Autumn Courses 2023

I have recently bought my own house with some land here in the bog of North Kildare in 2022 and am hoping to slowly start running courses here. I am backing onto Gilltown Bog.

I am delighted to offer the first of the course at Littlewood. I am running two courses this autumn 2023, an Introduction to Plant Id & Foraging and Introduction to Creating a Living Willow Fence.

Please book here:

Outline of Autumn 2023 courses at Littlewood:

  1. September: Introduction to Seedsaving, how to save your own vegetable seeds.
  2. October: Introduction to foraging, including intro to plant id & cooking a foraged feast on the fire.
  3. November: The wonder of willow: Create a simple living willow fedge, including into to willow.
  4. November: The wonder of willow 2: Create a simple living willow dome, including into to willow.

Other courses to follow. If you’re interested, send me a message here:

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Other Ideas:

I was thinking of running a Saturday morning ‘intro to grow your own food’ class. Other possibilities are intro to seedsaving, the wonders of willow, creating a biodiversity friendly garden, native hedgerow planting and how to plant a woodland, among other ideas! If you would be interested in taking part in a class, please email me at the email below. I am also open to suggestions of classes that could happen here!

Possible topics covered on the ‘grow your own food’ course: how to grow your own food, looking at planning and setting up your veg patch, what you can grow when, soil and fertility, crop rotation plans, harvesting and putting your beds to rest for winter.

Other course ideas: planting fruit trees and bushes, how to plant trees and set up a small woodland area, designing your garden for nature and other biodiversity and habitat projects. Various bushcraft topics.

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced gardener, these courses will be tailered to all levels.

If you are interested please email me, Lucy at