Forest Gardening

August 26th – 27th 2023

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: €120 to €200

Faciltator: Siobhán Lavelle

Forest gardening is a gardening practice which mimics forest eco-systems in order to grow more food in less space with less work. Forest gardens are more beautiful than conventional vegetable patches, store more carbon and provide more niches for biodiversity.

This is a practical workshop in which participants will have the opportunity to learn from and further develop our on-site forest garden. This workshop includes theory, design, group work and planting. It is suitable for beginners and more experienced gardeners and the techniques you will learn can be applied to any sized garden.


Cost: €120 to €200

Sliding scale is to accommodate people on lower incomes. Please pay what you can afford to help balance out costs.

Barter offers may be accepted. Please contact us to discuss this option.

Book soon as places are limited.


Camping: free

Glamping (mobile home or yurt): €5

Indoor bedrooms (limited availability): €10

Payment for accommodation is in payment on the day.

Please contact us if you need help finding more accommodation options locally.

About the facilitator:

Siobhán is a qualified horticulturist and adult educator who has been growing food for 12 years and creating forest gardens for 4 years. She is a diploma candidate with the UK Permaculture Association and is a co-founder of Coole Eco Community. She is passionate about making food production easier and more sustainable by understanding and working with nature.