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Garden Demonstration Talk: National Potato Day 2013

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  • when: Tomorrow, Saturday March 23rd
  • time: the day runs 11am – 4pm. I’m up at 2pm
  • what: National Potato Day at Sonairte Ecology Centre

But you’re a landscape fellow ?

This is true and though I studied horticulture for 4 years specialising in landscaping, garden design and plants; part of my studies included field grown crops, one of which was potatoes. That and the fact that I have been gardening since I was 6 and growing my own spuds, before grow your own was grow your own…. if you get me.

Anyhow’s, assuming you are not a spud farmer, I’ll be chatting and demonstrating how to grow spuds in small spaces and domestic gardens. From the smallest amount of just one seed in one pot and upwards. From balcony gardens to the larger. That and well anything else you might want to know.

Also there on the day:

Ireland’s Largest Potato Collection; David Langford of Co Mayo and Dermot Carey who was the Head Gardener at Lissadell House will be there. The Sunflower Cafe will serve both usual and unusual potato dishes; also there will be Countrycrest, Meade Potatoes & Bord Bia along with over 15 varieties of potato to buy, from the most modern to some of the oldest, Admission Adults €5, children free, members free.  More details from info@sonairte.ie,  Tel: 041-9827572, www.sonairte.ie

Below is a pic of me with Trevor Sargent who asked me to do the gig tomorrow, taken at Sonairte.

garden group, sonairte, pic by jennifer farley

Garden Talk @ New Ireland Assurance

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A little note of huge and gigantic thanks to the very lovely and wonderful staff of New Ireland Assurance where this evening I gave a ‘Grow Your Own – In Confined Spaces’ talk/ demonstration.

People that make a place in mind, everyone sincerely was just absolutely lovely and as gigs go, I should admit I really enjoyed that one.

A wee note of extra added thank you to my liaise Emma from the well-being committee for being an absolute lady and also to the gent that is Maurice who made sure I got there and back in one piece. Legendary status has just been granted 😉

Gardening Courses & Classes

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Garden courses and classes started taking place in March 2010 after I was asked if I would run one. Primarily, it was very much a case of as demand came in and so on they continued. The immediate demand seems to be of the grow your own subject, but other types are covered too.

Some have decided to get the interest of a group of 6 – 8 people [plus] together and then ask me to run a class on a specific date in a specific place and that has worked very well. Other than that, I don’t really have a set date or timeline upon when they happen it is more a case of if I get about 4 plus names in I will put a post up on the weblog and fill the group up to run one.

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If you are interested and would like to join in the next garden class/ course there are a few ways to do so.

  • they can be done at your home or place of work for your group of friends/ colleagues and be specifically tailored to suit
  • you can email/ call me and be placed on the list. When I have 7/8 names I will announce a date via the blog
  • contact me via email me info[at]doneganlandscaping[dot]com or call me on mobile 087-6594688 or simply keep your eye on the weblog
  • drop by and have a coffee and a chat. You are always welcome. And I only use fresh ground beans
  • I do travel outside of Dublin & Ireland. I always did.

The course structure:

  • Times are usually run 9.30am to 3/ 3.30pm and can include lunch and morning/ aternoon tea
  • All materials can be supplied and can be brought home by those attending. The only thing you may wish to bring is a notebook and pen…. and yourself.
  • Costs per person start at €60 for a half day class

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Contact Me

  • by email info[at]doneganlandscaping[dot]com
  • via this website: click the contact page
  • call mobile – o876594688

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