Events at Gortbrac Organic Farm

Events at Gortbrac Organic Farm

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Foraging Events Tralee GortBrac Organic Farm & Eco Cabins have some cool events coming up including: 11 October: Mushroom Foraging with Jonathan Spazzi Learn how to identify, find and cook wild mushrooms; includes a talk and foraging walk through local woods 18 October: Natural Cosmetics with Vivienne Campbell Natural cosmetics are easy and enjoyable to make when
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Growers Calendar

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CountryLife Growers Calendar CountryLife have a very handy and easy to view gardening calendar or all you GIY fans out there – myself included! It has an overview of jobs to be done, what to plant and things to look out for. Check it out on

Crann Og Farm Holidays and Eco Accommodation

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Eco Friendly Farm Holidays Crann Og are an eco friendly destination located beside one of the rare Irish oak woodlands in South Galway, at the gateway to the Burren National Park. Crann Og offer a form of low budget ecotourism that is really down-to-earth, in comfortable wood cabins or yurts, ideal for a self-catering family holiday, with
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Eco Tour of Ireland Day 2

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Holy (Moiled) Cow! Lough Bishop House, WestMeath I am discovering that despite my long term belief that I am great at directions my sat nav (Grace), whilst useful is not to be relied upon! Or perhaps I should clarify – the broadband signal that ensures she tells me each turn to take can drop suddenly,
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Eco Tour of Ireland Day 3 Part Two

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Rathbeggan Allotments Oh yes there is a part two of Day 3 of my Eco Tour! I simply couldn’t leave out my good friend Dave Robinson who kindly lent me their self catering apartment at Rathbeggan lakes for the night! When I last visited Rathbeggan they had just begun their allotments – they have since
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Eco Tour of Ireland Day 10 Part 2

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A Visit to Gortbrac Organic Farm & Eco Cabins Tralee Like magic, the rain disappeared after I left Tralee Bay Wetlands and I found myself arriving (very easily – thanks again to my trusty Smartphone companion Google Maps) at a quaint little sign for Gortbrac Organic Farm. Gortbrac Organic Farm is much more than an Organic
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Eco Tour of Ireland Day 10 Part 3

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BlueBerry Hill Activity Farm Kerry As I was making my way from Tralee to Cork I had decided to fit in a visit to the area of Sneem Co Kerry, having heard much about it from a 1980’s band trip my sister had made in her late teens. The memory of her ‘I love Sneem’
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Go wild – Survival Weekend

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2 days wild camping Canoe trip lined up for next week, Friday 5th September – Only €90pp Get back to basics with Frank and the team with our: “Into the wild” survival and canoeing trips Survival in an unexpected emergency? Caught out in a storm and in need of shelter? Hot and dehydrated but can’t
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Wild Wicklow Foraging Walk Sept 14

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Wild Food Foraging Walk Wicklow It’s nearly harvest time! Would you like to discover the art of foraging wild and edible foods such as wild flowers, herbs, walnuts, berries, mushrooms and garlic? Join Niall O’Sullivan and Paul Quinn from Nádúr Collective for a guided foraging walk along Powerscourt River Walk on 14th September at 2pm. Usually
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Wild Mushroom Foraging Event

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Foraging for Wild Mushrooms Saturday 4th October 2014 Learn all about wild mushrooms in the beautiful woods of Kylebrack. During this one day workshop, qualified experts will show you where mushrooms grow, why they grow there and how to distinguish the edible from the inedible. The day will begin at 11 am with refreshments and an
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Wild Food Summer School

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Blackstairs EcoTrails Wild Food Summer School At last! I have a moment to myself to write up a blog about the recent Wild Food Summer School that was held in the fabulous new eco barn at Blackstairs EcoTrails in Carlow last weekend ( Fri, Sat, Sun 8,9,10 Aug). I was able to make it on
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Coming Up August + September

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Lot’s of Cool Stuff Happening Fun Foraging Day for Families. A relaxing day in the wilds looking for wild safe foods including fungi, fruits, nuts and berries. Suitable for all the family. Learn how to make Beech Leaf liqueur, Sorrel Tabbouleh and find wild greens for salads. Turn your hand to making Wild Garlic Pesto
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Seaweed Forage Waterford

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Seaweed Forage / Beach Walk Seaweed Forage / Beach Walk with Marie Power, author of The Sea Garden – a guide to seaweed cookery & foraging. We will forage for edible seaweeds, learning how to distinguish them from inedibles and talk about how to use sea vegetables in everyday cooking. Bring a scissors and pick some to
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Learn all about Foraging and Wild Foods

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Blackstairs Eco Trails are holding a Wild Food Summer School in August Friday 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th. Where: The Barn, Old Rectory, Killedmond, Borris, Co. Carlow View – The Old Recory, Killedmond on Map Here >> When: August 8,9 & 10th How Much: Friday 8th €70 Saturday 9th €90 Sunday 10th €70 Booking in
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Learn about Wild Herbs

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Wild Herbal Workshops Learn about wild herbs, their uses in medicine, cooking and in cosmetics. Forage for these wonders of nature in lovely green lanes, meadows and byways and after a delicious organic lunch guests will turn their wild herbs into culinary delights, cosmetic uses and natural remedies. We will have a fully qualified herbalist
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Making Elderflower Champagne

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My Elderflower Champagne Making Attempt #1 You may recall that last year I missed my window of opportunity to make elderflower champagne what with college and work, although I did manage to harvest the elderberries later in the year to make elderberry liquor of which I still have half a bottle! This year life has
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