch with nature and enhancing biodiversity.
Moira believes that we can all live sustainability through trying to live differently. Growing your own food is a tangible means of understanding the food we eat and climate adaptation and mitigation. It also provides a route to get in touch with nature and enhance general environmental awareness. Your garden becomes a supermarket from which you get most of your food for the week along with preserving for year-long use.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
• This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn or develop their knowledge of growing their own food organically, planning their plot, seed buying and planting year round.
• This workshop is for complete beginners and intermediate practitioners.
All materials, tea/coffee and a light lunch are supplied.
Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here. Free parking is available in our car park.
We hope you can join us!
Payments can be made online when registering or by credit card – telephone 0404 61833
Event LocationAn Tairseach
Wicklow Town, County Wicklow, A67YX26