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 2019 Incredible Edibles project. If you have registered for this year's project, check out our Incredible Edibles Blog Here.
2020 Incredible Edibles Registration
Incredible Edibles Website
Competition Winners 2019
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 mobile farm visit, a VIP trip for a class to Family Farm, Dublin Zoo, vouchers and a class recipe to be included on the Incredible Edibles website. Over 1,300 schools registered for Incredible Edibles in 2019, with Montessori, Gaelscoils, Home Schools and Special Schools included in these numbers. Schools across the country submitted their Incredible Edibles logbooks after completing the 2019 project and Agri Aware's Incredible Edibles Team had the hard task of shortlisting 20 entries and finally deliberating to select the overall winners.
First Prize - A visit to the National Botanical Gardens and a growing sun-bubble for the school
St. Oliver Plunkett NS, Killina, Co. Kildare - Mr. Dominic Tyrell's 3rd-4th Class
Second Prize - A VIP trip to Country Crest and a greenhouse for the school
Gorey Central School, Co. Wexford - Ms. Lynne Copeland's 3rd Class
Third Prize - A Greenhouse for the school
St. John the Baptist BNS, Cashel, Co. Tipperary - Ms. Monica Slattery, All Classes
Best ‘As Gaeilge’ Submission - A grow light table-top garden
Gaelscoil Bhrian Bordimhe, Co. Dublin - Ms. Maire ni Fhinneadha 4th Class
Best Online Submission - A grow light table-top garden
Clarecastle NS, Co. Clare - Ms. Carmel Duff's 3rd Class
Best Home School Submission - A garden hamper
Happy In Home, Co. Donegal - Ms. Ann Marie Sillery's 2nd and 4th Class