St Joseph's College Lucan

Open Day at Airfield Estate

12-September-18
Open Day at Airfield Estate

Last Friday, Ms Dunne and a group of Transition year students visited Airfield Estate, Dundrum - Dublin's only 38 acre working farm, to gain greater awareness on the types of plants, particularly vegetables that could be grown in St. Joseph's College.

Airfield Estate were holding an educational open day for schools.

In an effort to promote the growth all year round of plants which serve as a food source for our pollinating agents, students participated in talks with ‘The Irish Seed Savers Association’ and had a guided tour through the garden from Ruth, one of Airfield's Education Experts for the day.

‘Leinster Honey’ were on site and Brian informed the students that 98 bee varieties are found in Ireland. So, St. Joseph's are hoping now to grow plants which will act as food sources for these wonderful pollinating agents.

Soil nutrient content is of the utmost importance, so St. Joseph's will seek waste coffee grounds from local cafes and use as a growth medium since the grounds are an excellent source of nitrogen.

Following the trip the girls are buzzing with enthusiasm and will "bee" busy in the garden.

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