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Get Growin'

GetGrowing courses

GetGrowing courses - developed by GreenFriends in Ireland - provide the basic, practical knowledge of how to start an organic vegetable garden from scratch, in whatever space available. The course teaches you how to sow and grow, to care for, feed and protect your vegetable plants in harmony with nature. You will be lead, step by step through the adventure of raising, tending and finally harvesting your own food.

In the face of increasing food shortages, rising food prices and growing concerns about the effects of modern farming practices, learning to grow food is timely. This knowledge will not only help you become more self-reliant, but in the process, you will discover a joy that only few skills can give. You will have the satisfaction of growing, eating and sharing vegetables that are delicious and brimming with vitality, fresh from your very own garden.

Amma wants this course to be taught in every country. Two teacher training courses were held this February at her International Headquarters in Amritapuri, India, with participants from all over the world. There will be courses at the French and German centres this spring, and of course in Ireland.

GetGrowing teacher training courses in Ireland

These courses are also open for people who have done the course before, to refresh their knowledge and share their experiences.

Cork: Easter course

Friday 6th April 7.30pm – Monday 9th April 2.30pm Hagal Farm, West Cork.

Cost: € 60* incl. meals and accommodation in 2- and 3-bed rooms. Please bring your own bed linen, towel and toiletries!

Contact: Shalila 027-66296, for more info, registration and directions.

Dublin: Course

PART 1 - Sunday April 1st 9.30am – 6.30pm in Raheny, Dublin 5.

PART 2 - Saturday April 14th 9.30am – 6.30pm in Raheny and Sunday 15th April 10am– 6.30pm at Spiral Lodge close to Hill of Tara, Co Meath.

Cost: The course is free.* Please bring your own lunch. Some private accommodation is available for those who want to stay over night.

Contact: Rob 087-1360757, for more info, registration and directions.

*For those doing the course the first time, €15 for course materials will be charged. This includes a 120-page, fully illustrated course manual.

Public Courses

8-Week public courses (one meeting per week) are planned for Cork, Dublin and Donegal. Dates and venues to be confirmed. 

Cork - Mary Allen, 021-4782322 or 086-2318427 (text only!)
Dublin - Rob, 087-1360757,
Donegal - Mary, 07493-76592 or 086-8780912,


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