School Garden

June 2016

 

All of our hard work is beginning to pay off in our school garden!

The perennials in the recycled garden are beginning to blossom and the rhubarb, garden peas and Californian poppies are doing well in the raised beds. The onions, white turnips, lettuce and potatoes that we planted earlier in the year as part of Incredible Edibles Programme are thriving and our herb garden is in full bloom.

We recently put our strawberries and lettuce to the taste test and as you can see they get the thumbs up from us!

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Spring 2016

 

Spring is a busy time each year in Carrickleck N.S. because we begin working on our school garden. Everyone in the school gets a fantastic opportunity to be hands-on in the planting and maintenance of our garden.

This year, we have onions, lettuce, white turnip, potatoes and carrots to name but a few! We are participating in the Incredible Edibles for Schools Programme. We love watching our produce grow and then of course…tasting them!

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We have also won awards for our garden. In 2007 we won joint 1st place for ‘Best New Garden’ and in 2009 we won 1st prize for Best Traditional Garden. Both prizes were part of the Pride of Place awards organised by Meath County Council. In 2007, the judge was the well-known wildlife radio presenter and former president of An Taisce Éanna Ní Lamhna. In 2009, our judge was Dale Treadwell who is an ecologist and once presented a wildlife programme on RTE. We were honoured to have them as visitors to our school.