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Gardening with Wildlife

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Put the pesticide down and leave a few dandelions be. Come along to our Gardening with Wildlife course and learn how you can use native wildlife to your advantage.

On this 10-week practical course, you can learn how to:

  • Feed your soil to feed your plants,
  • Make free organic plant food,
  • Create a successful compost heap,
  • Make small, pretty wild patches to bring in all the gardener’s wild friends,
  • Companion plant your vegetables with other helpful plants.

There will be plenty of goodies to take home to use in your garden.

The course will run for 10-weeks on Tuesdays, at 10am – 1pm, from 10th April to 12th June, at the polytunnel in Tí Chulainn, Maphoner, Mullaghbane. A small number of hand tools will be available, we would recommend you bring your own trowel and hand fork, if possible.

The cost of the course is just £50; however, volunteers who have built up over 75 hours volunteering with the Landscape Partnership will be offered this training for free, while those who have completed 35 hours will qualify for a 50% reduction in fees. Registration is essential as places are limited, please only sign up if you can attend all or the majority of the sessions.

Please note: Your course place will only be secure once payment has been received. We can accept cash during office hours or cheques, made payable to Newry, Mourne & Down District Council, posted to:

Alison Brady
Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership
Crossmaglen Community Centre
O’Fiaich Square
BT35 9AA

If you have any further questions or to register please complete the form below or contact Alison by email: [email protected] or phone: 028 3082 8594.

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