The school’s organic garden was officially opened by Minister for Food and Horticulture, Trevor Sargent TD, in June ’09.
The garden has raised beds for growing vegetables and herbs; native Irish trees; a garden pond; fruit bushes; a wildflower meadow; a butterfly-friendly garden and a polytunnel for winter gardening. We also have a composting area.
RTE’s ‘Ear to the Ground’ programme made a special feature on our garden. It can be viewed by clicking the link below. The initiative has been filmed from the beginning and a DVD is currently being issued to all schools in the country. The DVD launch took place in the school last autumn.
Our school was filmed by ‘Ear to the Ground’. They followed us as we changed a field into a beautiful and fruitful organic garden. We’ve also been on TV3’s “Ireland AM”