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Food Education in Schools: The Organic Centre

Photo: The Organic Centre, Leitrim

Photo: The Organic Centre, Leitrim

Leitrim has become a mecca for people looking to live a more sustainable life, and The Organic Centre has played a huge part. Situated at Rossinver, Co. Leitrim, it provides information, education and training about organic growing and sustainable living. The Organic Centre also runs courses in counties Wicklow and Clare.

The centre runs a number of useful courses for parents and teachers who want to set up school gardens. The course, which costs combines practical activities and theory with lots of ideas about how to work with children and teenagers in an outdoor environment. Teachers or parents will also be presented with a garden calender and will make a short trip to a local school garden. The next course runs on August 29 and costs €90.

Meanwhile, teachers in the Sligo area can attend a course in association with the Organic Centre at the Sligo Education Centre in Ballinanode. For more information call 0719854338.

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