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Organic Gardening for Primary Schools

Background to the project

In February 2008, a team of organic experts visited a number of primary schools in Ireland to assess the schools' gardens. The experts work with the children to develop an 18-month organic gardening programme. The schools involved were:

  • Holy Trinity Senior School in Donaghmede Dublin 13
  • St Michael’s Primary School, Ballyfermot
  • Scoil an Linbh Íosa in Prosperous
  • Scoil Mhuire na Trócaire in Ardee, Co Louth

The project was funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food.

The programme in action

Children from all classes were involved in the project and the DVD demonstrates the children’s involvement in creating a garden.  The focus was different in the different schools – for example, very little development of a school garden had taken place in the Holy Trinity School in Donaghmede while the school in Prosperous had a well-developed garden in place and the focus here was in enhancing it with for example an insect hotel and improving their composting facilities.

Watch our Organic Gardening Video Clips