Susliving Gardening & Horticulture workshops @ Thomastown Town of Food Initiative: Week 5

Susliving Gardening & Horticulture workshops @ Thomastown Town of Food Initiative: Week 5
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Susliving Gardening & Horticulture workshops @ Thomastown Town of Food Initiative: Week 5

Susliving horticulturalist Elmer Dool kicked off the week 5 Gardening & Horticulture workshop with the continuation of the construction of the hen run and hen house. Having discussed with all the participants the pros and cons of designing the hen run in several different ways, Susliving Tech Mentor Gary Dalton demonstrated the best and most economical way of using timber, to result in a strong, stable, practical poultry run.
 

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Due to the adverse weather conditions during the week it may not be possible to put the completed construction into it’s final position when finished, because of the water logged soil. During the well earned coffee break we had a discussion concerning poultry welfare and how to keep them healthy and protected from foxes.
Next week’s session will include a talk on food crops, on composting and the use of shade loving plants in the garden.

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The next workshop will take place on Saturday November 29th and all are welcome. To find out more, have a look at the workshop calendar and head over to the workshop course page on the Thomastown Town of Food site.

The Susliving Team

The Susliving Team

The Susliving Organisation was founded by a group of individuals with a diverse range of experience and expertise in sustainability in Ireland and internationally, for the purpose of promoting and exploring ideas about sustainable living at school, at work and throughout the community.