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. The initiative has been filmed from the beginning and a DVD was issued to all schools in the country.
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”