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‘Social farming can make a lasting difference for young people.’

Leaving Cert Applied students in CCS have revelled in the chance to take part in social farming. Elaine Meehan, LCA Coordinator recalled her original motivation in supporting her students to take part in social farming. “A lot comes back to the idea of active citizenship. I wanted them to know how a farm works, that it’s hard work. You can sit and have your cup of coffee and chat but you can also get to see new life, get mud on your hands, get dirty; the fundamentals of life.” Since late 2018, 29 students have had the chance to spend time social farming on William McLaughlin’s dairy farm.


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