Aldi teamed up with Foróige, the National Youth Development Organisation, for the second year running to showcase the budding talent of junior bakers and gardeners at the National Ploughing Championships.
Sean Campbell, CEO of Foróige said “Fostering the greatness of young people and providing them with innovative opportunities is exactly what Foróige is about. Without the support of Aldi this programme would not have been possible and it has been a privilege to watch the level of achievement these young people have been capable of, in both the gardening and baking”.
Forty members of youth groups in Offaly and Donegal worked throughout the summer creating gardens to wow the National Ploughing Championship audience. Donegal’s Community Garden is fairy themed while Offaly’s Community Garden was inspired in the beauty of the bog. Aldi have sponsored the plants and materials for both gardens as well as a training opportunity with a gardening expert.
National Junior Baking Competition
Eight hopeful bakers will compete in two semi-final heats on 20th and 21st September on site, prior to the competition culminating in the 2016 National Junior Baking Finals sponsored by Aldi Ireland in association with Foróige and the National Ploughing Association. The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Muffins of the Moment’ and the judges are anticipating some amazing creations from the eight finalists.