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GIY is a global movement of people who grow their own food.

Our big idea?  When people grow their own they gain a deeper understanding of food called ‘food empathy’ which acts as a lever to a healthier lifestyle.

There are 50,000 people involved online and in the community, supported by the GIY foundation, which runs campaigns and events to inspire and support people to grow their own.


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Please compost your weeds

There seems to be a lot of confusion about composting weeds.  Weeds make up the main part of my compost heap and they really make excellent compost.  Yet on numerous occasions I noticed that people start dumps – of...

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Cathrins Adventure #1 GROW fest

By: Cathrin Bauer

Hello everybody,   I am Cathrin the new intern at GIY after Elaine. I am from Germany and very happy to get the chance to work for GIY and come to Ireland.   I...


sarpo spuds

By: Ken Macgrath

i have a great crop of sarpo this year, im afraid to leave them in ground as i have read about potatoes getting hollow .when is good time to harvest ,can i cut  foliage...


Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses

By: Melissa Gillan

It’s the first week of July and despite having mild temperatures and sporadic sunshine here on Inis Mor, many visitors are filling the roads and exploring the island by...


June Update

By: Elke Hayes-Kinsella

It's been a busy couple of months for the children's planting project. Our potatoes, peas, shallots and magetouts are coming along very well. Unfortunately, the same cannot...


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