An Taisce Green Communities Composting and Soil Conditioning Workshop

Joint Event
Friday, March 6, 2015
Venue: 
Bridgefoot Street Community Garden, Liberties, Dublin 8.
Cost An Taisce Members: 
N/A
Cost Non Members: 
N/A

What: An introduction to managing soil fertility; Healthy Soil – Healthy Plants – Healthy People. When: Friday 6th of March 2015 noon till 4 pm (approximately). Where: Bridgefoot Street Community Garden, Liberties, Dublin 8.

Overview: A soil conditioning workshop by William Brennan, of Dublin based Green Communities Group; South Circular Road Community Garden. This will address the nature and importance of fertile soil for plant health, disease resistance, and productive cultivation. It will be followed by a composting workshop addressing the methodology of introducing the nutrients and organic content required for healthy soil. It will provide an introduction to household and community composting, the different options, the common considerations, and also what not to do. If you have any questions or wish to book a place then please contact Robert Moss on 01 4002212 or email rmoss@eeu.antaisce.org

Itinerary: 12:00 p.m. Opening address by Bruce Phillips (DCC) 12:30 p.m. Soil fertility overview by Robert Moss (An Taisce EEU) 12:45 p.m. Health and Safety Statement by Robert Moss. Questionnaires and sign in sheet. (An Taisce EEU) 13:00 p.m. Ground breaking ceremony Bruce Phillips (DCC) 13:30 p.m. Soil Conditioning Workshop by William Brennan (DCG) 14:00 p.m. Composting Workshop by William Brennan (DCG) 14:30 pm Lunch 15:30 pm Ground Work (digging in manure) 16:30 Finish

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