Stephanie Hafferty at Shankill Castle – An Afternoon of Talks and Supper

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27th July 2022, 3:00 pm

$10.00 – $55.00

Delivered by UK gardener Stephanie Hafferty, this afternoon of talks and supper is a must for anybody interested in growing their own food.

Stephanie Hafferty has been growing using no-dig methods for 14 years and growing her own food for over 30 years.

3 p.m. No Dig Gardening €10
How to set up a no dig garden in home gardens, allotments and smaller market gardens, looking at different methods and techniques. Explores best mulches, keeping the plot weed-free, sowing methods, composting, plant foods, harvesting and more.

5 p.m. The Creative Kitchen – seasonal plant-based recipes for everyone €10
A practical talk on how to use seasonal produce from the garden in the kitchen. Covers cooking, recipes, tips for preserving and using gluts, and much more.

6.30 p.m. Garden Supper Club €40

A three-course farm-to-fork seasonal supper club hosted by Stephanie Hafferty in an al-fresco setting (or under cover if necessary!). The menu is inspired by Hafferty’s Creative Kitchen recipes, using produce from Shankill Castle’s Organic Farm and Walled Garden, and local suppliers. Accommodates both plant-based and omnivore diets.

All three events at Shankill €55

Venue: Shankill Castle, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny R95 T8X7
Time: Talk 1: 3 p.m., Talk 2: 5 p.m., Supper 6.30 p.m.
Contact: 086-3971748 087-7802437

Award-winning author and leading expert in no-dig gardening, Stephanie Hafferty has been growing using no-dig methods for 14 years and growing her own food for over 30 years. She has grown organically year-round in allotments, back gardens, on private estates, for restaurants, art galleries and market gardens, and is currently setting up a new no-dig homestead in West Wales.

In 2021 Stephanie co-designed and project managed the RHS No Dig Allotment Garden at Hampton Court Garden Festival, and featured in the BBC coverage of the event. A garden and food writer, and educator, she writes for national and international publications, and speaks widely about no dig, homesteading, growing your own affordably – and what to do with all of that gorgeous seasonal produce!

Books: No Dig Organic Home and Garden (over 35,000 copies sold) and The Creative Kitchen (over 10,000 copies sold)

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This event is supported by Kilkenny County Council and Kilkenny Tourism under the Festival and Events Scheme


27th July 2022
3:00 pm
$10.00 – $55.00
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Shankill Castle and Gardens
Paulstown Co. Kilkenny R95 T8X7 Ireland + Google Map
086 397 1748
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