We offer guided Organic Food and Habitat trails, including seasonal nature orienteering, practical outdoor activities, treasure hunt and a farm tour.
Gortbrack Organic Farm has a diverse range of ecological & native Irish habitats, ranging from wildlife ponds, bog land, stonewalls, hedges and woodlands to organic vegetables, herbs, polytunnels (all weather), composting, living willow sculptures and a Kerry cow.
One theme from below can be chosen as a focus for the trip:
- Local organic food
- Soil & compost photosynthesis
- The carbon cycle
- Bugs in the garden
- Botany & seed saving
- Renewable energy
- Woodlands & hedgerow habitats
Time: Approximately 10.00am – 1.30pm
Includes worksheets for pupils and support material for teachers.
Cost: €10 per child (plus €50 farm fee per group)
KEEP are Heritage Specialists under the INTO/Heritage in Schools Scheme, which also offers a series of 5 visits –
contact KEEP or the INTO for more information.