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Eco Tour of Ireland Day 3 Part Two

Rathbeggan Allotments

Oh yes there is a part two of Day 3 of my Eco Tour!
I simply couldn’t leave out my good friend Dave Robinson who kindly lent me their self catering apartment at Rathbeggan lakes for the night!
When I last visited Rathbeggan they had just begun their allotments – they have since won numerous awards for them so I thought I’d share some pictures with you of the fabulously unique ‘marks’ that the allotment owners put on their patches!
I can only imagine what fun the Christmas get-together must be!
I think I saw about 4 lots available to rent so if interested get in touch with Dave on 01 8240197 or email: but you’d best be quick…
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GIY Grow HQ Waterford Ireland

As a lover of self sufficiency I love this project!

GROW HQ – An urban food centre where people come to grow, cook and eat home-grown food.

GROW HQ is a grow/cook training centre, home-grown food cafe & shop, and urban food garden. The project is being created by GIY, an emerging global movement which started in Ireland, of up to 50,000 people who grow their own food.
GROW HQ is a partnership between GIY and Waterford City Council who are giving a high-profile city site to GIY on which they will develop a GIY centre and 3 acre urban food garden.

The Green Roof at GROW HQ

The green roof at GROW HQ is a living, breathing feature that will be seen by visitors to the centre for generations to come.

Designed by our architects, Solearth Ecological Architecture, the roof will be in two main parts – a sloped roof with sedum planting, and an accessible flat roof with an edible wild meadow. By sponsoring a Living Sod of GROW HQ, you will inspiring us and others with a deeper understanding of food and support people need to grow their own.
To show our thanks for your support, we’ve put together a very special package of benefits for our Living Sod sponsors:
Numbered GROW HQ Living Sod Certificate.
10% Discount on GROW HQ courses and events for 2 years.
Free Quarterly GROW HQ Newsletter.
Copy of GROW, the GIY magazine.

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