The practical “hands-on” gardening course led by Horticulturist Aoife Munn will cover topics such as reducing your waste, growing your own vegetables, planting for pollinators, alternatives to chemicals and much more. Each week participants will sow seeds, prick them out and look at planting techniques, as well as learning about organic growing.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley, commending the initiative saying,
“Many studies have shown the benefits of gardening for both physical and mental wellbeing, positively impacting mood and helping with anxiety and depression. The great thing about growing food is that, with a little help, we can all do it and that is empowering. This gardening course organised by Cork County Council’s Heritage Unit is that helping hand to get us started. A great opportunity to learn new things, get healthy, enjoy our natural heritage and encourage biodiversity. It’s a win-win!”
The five-week course will be held on Thursday afternoons at 2.30pm, beginning on March 18th and applicants must be able to attend all dates to secure a place on the course.