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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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Introduce Yourself - Hello, i have a question on broad beans and on general management of the raised beds....

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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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Adventure #3 Herbs and Hailstones

By: Elaine Brown

Friday 10th October Mount Congreve My first visit to a project supported by Get Ireland Growing Fund (thanks AIB). I met Gemma Hughes a few weeks ago when she came...


Adventure #2 Business and Beetroot

By: Elaine Brown

Woops Im getting behind with this blog business. Thursday 9th October 2014 Carraigtwohill I managed to talk my way into helping run a canteen stand next day with...


Adventures #1   Tramore GIY in a storm

By: Elaine Brown

Im running a bit behind so here goes: Last Wednesday i went to my first GIY meeting run by the lovely Sally Sweeney in Tramore. The weather was terrible,...


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