Mayor of Drogheda, Cllr. Frank Godfrey with the winners of the Drogheda Grows poster competition, Nicole McLaughlin and Gemma Ana Stinka from St. Oliver’s Community College.
The Local Education Committee launched a new project called Drogheda Grows on Thursday last, 22nd of November in The Barbican Centre.
The overall aim of this project is to instil awareness, season by season, of all the wonderful herbs, vegetables and fruits which can be easily grown in our community and schools. It is hoped that all the schools in Drogheda, outside agencies, and community groups will get on board with this project.
The proceedings were introduced by the Mayor of Drogheda, Cllr. Frank Godfrey. Brendan Guinan, Inseason Farm, spoke about how easy it is to grow vegetables and the health benefits of eating vegetables which are in season.
The second speaker was Eileen Burke of Get Real Nutrition who spoke of the benefits and nutritional value of eating well for our skin, concentration and health.
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The results of the Drogheda Grows poster competition were announced at the launch. The Mayor presented prizes to Nicole McLaughlin and Gemma Ana Stinka from St. Oliver’s Community College. These posters will be displayed around Drogheda to create awareness of growing produce for healthy eating.
Drogheda Grows is being driven by the following schools in the community: St. Joseph’s CBS, Presentation Girls’ School, St. Brigid’s & St. Patrick’s School, Marymount National School, St. John’s National School, St. Paul’s National School and St. Oliver’s Secondary School.
If there are any community agencies or individuals interested in getting involved in this exciting new initiative in Drogheda please contact Annette Horan in St. Joseph’s CBS: 087 1838 649.