The 8 primary school MIY GIY Mobile Garden competition participants displayed their gardens at the the official opening of the West Waterford festival of food, hosted by Waterford County Council in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan in April 2013.
The competition was sponsored by Waterford County Council through the Be Green Environment Protection Agency (EPA) programme.
The mobile gardens were constructed from recycling material by pupils in the primary schools under the direction of teachers, school caretakers and parents.
Advice on seeds, plants and soil types was given by Gambia’s Horticulturalist Alan Hartley and GIY (Grow It Yourself) advisor Alexis Guilbride. The competition was judged by Paul Vart Chair of the Dungarvan GIY and Karen and Andrew Green Environmentalists.
See below list of schools:
|Villierstown National School||First place|
|St Declan’s Ardmore National School||Joint second place|
|Fenor National School||Joint second place|
|Kilbrien N.S.||Joint second place|
|Scoil Naomh Gobnait N.S. Cúl Na Smear||Third place|
|Knockmahon N.S.||Runners up|
|Ballycurrane N.S.||Runners up|
|Portlaw N.S.||Runners up|
Pictures of some of the schools and attendees at the launch and prize giving (click to enlarge).
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