Susliving Gardening & Horticulture workshops @ Thomastown Town of Food Initiative: Week 10

Susliving Gardening & Horticulture workshops @ Thomastown Town of Food Initiative: Week 10
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Susliving Gardening & Horticulture workshops @ Thomastown Town of Food Initiative: Week 10

This was the final class in this series of Susliving workshops at Thomastown Town of Food for this part of the Gardening & Horticulture course. It was a good time to review what has been achieved since the autumn, turning a green field site into a working and ready-to-function kitchen garden. There was a great feeling of achievement by the participants for all the work carried out during the autumn and throughout this first workshop series.

Part of this workshop’s class featured a discussion on pruning. Participants learned about the correct time and methods for the pruning of fruit, hedging, shrubs, evergreens and roses. This was a timely discussion, as this is the ideal time of the year for pruning many fruit trees and bushes. There was also a demonstration on grafting, a skilled method of propagation for trees and fruit. Participants had the chance to practise grafting themselves, which despite being quite a technical process, was carried out with great skill and diligence.
The participants are now looking forward to the next set of class sessions, when the all the facilities will be put to good use in growing a range of fruit and vegetables.

To find out more about the Gardening & Horticulture courses, as well as many other types of courses running currently and scheduled to run, visit the Thomastown Town of Food website.
 

Worksheets used in this workshop:

Fact Sheet – Pruning
 

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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.