School Gardening

LIVING GARDENS – The Heritage Specialist for School Gardens in Galway

Kay has been involved in school gardens since 2004. Her hands-on gardening programme aims to involve pupils in designing and implementing their own school garden, or improve and enhance an existing garden.

School Garden Workshops

Vegetable, herb and fruit growing, composting, living willow structures, tree and hedge planting and more.2011-03 Ballymanagh 004

Environmental Education Workshops

Native trees and shrubs, mini beast, wild flowers, bird feeding.

Green Flag Workshops

Litter & waste (composting, recycling and re-using)

Biodiversity (habitat mapping & creation, bug ‘hotels’, species counts)

All workshops can be booked through the ‘Heritage in Schools Scheme’ and include hands-on outdoor activities and investigation, worksheets and interactive games. They can be tailored to suit the pupils’ needs and the schools’ facilities.

About the Heritage in Schools Scheme:  The scheme offers a panel of Heritage specialists who will, at the request of a teacher, visit a primary school to work directly with the children. The Scheme is funded by the Heritage Council and school visits are subsidised.

For more information:

More links for schools:

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RHS Schools Campaign

 Paddy Madden’s School Garden Projects

GIY Ireland – Living Classroom

Bord Bia – Organic Gardening for Primary Schools

Nature Detectives

Biodiversity Watch Ireland

Incredible Edibles