SEED – Schools Environmental Education Development

Turning school gardens into living classrooms.

This is collaboration with five other organic centres to establish school gardens as living classrooms, and demonstrating the unlimited cross curricular potential school gardens have particularly tying in with SESE, SPHE, Art, Languages, History and Maths.

Other centres included in this programme are:

ISSA and KEEP are Specialists on ‘The Heritage in Schools’ Scheme list.

Our Services

  • Site Assessment
  • Garden plan design
  • Creating the garden
  • Compost workshops
  • Train the trainer’s courses
  • The heritage in schools programme
  • Practical gardening sessions with children e.g. sowing planting native hedgerows, ponds, wildlife gardening

The Heritage in Schools Scheme

The Heritage in Schools scheme offers a panel of heritage specialists who will, at the request of a teacher, visit a primary school to work directly with the children. Specialists are listed in the Heritage in Schools Directory, which is updated annually and sent to all primary schools in the country.

A booking form is included in the directory. The visit is part-funded by the school and the remaining fee plus expenses are funded by the Heritage Council.


Full Day – €100

Programme subsidised through the Heritage in schools scheme.

Half Day – €60

Programme subsidised through the Heritage in schools scheme.

  • Heritage in schools programme subsidised through The Heritage council and the INTO. Payment to be made to the INTO. Heritage Council.
  • Note: Some centres are not on ‘The Heritage in schools Scheme’
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School Tours to Scarriff!

Teachers bring your students on tour to Scarriff!
  • Visit our 8 hectare site, seed gardens, orchards, nurseries & native woodlands!
  • Let us help you create your own school garden with native wildlife, hedgegrows, ponds & flower patches.
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