Clocha Rince National School Community Garden
Clocha Rince National School in association with G.I.Y are delighted to introduce you to the foundation of our very own Community Garden Project .
Our school is in the very favourable position to offer all the resources we need to #GetIrelandGrowing .
We have two inner courtyards which with a bit of work would make a lovely area for the children , teachers and parents to work in . We also hope to invite members of the local community to talk to and support the children in their growing endeavours .
In these areas we have ample space to grow herbs , vegetables and the much sought after strawberries . Nestled amongst our already established apple trees and pear tree it's bound to be a fruitful and memorable experience for our children , teachers, parents and members of our local community .
We also have a fully equipped kitchen to cook our produce .
In the other courtyard we intend to tend to the bounty of plants recently donated by a local nursery . Some of the children have already grouped them into species , colour and height , ready for the summer flush that lies beneath .
Clocha Rince National School has always had a great relationship with the parents and guardians of the little people who go through it's doors each day . This venture will be a joint partnership with community involvement .
We have applied for funding from G.I.Y #EnergiaGiG . If successful this would potentially see a poly tunnel in situ at the front of the school . This would be a huge resource to the school , essentially another class room . Members of the local community will be encouraged to grow and sow with the children and all reap the rewards of harvest . In the interim we intend to build raised beds .
Again Clocha Rince has huge local support and involvement from the community . We have canvassed our card players and wisdom club members, many of whom are delighted to be involved in this project and the children are busy broadcasting to grandparents and neighbours . A poly tunnel would further support their ability to join in .
We have also made an application to the Today Show @ #RTEToday .
We have added in the link to the video which will support our application .
We also have our own School / Community webpage , please join us on #changex. Org .
A gardening app will be launched in the coming days , please pm your number to page to be included and please spread the word near and far . Your support and assistance is needed and always appreciated .
To link in with our school crest don't forget that " from little acorns do might oaks grow " and on that note so too will cabbage, sprouts, lettuce , peas , potatoes , tomatoes , pumpkins , beans and of course strawberries 🍓