GROW is a network of environmental educators and energy specialists based in Co. Kildare.
GROW specialises in setting up organic school garden projects, teaching organic horticulture and gardening, setting up 'grow your own' plots in peoples gardens and developing community gardens in various settings. GROW also works in natural and recycled art.
Monday, September 10, 2012
April 2012, The Outdoor Classroom, redesigning the school garden!
It had been a while, but I went across to Tullamore today to work with Geraldine O'Toole from Sonairte. We did a school garden design day for the school. We worked with 4th class for the day, bringing them through the whole process of redesigning their school grounds from the perspective of making it into an Outdoor Classroom. so we went through the possible elements - vegetable patch, woodland, pond, orchard, fruit area, wild area etc, then we went outside and mapped the grounds, measuring the buildings and green spaces and auditing the site so we knew what the school already had onsite. Then in the afternoon we returned to the classroom and together with the kids we came up with the design that you see here in the picture, a fabulous 10-year plan for the school to work towards. We already made some preliminary plans to come back and start building the vegetable patch in a few weeks!