Meade Potato spread the love about hum­ble spud!

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

CEL­E­BRA­TIONS for Na­tional Potato Day started early this year for Meade Potato Com­pany and stu­dents from St. Oliver’s Com­mu­nity Col­lege Drogheda.

A group of 19 Agri­cul­tural Sci­ence stu­dents es­caped the class­room to visit the potato har­vest in Togher, learn more about potato pro­duc­tion and do some ‘glean­ing’ of the har­vest af­ter­wards.

Once Meade Farm Man­ager Conor O’Mal­ley ex­plained the ba­sics about potato grow­ing, the stu­dents got busy ‘glean­ing’, pick­ing up the crop left be­hind af­ter the har­vester.

The pota­toes gleaned will be sent on to FoodCloud com­mu­nity food­bank and dis­trib­uted to char­i­ties for peo­ple in need.

“The feed­back has been that this is a su­per way for stu­dents to learn about the potato and to en­joy the com­mu­nity spirit of help­ing those in need – all at once,” re­marked Jeni Meade of Meade Potato Com­pany. This rep­re­sents the end of a month of ac­tiv­i­ties by the Meade farm to cel­e­brate the potato in­clud­ing spon­sor­ship of the Clon­mel­lon Potato Fes­ti­val, tours, so­cial me­dia com­pe­ti­tions and ra­dio give­aways.

6th year Agri­cul­tural Sci­ence stu­dents from St. Oliver’s Com­mu­nity Col­lege Drogheda har­vest­ing pota­toes in Togher

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