Many schools in Northern Ireland and throughout the UK enjoy the benefits of a school garden. Whether it’s space to grow fruit and vegetables, to enjoy nature, to learn in or just to play in. There is no doubt that increased value is now placed in outdoor education and a school garden is a valuable asset to any school. From pre-school to higher educational settings, horticulture is becoming more popular in the curriculum and more young ( and mature ) students are seeing the many job opportunities arising in this industry.
Natural World Products have been supporting schools for many years with peat free New Leaf Compost either directly or through schemes supported by local councils.
The compost is perfect for filling raised beds and containers and for mulching around fruit bushes and flower beds. Creating a ‘No- dig ‘ bed is a popular method to start an organic growing space for vegetables at your school by covering an area with cardboard and compost. You can read more about this method HERE
If you need advice on how to start a school garden we would recommend exploring the RHS’ Campaign for School Gardening website for a wealth of information and resources. CLICK HERE