TY Ag Science Class Visit Ballinamore Community Garden

On Wednesday 1st September Ms. Colum and the TY class visited the local Community Garden in Ballinamore. Students had the opportunity to see many vegetables such as beetroot, potatoes, cabbage, courgette, carrots and also many fruits such as raspberries, pears, strawberries, apples, rhubarb and blackcurrants being grown. In one polytunnel that students visited, grapes and a fig tree were growing. Students learned about growing in polytunnels, raised beds and the importance of companion gardening. Students learned about how pests are controlled and the importance of being sustainable. Kay Maguire and Darren Warren provided students with plenty of very useful information on the history of the Community garden to the day to day running of keep the community garden sustainable

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