Agri Aware have joined forces with UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science for this year’s Ploughing Championships and together they are serving up a veritable feast for the senses over the 3 day event! There will be a packed “Shed-ule” of activities for visitors to enjoy including a selfie booth, milk races, cookery demos, experiments, panel discussions and much more. Special guests at the Big Red Shed include comedy duo the 2 Johnnies, celebrity Chef Edward Hayden and many more! Agri Aware’s presence at the Ploughing Championships is part of their yearlong CAP communication campaign “Many hats, one CAP” to help educate people young and old from the city and the country about the benefits of CAP policy through innovative communication tools and to celebrate they’ll be giving out Agri Aware bobble hats to thousands of lucky ploughing attendees! You can visit the big red shed located at Block 3, Row 12, stand no. 266
Pictured are the 2 Johnnies and Agri Aware Executive Director, Deirdre O’Shea at Agri Aware’s Big Red Shed at Electric Picnic, the shed is back for it’s second year at the National Ploughing Championships from 18th-20th September with a packed “shed-ule”! You can visit the exhibit at Block 3, Row 12, stand no. 266
Almost 1,300 schools across Ireland participated in the 2018 Incredible Edibles programme. The winners received a visit from Agri Aware’s Mobile Farm, as well as appearances from famous Irish dietitian Aoife Hearne of Operation Transformation, and several industry figures.
“Putting fresh produce, be it fruits, vegetables, healthy carbohydrates such as potatoes and herbs at the centre of your diet is the key to optimum health and well-being. We are now recommended to eat 5-to-7 portions of fruit and vegetables every day, however the national average consumption remains half of that (3.5). Therefore, reconnecting children with where their food comes from has never been more important. Research tells us that school gardening programmes greatly influence healthy food choices amongst children and results in a greater understanding of healthy eating. It is therefore great to see growing programmes like Incredible Edibles, encouraging children of all ages to get busy in the garden and grow a colourful array of fresh produce in an effort to achieve this 7-a-day target.”
Aoife Hearne, Dietitian
Wednesday’s ceremony marked the end of a successful 2018 programme. Agri Aware will prepare to launch the 2019 Incredible Edibles project in the upcoming weeks. For more information and to register, please visit our Incredible Edibles website www.incredibleedibles.ie.