Friday, June 12, 2009

*NEW* & ON SALE NOW - 'The Year Round Organic School Garden'

The Year Round Organic School Garden

Kerry Earth Education Project and Irish Seedsavers have just brought out their joint publication - 'The Year Round Organic School Garden', which is a hands on manual for teachers and anyone working in schools setting up school gardens with children. It's been a long road to finally get it to this stage, so I'm really excited about it! I co-wrote the book with KEEP and Irish Seedsavers, and I've been doing the hard slog of editing and getting it to the printers, and it surely has been a learning curve, but well worth it when you see the finished product. So, if you're at all interersted in the book, they're selling at 15 euros, to buy them contact me on 087 6508226 or email and we'll be in touch, it should be going to some of the good, small bookshops near you!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thursday May 28th, 2009

KEEP at Bloom 2009

It's a GOLD for The Living Classroom Recycled at Bloom 2009 in the Phoenix Park!

Kerry Earth Education Project, Kildare's sister project had an amazing week at the Bloom Garden Festival in the Phoenix Park, scooping a Gold Medal for its model school organic garden, 'The Living Classroom (Recycled) and Best in Engaging Spaces Category, champion nettles! Who'd have thought our weeds would have got so much praise! We had an amazing week, blasted by the sun, talked about slugs til they were literally coming out our ears and saw over a thousand school children come through the gardens' magnificent willow arches! Sadly its all over and we took down the garden on Tuesday and returned to the real world!

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