About this event:
Design By Nature – Irish Wildflower Seed House presents:
A Wildflower Growers Open Day in 2019
Master class: Farm and Crop Walk, Demo and Talk by Sandro Cafolla,
>30 years growing wildflowers in Ireland
You are invited to a farm walk and talk by Sandro Cafolla on all aspects of growing wildflowers.
The day will reveal the most up to date experiences and results of 30 years wildflower growing and research in Ireland, Sandro will tell all about growing and maintaining wildflower meadows and individual species.
When: June 20th and July 13th and 14th, 2019
Where: Prout Farm, Urlingford Co TIP.
Time: 11.00 am to 4 pm, lunch-time 1.30pm – 2.00pm
Topics covered will include:
Site selection, Seedbed preparation, seed sowing, germination, first cut, first years and long term maintenance and much more.
As the farm contains wildflower crops, you will get close up to the species, look at weed killing, how to prepare a site for wildflowers.
An ideal outing for professionals and gardeners, farmers, farm advisor, conservationists, biodiversity, tourism. tidy towns, nature-loving wildlife attractors, horticulturists, and wildflower lovers.
Share your own experience and Sandro and friends can point you in the right way, bring soil samples and photos.
A talk on growing wildflowers. The results of 30 years of research and activism.
(This is not a family-friendly outing, as there will be little to do for kids and lots of professional chat)
Meet at 10.45 am at Mary Willies Pub – Car park Urlingford. Co Tipperary. -Off the N8 south of Urlingford, (old cork road) see map below, Signs will be erected
DBN staff will direct traffic in small / groups numbers to the site and parking in the large field is free.
No Food or Water on site:’ its a field…
Bring your own lunch and beverages, and meet a great group of like-minded gathering people in fields filled with wildflowers.
Sandro who has 25-year experience and can tall with the gift o’de gab is well know for his inspirational talks and gives away freebee seed packets to those who answer questions.
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Price: €50 per car, team or business, bring as many as you like, Individuals €25.00,
Food: No catering will be provided, lunch break time provided, so bring your own food and refreshments.
Clothing: As the field is wide open, even on a sunny day, it can be chilly if the wind is blowing, bring protective clothing and a warm coat.
Children and Pets: We really cannot accommodate pets as the farm has two dogs, also the day is unsuitable for children as we will be standing about talking.
there is little else to do unless they would like to weed our crops?.
Seed: will be made available free and for sale
Soil samples: Bring soil samples if you require specific advice.
Photos: bring printed off photos of your site, I will not look at mobile phone photos, it takes too much time during the talk and often the sun is so bright that I can’t give advice based on phone photos.
Laptop photos are acceptable for growers who have succeeded and can be shared at lunchtime and after.
Cameras and video are welcome. All performance rights are copyright.
Everyone who pays goes home with free seed to the value of €20.00.
FBD will not insure children under 18 years old.
We will be meeting at the car park of The famous Mary Willies Pub off the R639 south (cork side ) of Urlingford, about 1 mile out. at 10.45 am, Cars will be then brought to the farm in relays. There is plenty of parking space on the farm.
Wildflower Growers Open Day By Ireland’s only Native Irish Wildflower Seed Growers on Prouts Farm in Urlingford. Co Tipperary.
A farm Walk and Talk hosted by Sandro Cafolla of Design By Nature (Ire)
See video of the gatherings at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA9ru0T68bA&feature=relmfu
See the farm at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTshmpU2j3k&feature=plcp