GIYs Know-it-Allmanac



GIY’s Ultimate Family Guide to Growing and Cooking Food Through the Year

To celebrate the launch of the brand new book, GIY have launched a nationwide competition for all primary schools, with a chance to win their very own food growing garden for their school.

GIY is looking for Ireland’s biggest ‘Know-it-All’. All of the quiz questions are based around your knowledge of food and growing food and Primary Schools can enter round 1of the competition online from now until October 10th 2019. The finalists will be invited to the official launch of the new ‘GIY’s Know-it-Allmanac’ book at Eason’s on O’Connell Street, Dublin at 11 am on October 16th to take part in a head to head challenge. Ireland’s biggest ‘Know-it-All’ will be honoured with the title on the day and will walk away with a school garden to the value of €1,000 along with a copy of the book for the class and lots of other school goodies.

The competition is open to all primary schools in Ireland; students can enter with a team of up to 4 students, so it’s time to pick your team name and get your teacher to enter below.

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GIY’s Know-it-Allmanac

GIY’s Michael Kelly and Dig in Diner’s Muireann Ní Chíobháin join forces with award-winning illustrator Fatti Burke to bring you a riotous, fully-

illustrated kid’s almanac guide to growing and cooking food through the year.

Narrated by GIY’s mercurial Grower-in-Chief Monty Sheddington Potts, this incredibly funny, visually ground-breaking book will fire up your

child’s imagination and passion for growing and cooking food. It’s packed with veg characters, amazing monthly projects that your children can do in the garden, and seasonal recipes to bring it all to life. A perfect companion guide for parents and teachers who want to connect their children to food.

The Know-it-Allmanac is funny, colorful, tongue-in-cheek, slightly irreverent, bursting with fun characters, information, trivia and loads of food knowledge. Everywhere you look there’s more to learn, see and a fun gag. Making it easy for any child to grow and cook it themselves, regardless of how much space they have. Kids of all ages will absolutely love it.

GIY’s Know-it-Allmanac is a month-by-month guide to growing, cooking and eating food.

  • Seasonal Stuff – Each month’s significant dates, weather, ‘get crafty’ project and garden to-do list

  • Veg Hero of the Month – Facts and Trivia about the monthly veg hero

  • Eat – veg, fruit, and herbs in season in the garden and recipes for the kitchen

  • Growing – how to grow the monthly veg hero – sowing, growing and harvesting; and an introduction to some of the basics of growing

  • The Not So Great Poetry Corner – Monty’s really bad poems

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