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Ready, Steady, sow and grow

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 28/03/2013. Tags: Primary School News

text re imageThe innocent and GIY ‘sow & grow’ campaign is back to get little ones around the country sowing and growing in classrooms and youth groups.  The sow & grow project aims to get over 25,000 children growing this spring through a fun, free, learning experience that will show them just how easy it is to grow their own greens and eat their crop.

From Tuesday the 19th of March, teachers and youth-group leaders alike can apply for one of 850 free sow & grow packs on Each pack includes 30 growing pots, seeds, soil, lesson plans and growing guides and is sure to keep a group of young growers busy while educating them on the benefits of planting seeds which they will see grow and turn into a delicious, edible plant. 
What’s in the ‘sow & grow’ packs?
·  30 sow & grow pots, one for each class or group member
·  Three large packets of seeds: basil, cress & peas
·  A growing guide for each plant
·  One bag of compost
·  A lesson plan to help teachers

The registered schools can then write about or upload photos with their growing progress and for every school that does, they will receive a sow & grow certificate as well the chance to win one of three blooming amazing prizes.
·  1st prize: A trip  to Bloom Festival and Dublin Zoo, €500 of gardening equipment, one year mentorship from a GIY gardener and a meet and greet at Bloom with Donal Skehan
·  2nd prize: €400 of gardening equipment and a visit from a GIY member
·  3rd prize: €300 of gardening equipment and a visit from a GIY member
Visit to register for a innocent & GIY ‘sow & grow’ pack that will keep children informed and amused on all things healthy and natural.


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