As part of their Level 5 Major Award in Horticulture, the National Learning Network Horticulture crew from Colgan Hall undertook a renovation job on this mature apple tree in Buncrana...and were rewarded by the home owner with some buns :-)
Recently the students undertaking a Fetac 5 Major award in Horticulture through the Education Training Board in Gweedore led the way at a intergenerational tree planting event in Gweedore Day Centre.
The students joined forces with the kids from the Ionad Naomh Padraig summer scheme and residents of the Gweedore Day Centre to plant a mix of ornamental trees around the grounds of the Day Centre. This tree planting marked the last day of the Ionad Naomh Padraig summer scheme, and allowed the National Learning Network Horticulture trainees to showcase their practical skills, and leave another lasting legacy of their Horticultural training with the community. My thanks to the management and staff of the Gweedore Day Centre for some wonderful hospitality, and to Mary Coyle and staff in Ionad Naomh Padraig for joining forces with us on this event.
A super turnout at the Ionad Niamh Padraig centre in Dobhair at the press launch of our Team Challenge garden for Garden Show Ireland. As a centre we're entering a Team Challenge garden, the theme for this year is 'Kitchen Garden' and the kids from Scoil Padraig came up their own theme for our garden 'New v Old'. This project will see Scoil Padraig, Ionad Niamh Padraig Youth Club, Ionad Niamh Padraig Community Garden, Irish Wheelchair Association and the Solas Level 5 Horticulture crew coming together to create this unique community project. Also included in the picture are representatives from Solas Gweedore and National Learning Network, Letterkenny - who are delivering the Level 5 Horticulture Programme for Solus.
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