Night Classes at Ó Fiaich Institute of Further Education

Autumn 2020 Programme

Night Classes at Ó Fiaich Institute of Further Education

Autumn 2020 Programme

Hobby Courses

AOF27 - Grow Organically at Home

Course

SOF41  - Grow Organically For Health & Biodiversity

Duration 8 Weeks
Cost €110.00
Night Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.00pm
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Course Description

This course would suit anyone interested in growing their own organic food as well as improving the biodiversity of their gardens. This is a practical and interactive course, suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some growing experience. The course will consist of a mixture of growing theory and practical activities such as seed sowing, with each participant receiving a selection of free seeds and plants to take home over the 8 week course.

Week Number

  1. Introduction to Organic Growing and overview of agricultural and environmental issues today
  2. Seeds – best seeds for your garden, organic seed suppliers, how to save your own seeds at home, Open Pollinated & F1 seeds, free seeds to take home
  3. How to prepare and care for your soil, what materials to add, how to build a No Dig Bed and create a stale seed bed, Green Manures & how to use them
  4. Different types of compost, seed sowing techniques and downfalls, keeping a planting diary, what to sow/plant now in the garden, potting on seedlings
  5. The Vegetable Families and Crop Rotation, what soil conditions are required for different crops, common diseases within the various Vegetable Families and how to control them, how to make your own organic feeds
  6. How to make your own compost at home, best composting systems, ingredients for good compost, building a compost heap, wormeries
  7. Pest control, crop protection, companion planting, how to attract beneficial insects into your garden, improving biodiversity and sustainability in your garden and local area
  8. Herbs and their uses, how to grow and use a selection of herbs, free herb plants to take home and plant in your garden

Course Outcomes:

Over the 8 weeks of this course you will gain the ability to start growing your own organic food or improve your organic growing techniques. You will also gain a greater understanding of the modern food production system and the many benefits of growing your own food, improving biodiversity and sustainability for yourself and your family/community

 

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