Despite the school being closed, Scoil Chroí Naofa went ahead with planting vegetables in our new polyhouse, kindly built by Jack, our caretaker. To cut down on maintenance during the current situation only potatoes and onions were planted today with the hope that other varieties of vegetables will be planted when everyone returns. With spring in full swing we hope to have a bumper crop of both vegetables by the time school reopens!
As well as vegetables wild flowers were planted in pots to be placed around the school. These wild flowers are loved by bees and are an important source of food for them. Bees, such an important pollinator for many types of plants in our local environment are unfortunately under threat from climate change and human activity. Planting these flowers is a small but hopefully valuable gesture in helping bees thrive and pollinate this spring.