CARNAUN NATIONAL SCHOOL
ESB Environment Awareness Project Phase2
in Co. Galway Again
Two Year Plan 1998 - 2000
This is a 2 year plan! After a year
we are well on our way to achieving our target. The pond has come on and
is full of wildlife. The path through the meadow was a good idea as now
we can visit the pond without getting all wet in the long grass. The shrubberies
did not do so well as the storm on St. Stephen's day did some damage. However
they have another year to improve! The meadow is full of wild flowers.
Our main task now is to identify all of them amd of course plant some more.
Creating a marsh
Path through rough
Wild flower meadow
Michelle and Rebecca.September
The Meadow Path
Project Plan - Phase 2.
Thomas, Martin and Christian
We started the new Path through the meadow on 20.12.98.
First we dug away the scraws
(grass) and put down a layer of polythene to keep the weeds from growing
through the path. (All the polythene we used was gathered from farmers
when they were finished with it.) We then ordered a load of stone filling
from Roadstone, £90 for 30 Tons, and spent two full days spreading
it out along the new pathway. We had the 'staff' working in teams, with
two filling the barrow, two pulling the barrow with ropes and one driver.
then two more spread the filling.
At work - Click Captions to view!
- September 1999
The following pictures were taken
with an Agfa 780 digital camera kindly sponsored by Quicktec,
Galway, from who we bought all our equipment.
We find their service and back-up excellent.
In spite of the bad weather
when we planted our garden the results were great and all brought some
home for the dinner!
The peas were especially sweet
and were all eaten fresh from the pods as were a lot of the runner beans.
Thumbnail Photos! Click
on the vegetable names and see the gardeners
More photos -Click on the names
Other Environment Pages! Click on any of the following!
ESB Environment Awareness Award
for The Wildlife Pond, Vegetable Garden '98 and Plant
Pictures of Pond Life in our
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ÁTHA 'N RÍ