Last Thursday, January 11th, Minister Finian McGrath TD visited the fantastic Ballinamona Social Farm to meet three members of our Waterford and South Kilkenny branch, who have just completed a 12 week Social Farming Programme; a partnership between Waterford Leader Partnership CLG and DSI Waterford.
Congratulations to branch members Fred Sullivan, Darragh Quinlan and Josh Keating for successfully completing the programme which included hands-on work, training and team-work on the farm and provided them with an opportunity to work as part of a team in their local community with farmers, gained experience in care of animals, planting vegetables, general farm work, meetings & discussions.
Well done Fred, Darragh and Josh! What a great achievement to complete the programme so successfully!
Pictured left to right are: Fred Sullivan, Gary Owens, DSI CEO, Darragh Quinlan, Aoife Gaffney (née Wemyss) DSI National Adult Employment & Projects Officer, Minister Finian McGrath, Josh Keating, Terri Quinlan (Darragh’s Mum & Committee Member of our Waterford & South Kilkenny Branch and Margurite Acheson (Josh’s Mum).