13 May 2020
Initiative with Homefix and Healthy Ireland
Homefix & Healthy Ireland joined forces to help our community members who are cocooning by suppling a growing box of salads for free. The link between growing plants and health is well known and just a few of those shared with us by our participants are an increase in activity & a sense of optimism and a wonderful sense of community. The project has been very well received with a large uptake and great appreciation. The boxes, created by Homefix, are a sturdy construction with ideal handles for easy transportation and are filled with ‘cut and come again’ tasty lettuce and salad onions.
WHAT PEOPLE HAD TO SAY
“I am delighted with my lovely box of salads, This is a lovely thing you have done and it gives me something to look forward to which is a great help in these times. I am looking forward to eating something I have grown, there is nothing as tasty and I plan to share some with my neighbour.
This is a fantastic idea! I will be reseeding my box when the salads are done - it encourages me to do more”
“Thank You very much”
Bridgie Pass, Killaun, Birr.
“I haven’t grown anything for ages and this is a wonderful way to get me outdoors again, I worked in New York for years and didn’t have a garden and I still remember when I was young growing vegetables for the family was a lot of hard work but this is fun & so easy, just water regularly.
It is lovely watching the lettuce and scallion coming on, the are really doing well & as I am a household of one, the idea of just cutting a few leaves as I need them is ideal
My box of salad brings me joy, Thanks again”
Gabrielle Leonard, Drinagh, Fiveally, Birr
“Outstanding! Such a great idea & very handy to have salads right outside the back door so no need to go to town when the day is warm and you would like a salad, so easy to do too, just water the box each day and watch it grow.
This is a wonderful way to help us all to see that there is a lot we can still do on a scale that suits us.
Well done & Thank you”
Bridie Kinsella, Argooy Fiveally Birr.
“I really enjoy growing my own and the box of salad is great, a very well made box too, with the handle on each side its easy to move around to where I want it & because the plants are already growing I know just what we will have.
Thanks to everyone involved”
Tom Higgins, Clooneen, Birr
Contact: Shane Dynan, Homefix manager
o89 496 9010