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Watch some of last year's highlights
On March 21st some of the deserving awardees were able to join us in GROW HQ in Waterford to celebrate. We heard first hand what food growing means to communities, from tidy towns, to schools, to cancer support centres to rehabilitation centres. We listened to each of their stories, some brought a smile, some laughter and some tears, but all were profoundly moving.
Kilteevan National School, Roscommon
Kilteevan National School developed an outdoor classroom which is centred around biodiversity. They planted trees, shrubs, flowers, plants, herbs & fruit trees.
St. Brogan's Secondary School Garden, Cork
St Brogan's finished work in their greenhouse & began clearing & furrowing other areas of the school where they can were able to plant fruit trees & berry bushes.
Ballymun Adult Read and Write Scheme, Dublin
The funding allowerd the Ballymun Adult Read and Write Scheme to purchase plants & materials that allowed for a broader learning experience for the students studying QQI L2 Life Science.
Our Lady's N.S. School Garden, Tipperary
The garden areas have been transformed from a neglected & rarely used area to one that is colourful & full of fun!
The Recovery Garden, Kilkenny
The funding has enabled The Recovery Garden to construct raised beds in which to grow fruit & vegetables & they are currently constructing an outdoor cooking area.
Gardening in Mind, Mullingar
Gardening in Mind built 8 raised beds for sowing, growing & harvesting fruit & vegetables.
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Energia Get Ireland Growing applications have closed for 2018. Good luck to all the applicants!