Now this looks like an interesting project – Incredible Edibles.
Agri Aware are behind it, it’s in its 13th year and the project is targeting primary school children driven by the interest in growing fruit and vegetables at home over the Covid-19 restrictions.
With further food education long sought after in Ireland for young school-goers, it seems a grand time to get children up to speed on sowing, growing and cooking Irish fruit and vegetables from their own school garden.
Given there’s the encouragement (and it’s allowed) to have school-going children outdoors in their pods, it’s a great excuse to do some outside teaching. There’s curriculum-linked interactive educational resources for the project, kicking off in January and running until 2021.
It also highlights the important role that fresh, Irish produce plays in a healthy balanced diet and the importance of consuming at least five to seven portions of fruit and vegetables each day.
Incredible Edibles: The official word
Per Agri Aware,
“Despite school closures in March 2020, over 1,000 schools and 25,000 students successfully took part in last year’s project. Teachers showed great commitment to the project by sending their students videos of their school vegetable and herb plants progress, as well as students cooking and eating their 7-a-day from home.”
“Incredible Edibles focuses on gardening for mental and physical wellbeing, the importance of reducing food waste and supporting local, Irish food producers, all while being fully linked to the curriculum and not forgetting children have lots of fun exploring the ‘outdoor classroom’”, adds Agri Aware chairperson, Alan Jagoe.
Register your class or school
Classes can be registered to the 2021 Incredible Edibles programme here. Growing packs are limited.