Here's a great Irish book written by teacher and lecturer Paddy Madden. Paddy lectures in SESE at the Marino institute of Education. His book is based on his experience working with children in Scoil Treasa Naofa, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8. In 1985 he established Irelands first school wildlife garden. He has also written 'The School Garden - What to do and when to do it.'
Paddy covers everything from wildlife habitats, making compost, growing vegetables and even grinding corn! An edition with a broad remit where paddy's school experience shines through. A very well researched book.
Reviews for Go Wild at School
"The book contains excellent colour photographs throughout and is likely to inspire even the most novice gardener/teacher to move outside the four walls of the classroom". Caroline McCarthy InTouch
"A publication which should cheer the heart of everyone interested in the education of their children, everyone interested in gardening, in environment, ecology, call it what you will. In the beauty of the world around us. And yet it is, at the same time, entirely practical". In Time's Eye, Irish Times
"A detailed guide to creating and using a school wildlife garden, which is an invaluable source book for teachers and parents making a school garden". Gerry Daly, Irish Garden Magazine.
"A book explaining how any school can develop a wild garden and the huge fun and learning experience that go with building and maintaining a garden" Mary "This book would encourage the most faint hearted to try to introduce a wildlife corner at school or even at home...Michael Viney, Irish Times