Learn more at The Organic Centre – with guest Hans Wieland

Whether you are just beginning or an experienced organic grower, there is always more to learn about organic food production. The Organic Centre in Co. Leitrim in Ireland, was set up as charity with the purpose of providing training and information about organic growing and sustainable living. It started from small and humble beginnings in 1995. Now in 2017, it boasts demonstration gardens, numerous pylytunnels, a wetland disposal system, display composting systems, a large orchard and native woodland. The lovely central building with its grassroof, shop and eatery has won awards for its ecological design. Over 100 courses are on offer at The Organic Centre each year! 

In this show recorded on 31st March 2017, I chat with Hans Wieland, Training and Marketing Manager, at The Organic Centre about how the centre got started and what it has on offer for people wanting to learn more about organics and sustainable living.

 To listen to this programme about The Organic Centre please click on http://www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=96f79f5d-1728-4079-8f5f-2cc6129e2e77. (If you want to listen to this show and the link is not working – please let me know! We endeavour to re-air our older popular shows on request.)

To listen to other Eco Living in Action radio shows on the Otago Access Radio Website go to http://www.accessradio.org/ProgrammePage.aspx?PID=d6c5fa93-1644-4811-acef-71386373b70a

For more information –

  • About The Organic Centre, go to www.organiccentre.ie, or ring the centre at 00353-(0)71-98-54338. The Organic Centre is located near the village of Rossinver in Co Leitrim. Note that the centre is open from 18th February to 12th November in 2017. Open 10am-5pm Tuesday through to Sunday.

This show was originally broadcast on the 20th April 2017 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Eco Living in Action is sponsored by Sustainable Dunedin City.

The Organic Centre in Co. Leitrim, Ireland. The main building has won an award for its ecological design.


The main building has an eatery, informational area and organic products including seeds.

Hans Wieland, Training and Marketing Manager, at The Organic Centre, Co Leitrim

Courses and workshops are taught at The Organic Centre.

Look out for the sign to The Organic Centre!



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