Our Garden

Our newly designed School Garden – June 2017.

We are very proud of our newly designed School Garden.

Thanks to Onja and all the parents who have worked so hard with our pupils to complete this project.

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The Harold school garden project was established in 2009. Over the last five years teachers, children and parents have worked together to transform a small area of ground (approx 7 x 15 m). By converting a patch of grass into a productive garden we have also created a highly stimulating and interactive educational resource. The aim is simple, to provide the opportunity for all the children to have access to this resource and to experience gardening.

This is our 8 year plan

Junior InfantsPotatoes in tyres: grow, harvest and eat.  Plant seed, tend and bring home to plant.  Care at home information sheet provided.

Senior Infants - Green up the yard. Maintain window boxes with winter colour and spring edibles. Tend tyres in the yard.  Sow seed, tend, and bring home to plant. Care at home information sheet provided.

1st Class3-year rotation –Legumes : First class grow plants from Legumes family (beans, peas etc). These can be shared out at harvest. Also each child plant different seed to bring and tend at home, returning produce for harvest day.  Care at home information sheet for each plant type.

2nd Class3-year rotation – Brassicas: Second class plants from Brassicas family (cabbage, broccoli etc) These can be shared out at harvest. Also each child plant different seed to bring and tend at home, returning produce for harvest day. Care at home information sheet for each plant type.

3rd Class3-year rotation – Root vegetables: Third class plants root vegetables (carrots, turnips etc). These can be shared out at harvest. Also each child plant different seed to bring and tend at home, returning produce for harvest day. Care at home information sheet for each plant type.

4th ClassSoil/ compost/ biodiversity: Nurturing the organic system, and experiments with soil and pest control, tending wormery, making garden compost, making leaf mold. Sow seed, tend, and bring home to plant.

5th Class Complete garden programme: Soil preparation, planting, tending and harvesting a range of crops. Sow seed, tend, and bring home to plant.

6th Class - Plant sale project. Plant, propagate, tend, sell flower and vegetable plants. Include garden photos in year book.

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