LIMERICK primary school pupils are being encouraged to grow their own food by practicing horticulture in their classrooms.
And they are being given a head start with each participant receiving a free growing kit as part of the Innocent Big Grow 2022 initiative.
Organised in conjunction with GIY (Grow It Yourself), the Big Grow aims to get 50,000 children growing their own food in classrooms across the country this spring. Over the past 11 years, it has helped over a million children to start growing their own food.
GIY founder Michael Kelly, said that getting involved with ‘The Big Grow’ was often the introduction to growing food for many children it.
“It is a life skill that we now know stays with many children as they have gone on to create gardening clubs at school and even outside of school in their local community.”
Limerick schools will be encouraged to sign up to claim their free growing kit and be in with a chance to be crowned the Big Grow Champions 2022.
Information on signing up here: the innocent Big Grow – for teachers and home growers (innocentdrinks.i