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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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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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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,...


OLOC Orchard…....time to get moving!

By: Emma Conroy

So we're back to school with a bang! A new year with new projects. In our school we cater for mainstream and autistic children who will all play an active part in the...


St Luke’s School Garden

By: Sandra Browne

St. Luke's National School, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15 were one of the lucky reciepients of a GIY/AIB grant to fund the development of a garden/vegetable patch this year....


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