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- The LGMA

GIY is partnering with LGMA on a new initiative to distribute free food growing kits through libraries nationwide.

The LGMA is a state agency that provides a range of professional services to local authorities. In partnership with local authorities, the LGMA will be a shared centre of excellence in leading sectoral approaches to the development and expansion of exemplary public services at local level.

GIY, in partnership with Healthy Ireland and public libraries, will distribute 50,000 free food growing kits as part of a new Grow it Forward initiative, in collaboration with the LGMA.

As part of the Government’s Keep Well programme, this campaign is designed to help the nation eat well by inspiring and supporting people to grow some of their own food at home while connecting with friends and family to join them.

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Meet some of our GIYers (that’s people who grow some of their own food) who all champion Food Empathy – a deeper understanding and connection with food from their experience of growing. If you want food done right, then grow it yourself.


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