Monday at 8pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player
A new RTÉ programme celebrating the Irish horticulture industry, presented by two of the sector’s dedicated advocates, Kitty Scully and Colm O’Driscoll, proudly sponsored by Bord Bia.
Tune into HOMEGROWN on RTÉ One every Monday at 8pm
Kitty Scully and Colm O'Driscoll go in search of stories that celebrate Irish horticulture and growing in all its varieties, beginning at Croke Park.
Colm O' Driscoll visits Flynn Tomatoes in Swords to see a third-generation grower's latest growing technology in action. Kitty Scully is in Scariff in Co Clare, discovering how the Irish Seeds Savers Association preserve our heirloom and indigenous seeds.
Kitty Scully heads to Enrich in Kilcock in Co Meath where she sees how valuable compost is made from waste products. Colm O'Driscoll is also in the county as he visits Summerhill Lawns in Trim.
This episode celebrates the great Irish potato as Colm starts this programme with a visit to specialist farmer David Loughran from Louth, who provides seed potatoes for other farmers to plant.
Kitty Scully visits the Rare and Special Plant Fair at Fota House and Gardens, Co Cork, to meet some of the nurserymen and women who breed these unusual plants.
Kitty Scully visits Bord Bia Bloom, Ireland's largest food, drink and horticulture festival, and discovers what's on offer to the newest generation of garden enthusiasts. Colm O'Driscoll heads to Galway to meet an organic farmer who twenty years ago hoped that Ireland would become fully organic.
Kitty travels to Clonakilty to meet Réidín Beattie who grows and dries her own plants and uses them to make skincare products. Colm travels to Kilkenny where Pat Fitzgerald of Beotanics has managed to grow wasabi in Ireland, which is a real achievement as it’s one of the hardest plants to grow.