Green shoots galore at market!

Kirsty Pinkerton, Lurgan Market Manager and David Phillips, Recycling Inspector give Mrs Liz Adair details on recycling and composting.
Kirsty Pinkerton, Lurgan Market Manager and David Phillips, Recycling Inspector give Mrs Liz Adair details on recycling and composting.

Lurgan Market was a hive of activity last week with green fingered shoppers descending on the town centre for gardening and composting hints and tips – plus a few freebies!

Organised by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, as part of the Northern Ireland Year of Food & Drink 2016, the event celebrated the theme “We Grow”.

Stephen McIlroy of The Worm Works shows Ben McCann and Shea Matthews from St Teresa's Primary School Eco Council how the worms are bred at the composting awareness day at Lurgan Market.

Stephen McIlroy of The Worm Works shows Ben McCann and Shea Matthews from St Teresa's Primary School Eco Council how the worms are bred at the composting awareness day at Lurgan Market.

Council’s Recycle Team and a number of local schools rolled their sleeves up, put their gloves on and had great enjoyment in potting up and planting their own seeds.

The worms in the wormery proved to be the highlight of the day for all age groups, with the worms amazing ability to climb through the worm tower trays to reach their food at the top!

Nobody left the market empty handed - everyone savoured the tasty delicious free apples and oranges from Lurgan’s very own High Street Harvest fruit shop.

Everybody also had the opportunity to enter the Free Raffle with a chance to win ‘High Street Harvest’s’ fresh fruit hamper.

Gemma Richardson, Environmental Education Officer with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council helps St Teresa's Primary School Eco Council members, Bevhinn O'Kane, Jack Hatton and Sophie Rose Henderson to plant seeds in pots made from newspaper and compost made from the waste collected in household brown bins.

Gemma Richardson, Environmental Education Officer with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council helps St Teresa's Primary School Eco Council members, Bevhinn O'Kane, Jack Hatton and Sophie Rose Henderson to plant seeds in pots made from newspaper and compost made from the waste collected in household brown bins.

A great day out!