Saturday 16 December 2017

Greengates garden

GREENGATES Community Garden is an initiative by local man Damien O'Callaghan to get more people growing their own food in County Louth.

Damien runs courses at the community garden with fellow organic grower Roisin Cotter and both have studied Organic Horticulture at the Organic College in Drumcollogher, Co. Limerick.

Roisin and Damien would like to try to change this and are offering two autumn workshops at Greengates Community Garden to help people get started

The workshops will run next Saturday, September 28, and Saturday, October 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will show participants how to plant garlic and onions, make leaf-mould and compost, use green manures, save your own seeds and and prepare your garden for winter.

Workshops costs €20 including all materials and refreshments.

Tailored workshops can also be arranged for groups and one to one sessions throughout the year.

To book a place, contact Roisin on (087) 1363224 or email


The County Louth Beekeepers Association are holding their first Honey Show in the Teagasc Centre, Dublin Road, Dundalk (besides Meegan's Toyota dealership) this coming Thursday, September 26, from 8 to 10 p.m.

Only members can enter thier honey produce for judging at the show, but anyone interest in bee keeping is welcome to attend.

There will be a lecture on preparing bees for winter and how to take the hard work out of beekeeper.

Certificates will be presented to the successful students who passed the FIBKA Preliminary Examinations for Beginners.

All are welcome and bring a friend. Free admission.


Learn meditation and deep relaxation with an accredited and highly qualified teacher in an exciting and colourful setting.

Discover the power of intention and positive thinking through simple techiques including colour and music in a small intimate group. Renewed zest for life guaranteed. Classes start this Thursday, September 26.

For more information call May at (087) 7626892.

The Argus

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