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Winter Wreath Workshop

MATERIALS: Sharon brought a decadent selection of materials for today’s workshop – from dried fruits and spices, to foliage and berries from the VM Community Garden.         WORK IN PROGRESS:     FRESH WINTER WREATHS:

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Let’s Talk Science – Science Week 2016

    The Lets Talk Science Festival was an incredible end to Science Week 2016! Now that all of the test-tubes, microscopes and dry ice have been carefully stored away, what did we learn this ScienceWeek? DRY ICE: Frozen CO2 is one of the few substances that skips the liquid state and transforms from a […]

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Maths Week

  2016 has seen the 10th annual Maths Week, an all island celebration of Mathematics from October 15th to 23rd.   TAKING MATHS OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM These DPSM workshops took maths out of the classroom and into an applied setting OUTDOORS where group work and problem solving were required.     PRIMARY MATHS SKILLS Tasks within our community garden challenged practical maths skills in estimation, angles, […]

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Winner: Sustainability Initiative

After winning the regional heat, GAP recently won the Best Sustainability Initiative at the Dublin City Neighbourhoods Awards. Sharon and Aoife were there to accept the award, and the team are delighted!       Dublin City Neighbourhoods: The Dublin City Neighbourhoods Competition is an annual competition for communities, schools and businesses organised by Dublin […]

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Garden Biodiversity – DPSM Workshop

Pupils from Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna joined GAP in the Virgin Mary Community Garden for a Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) Garden Biodiversity workshop. They enjoyed a tour of the garden, learning about rainwater harvesting, crop rotation, composting and even got to taste the delicious raspberries that were ripe and ready to eat! They got […]

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Gardening for Mental Health

Today marks The World Health Organisation’s World Mental Health Day 2016. At GAP we believe that community gardens are part of our ideal sense of what a community should be. And so their value is priceless. Each autumn, the culinary benefits of gardening overflow into our kitchens. But the benefits of horticulture extend much further….   We […]

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Park Stewardship Programme

The Park Stewardship Programme has returned and we’ll keep you updated on all of the great work St Josephs and Virgin Mary Boys accomplish: ABOUT PARK STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMME (PSP): This 10-part workshop introduces students to the concepts of sustainability and stewardship with hands-on workshops between classroom and parks on a range environmental themes. The objective […]

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Tidy Towns Awards

The local area Tidy Towns Awards took place last week, and every year we are so proud to see the incredible work that happens in our local communities. Congratulations to all of the winners!!  

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