This was an exciting week for the four new pioneers chosen to take part in the Operation GIY Nation campaign, launched last March in association with Renault Ireland and Grow it Yourself Ireland.
The four pioneers will take part in an eco-adventure, growing their own food and driving Renault’s Fluence ZE electric car for the next three months.
The pioneers are Gary Guilfoyle of Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath; Keith McGreal of Castlebar, Co Mayo; Rachel Coffey of Dalkey, Co Dublin; and Móna Wise of Headford Road, Galway.
The pioneers were chosen for their enthusiasm for growing their own food, their interest in driving an eco-friendly electric vehicle, and their ability to promote their challenge through blogging and social media.
More than 300 people applied to take part in Operation GIY Nation and the winning pioneer, who will be chosen by a panel from GIY Ireland and Renault Group, will not only walk away from the adventure armed with new life skills and lots of healthy, home-grown produce — he or she will also get to keep a Renault Fluence ZE.
Follow the four pioneers on their three- month adventure at www.giyireland.com/giynation