Bord Bia is a joint sponsor with the EPA (and their stop food waste campaign) of the new
TV series Grow Cook Eat which commenced a seven-week run on TV in mid-March. It is
aimed at people with little or no knowledge of gardening, but who like the idea of being
able to grow at least something themselves. As well as the step-by-step guides to growing vegetables, there are features on building raised beds, making a compost heap and improving soil fertility. Each programme ends with a recipe using the featured vegetable and made by one of two chefs featured in the series: Jessica Murphy, from Kai Restaurant in Galway, and Jack Kirwan, owner of the Sprout chain of restaurants in Dublin.

Bord Bia is delighted to be associated with the programme which will demonstrate gardening as an activity that anyone can do and how its healthy produce can be used in many tasty and convenient ways. The programme will also help to build awareness of the horticulture industry in Ireland through the featuring of some local producers in the programme and a visit to Bloom. Bord Bia promotes gardening as a healthy and enjoyable activity which contributes to a person’s wellbeing as well as enhancing the environment we live in. Bord Bia also promotes the consumption of fresh produce as part of a healthy balanced diet.