Saturday, 13 April 2013

On tour-The Organic College Dromcollogher- an t-Ionad Glas

Ok its weeks ago now but I did take the east Limerick students to the Organic College-an t-Ionad Glas, in Dromcollogher for a visit as part of the Festival of Lifelong Learning in Limerick. Eileen had said to me it had changed and developed out of measure and she was right! We had an amazing tour with the very hospitable Dan, met loads of the students and saw lots of cool stuff. Highly reccomend a visit if you are planning a trip to South Limerick/North Cork. Check out the website here or ring them +353 (0)63 83604 or email them for more info

Some photos!
Getting the ground ready on Horans Acre
The lads explain their field scale crops
Showing 1 year and 2 year no dig trials
Getting a talk on the refurbishment of the herb garden
explaining the return to old fashioned flowers in the cut flower garden
overwintering and early spring crops in the second years impressive commercial tunnel
The lads are mesmerised by the early potatoes!
pulling back winter protection to get going with spring crops
Catherine explains how to build a permaculture shed in the wildlife area
the tree nursery-most profitable for the college
Explaining the stratification pit and how it works
By the way we booked in for lunch and it was excellent no less than a choice of three delicious organic soups, home made cakes, bread, tea and excellent coffee. We finished the day with a visit to "An Siopa Glas" the college shop where the prices were really excellent. All in all a great day. 

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