Introduction to Agroforestry – 3-Day Workshop

Event Date:

August 27, 2024

Event Time:

10:00 am

Event Location:

Northern Session - Sligo / Southern Session - Limerick

NOTS are delighted to be partnering with the Irish Agroforestry Forum to offer funding toward a new 3-day course “Introduction to Agroforestry” taking place in multiple locations in August and September 2024. This 3-day course is open to farmers, foresters, advisors, and anyone who is interested in the fundamentals of agroforestry for an Irish context. The course will include information on the grant applications process, planning your agroforestry plots, and will include a trip to Loughgall – one of the most established agroforestry sites in Europe.

The 3-day course will be split geographically with Day 1 and 2 taking place on farms either North or South depending on your preference. Day 3 will consist of a group field visit to Loughgall Agroforestry site in Co Tyrone. There is an option to take Day 1 & 2 in either Sligo (August 27th / 28th) OR Limerick (September 3rd / 4th) with both groups coming together for the final day in Loughgall on September 11th.

Course Dates:

  • Northern Session Day 1 & 2 – Ballymote, Co Sligo: Tuesday August 27th & Wednesday August 28th.
  • Southern Session Day 1 & 2 – Crecora, Co Limerick: Tuesday September 3rd & Wednesday September 4th
  • Day 3 (Both Groups together) – Loughgall, Co Tyrone: Wednesday September 11th (Bus travel will be provided)

Course Fees:

  • €100 if you come thought NOTS (This is a highly attractive price for a 3-day course including lunches and bus travel to Loughgall on Day 3)

More Information / Course Topics:

  • Day 1: Introduction to Agroforestry with Dr Jim McAdam on a farm that is planning to do agroforestry / has started the process. Will include interactive sessions working out scenarios on what your agroforestry layout would look like, including practical on-farm demonstrations.
  • Day 2:  Applying for the grant, the process, development of a checklist of what is needed for farmers to start their application. We will also discuss what works and what doesnt in an Irish context, including species, guards, tree protection, etc.
  • Day 3: A trip to Loughall Agroforestry site in Co Tyrone on September 11th. This is the oldest agroforestry site on the island, and is widely regarded as a best in class site in Europe. Bus will pickup / stop off at multiple stops depending on whether you attended North or South Sessions for Day 1 & 2.

Register Now:

Ticket Type: Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price:
Northern Session - Sligo - August 27+28 100.00
Southern Session - Limerick - Sep 3+4 100.00
Quantity: Total
Total Seats: 40
  • Northern Session - Sligo / Southern Session - Limerick

Event Schedule Details

  • August 27, 2024 10:00 am
  • September 3, 2024 10:00 am
  • September 11, 2024 10:00 am
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