Organic Market Gardening 2024 – with Jim Cronin

Event Date:

January 31, 2024

Event Time:

10:00 am

Event Location:


Please Note: This course is now SOLD OUT. If you wish to be placed on the cancellation list, please email us at with a subject line “Jim Cronin course”.

Taught by legendary horticultural expert Jim Cronin, this QQI Level 5 course will 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 a box scheme with vegetables and herbs throughout the year.

The course follows the growing season, and is open to complete beginners as well as more experienced gardeners, growers, and farmers with an interest in market gardening.

Dates & Time:
Every second Wednesday from January 31st to September 25th inclusive

The dates are as follows:

  • 31st January
  • 14th / 28th February
  • 13th / 27th March
  • 10th / 24th April
  • 8th / 22nd May
  • 5th / 19th June
  • 3rd / 17th / 31st July
  • 14th / 28th August
  • 11th / 25th September

The course in 2024 will be at QQI Level 5 (Fruit & Vegetable Production – QQI Code 5N2552).


  • Jim Cronin


  • Bridgetown, Killaloe, Co Clare, V94 EH50


  • €750 when you book through NOTS

Full price of the course is €1,060 – less NOTS funding which leaves the cost of the course at €750 payable to NOTS.

Course Content / Modules:

  • Organic Principles & Horticultural Principles; Composting; Crop calendar; Crop rotation; Cultural details for each crop; Field crops; Green Manures; Harvesting; Herbs; Horticultural machinery & hand tools; Marketing & Pricing; Pest and disease control using organic methods; Plant raising; Planting techniques; Product sources; Propagation; Protected cropping; Soil fertility and cultivation; Sourcing seeds & selecting varieties; Sowing / Sowing plan
No More Seats Available
Total Seats: 22
  • Ballyknavin
  • Bridgetown
  • Killaloe
  • Co Clare
  • V94 EH50

Event Schedule Details

  • January 31, 2024 10:00 am
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