GIY Ireland, Together We Grow

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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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Our online shop is crammed with great value products that we will deliver direct to your veggie patch. By buying from us you are also helping us to make home-grown food the norm. GIY is a registered charity (CHY 18290).

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Ask the Expert? - Young Pumpkins being eaten/ Problem Solved. I made a spray of garlic/olive oil/ soap for three mornings and we have good size pumpkins.

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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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Adding Photographs

By: Michele Dalton

Still trying to add photographs to Album. They load up to 99% and then FAIL!!! AAAAGH


Back to School

By: Michele Dalton

Not really looking forward to getting up early every morning and going back to school next Monday. It will be interesting to see if the potatoes have grown and what else...


Apple Tree

By: Michele Dalton

To celebrate the graduation of 6th class  from St Anne's the children of 2nd class planted an apple tree on the day we got  the school holidays.


New Ross Public Veg Display 2014

By: Sara Whelan

19 August The GIY (Grow It Yourself) group in New Ross is holding a GIY HARVEST PARTY on Saturday 30th August  at 2pm to celebrate their Summer vegetable growing project...


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