What is it? FREE seeds, FREE seedlings, FREE plants. Vegetables, seeds and plants looking for a new home.

The Details:

Grow It Forward is a national programme to help half a million people #KeepWell by growing their own food. In partnership with Healthy Ireland and Libraries Ireland through the Government of Ireland’s Keep Well initiative, 50,000 seed packs were given away. The aim is to support half a million people across Ireland to enjoy the wide range of benefits that come from growing food at home https://giy.ie/campaigns/grow-it-forward/

An invitation will go out to invite people locally who are interested, to come and take seeds / plants away for free. No strings attached,  only soil. An opportunity to share some kindness in 2021.  

A big thanks to Mrs M. Costello from Belcarra and Mayo library who hooked us up with our seeds. It is fitting to say at this point, if, you are not a member of the library, it is worth it. A wealth of information and resources, available for everybody e.g. e-books, audiobooks, magazines, books, maps, courses for learning new languages, musical instruments, children books (to name a few), AND, some great gardening books.


March 2021

I received my seeds and sowed the seeds into trays. I have been looking after them for their prospective new homes and families. A big thank you to Belcarra tidy towns who have also kindly sponsored 2 new raised beds in Belcarra Park for Belcarra community use/Community Garden projects. 

This will give us an opportunity to sow some of the picky veg that don’t like to be moved too much (e.g. Carrots / root vegetables). An exciting project and opportunity to give back. 

Watch this space for the date, the giving away will happen sometime in June.

Any questions or if you would like to get involved in anyway give me a call (087-7954223 Nadine).                           

*this project will be in accordance with the current HSE COVID regulations (Please respect each other, mask up, step back and receive your free gift!)

* 1 plant per family* time slots may be organized over the day depending on interest

* date to be confirmed and shared the day before