This is the second year of our school garden. Situated near the playing field, the garden is in a good location and is very accessible.
The aim of our school garden is:
to give the children the experience of planting and growing fruit and vegetables.
to create awareness about our food and where it comes from. (i.e. food does not come out of a plastic bag from Dunnes or Superquinn!).
and to help promote our ‘green flag’ status and our healthy eating policy at the school.
Not only do we grow fruit and vegetables in the garden but because the garden is being operated on organic principles, (we do not use any pesticides etc.), we are encouraging wild life and more harmony in our garden environment. We are working with nature, by mixing flowers with vegetables and rotating our crops which also encourages wild life into the garden.
Wild Life is encouraged in our garden in the following ways:
We have a bird house which attracts the birds and encourages them to feed.
In our blue cedar tree we have lots of little house to attract butterflies and ladybirds.