Our Trip to Monaghan Mushrooms
As part of the 'Incredible Edibles' initiative, 3rd and 4th class were encouraged to visit a local farmer/grower to explore the stages of growing fruit and vegetables. Mary Kelly put us in touch with Michael in Monaghan Mushrooms and we were very lucky to be invited to tour the facility. The boys and girls (and staff) had a wonderful morning visiting Monaghan Mushrooms and they learned so much about the stages involved in growing mushrooms, when mushrooms are ready to be picked and how they need to be cared for during the growing phase. They also had the pleasure (once we controlled our sense of smell!) of observing the stages involved in making the high-quality compost which can be used for growing mushrooms. Michael, Derek (our tour guide) and some of the ladies who work in the factory answered ALL the childrens' questions and shared so much information with us all. It was a fantastic trip and definitely a great way to learn about how to grow and care for vegetables. Many thanks to the team in Monaghan Mushrooms for taking great care of us and for giving the children (and staff) treats and punnets of mushrooms to bring home. A great day all round! Take a look at our pictures to see how we got on. You might not recognise our students in their new school uniforms :-)
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