Down to Earth in the School Garden

Conference - Saturday 26th September 2015


Our third annual School Garden Conference, celebrating the International Year of the Soil. Featuring workshops on soil, composting, biodiversity and bioliteracy. Places limited to 50 per venue.

Conference Timetable

9.30am - 10.20am Registration, tea/coffee and viewing of exhibits
10.30am - 12.20am Workshops: Soil Indoor and Outdoor
12.30pm - 1.30pm LUNCH
1.40pm - 2.30pm Plenary Session. Research findings on the benefits of school gardens. Sharing of ideas. Funding.
2.40pm - 3.30pm Workshops: Biodiversity and Bioliteracy - outdoor sessions
3.40pm - 4.00pm Close of conference. Evaluation.


Choose nearest venue to you. Book through venue.

The cost for the day is €40.00 per person. There is a special offer of 3 for the price of 2: if 3 teachers from the one school are attending the total cost will be €80.00.

Lunch optional: €10.00


Report from the 2013 Conference

Held at Marino Institute of Education, Dublin

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The SEED School Garden Conference was held on October 5th 2013 and was attended by a total of 125 delegates - teachers (primary, secondary and third level), gardening tutors and horticulturalists.

The feedback from the delegates was very positive; the majority stated their overall satisfaction with the day as 'excellent'. The most positive aspects of the conference were the dedication and enthusiasm of lectures, the optimism, energy and ideas they took home. They felt that they gained a huge amount of useful information, inspiration and practical ideas and that they were given renewed enthusiasm for school gardening. It was made clear that the networking, sharing of information and meeting other teachers was very important.

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