Aoife Carrigy of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild presents a IFWG Community Food Award to Hans and Gaby Wieland of the Organic Centre.
The Organic Centre in Rossinver, Co. Leitrim has been recognised as a leading light in the 2016 Irish Food Writers’ Guild Community Food Awards this week.
The Irish Food Writers’ Guild (IFWG) Community Food Awards recognise and celebrate the contributions made by organisations, enterprises and individuals to furthering social responsibility and reward stellar community efforts in the food arena.
This is the second year of these annual awards and The Organic Centre was awarded for being a pioneer in providing training and education, information and demonstrations of organic gardening, growing and sustainable living since 1995.
The judges were particularly impressed with the pioneering work of the Organic Centre and the way in which it brings people together from both sides of the border to learn and garden together.
The Organic Centre was established in 1995 as a non profit-making company with charitable status. The centre is located on a 19-acre site in Rossinver, and operates from an award-winning, ecologically designed building with a grass roof. The aim of the centre is to provide training and education, information and demonstrations of organic gardening, growing and sustainable living.
Developments at the Organic Centre include two demonstration gardens, nine polytunnels of protected cropping, a wetland sewage disposal system, compost display and an orchard with 50 varieties of apple.
The Centre’s projects help anyone who wants to become involved to live better through sustainable gardening and good food. www.theorganiccentre.ie