Glasson, Westmeath Ireland
Hi there! I've had a life long passion with growing since childhood. I grew up on a farm where we grew our own vegetables, acres of strawberries, raspberries etc. I went on to study Home Economics teaching at sion hill blackrock & thereafter started teaching Had my family. Three of them are now at university while one guy remains at home, still at second level. In 2013 I started to Reasearch the GIY concept, as we didn't have one in our area I did a 'foodie' tour of the south east finishing at Ballymaloe house. In that time I had attended Wexford GIY monthly meeting, visited various home grown food producers.. Went on then to say goodbye to teaching & thought- this is going to be a time for exploring ad offering pace of life. Glasson is renowned for its restaurants.. Namely the tv show The Restaurant is recorded here. I have a 2.5 garden of flowers, an orchard of 20 trees, in the process of making my first batch of Apple wine, last year alone I had 75 tomato plants, many many herbs, spinach radish salads peppers, berries of all kinds, And this year I aim to have a lot more variety I've studied horticulture to cert level with RHS, and would like to form a group in my area to share my love & passion of growing & knowledge no matter how small.