A list of everything you need for starting a garden (enough for 1 class), with information on funding the garden and advice on managing the class outside.
Bord Bia Organic Gardening for Primary Schools
These resources show teachers and pupils how to plan, build, develop and maintain a school garden using organic principles.
Paddy Madden's School Garden
Comprising of video clips, clear instructions and beautiful illustrations, these resources have everything you might need to know about creating a School Garden or many other environmental activities. The projects are simple but effective, applicable throughout the year and incorporating recycled materials.
- Watch Video Clips
- Test on Potato Growing Mediums
- A Vegetable Growing Plan for Schools: Infants to 6th class (Word Document)
- The School Garden: Digging into the Research (PowerPoint)
InTouch Magazine Articles
A series of articles written by Paddy Madden for InTouch Magazine, the monthly journal of the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO). You can download the articles in PDF format.