Douglas National School have planted a native hedgerow along the front of the school, every child in the school dug holes and planted the mix of hawthorn, blackthorn, oak, spindle, rowan, crab apple and hazel.
Nuachnabhail National School pruned and trained their willow fence to make a living willow dome and planted lots of vegetables in their raised beds.
Donaghmede National School in Dublin were on Morning Ireland on TV3 (on Tuesday 13th September – check it out on TV3 website!) showing off their vegetable harvest from the school garden.
Fybough National School has been enjoying their living willow fence and dome and planting lots of vegetables and flowers in their raised beds.
Ardfert National School used timber from the Leylandii trees taken down from the school grounds to make six very attractive raised beds and have planted them with a wide variety of vegetables.
Moyderwell Primary School have carried out a school grounds planning day as part of their Biodiversity Green Flag and a group of parents have been working hard on the allotment bed in Moyderwell allotments to see how many different vegetables they can grow in a small space!
Fossa National School have transformed the large raised bed at the froint of the school into a delicious soft fruit and herb area. They have also had a good year of growing vegetables in the raised beds – look out for them as you pass on the main road!
Flemby NS have installed one vegetable bed and planted a small area of native woodland.
Tralee Educate Together ensured each class had a bed to look after by making class by class plans for the garden, each class planted seeds and labelled their areas. They also visited the farm for a local organic food themed day.
Scoil Realt na Mara had a visit to help plan their summer school garden with parents, teachers and pupils all involved.
Tureencahil National School, Dromclough National School and Cullina National School have all carried out planning days to design their environmental school grounds.
St Brendans National School visited the farm for a day of organic food and wildlife study. Lispole National School and Meenkelly National School both visited to learn about biodiversity to help them with their 5th Green Flag!
Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School transition years have worked hard on their vegetable gardens, native woodland areas, shelter belts and willow fences and one innovative group designed and installed a wildlife pond in the school grounds.
The Tree Nurseries in Schools project will hopefully be continued by Caherleeheen NS, Flemby NS, Nuachnabhail NS, Blennerville NS, Ardfert NS and Shanakill Community Garden.