Sow and Grow
The national Sow and Grow Campaign for primary school children was launched at Our Lady of Good Counsel National School, Mourne Road, Drimnagh, Dublin on March 1st. The is to introduce primary school children to growing their own food and learning more about where food comes from.
GIY – Grow It Yourself teamed up with Innocent to distribute 30,000 seed packs and growing instructions to 30,000 primary school children nationwide.
Schools can register at www.sowandgrow.innocentdrinks.ie. They can also keep a growing blog online and the ‘Best’ Sow and Grow school will win a trip to Bloom for their class, a trip to Dublin Zoo and €500 worth of gardening equipment for the school; the winning school will be presented with their prizes at Bloom hopefully by the President!
Miriam Gormally met Tim Casey, country manager with Innocent, Michael Kelly founder of Grow it Yourself and Zoey Quinn, the teacher in the school who was involved with doing the project and her class were previous winners of the competition. She stared by talking with Tim Casey about the campaign.