Grow Your Own Potatoes Project Expands to Northern Ireland
New sponsorship means we can now supply schools in Northern Ireland.
we are excited to launch a pilot project for schools in Northern Ireland in 2024.
Due to Brexit rules prohibiting seed potatoes being sent to Northern Ireland from Scotland, primary school pupils there have been unfortunately excluded from this project. However we now have exciting news! We have located a Seed Potato supplier in Northern Ireland who is extremely keen to get this going and will send the packs to schools there.
In partnership with McCreight Potatoes Ltd from Co Down and with generous sponsorship through Natural World Products we have a limited number of free potato growing kits available for primary schools across Northern Ireland but timings are tight so you need to act NOW. Read more about this partnership.
Your pack will contain all the information that our usual kits have, with the exception that the potato varieties will be different. We ask that you provide feedback which will hopefully shape the success and future rollout in 2025.
What is included in the pack?
Each pack will have 7 seed potatoes. You will plant 6 and use the remaining one for our great experiment.
You will need a container, soil and optional gardening gloves for the children.
Full instructions are included and you will be able to refer to our huge resource bank here. You will also receive timely email updates throughout the project.
Please visit our sponsor page to learn more about the companies who have made GYOP 24 possible.
Not sure about this project?
Do you have any questions?
If you are worried about being able to deliver this project for your pupils, please be assured that we are here at all stages to help you Grow Your Own Potatoes for your class.
Let us know if you have any questions before registering.
We will answer your questions as soon as possible. Note this is not live chat or 24 hours.
The reply will come from sue@ growyourownpotatoes.org.uk – please add to your safe list.
Your details will only be used to answer your query, you will NOT be signed up to receive a Grow Your Own Pack by filling this form in.
Criteria for registering with Grow Your Own Potatoes for Northern Ireland
A Primary School Teacher in Northern Ireland with:
Pilot Scheme for Northern Ireland
We hope that this pilot scheme will be extended across northern Ireland for 2025. Feedback will be appreciated, whether you received a kit or not as we will be evaluating this with our sponsors over the summer.
Are you having technical problems with the registration form?
We apologise if you are having problems with the form. We are checking entries against standard educational email formats but we know that a few schools do not follow the standard formats, or indeed, that our list is not complete.
If your email is not accepted or if you are having any other issues with the form, please supply the details on this additional form. If you are eligible for a free kit we will get you registered quickly.
Please only use this link if you are eligible for a free kit and are having problems registering. If you have a general question, please use the contact button at the foot of the page.
Competition - Grow your Own Potato ChampionChips
Please note that if you would like to enter our fun free competition you need to do a separate entry for that. Entries open after harvest.
You could run small competitions throughout the project such as the best idea for a container. We would love to see your ideas on our social media.