School Garden with Wendy Nairn

It’s that time of year again when we all get stuck in the mud! We’re getting our spades and trowels out and we’re all planting and weeding. All the children are very excited and each get to plant and care for something in the plot.

We are very proud of our school garden. Help is needed each year in preparing for planting, weeding and maintenance, Wendy Nairn, a keen and experienced gardener directs and plans the gardening schedule and parents are asked to help! Please get in touch if you would like to help us out – who knows, you might learn a thing or two!

wendyWe are so lucky and appreciative of all parent’s assistance as well as the help from Wendy. Wendy has over 30 years extensive practical experience growing vegetables both for restaurants and for herself. She is a wonderful enthusiastic experienced and incredibly knowledgeable teacher, she is also a founder and committed member of the organic movement in Ireland. Wendy is passionate about producing fresh nutritious vegetables using sustainable wildlife friendly methods. She teaches a number of courses in county Wicklow where she is well know for her extensive knowledge of organic sustainable methods of growing.

So far we have planted our potatoes and have many seeds coming on in the classrooms.  We have to buy a new pond this year as our previous one cracked.  Our garden furniture has been painted and our bird boxes are on display.
Thanks to all the parents who have come on Tuesday mornings to help out and many thanks to Gina Byrne and The Paint Pot for their donation of spring flowering bulbs.
An open day is held every June when all the hard work is displayed and vegetables, plants and herbs can be bought.

We can’t wait to see what they produce this year!