Interested in Growing Your Own Food?

First 2012 Meeting of GIY Tipperary Town

First 2012 Meeting of GIY Tipperary Town

Grow it Yourself (GIY) with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food is meeting on Tuesday, March 27th, in the Knockanrawley Resource Centre, Knockanrawley, Tipperary town. The meeting will be on at 7.30pm with new growers and old hands all welcome.

Grow it Yourself (GIY) groups meet monthly to share their experiences in Gardening and beyond. This is a great chance to gardeners in your area, share your successes and misfortunes in your garden and learn more from other gardeners and our expert speakers.

GIY Ireland is a not-for-profit that aims to make home-grown food the norm (again) by inspiring people to grow their own food and providing them with the practical skills they need to do so succcessfully. The organisation gets GIYers together (in the community and online) on a regular basis to talk, learn from each other and exchange tips, produce and advice. GIY activities include monthly meetings, talks and demos, garden visits, seed and seedling swaps, produce bartering, mentor panels and growers’ meitheals.

GIY Ireland aims to establish a GIY group in every community in Ireland. There are currently nearly 100 GIY groups and about 12,000 GIYers involved between these groups and our online social network. Meetings are free and open to people who are growing at all levels - from those who grow a few herbs i in a window box to those who are completely self-sufficient, from absolute beginners to old hands. The organisation was founded by journalist and author Michael Kelly and patrons are Diarmuid Gavin, Darina Allen, Duncan Stewart, Klaus Laitenberger, Clodagh McKenna and Joy Larkcom. GIY is proudly supported by Woodies DIY and Garden Centres, AIB, Bord Bia, The Arthur Guiness Fund and Ashoka.

Your local GIY group needs a mix of interests, abilities and experience to make this a success - so don’t be shy. Come along and bring any family, friends or neighbours who might be interested too. The Tipperary Town GIY group will be meeting every last Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Knockanrawley Resource Centre, Tipperary town. For more information contact Sheila at tipptowngiy@gmail.com or 086 3437294 or visit www.giyireland.com