22AUT62 Face-to-Face: Biodiversity and Gardening in Schools

22AUT62 Face-to-Face: Biodiversity and Gardening in Schools This face-to-face course is taking place over 3 sessions in Dublin West Education Centre and is suitable for school staff in Primary and Post Primary schools;

Monday September 26th 4pm-6pm
September Session: Creating a Meadow

During the first class we will learn about how to make a wildflower meadow in the school garden and the various things to consider when doing this including site selection and using Yellow Rattle Seeds to suppress the grasses. As part of this session we will sow an area with Yellow Rattle at the Education Centre.

*Please note that participants should bring along the following for the first session:
  • Change of shoes as they may get wet.
  • Thin gloves which will be used for spreading seed.
  • Rain gear, jacket and pants. 

Monday October 24th 4pm-6pm
October Session: Setting up a Veg Area

During this class we will learn about how to setup a small vegetable growing area from scratch using the No- Dig gardening method. We will cover crops that can be sown in the Autumn and the types of soil and compost to use for best results.

Monday November 14th 4pm-6pm
November: Caring for the garden in the Winter

A continuation from the previous session with seasonal planting and advice for looking after the garden over the winter months.

Course Details

Course Date 26-09-2022 4:00 pm
Course End Date 14-11-2022 6:00 pm
Cut off date 26-09-2022 12:00 pm
Fee Free
Select Hours 6
Speaker Patrick Hunt
Location Dublin West Education Centre