Limerick Growing Communities

Join us to discuss the future of food and community growing in Limerick City on Tuesday 17th of October at 10.00 – 12.00 in Youth Café, The Learning Hub Kileely, Limerick.

Limerick Growing Communities is an initiative focused on the development of community based growing spaces in Limerick City. We want to support both existing and new community growing projects and groups through collaboration, cooperation and by developing innovative new projects.


09.45 Tea, Coffee & Chat

10.00 Introduction to Limerick Growing Communities (Elaine MacGrath, PAUL Partnership/SEL)

10.20 Keynote Address (Mick Kelly, GIY/Grow HQ)

10.40 Community Growing in Limerick City (John Galvin, Living Woodlands)

11.00 Breakout Workshops on Key Actions

11.40 Feedback, Discussion and Conclusions

12.00 Finger Food from The Hub Café (& more chat!)

Mick Kelly is founder of GIY, a social entrepreneur, author, TV presenter and hacker grower (his words!). He worked in the IT industry for 10 years before starting GIY in 2008 after a chance encounter with a bulb of Chinese garlic in a supermarket. He co-presented/produced 3 series of Grow Cook Eat for RTE which is now watched around the world on Amazon Prime. He also presents and co-produces the 6-part series Food Matters on RTE 1.

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