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Subject(s):
Science, History, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Life, society, work and culture in the past (History), Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science), Materials (Science)
Counties catered for:
Louth, Meath, Monaghan
Classes catered for:
All Classes

Roisin has been involved in school gardens and growing food in schools in Louth for 10 years. Inspired by her studies in Organic Horticulture, she began a school food growing project in her local National School which ran for 8 eight years and during that time worked with all classes to grow crops and flowers that the children brought home to their families to share and eat at home.

She nows runs ‘Grow Your Own’ modules for TY in two secondary schools and growing classes with parents and students in the Gaelscoil in Dundalk and teaches a night class in O’Fiaich College, Dundalk on Organic Growing. Roisin is passionate about encouraging young people to start growing food, to think about where our food comes from, to learn how it is produced in the modern world and to investigate how and what we grew and ate in the past. Being able to grow some of your own food is a life skill that is disappearing in our modern times and Roisin believes that school gardens are vital in giving children the chance to develop that interest for their future lives.

Roisin will help schools to develop their own organic gardens and grow their own food in a hands on way. Students can learn about making vegetable beds, sowing and saving seeds, growing different varieties of herbs, flowers and vegetables, planting trees and hedges, making compost and feeds, encouraging wildlife and biodiversity in their schools grounds and connecting with and supporting nature, as farmers of the past would have done.

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Additional Information

  • Provides practical/ hands-on activities
  • Provides field trips

Contact Details

Phone (Work):
087 136 3224
Mobile:
087 136 3224
Email:
rcotterdlk@gmail.com

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