My name is Kathy Grace and I have worked as an addiction counsellor / therapist for the last 20 years. I have always grown my own food and I have always loved cooking for others, not only family and friends but as a volunteer in various kitchens that feed the homeless and those who are finding it difficult to make ends meet.
One day while making a batch of jam grown from berries on my allotment in Co. Wicklow, I was inspired with the idea of tying together the benefit and well being I have felt from working with nature, on the land and growing my own food and the healing therapy work. I had the idea of founding an eco-friendly, holistic healing centre where people can come to experience the grounding and re-connection that are the essence of who we all are in our true selves.
Hawthorn Lane was born in April 2013! I took the name from my the name of my allotment in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Hawthorn Lane has gone from strength to strength and I was chosen as a South Dublin finalist on RTE’s Taste of Success in Summer 2014. Hawthorn Lane is about the joy of working on the land, breathing in the fresh clean air, feeling the sun, seeing growth and feeling the happiness of harvesting and eating food that one grows oneself.