Old Borough

National School, Swords

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Root 2 Shoot Project

Thanks to the hard work of some very industrious parents, a piece of waste ground at the end of the playground was cleared and some raised beds were installed. The children have been honing their gardening skills and learning lots about where our food comes from. Some of the produce grown was: celery, potatoes, broad beans, courgettes and a variety of salad greens; all under the watchful eye of our scarecrow in residence!

 

 

Tools Before and after Before 2 Before

The  mammoth task of clearing the site and installing the raised beds.

Ji & SI IMG_20161009_125559 Courgettes Carrots

Our delicious courgettes

Carrots

A  vegetable patch in full bloom

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.

                                                                                                   Mahatma Gandhi

Green Beans IMG_20161009_132003 IMG_20161009_131707

Broad Beans

Celery