Community Gardens from Ballycumber attract thousands of visitors at the Ploughing
ALDI teamed up with Foróige, the National Youth Development Organisation, for the second year running to showcase the budding talent of junior gardeners at the National Ploughing Championships.
Young people and volunteers from Ballycumber Foróige Club worked hard throughout the summer creating gardens to wow the National Ploughing Championship audience.
Offaly’s Community Garden portrayed the beauty of the bog incorporating a railway motif.
ALDI sponsored the plants and materials for the young people and provided them with a unique opportunity to learn about gardening processes by being mentored by landscape experts and Aldi plant supplier SAP, whilst cultivating their creativity.
Sean Campbell, CEO of Foróige said “The build up to the National Ploughing Championships has involved many dedicated hours of hard work and creative achievement for these young gardeners. Fostering the greatness of young people and providing them with innovative opportunities is exactly what Foróige is about. Without the support of Aldi this programme would not have been possible and it has been a privilege to watch the level of achievement these young people have been capable of”.
“I want to pay a special tribute to the young people and volunteers who not only worked so diligently at creating the gardens but also took great care in showing and explaining their work to the thousands of visitors to them,” Sean