Spring has definitely sprung! Mr. McHale’s class went out to look after the school garden this week before the Easter break.
Second Class pupils busy weeding and harvesting the produce pupils have grown throughout the year. A vegetable box was left at the school gate for pupils and parents to sample our onions, garlic, sage, lemon balm and rhubarb.
Kevin Collins from Birdwatch Ireland came in to the school on Tuesday and spoke to the students from 3rd to 6th about garden birds. First he gave a very interesting presentation about Irish garden birds and the great distances they travel. He then showed 5th and 6th how to build bird boxes. These will nowContinue reading “Birdwatch Ireland Talk”
Today the Junior and Senior Infants were told all about peas and how tasty they were by one of our senior students. They then sowed pea seeds around the wigwam that first and second class helped make. We hope they grow!
First and second class went out to the garden today. First we made a wigwam using bamboo and string. The wigwam is for the peas when they grow up! Next we sowed lettuce seeds. We also planted lettuce plants. Then we planted onions and chives. When we were in the middle of gardening, it startedContinue reading “A Day in the Garden”
Today third class planted herbs in the school garden. We planted different types of herbs, lemon balm, rosemary, thyme, sage and chamomile. Then we watered our herbs. The herbs are great for cooking and they had a really strong smell. We loved rosemary the best and we thought the lemon balm smelled like lemons! ThirdContinue reading “Planting Herbs”
A big thank you to Grow it Yourself Ireland and AIB who have provided the school with funds to develop our school garden through the Get Ireland Growing Fund for 2015. We want to treat our raised beds, fertilise the beds with compost, grow herbs and vegetables and improve our signage for the garden.
Yesterday we did a little bit of gardening with Miss O’ Dwyer. First we dug up the weeds and then we turned over the soil. Agri Aware’s Incredible Edibles generously gave us some strawberry plants to sow. Next we dug up some holes to put our strawberries in. As well as planting strawberries we also plantedContinue reading “School Garden”