O’HANLON herbs are herb growers based in Glenealy since 1992. This year marks another achievement they have become certified members of Origin Green, which is a Bord Bia imitative to have food companies target waste management., energy use and social sustainability. O’Hanlon Herbs social sustainability target 2017- 2022 is to engage in a practical way with the local community.
To this end a herb garden was installed in local St Josephs National school. The school children planted herbs, edible flowers and lettuces. At the recent opening day local herbalist Isobel Keeling was on hand to give practical tips on how to use herbs and there benefits to health and well being. At the end of term herbs were harvested for use at home.
O Hanlon Herbs continued investment and support in the project means the herb garden is regularly tended, replanted , and managed to look its best and inspire a young generation into the benefits of grow your use, using fresh natural flavourings and making a connection with a local producer and farmer. As a local addition to the community the venture has been nominated by the local tidy towns committee for an award.