Showing posts with label Sow and Grow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sow and Grow. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gardening for a healthy lifestyle

Gardening for a healthy lifestyle

Ailish Drake has been in touch about her "Gardening for a healthy lifestyle" series of workshops in Limerick. This spring, she has joined with McLysaght’s Garden Centre (The Garden Rooms) to bring you a whole host of fabulous workshops, which will get you gardening for a healthy lifestyle, by growing easy vegetables, salads, herbs and flowers. Already, Module 1, Vegetables & salads for the small garden, has taken place but you are in good time for the rest of the series.

Module 2 - 27th March, 10am - 1pm

Add a splash of colour with flowers

A beautifully scented vase of sweet pea will lift your heart. Ailish shows you how to bring colour into your garden and home by planting a range of flowers both for cutting and eating!


Module 3 - 17th April, 10am - 1pm

Vegetables & salads for the small garden 2

Ailish gives to you skills to keep your garden healthy and organic, control pests and shows you how to sow seed direct & transplant you seedlings.


Module 4 - 1st May, 10am - 1pm

Heavenly Herbs

It might surprise you how many herbs you can grow for the kitchen, the house and for medicinal uses. Ailish shows you how and gives you some tasty recipes for herb breads, dressings and dips.


Module 5 - 15th May, 10am - 1pm

Bees and butterflies in the wildlife garden

Discover the importance of creating habitats for pollinating insects in your garden with colourful nectar rich flowers.


Module 6 - 5th June, 10am - 1pm

Juicing, sprouting and micro-leaf greens

A delicious way to get the most from raw vegetables is by juicing them. Ailish shows you how, and explains what is easy to grow for your juice.


Workshops run from 10am to 1pm, cost €30 per class and include tea or coffee with delicious raspberry or pear and almond scones in the tea rooms at McLysaght’s Garden Centre, Ennis Road, Limerick,             061 452706      .

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sow and Grow, grow it yourself for all ages


A few months back we did a post - it turned out to be quite a popular one - about Ailish and her marvellous Sow and Grow projectWith the winter on the wane and temperatures rising, Ailish is ready for the New Year as you can see:

"Happy new year! Sow and Grow have wonderful plans for Spring 2012, including gardening workshops for teachers, childcare providers, parents and kids and fabulous birthday party ideas. We are also working with people of all ages in communities, helping to set up and provide training in community gardens. I would love if you would have a read of our Spring newsletter, it may inspire you to get growing your own!"