Scoodoos Free Summer Workshop for Teenagers -6th – 8th August


Scoodoos in the garden at The Garden School

Scoodoos in the garden at The Garden School

We are excited about our first workshop at the Garden School which will be taking place over 3 days from 6th of August to 8th of August. This workshop is for teenagers and is FREE!!!

While we were at Bloom we sold a number of small Scoodoo Sculptures, some badges and postcards. The money raised from these sales facilitates the running of this free workshop, so thank you to everyone who helped make this possible.

Scoodoos stand in the Floral Marquee

Scoodoos stand in the Floral Marquee- Bloom 2013

ENVIRONMENT, HORTICULTURE, FOOD – FREE!!!

The 3-day workshop will take place Tuesday 6th August – Thursday 8th August 2013. We will cover topics such as growing your own food, wild food foraging, an exploration of bogland flora, tree mythology, the importance of woodlands and ways to make a difference to the environment in our daily lives. The workshops will be given by Ciaran Burke a well known, qualified horticulturist, garden writer and lecturer, and his wife Hanna Tuuri, a qualified Waldorf-Steiner School teacher. Course is open to anyone aged 13-18. There are no course fees. There are eight places on the course.

Insectiverous plant growing in the bog

Insectiverous plant growing in the bog

COURSE CONTENTS

The workshops will focus on practical activities, outdoors if the weather is suitable or in the polytunnels and classroom otherwise. There will be walks in the bog close to the garden and along nearby roads. Activities include:

  • Harvest fresh vegetables and get an introduction to growing your own foodDSC_0120
  • Learning about trees, their importance for the environment, their uses and our ancestral links to trees and woodlands
  • Wild food foraging; safe practices, identification of some wild edible plants, preparation of some wild food and wild food tasting.
  • Scoodoo workshop- make Scoodoo sculptures and place some for public display

    A Scoodoo under a large Beech tree

    A Scoodoo under a large Beech tree

  • Bog walk, identify flora and understand the importance of habitats and peat formation, discuss alternatives to peat use in horticulture
  • Propagate and grow new plants from seeds and cuttings
Ogham Stone in Co. mayo

Ogham Stone in Co. mayo

You can download more information and details of how to apply for a place on the course click the link here.