School Garden - St Mary's National School Enniskeane Co. Cork

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The school garden is a perfect tool to provide hands-on learning for our children.  They see seasonal change, watch birds, insects and smell the soil, plants and crops.

Our middle and senior classes participated in the school Garden's competition sponsored by 4Homes Macroom.  After the weeding and preparation of beds potatoes, pumpkin, sweet william and pansy seeds and summer bedding plants were planted.  Adjudication took place and the judges were very impressed by our effort.

Sixth class with the help of Mr O'Mahony, Tómas McCarthy and Mrs Lyons created a kitchen garden.  They are currently growing broad beans, cabbage, carrots, swede, turnip, parsnips, parsley, potatoes and onions.

First class planted pumpkin seeds indoors in March.  The little plants were then transferred to the school garden.

Senior Infants planted their own part of the school garden this year.  Plants ranged from lettuce to herbs and strawberries.  In accordance with our recycling efforts some of our plants were set in tyres and the good news is that the children are enjoying the fruits of their work, taking home samples from the herbs and watching for the first strawberries to ripen!

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