Every year we host a selection of workshops which might interest you as a crafts person, a nature lover, a food enthusiast or an avid animal lover or home-steader. Whether you want to re-skill or find a new hobby you can check out our range of traditional skills workshops which we are sure will bring pleasure to your life or maybe even save you money.
Basket Making May 28th 2017* – With Renate Bradbury & Team
A work-shop for beginners with Renate Bradbury from Camphill Community, Ballymoney, who has been teaching basket making for over 25 years and assures us that we will go home with a hand-made basket made by very own selves!
This workshop will run from 10am to 5.30pm approx and will cost €85. Booking in advance online see below.
There will be an additional materials charge of €10 which is payable on the day.
It is quite a physical day but with hard work and determination it will be very rewarding and you will have an amazing basket to bring home. Renate brings along TWO extra tutors who will give you hands on assistance through-out the day if required. Along with the THREE tutors we only have a maximum of 8 spaces available. Therefore this workshop will book out fast. Tea and Coffee and snacks provided. Please bring a packed picnic lunch.
Making Soaps, Lotions and Potions for fun* - With Anita Wheeler
A fun day of soap making, learning how to make luxurious natural soaps (read more)……..by the cold process method. Using all natural vegetable ingredients such as olive oil and coconut oil, scented with essential oils and coloured with natural herbs and spices, you can enjoy the sensual delights of creating your own delicious looking soaps which appear almost edible! In the afternoon we will make creams, lotions and lip balms.
Wild Foods & Herbal Remedies* - With Eleanor Sutherland
Eleanor Sutherland is a traditional herbalist and homeopath who has been growing herbs (read more)……..for 35 years and teaching for 15 years so she will give an in-depth full day workshop and take a walk around the farm identifying the seasonal wild foods and their properties and remedial qualities. The afternoon section will include a practical demonstration of making ointments, tinctures and herbal remedies. This is an extrememly poplular work-shop so book early. Materials charge applies.
Keeping Hens & Poultry - With Will O'Reilly of www. farmfowl.com
For beginners and seasoned hen-keepers alike. Keeping Hens in an urban environment also covered. Take a walk around the farm and get up close with our broad range of pure breed hens and even learn how handle a hen. A fun course with lots of practical advice. Hens for sale also, pure breeds and modern laying breeds, hen houses, and poultry equipment for sale. Morning work-shop from 10am to 1pm costing €30 per person.
Outdoor Skills and Bushcraft - With Ciara Hinksman
Connect with nature and the wild-life around us on the farm……(read more)……. Children, parents and guardians are all encouraged to participate and learn together in a fun, active, outdoor experience with a trained facilitator and environmental educator. Ciara Hinksman will explain and demonstrate routines to help you connect to nature and the wild-life around us. The day will cover aspects of sensory awareness, mammal tracking, the art of invisibility, bushcraft, curiosity driven natural activities and fun games. We will explore how to look with native eyes and read the wild to unlock nature’s mysteries. Nature is the best teacher and play is the best way to learn. See www.earthforceeducation.com
for more info. From 10am to 3pm. Maximum 12 people, 8 years up, cost €60 adults and €40 for children. Discounts apply for 2 or more people.
Living willow for your garden - With Will Wheeler
Learn how to grow and make living willow structures …..(read more)….. from domes to tunnels and fences, to arbours and willow garden climbers. Willow is a wonderfully versatile material and you will learn how to plant and weave the willow and how to maintain a mature willow dome. Domes make great play areas and shelters for kids and also leafy sun shades for adults in summer. Learn a practical craft creating beautiful structures to enhance your garden. Maximum 10 people. Book Early.