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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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Compost - Can "green" garden waste become "brown" garden waste suitable for composting?

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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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Raised Ambitions

By: Cathy Clarke

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” - William Morris There is a patch of land beside my driveway. According to the...


Grower’s Delight

By: Elke Hayes-Kinsella

We've been making great progress with our children's planting project here in Garanbawn. So far we've planted purple magetout, sugersnap peas, marrowfat peas, and french...



By: Ken Macgrath

about 5 weeks ago i sprayed very rough grass. it has died down and i have cut dead grass and raked if off. how soon can i put my hens on to the treated plot.


Bed Time

By: Elke Hayes-Kinsella

The wheels of our children's planting project really began turning on March 11th when our top soil was delivered. We had bought and assembled some cheap raised beds in the...


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