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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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Grow, Cook, Eat

A GIY Guide to growing and cooking your own food Grow, Cook, Eat is a ground-breaki... Price: €25.00 More Details

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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 #7 The Waterford Book Launch

By: Elaine Brown

The Books Centre Waterford                                                                                    24th October  I’ve loved Waterford’s Book Centre since I...


Adventure #6 Bumpkins and Book Launches

By: Elaine Brown

Dublin  21st October It was like a school trip, (most of) the GIY crew bundled into a car at a disgustingly early hour to help Michael launch the first every GIY book,...


Adventure #5 Planting and plans (Garlic time)

By: Elaine Brown

Sunday 19th October                                                                                       Somewhere on the Cork Road All those inspiring Garlic stories of...


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