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Over 25,000 kids all over Ireland have dug in and are now sowing and growing with thanks to innocent & GIY. The sow & grow project aims to get kids growing through a fun, free learning experience that will show them just how easy it is to produce their own greens and eat their crop.

Teachers and youth-group leaders alike can get involved with the project by registering and downloading lesson plans on The plans will keep a group of young growers busy while educating them on the benefits of planting seeds which they will see grow and turn into a delicious, edible plant.

If the children and their leaders register and keep innocent updated on their sowing and growing progress, they are eligible to win fantastic prizes for their schools. Kids can keep innocent updated by submitting photos of their progress and writing diary entries about how they are getting on growing. All of this can be uploaded to

Schools and youth-groups that keep innocent in the loop can win an array of prizes, sure to keep a communal garden flourishing. Prizes include: a trip to Bloom in June for the winning class and hundreds of euros worth of gardening equipment for runners up.

What have schools said? “What do we get? We get happy kids learning in a positive fun way and seeing the focus move from the academic to the hands on. It’s a chance for all pupils to flourish and become fitter and healthier.” Cloghan’s Hill NS, Tuam.

Visit to register to sow & grow.

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