Successful Projects in Offaly awarded funding from Energia Get Ireland Growing

The Get Ireland Growing Fund run by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia have announced the winners of the grants from a fund of €70,000 for 2017. Grants will be awarded to the successful food growing projects planned by community groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations all across the country.   The teams behind […]

New Cottage Market for Offaly

20 Cottage Markets are set to open in towns across the country this year as a result of the ‘Cottage Market’ initiative unveiled by GIY and supported by Ulster Bank and The Ireland Funds.   Last month community groups from across the country were invited to apply to the initiative for funding in order to […]

Secondary Schools Invited To Take Part In Competition To Find Ireland’s Next Young Food Entrepreneur

Cully of the Cully & Sully food business returned to his old secondary school in Waterford accompanied by GIY (Grow It Yourself) this week. During the visit Cully shared with the students the success story behind one of Ireland’s biggest food businesses and launched an inaugural competition titled ‘Give Peas a Chance’. This initiative aims […]

Offaly Schools can now apply for free GIY and innocent drinks Sow & Grow packs

GIY and innocent drinks team up to launch the sixth annual Sow & Grow initiative, a project that will enable 45,000 primary school children across the country to learn how to grow their own food this spring.   Primary schools across Ireland can now apply for a free Sow & Grow pack to be delivered […]

Wellness Coach Alison Canavan Wants To Get Tipperary Growing

Wellness Coach Alison Canavan is calling on people across to the country to get growing their own food in 2017. Alison has teamed up with GIY and Energia for the ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ initiative which offers community and voluntary organisations the opportunity to apply to the €70,000 pool of funding which will enable groups […]

100 Orchards To Be Planted To Mark Ireland’s Centenary Celebrations

GIY have teamed up with SAP Landscapes to donate fruit trees which will see 100 orchards simultaneously planted across the country on November 26th to mark Ireland’s Centenary celebrations.   Schools, community groups and workplaces from across the country are now invited to apply for an ‘Orchard in an Hour’ pack. The free pack from […]

Last Chance For Offaly’s Businesses To ‘Give Peas A Chance’

The Countdown is on for businesses to sign up to the GIY and Cully & Sully ‘al desko’ growing food at work initiative.   The food-growing challenge, dubbed “Give Peas a Chance’ enables businesses to not only grow food at work in teams but it enables them to enter a competition to win vouchers to […]

Bord Bia and GIY team up to find Offaly’s biggest Spudlover

Bord Bia and GIY have launched a competition to dig up Offaly’s biggest Spudlover and crown Ireland’s Top Tuber.   GIYers and budding Spud growers are now invited to sow their potatoes and join in ‘SpudLove 2016’, an initiative which is encouraging Irish communities to fall in love with the spud all over again by […]

Primary School Pupils Put On Their ‘Veg-heads’ For Sow & Grow

GIY & innocent Drinks have launched the fifth annual ‘Sow & Grow’ project, which aims to get primary school children to get their hands dirty while sowing and growing their own vegetables. This year’s ‘Sow & Grow’ Ambassador and RTE’s ‘Operation Transformation’ nutritionist, Aoife Hearne was on hand to launch the project with pupils of Our […]

GIY launch ‘al desko’ Food Growing Challenge #givepeasachance

Norah Casey was on hand to join GIY (Grow It Yourself) and Cully & Sully in throwing down the gauntlet for Irish businesses to sign up to the ‘al desko Food Growing Challenge’ with the top budding growers walking away with a prize bag worth €5000. The initiative, dubbed ‘Give Peas A Chance’, aims to get […]