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Gardening Talk: Huntstown Community Centre

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  • Speaker: Peter Donegan
  • When: Thursday May 3rd 2012 @ 7.30pm
  • Where: Huntstown Community Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
  • Admission: €2

The last garden talk I did, it was €6 in to hear me talk. Now, I’m an absolute bargain at just €2 entry. All for a great cause and what promises to be a great bit of craic 🙂

In case you are wondering, I didn’t make the poster noted. But, with a big smile, the story goes a little like so.

A few weeks ago I got a message in from Sharon Farrell of Huntstown Ladies Club:

Hi peter we are a group of 30 women in the huntstown area of dublin 15, and meet every thursday evening at 8pm till 10pm we would be very interested if by chance you could visit us in our local community center and give a talk and advice in relation to gardens and plants…..

Of course I had a wee chat with Sharon and a few days later this message arrived:

Hi peter, had a meeting with club and all is going well. we are having our night in the hall and decorating it, some garden centers have donated plants and flowers to us, we will have public coming too, and is it ok with you if photos are taken and….

Naturally [with another smile] I agreed. And then I got this message….

Its kind of heading into a big event peter, everyone very excited we will be doing some raffles too to raise some money for the local kids and elderly in the community, so we decided to call it the sod show event, hope you enjoy the easter

Got a garden, a window ledge or a balcony, pop on by and say hello. I’ll look forward to seeing you for what promises to be a cracking night and I’m happy to say a little bit more of an audience than the initially intended 30 ladies. 😉

More information via Huntstown Community Centre.

Seperate-ish Update: I’ve been asked to note if any garden related companys wanna get involved and donate some plants or garden paraphernalia. Go on. Go on, go on, go on…… g’wan. Good causes and all that. You’ll feel much better for it 😉

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With thanks to this weeks guest:

John Farrell of Atfar Construction starts off with an intro to a new weekly segment session talking all things hard landscaping.

And of course I will be talking all of the thing you can be doing in your garden this September.

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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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