What’s it like to produce your own food and fuel?

Join us each month throughout the growing season to explore life as a smallholder.
See the cycles of nature and experience the rhythms of life.

Garden plan * Growing clean food * Hay * Beekeeping *
Poultry * Animal husbandry * Forestry * Tools & machinery

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An on-line and in person course on growing food and maintaining a smallholding.

We have over 20 years’ experience growing vegetables “by hand”, and will be sharing our experience and knowledge.

On the last Saturday of every month through the growing season from March to September, we will share our experiences how we go about producing hand made food and explore other aspects of smallholding like machinery, building, hay making, forestry etc.  When we’re allowed to meet in person, you will have the option to join us here in the walled garden, and sometimes in the woodland along the River Slaney. We’ll be tilling, planting, weeding, watering and harvesting – and even a bit of logging too. Keep in touch and learn about all our events at www.BallinTemple.com

See the intro on YouTube here.

Please register in good time to receive zoom log in details and handouts.  Thank you.

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A Smallholder's Garden - introductory walk around the garden from astraea on Vimeo.


Session 1 - Planning, Soil, Sowing - March 27

April 24

May 29

June 26

July 31

August 28

September 25

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