Help Ireland to grow with one of these boxes

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    Bestselling cookbook author Susan Jane White and her sons Benjamin and Marty launch the Energia Get Ireland Growing initiative. Photo by Leon Farrell.

    Still struggling to keep yourself busy while we’re in lockdown? Well, put your green fingers to the test and try growing some of your own food!

    Get Ireland Growing Energia has partnered with the not-for-profit social enterprise GIY and want to encourage people to help power a more sustainable future. They’re giving away 1,000 large GROWBoxes to help get you started!

    Each GROWBox includes herb and vegetables seeds (5 x packs: beetroot, carrot, peas, mixed oriental greens and basil), compost, fibre seed trays, rice husk pots, Get Ireland Growing tips and recipe cards, as well as one hessian bag of Irish Wildflower Beebombs (15 per bag) which help re-create bee habitats and are vital to help the threatened species survive. Whether you’re living in an apartment or have your own garden, the GROWBoxes are designed for all living situations.

    “The GROWBox gives you everything you need to start growing your own vegetables at home,” said Ama O’Shaughnessy, marketing acquisition & sponsorships manager at Energia. “Given our current difficult circumstances, it’s also an easy and fun activity to promote mental and physical well-being — even if you don’t naturally have green fingers.

    “We’re all here to learn and grow together and if we can encourage Irish people to start sowing and growing, that’s another step in the right direction for a more sustainable future for all of us.”

    So how can you get your hands on one of these boxes? Just go to the Get Ireland Growing website, fill out a simple registration form and you’ll be entered into the draw for one of the 1,000 FREE GROWBoxes.