On March 9th Susliving team travelled to Borris Vocational School, County Carlow, for the first of a series of workshops with the school. Following on from the school’s visit to the Susliving Demonstration Centre we were delighted to see their enthusiasm for sustainability continuing! Our workshop started on a new community garden that the school is in the process of establishing with their very involved Green Schools Group, who have already put in place a biodiversity garden in the school.
Working in teams, the students measured, mapped and photographed the garden, and starting the process of planning the community garden. With National Tree Week just passed, the students also planted three native Irish trees into the garden, and learned about the importance of trees in our climate. With students, staff and members of the community getting involved, we look forward to helping the school create an enjoyable and engaging garden for all of the community to use.
The school is also in the early stages of creating a number of new growing areas on the school grounds – including raised beds and an orchard. Susliving will be delivering further workshops to support their great enthusiasm and efforts, and look forward to seeing these projects progressing further.