For parents who want their children to experience an alternative summer camp where children learn the benefits of harvesting their own produce in the fresh air while gaining life long skills and having fun mingling with other children — a novel course run by John Moran at the Castlebar allotments is the one you need to book.
According to John Moran, children from ages nine upwards through two hour weekly group sessions, with eight to 12 children in a group, will learn how to grow their own vegetable produce — from the initial setting out of a patch, rotating of the patch, and caring for their produce — all of which encourages children to develop a healthy lifestyle.
Not alone will the camp take place over the summer months but it will stretch as far as Halloween, and indoor and outdoor activities will take place. A fun barbecue will also be hosted for participants before they go back to school and at the end of the course at Halloween. To find out costs and more information contact John Moran on 087 938 8488.