Organic Market Gardening

The course will be delivered by a highly experienced commercial organic grower (JIM CRONIN)  at his own growing unit and will take place throughout the growing season for maximum effect. Course commences on 1st of February 2017 

850.00 17 days training

Course Content:

Organic Market Gardening Course

in Co. Clare

With Jim Cronin 2017

This course is open to complete beginners as well as more experienced growers.

 Aim of Course:


The aim of the course is to equip participants with the knowledge and work methods of how to set up, cultivate and finance a plot, polytunnel or field for supplying a farmer’s market, restaurant or box scheme with vegetables and herbs throughout the year.

 Dates & Time:  February 1st  – September 13th @10am SHARP


Venue:  Bridgetown


     Co Clare V94 EH50


Full Cost €1,130

Eligible Students may be entitled to a reduced rate of €850.00 through NOTS, To check eligibility or to book a place please contact N.O.T.S (National Organic Training Skillnets) 071 964 0688 or email


For further information contact Jim Cronin

 Course content:

Organic principles & Horticultural Principles

Soil fertility and cultivation

Crop rotation

Crop calendar

Sowing plan

Sourcing seeds and selecting varieties



Protected cropping

Planting techniques

Plant raising

Cultural details for each crop

Harvesting, marketing, pricing

Field crops


Green manures


Pest and diseasse control using organic methods

Horticultural machinery and hand tools

Product sources


Course dates:

February 1st &15th

March 1st, 15th & 29th

April 12th & 26th

May 10th & 24th

June 7th & 21st

July 5th & 19th

August 2nd, 16th  & 30th

September 13th


For further information contact Jim Cronin






You will be equipped with technical and practical skills for setting up and managing a growing site (plot, tunnel or field) in order to produce crops for a farmers’ market, box scheme or restaurant.