Students from An tIonad Glas, The Organic College in Dromcollogher won several prizes for their Organic vegetables at the local Summer Horticulture Shows. The Shows provide a great opportunity for the students to showcase the fruits of their hard work and they are delighted to gain recognition for their prize winning produce. The success is even sweeter this year considering it was a difficult year for growing from a weather perspective. The prizes include the following :
The Brother Rice Perpetual Cup – Most Points in Horticulture Section
Newcastle West Flower Show
Ned Guiry Perpetual Trophy – Most Points in Vegetable Classes
William Begley Cup – Most Points in Show
Pat Hunt Trophy – Best Potato
Michael English Perpetual Trophy – 1st Prize Tray of Vegetables
The Cushanahouna Perpetual Cup – Annual Flowers
The Drummond Perpetual Cup – Country Garden Vegetables
Ballymackeogh Perpetual Cup – Most Points in Flower Section
The “Show” success follows on from another success at the “Body & Soul” Festival in June where 1st Year students had a Vegetable Growing display where they gave information on Organic growing and sustainable living. The display was very popular with the Festival goers.
All these events serve to showcase the work of the students at the College and greatly enhance the learning experience.
The “Prize Winning” Veg. is available from the Market Stall in Dromcollogher on Fridays.
Students pictured above John Shanahan, Maureen Enright, Bryan O’Driscoll, Joe Farrell, Mattie Roche. Missing from Photos are Kornel Rozsa and Shirley Morrow.
The College is currently taking applications for Courses starting this September. Courses include Organic Horticulture at QQI Levels 5 & 6 and Beekeeping. Further information available on www.organiccollege.com Contact the College on 063-83604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org