MAKING A BIRDTABLE FOR THE ORGANIC SCHOOL GARDEN AT BLOOM FOR €20 – 1st week in June 2013

Happy days, the Bloom Festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, is on again! The School Earth Education charity known as S.E.ED. is a collection of organic training centres and the Marino Institute of Education school garden guru Paddy Madden. As a patron of SEED and chair of Sonairte, the visitor eco-centre in Laytown, I attend the meetings of SEED steering committee. At the last meeting I suggested that the SEED organic school garden display

With Dave Breslin of Irish Seed Savers in Co. Clare checking the Trevor's Kitchen Garden birdtable ath the SEED organic school garden in Bloom - in front of the Birdwatch Ireland stand! Note the potatoes growing in bags below which are also stablising the birdtable.

With Dave Breslin of Irish Seed Savers in Co. Clare checking the Trevor’s Kitchen Garden birdtable at the SEED organic school garden in Bloom – in front of the Birdwatch Ireland stand! Note the Lumper & Blue Danube potatoes growing in bags below which are also stablising the birdtable. See you at Bloom!

at Bloom sponsored by Bord Bia and the Dept. of Agriculture should have a bird table. Birds are after all an important part of maintaining a balance of nature in any garden.

Paddy understood this to mean I would make a birdtable – so I did! The many visitors to Bloom may ensure  the organic school garden is a less than peaceful bird feeding station! However, the challenge to design and build a birdtable using mainly scrap wood found n the garden shed was very therapeutic. I hope it encourages anyone with a saw, hammer , screwdriver and some wood to have a go!

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Berian Davies on June 3, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Trevor, it was great to meet you at bloom today. Working hard as always! I didn’t catch your bird table unfortunately, but we enjoyed our day out nonetheless!

    Thanks for the chat and I look forward to visiting Sonairte soon.

    Berian

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