The After Schools Gardening Club from St Patricks Primary School with some of their Lumper potatoes harvested as part of our Living Heritage Project
Some pictures from the amazing day that the schools had with chef Emmett McCourt from the Irish Food Heritage Project, celebrating their Lumper potato harvest in the Living Heritage project
Pictures courtesy Stephen Latimer Photography
The kids had a great time learning about the historical context of the Lumper potato from chef Emmett, and really enjoyed assisting with the cooking...and loved the eating!!
The cooking was the penultimate part of the Living Heritage Project which saw 12 schools from across Derry-Londonderry build specific raised beds to which grow the heritage Lumper potatoes in. The kids from all the participating schools then planted, cared for and harvested their potatoes. Bringing them along with them to the various cookery events which ran in 4 different locations within the participating schools.
Here you can see items on the various schools planting their Lumper potatoes:
Long Tower Primary, Lisnagelvin Primary, Oakgrove Primary, St Annes Primary and Ebrington primary plant their Lumper Potatoes
St Patricks Primary plant their Lumper Potatoes with Chef Emmett
Groarty primary School plant their Lumper Potatoes
St Eithness Primary School plant their Lumper Potatoes
Greenhaw Primary, St Therese Primary and St Pauls Primary plant their Lumper Potatoes
The Kids looked after their Lumper Potatoes from the Easter planting till they started to harvest them.
Here you'll see the Lumper Potatoes coming on well across Derry- Londonderry
and of course the kids loved the Harvesting, they loved digging up the Lumper potatoes:
Fountain primary, Greenhaw Primary, Long Tower Primary, Oakgrove Primary, and St Annes Harvesting their Lumpers
St Therese and St Pauls Harvest their Lumper Potatoes
Groarty Primary harvest their Lumper Potatoes
St Patricks Primary School harvest their Lumper Potatoes
This turned out to be a wonderful project which allowed school children from all areas of Derry-Londonderry to come together and explore some shared history, my thanks to Glens of Antrim Potatoes and the Irish Food Heritage Project and the pupils and teachers from the participating schools who made it all possible.
Its been all-go this week with the harvestign of the Lumper potatoes as part of the Living Heritage Project.
Various schools have been out digging up their spuds, some have had great success, some not so great, but the kids are loving the unusual shapes and sizes of these heritage potatoes.
The Lumper potatoes are true to their name...lumpy!
the kids certainly enjoyed harvesting the Lumper heritage potatoes, see more harvesting in schools here, almost as much as they enjoyed planting them!
See harvesting pics from St Therese Primary School and St Pauls Primary Schools here
Exciting times in schools gardens throughout Derry-Londonderry this week as the first harvests of Lumper potatoes started as part of the Living Heritage Project which was launched in April with Chef Emmett McCourt of Irish Food Heritage Project and Glens of Antrim Potatoes
This project saw 12 schools throughout the Maiden City grow a bed of these heritage potatoes, this will be followed with some heritage cookery from Chef Emmett.
The kids so far have been amazed at the shape of the Lumper potatoes....they just can't get over how crazy they look...and I know the're lookign forward to the cooking part of the project with chef Emmett. We have more harvesting take place throughout the city over the next week so lots of pics will be added as we go.
For more on the planting of the Lumper Potatoes throughout the city see here
As part of the Living Heritage Project I was in St Eithnes Primary School planting their raised bed.
This project sees 12 schools across Derry-Londonderry growing the Lumper potato, these kids will then harvest and do some heritage cooking with Chef Emmett McCourt.
See here for more tales of Lumper planting across the city
An amazing week of weather in the UK City of Culture has seen us out gardening in force! Around many of the schools we've been planting the famous Lumper potato, as part of our Liiving Heritage Project with Glens of Antrim Potatoes, this project see kids from 12 schools throughout the city grow the Lumper and then come together to do so some heritage cooking with chef Emmett McCourt
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