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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