Kids (and parents), let me tell you about something really great that you can do this Spring. The innocent and GIY "Sow and Grow" campaign is back again to get you all sowing and growing around the country in classrooms and youth groups. The project aims to get over 25,000 children sowing and growing through a free and fun learning experience what will show them just how easy it is to grow their own greens and eat them.
Right now, your teachers and youth group leaders can apply for one of 850 free sow & grow packs HERE. Each pack includes 30 growing pots, seeds, soil, lesson plans and growing guides which will keep you all busy and learning about the benefits of planting seeds which will grow and turn into a delicious edible plant.
So, what's in these packs?
- 30 sow & grow pots, one for everybody in the group
- 3 large packets of seeds - Basil, Cress and Peas
- A growing guide for each plant
- 1 bag of Compost
- A lesson plan to help teachers to show you what to do
Your class or group can then write about and uploads photos with your progress and you will then receive a sow & grow certificate, as well as the chance to win one of these three fantabulous prizes
First Prize : A trip to Bloom and Dublin Zoo, €500 of gardening equipment, a 1 year mentorship from a GIY gardener and a special chance to meet Donal Skehan at Bloom
Second Prize : €400 of gardening equipment and a visit from a GIY member
Third Prize : €300 of gardening equipment and a visit from a GIY member
Want to know more? Why not watch the video...