Susliving Gardening & Horticulture workshops @ Thomastown Town of Food Initiative: Week 9

Susliving Gardening & Horticulture workshops @ Thomastown Town of Food Initiative: Week 9
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Susliving Gardening & Horticulture workshops @ Thomastown Town of Food Initiative: Week 9

A clear, sunny New Year’s day got Susliving’s Tech Mentors and workshop participants off to a lively start in the Thomastown Town of Food garden. The garden is really taking shape with the main pathways now in place, allowing easy access to the different garden areas. Despite the difficult weather conditions endured during the autumn, the polytunnel is in it’s final position and is ready for use in the spring to make an early start in growing vegetables and fruit.

 
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The compost and leaf mould bins were treated with a wood preservative and have already been put to good use in making compost. The poultry run and raised beds were set out in various positions, before a final decision about their permanent location will be made in the next week or so.

 
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Susliving will be involved in the Thomastown Town of Food open days on 17 and 18 January. The final session of this series of workshops will be held on 24 January, when there will be a review of progress to date. In response to requests from course participants, a talk and demonstration about the pruning of trees, shrubs, and fruit will take place, followed by a demonstration of how to carry out the grafting of your own fruit trees.
To find out more, see the workshop calendar and visit the 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.