SEED Publications

The Year Round Organic School Garden

By Irish Seed Savers Association and Kerry Earth Education Project

A practical manual for teachers and educators looking to set up and run their very own school garden. It's a practical guide detailing how to set up your vegetable patch, plant your own woodland or orchard and has practical tables for teachers allocating jobs and habitats for each class to take on in the garden.

Available from Irish Seed Savers Association and Kerry Earth Education


Growing Together School Garden Tips & Healthy Recipes

Edited and compiled by Ciara Barrett, The Organic Centre

Monthly school garden tips and simple seasonal recipes. A month to month guide throughout the the year with gardening tips and recipes for teachers and school children or for parents who want to get their children involved in gardening.

Available from The Organic Centre


Organic Gardening for Primary Schools DVD

By Kerry Earth Education Project for Bord Bia

This DVD shows teachers and pupils how to plan, build, develop and maintain a school garden using organic principles. Along with the DVD disc, the pack contains 24 Worksheets/Bileoga Oibre to complement the video as well as a comprehensive document showing the curriculum linkages. The content is in English and in Irish and available free of charge to all Primary Schools.

Available from Bord Bia


Go Wild at School

By Paddy Madden

Explains how to establish various habitats on the school grounds such as a mini-wood, wildflower meadow, hedgerow, pond, nectar patch etc. It also shows how to establish a cultivation zone.

Available for €15.00 (plus €3 p&p) from


The School Garden - What to do and when to do it

By Paddy Madden

Outlines what could be done and how in the school garden every month of the school year.

Available for €10.00 (plus €2 p&p) from