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Operation GIY Nation 2014

OOh – How exciting is this news from GIY Ireland?:
Think you wouldn’t be able to grow your own vegetables? Cast aside your doubts, stick a seed in the ground and grow with us!

Operation GIY Nation is about growing some of your own food with a bunch of people just like you – making a few mistakes, mixing up your seeds, forgetting to water on the hottest day of the summer, and still managing to land some of the freshiest, tasties food right onto your table.
This years campaign was launched by Lorraine Keane and Ian Dempsey… but why is he sitting in a car boot?

Exciting new sponsor

This year GIY have teamed up with Renault to really electrify this programme! Four pioneers will be chosen to take on the monthly challenges and to share their experiences with the rest of their followers. In addition to their growing challenges, they will also each be given the use of an electric car – the Renault Fluence – for the four months of the programme!
“Sign me up!” you say. Hold on, there’s more.
One of the pioneers will get to keep their electric car at the end of the project! Thats right, one pioneer will win an electric car from Renault!
To be in with the exciting chance to be one of the pioneers, click on the button below. There are a few conditions, but just to make sure that everyone gets the very most out of this programme. Even if you don’t want to be one of the pioneers, you can still sign up below to take part in the growing projects.

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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