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.
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
The unique Living Heritage Project involving the famous Lumper potatoes is coming on well throughout the town.
this project saw 12 different schools plant raised beds in their school grounds with Lumper Potatoes supplied by Glens of Antrim Potatoes, the raised beds were constructed with help from
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Here's a few updated pics from some schools showing the progress of their tatties... Chef Emmett McCourt will be champing at the bit to get his hands on these!!
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