Welcome to Milkwood Farm
When I came to Ireland in 1999, organic vegetable growing at home was just starting to become popular even though it was only a small number of people who took it up. This has completely changed in recent years. More and more people are now growing their own food again and the perception that organic gardening is only for hippies and aristocrats, is quite outdated.
As we all know, Ireland has a unique climate. It took me a few years to adjust the growing techniques I learned to this climate and soil. The main changes I made was to be patient, to delay sowing and planting and to grow on raised beds.
Gardening Courses at Milkwood Farm 2013
Milkwood Farm is the home and garden of Klaus, Joanna and their
five children with Benwiskin on one side and acres of wild bogland all
Saturday 13th April: Grow Your Own Vegetables and Fruit
This course will take you through the season from garden to larder. Learn of the wide variety which you can grow on your doorstep. This will cover crop rotations, sowing plans and learn how it is possible to grow any vegetable and fruit that takes your fancy.
Saturday 11th May: Growing in Polytunnels and Greenhouses
A polytunnel or glasshouse extends the season for many crops, providing something to harvest all year round. It can also be used for tender vegetable crops, cut herbs and unusual tropical plants. This course will cover ground preparation, crop rotation, propagation, soil fertility management, pest and disease prevention and control.
Saturday 7th September: Growing in Polytunnels and Greenhouses
This course focuses especially on growing delicious vegetables, salads and herbs throughout the lean winter months.
All courses run from 10.30am – 4.00pm
Price €65 which includes coffee and scones on arrival and a home cooked
organic lunch washed down with a glass of
For more information and booking email Joanna
or Klaus on: firstname.lastname@example.org