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Grow it forward

How to Grow It Forward
  • 1.Contact your local library
  • 2. Receive your growing pack of vegetable seeds
  • 3. Get growing and share with family and friends

Phone - 056 7794160 or your local library branch to request your seed kit and get ready to start growing your own food.


The Grow It Forward campaign is a collaborative programme between the Irish Public Library Service and the Grow It Yourself organisation that supports people to live healthier and more sustainable lives by growing some of their own food.

This project is part of a national programme developed by GIY to support the Government of Ireland’s Living with COVID Resilience and Recovery Plan as the lead activation under the Healthy Eating pillar delivered in partnership with the national library network. ​

Through this partnership we will be distributing starter growing kits for people to grow at home. Each kit will contain five packets of seeds: tomatoes, carrots, mixed oriental greens, peas and beetroot. They will also contain 10 gift tags and a GROW It Forward planting information sheet.  

We ask all participants to GROW It Forward by sharing their kits as little seedlings, plants in pots or the produce at harvest time to 10 other people so that we can achieve our goal of impacting as many people as possible with food growing. 

Please contact your local library branch to get your growing kit. 

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