Castleisland Community College students are Busy as Bees with their Wild Meadow and Irish Garden Planting Project.
“Transition year students at the college have been engrossed in learning about the importance of biodiversity and the bee population,” said project mentor and teacher, Doreen Killington.
Field Trip Along The Maine
Mary Walsh of Castleisland Tidy Towns took the students on a field trip of the River Maine to explain the biodiversity found along the river.
“The Transition Year students have since been busy planting a wild meadow and an Irish garden along the vacant land on school grounds which runs adjacent to the river walk.
“The incentive behind this is to improve the biodiversity of the river walk. They choose pollinator friendly plants to attract more bees which unfortunately are in decline.
They designed the Irish garden themselves and the project was guided by local horticulturalist Shane Herlihy.
Wild Meadow Plants
“In their Irish garden they planted native plants such as apple trees, Scot’s Pine, heathers, fuchsia and hawthorn.
“The wild meadow includes plants such as daffodils, poppies, raspberries, persicaria and bluebells. Shanahan’s Garden Centre supplied all the plants and we all await for their colourful arrival this year,” said Ms. Killington.
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