Community garden initiative gets of the ground

By Amy Lewis

Published 21/05/2016 | 00:00

Cliona Connolly, Wexford County Council, Elizabeth Hore, Wexford County Council, Karen O' Donoghue, GIY, Madeleine Quirke, Wexford Chamber and Ronan Douglas, GIY.
Cliona Connolly, Wexford County Council, Elizabeth Hore, Wexford County Council, Karen O' Donoghue, GIY, Madeleine Quirke, Wexford Chamber and Ronan Douglas, GIY.

Community garden initiative Grow It Yourself was recently launched in Wexford and it is hoped that it will grow and flourish in the coming months.

International not-for-profit organisation Grow It Yourself (GIY) recently launched the food growing initiative in partnership with Wexford County Council. In the coming months, they hope to bring community groups together to create community food gardens at the Wexford Chamber site at Hill Street, Grantstown and Enniscorthy. GIY will work alongside these groups and give them the advice needed to establish a thriving community food garden.

Speaking following the programme launch at the offices of Wexford Chamber, Ronan Douglas from GIY said: 'GIY are delighted to partner with Wexford County Council on this new exciting project. We look forward to working with all stakeholders in making this a successful cross-community collaboration effort.'

Director of Services John Carley said that Wexford County Council are 'delighted' to fund the initiative.

'It will introduce people to the joys of locally grown food.'

Founded and based in Waterford, GIY aim to create a healthier, more connected and more sustainable world where people grow their own food. Over 150,000 people and 5,500 community food groups and projects are already involved in the movement across Ireland and the UK.

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