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When to Harvest parsnips

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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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The Veggie Bankers are Born

By: grace krueger

Yay! We got our funding and thanks so much to GIY Ireland and AIB for this. We have great plans to turn our unloved back plot into a wonderful, vibrant garden built by...


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...


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