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School Garden

We started the Scoil Mhuire School Garden project in March 2010 when we took out all the overgrown shrubs along the side of the school, added topsoil and built an organic fruit garden using native Irish fruit trees and berries. Each class planted one of the fruit bushes or fruit trees. Click here to see what each class planted.

We have nine different berries growing there: raspberry, tayberry, strawberry, blackcurrant, gooseberry, redcurrant, jostaberry, blueberry, blackberry.

There are four fruit trees: 2 apple trees, a pear tree and a plum tree. We also grow rhubarb.

Our fruit garden was designed with the principles of biodiversity and sustainability in mind. We do not use any fertilisers, pesticides or chemicals in the soils. We attract beneficial insects to our garden by growing chives, borage and lemon-balm there. The scent of the lemon-balm attracts the bees as does the lovely allium flower.

We grow nettles and comfrey to make our own liquid fertiliser.

Nasturtium flowers self seed in the fruit garden every year and they attract aphids away from the fruit.
Birds visit our fruit garden every winter to feast on the home made fat balls and seeds we leave out for them.

View our exciting new vegetable garden here!

Our GIY kids have been very busy this year. Take a look - GIY 2012
____________________________________________ - GIY 2013

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