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Water Workshops for Schools in June!

In June the Water Explorer team at GAP have a limited number of FREE water workshops for schools!!!!                 WHAT HAPPENS AT A WATER EXPLORER KICK-STARTER WORKSHOP? In May the Water Explorer team went to St. George’s National School in Balbriggan for a Kickstarter Workshop with 1st class students. […]

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Intern with GAP – Education Assistant

An Internship in GAP Having returned home after 3 months travelling and volunteering in Africa as a teacher and eco-education officer, I was eager to do the same in Ireland. An internship in GAP as an educational officer afforded me that chance. Considering I was only at GAP for a few short months I managed […]

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Organic Dining al fresco in the Glás Garden

Chef Carl from Ballark centre lead an exciting workshop in the Glás Garden recently. Instead of our regular tea and biscuits at midday we enjoyed a freshly cooked lunch made with ingredients Carl collected from the garden. He picked herbs including chives, sage, parsley, thyme and lemon balm. His chosen vegetables were onions, artichoke, leeks and potatoes. Carl prepared […]

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School Biodiversity Trail

  Biodiversity Trail at Poppintree Park OLV NS embarked on Global Action Plan’s specially designed Biodiversity Trail for Biodiversity Week. They discovered the insects, spiders and birds that call Poppintree Park home in this hands on biodiversity workshop! Using bug jars, pooters and binoculars they had a close up look at some beautiful local wildlife. They learnt how to […]

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Waste Action For European Sustainable Development Week

GAP’S WASTE ACTION PROJECT Throughout the month of May, young people from the Kilbarrack Youth Project completed a four-part Waste Action Project. This culminated in the celebration of European Sustainable Development Week on the 31st of May! First, they were introduced to the importance of waste action, recycling, and using a compost bin. This interactive […]

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Causes of Colour – The Starch Test for School Gardens

Over the last few weeks our Youth Gardeners from Scoil an sTeachtar Laoch have been busy planting potatoes in the Glás Community Garden. If your school needs some tips on planting potatoes in your school garden, our Community Gardener Sharon has shared some expert tips with us: The Irish Spud – Growing Potatoes   BRINGING SCIENCE INTO […]

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Take Action on Food Waste

According to a 2013 report by UNEP and the World Resources Institute (WRI), about one-third of all food produced worldwide, gets lost or wasted in food production and consumption systems. When this figure is converted to calories, this means that about 1 in 4 calories intended for consumption is never actually eaten. In a world full of […]

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The Irish Spud – Growing Potatoes

There are 1000’s of potato varieties, each with distinct colours, shapes and flavour. As Ireland’s most well known veg it is worth growing potatoes even if you only have the smallest of spaces. SEED POTATOES: Seed potatoes aren’t really seeds at all. They are full-size potatoes that are allowed to start producing shoots, which you often see […]

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