Plant a Tree with Johnny Magory
We are giving FREE TREE PLANTING KITS with all of our Explorer Boxes, Wooden Wildlife Puzzles and Hardback Collection book online orders as a memento of what would have been Bord Bia Bloom in the Park this coming June Bank Holiday weekend.
Johnny Magory and Tizzy (the trusty VW camper) were to have an activity area for all things outdoor fun in Ireland in conjunction with the Laya Health Care City Spectacular team. Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, we had fantastic plans for a whole team of Johnny Magoryier’s to embark on the Pheonix Park, Dublin for a weekend of outdoor fun and nature loving.
The plan included a 10m x 10m fenced area with old-school games, Johnny Magory book read-a-longs, a QR Code Nature Hunt around the park and just lots of spraoi and good humoured craic.
We had also arranged for a “Plant a Tree with Johnny Magory” activity area and had ordered buckets of beautiful Ash or Fuinseoige seeds. An activity designed to help kids get their hands dirty and into the soil. Also educating them on the fact that the world needs more trees.
Plant a Tree with Johnny Magory at Home
But now you can “Plant a Tree with Johnny Magory” at home. Our planter kit contains a biodegradable pot, compost, ash seeds and a how-to leaflet which is full of fun facts on one of our ancient native Irish trees.
The Ash Tree – Crann Fuinseoige
Did you know:
- The Ash is used to make Hurls. Hurling is often referred to as“The Clash of the Ash”.
- In ancient Ireland, the ash symbolised the World Tree, a tree that joined the three worlds;: the underworld, the middle earth, and the spiritual realm. Ash is also linked with the blending of the past, present, and future.
- The ash tree stands for strength, which it gets from its strong roots.
- They can live for 400 years and grows 45 metres high.
Don’t worry if you haven’t the room to house a fully grown ash. As your tree grows, keep transplanting it into bigger pots until it’s ready to find a permanent home. Why not ask your local school or park if they would like to permanently home your ash tree? Naming it in your child’s honour would be the icing on the cake.
Let’s Grow Together
Use the hashtag #PlantaTreeWithJohnnyMagory and we can all track our seeds progress into beautiful trees together.