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Landscape Design and Stone Wall Building course in Kilmacthomas a huge success!

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Pictured above are 7 of the 10 participants who recently took part on a Landscape Design and Stone Wall Building course in Kilmacthomas.  The training was funded by Waterford LEADER Partnership/Local Community Development Programme and Pobal.  The training took place over five weeks and was delivered by Brendan Stafford (tutor).  Modules covered included safety procedures in stonework, best tools for use in stonewall building, mortar selection, dry stone walling and wet stone walling, garden layout including soil selection and content and plant identification.  Following instruction from their tutor and practicing the techniques they learned the participants busily got to work stone facing a bank in dry stone along a river bank/walkway.  They also engaged in landscape design and constructed a raised flower bed.   Their tutor Brendan Stafford commented on the high standard of their work and the interest displayed by the participants in learning a new skill. The Kilmacthomas River Bank Walkway proved a beautiful and appropriate setting for this worthwhile training programme and a big thank you to Ken Walsh (WCC), John Kiersey (Kilmacthomas River Bank Committee) and John Supple (Mahon Valley CE Scheme) for their co-operation and support.

 

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Last Updated on Friday, 06 January 2012 16:03
 
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