This project is part of a national programme developed by GIY to support the Government of Ireland’s Living with COVID Resilience and Recovery Plan as the lead activation under the Healthy Eating pillar delivered in partnership with the national library network.
For the majority of people, the best way to contribute to Ireland’s response to this global public health crisis is to stay positive and stay home. People need to stay physically and mentally well and connected with their family, friends, neighbours or broader community whilst adhering to public health guidelines. Food growing offers a new challenge and a mindful dose of fresh air and optimism, with the promise of great homegrown food to look forward to. It also confronts the vulnerable feeling of not knowing where your food comes from, replacing it with a GIYer’s pride.
We ask all participants to GROW It Forward by sharing their kits as little seedlings, plants in pots or the produce at harvest time to 9 other people so that we can achieve our goal of impacting as many people as possible with food growing.
All of the seed kits that Meath libraries have for distribution have now been booked and registration is closed.
Registration is also closed on the Grow It Yourself Website due to huge demand.
Keep a look out for the competitions and prizes of garden goodies between now and end of June both on the website and on our social media platforms.
Grow It Forward eLibrary
We also have a Grow It Forward eLibrary with books and magazines that will help hone your gardening skills and provide you with some recipes for cooking the ingredients that you will produce.