To celebrate the first ever national Get Ireland Growing Day on June 19th, we have partnered with various independent coffee shops across Ireland to distribute free seeds and compostable coffee cups so people can start growing their own food at home.
People can collect their free seeds from partner coffee vendors on 19th June and take part in national growing challenges on the GIY app. There are 12 simple challenges to help people connect with nature through food growing with spot prizes and a grand prize of €1,000 to be won.
Challenges range from simply sowing a seed to filling a takeaway coffee cup with soil to turn into a pot to making bug hotels that support biodiversity! Instructions are provided on the app to make it easy for people of all ages and experience levels to get their hands dirty and spend quality time outdoors over the summer solstice weekend.
Independent coffee shops around Ireland giving away seeds on Get Ireland Growing Day include:
Bua - Glasnevin
Happy Out - Bull Island & Donnybrook
Container Coffee - Thomas Street
The Foxy Bean - Tullamore
Hatch 23 - Mullingar
Grow HQ - Dunmore Road
Guji Coffee Bar - Nenagh
Harper's Milk Market - Cornmarket Row
Pirates of the Coffeebean - Narin Beach
Naomi's Café - Thurles
Old Barracks Coffee Roastery - Birdhill