Incredible Edibles is a healthy eating initiative for primary school pupils. It encourages schools across the country to get busy growing carrots, lettuce, potatoes, strawberries, chives, spinach, and turnips. Schools are supplied with grow packs containing everything they need to grow a veritable feast of healthy foods!
The Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Healthy and Children, through the Healthy Ireland framework, have joined Agri Aware's Incredible Edibles patrons along with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, Bord Bia and the horticulture industry to support this important healthy eating educational programme for primary level students.
On the Incredible Edibles website, you can download curriculum linked activity sheets, a log book, a growing planner and you will also find growing videos to help you get set up. Everything that's needed to learn about where food comes from and the importance of fruit, vegetables and potatoes.
Registration is now open for the 2018 Incredible Edibles project. If you have registered for this year's project, check out our Incredible Edibles Blog Here.
2018 Incredible Edibles Registration
Incredible Edibles Website
Competition Winners 2017
Each year, schools participating in Agri Aware's Incredible Edibles Healthy Eating project will have the opportunity to win a number of prizes, including a polytunnel, a VIP trip for a class to Family Farm, Dublin Zoo, vouchers and a class recipe to be included on the Incredible Edibles website. A total of 1,900 schools registered for Incredible Edibles 2017, with Montessori, Gaelscoils and Special Schools entering for the first time. A total of 100 logbooks were submitted for this years project and Agri Aware's Incredible Edibles Team had the hard task of shortlisting to 10 and finally deliberating to select the overall winners.
First Prize - School Polytunnel
2nd, 3rd, 4th classes - Coralstown National School - Co. Westmeath
Second Prize - Trip to Dublin Zoo
Room 2 – St Patrick’s Boys National School - Co. Galway
Third Prize - Book Vouchers
3rd class - St. Columba's National School. - Co. Dublin
Best ‘As Gaeilge’ submission
2nd, 4th and 5th classes - Gaelscoil Na Laochra - Co. Offaly