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The Urban Farm

The Urban Farm

Growing Potatoes on a Roof and Harvesting Honey

There are over 60 varieties of potatoes being grown on a roof, where nine colonies of bees and fish are helping to grow plants on an urban farm in one Dublin school.

Urban farming has taken off in Belvedere College, Dublin 1, where the students get stuck into planting, tending to and harvesting plants.

Simon O’Donnell is the coordinator of the urban farm, which gives the students of the school a hands-on experience.

The project is proving to be popular with the students in the school and this year it is a finalist in the Zayed Future Energy Prize, which could see the school take home $100,000 should they win.

Read this article in full, written by Amy Forde -  December 3, 2016 here...

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