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20SPR08 Biodiversity and Gardening in Schools - April

Patrick Hunt will present a talk on what to be doing in the garden this April. This month we will look at which vegetables can be directly sown into the ground such as pea and potatoes and which can be propagated in pots and seed trays such as squash, courgette, turnip spinach and chards for planting out later. We will look at how to prepare an area and sow an annual wildflower mix to benefit bees and butterflys and discuss the benefits of having some weeds and untidy areas in the garden. 

Patrick Hunt, is an Architect turned organic gardener, permaculture design advocate and nature enthusiast. He provides talks, workshops and design services for schools, libraries, community groups and the general public on wildlife, gardening and organic food growing. He is a member of the Heritage in Schools panel and works with many schools in Dublin, Kildare , Wicklow, Kilkenny, Carlow and North Wexford. Patrick has developed a summer course entitled ‘Biodiversity and Gardening in Schools’ for teachers which will be run through Kildare and West Dublin Education Centres . He also runs monthly gardening courses for the general public in the Hollywood Centre, West Wicklow and McAuley Place in Naas.  Patricks profile with some testimonials can be viewed at :

Patrick Hunt - Heritage Experts | Heritage in Schools.    Getting in touch with Patrick:  If you have a project that you would like some assistance with Patrick can be contacted directly on 087 6982201 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Facilitator:          Patrick Hunt
Dates:                   Wednesday 22nd April
Time:                    7.00pm – 9.00pm        
Venue:                 Dublin West Education Centre
Course Fee:        €20

Course Details

Course Date 22-04-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 22-04-2020 9:00 pm
Capacity 25
Available place 24
Individual Price €20.00
Speaker Patrick Hunt
Number Hours 2
Location Dublin West Education Centre

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