Category Archives: Garden

One Million Trees Campaign

St. Joseph’s  participated in the One Million Tree Planting Campaign this year and raised €175 to plant additional trees in Africa.

In total  870 of our trees were planted in Africa and that is a fantastic contribution in the global fight to combat climate change.

The tree species and geo-locations of the trees planted this year in our school’s name can be found at the links below.

Tree Species Planted: Calliandra calothyrsus

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Tree Species Planted: Grevillea robusta & Calliandra calothyrsus

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The future is very bright with students like ours taking action against climate change, and you should all be very proud of your achievements. Enjoy the upcoming summer holidays,

Gardening News

What a busy term we had in the garden! We harvested our rhubarb and from ‘Farm to fork’ the boys in 3rd and 4th class used their cooperative skills and  Maths’ skills to cook rhubarb crumble.

6th class did a great job cutting back old growth to make way for the  new.

Spring is well and truly here! Third classes were busy planting potatoes and tomatoes. Mr Kelly’s 1st class got help from Mr O’Doherty’s 6th class  to plant their lettuce seeds.

Hoping for a bumper harvest later as courgettes and chard seeds were also  planted in 4th class.

Infants planted onions and sunflower seeds and enjoyed getting handling the soil and getting grounded.  All calming rewarding activities.  We hope you all try these at home too.

Enjoy this little video of our endeavours!

Gardening fun!

The Green School Team was very pro-active in taking the next step with the acorns we gathered in the Autumn. It was decided that we would conduct an experiment with these acorns; those that had been put into the fridge in sealed bags with dampened kitchen paper would be planted out in black pots whilst those that had spent the last couple of months buried in sand outside would be planted in pots that were not black. We will be keen to see which lot of acorns will put out green shoots first.

Boys from 1st class up brought in pots and soil. On Jan. 31st we planted the acorns out. It will be exciting to see how many oak trees emerge!

School Garden

Our school garden is coming into its own now that summer has started.   3rd class have been experimenting, and following recipes with some the vegetables and fruit.

They made some Elderberry cordial which involved peeling, weighing and measuring and lots of fun!

 

There’s a  host of healthy herbs, first rhubarb harvest ( mmm, crumble on the way), lick your lips garlic, spuds springing up, cabbage coming along and strawberries peeking out. The June garden is bursting out!