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Homeopathy for the Garden. Workshop – Sat 11th May ’13

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Homeopathy for the Garden. Workshop in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
Saturday 11th May ’13 10.30am to 3pm – €45 fee. (€20 unwaged)

Meadow GrassesWould you like a pest-free garden full of robust, productive plants?
Would you like to achieve this affordably, sustainably and without toxicity?

Come to a practical workshop exploring the theory and practice of Homeopathy for the Garden with Mark O’Sullivan, homeopath at the Heritage Community Garden. Learn how to use the remedies that here in the garden we’ve used successfully against slugs, sawfly and aphids.

Learn how to select, prepare and apply appropriate Homeoapthic remedies that:

  • repel slugs, beetles, larvae and other pests in a safe, effective, non-toxic manner.
  • – heal fungal and bacterial diseases
  • – balance nutrient excesses & deficiencies
  • – restore damaged or traumatised plants and soils

Mark has been applying Homeopathy for gardens since 2007 and teaches this across the country, including at Seedsavers, The Organic College, the Organic Centre and Sonairte. When not treating people at Appletree, Ranelagh, Mark studies organic gardening at the Heritage Community Garden and qualified as a Permaculture designer with Rob Hopkins in 2004.

Here at the Heritage Community Garden, we’ve used Homeopathic remedies to rid our gooseberry bushes, that were almost destroyed, of a sawfly infestation. Our 200yr old apple and pear trees, that were brutally pruned and badly mistreated have been reviatalised by the application of remedies and our bean shoots were saved from the slugs by the remedy Helix Tosta.

To book, contact Mark O’Sullivan on 087 2380720 or mark@homeopath.ie

Here’s the Facebook Page for this Event

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Homeopathy for the Garden. Workshop – Sat 6th October ’12

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Homeopathy for the Garden. Workshop in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
Saturday 6th October ’12 10.30am to 3pm – €50 fee.

Meadow Grasses
Would you like a pest-free garden full of robust, productive plants?
Would you like to achieve this affordably, sustainably and without toxicity?

Come to a practical workshop exploring the theory and practice of Homeopathy for the Garden with Mark O’Sullivan, homeopath. Learn how to use the remedies that here in the garden we’ve used successfully against slugs, sawfly and aphids.

Learn how to select, prepare and apply appropriate Homeoapthic remedies that:

  • repel slugs, beetles, larvae and other pests in a safe, effective, non-toxic manner.
  • – heal fungal and bacterial diseases
  • – balance nutrient excesses & deficiencies
  • – restore damaged or traumatised plants and soils

Mark has been applying Homeopathy for gardens since 2007 and teaches this across the country, including at the Organic Centre, Leitrim. When not treating people at the Dublin Holistic Centre, Mark studies organic gardening at the Heritage Community Garden and qualified as a Permaculture designer with Rob Hopkins in 2004.

Here at the Heritage Community Garden, we’ve used Homeopathic remedies to rid our gooseberry bushes, that were almost destroyed, of a sawfly infestation. Our 200yr old apple and pear trees, that were brutally pruned and badly mistreated have been reviatalised by the application of remedies and our bean shoots were saved from the slugs by the remedy Helix Tosta.

To book, contact Mark O’Sullivan on 087 2380720 or mark@homeopath.ie

See the Facebook event for this Workshop

An Taisce Invasive Species Field Trip, Saturday June 23rd

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Here are some images from last Saturday’s An Taisce Green Communities training day, an invasive species field trip, which took place at Bushy Park, Dublin 6.

The training day was led by Dr Joe Caffrey of Inland Fisheries Ireland.
The following invasive plant species were identified along the bank of the river Dodder –  Himalayan Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, Japanese Knotweed, and Bohemian Knotweed.  The An Taisce Green Communities volunteers cleared the one kilometer stretch of the river Dodder, beside Bushy Park, of Himalayan Balsam.

Later on, the participants cooked nettle omelettes, using nettles collected on the walk, as part of a picnic in the park.

The next An Taisce Green Communities training day will be here at The Heritage Garden (Yay!), and it will be a bat box building workshop, a barbecue, and an evening bat walk, and it will take place on Saturday the 28th of July.  We’re really looking forward to it and we’re hoping that lots of people come along and join us, it’s going to be a lot of fun!

Our Week In Pictures – And Our Streetfeast!

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It’s been another fun-filled but busy week at the garden, with Sunday’s Streetfeast bringing the week to a happy, smiley, sunny (well, mostly!) close, and bringing friends, family, volunteers and visitors alike together to celebrate how far we’ve come already, and all of the hard work and love that everyone has put into the garden so far.

It was a lovely day, with a great turn-out and a really happy atmosphere – it was so nice to see familiar faces as well as a few new ones.  Everyone put a lot of love into preparing some amazing food (far too much!), and we were touched and grateful for a range of party food and trimmings donated by various local businesses (mentioned in detail further down).

We did have to grab the party and carry it into the polytunnel when a brief shower threatened to dampen our spirits, but aren’t we lucky to have one!

We’d like to thank the following friends, family, volunteers and loved ones for their company, laughter, love, fun and positive energy on the day, in no particular order; Helen, Kay, Orla, James, Michael, Jean, Ella, Aisling, Grace, Patricia, Claire, Deirdre, Caoimhe, Keith Sr. and Keith Jr., David, Jude, Sarah, Frances, Eddie, Sean, Bernie, Pat, Louise, John, Mary, Anais, Isobella, Kevin, Ava-Leigh, Lucy, Tara the dog… if we have overlooked anyone we are truly sorry!

We had a range of goodies donated for the party by the following local businesses:-

Some excellent helium filled balloons from The Party Shop; a very cute floral centrepiece for the table from Branching Out; a huge and very decadent chocolate cake from The Butler’s Pantry; some cool stripey fabric for a tablecloth from Kelly’s Interiors; and a range of edibles including juices & cups, crisps, chocolates and eggs from Donnybrook Fair and O’Connell’s Bar & Restaurant.  We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to these local organisations for being so kind and getting involved in this way – thank you all so much.  Also a big thanks to Helen for all the work she put into pulling all this lovely stuff together for us.

Earlier in the week, during Wednesday’s Organic Growing class, Kevin showed us how to re-pot some Cape Gooseberry seedlings.  There was some speculation as to exactly which plant family these belong to, and the best conditions for growing them, so click this link for more information…

Repotted into Becausewecare Compostable Seedling Pots.

The main topic in this week’s Organic Growing class was composting…

And a demonstration on how to plant potatoes for container growing.

If you want to know the ratios you’ll have to sign up for the course!

Bernard & Helen’s hard work on the fruit bush beds.

Blackcurrants, whitecurrants and gooseberry bushes went in this week.

Our lazy bed potatoes…

And our drills.

Rhubarb…

Tomatoes coming along nicely in the polytunnel.

Coffee grounds on the cabbages… will it keep the slugs away?

The dreaded bindweed…

Onions went in this week…

Mary’s experimental agrohomeopathy lab.

Once again, huge gratitude, love and hugs to all of the volunteers who showed  up and everyone who helped us this week – it’s you who make all of this possible.