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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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June Update

By: Elke Hayes-Kinsella

It's been a busy couple of months for the children's planting project. Our potatoes, peas, shallots and magetouts are coming along very well. Unfortunately, the same cannot...


Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble

By: Melissa Gillan

What flavours remind you of your childhood? Strawberries and rhubarb are a perfect pairing of sweet and tart and my grandmother used them in pies all summer long back home...


Early June In The Garden

By: Melissa Gillan

This week summer arrived on the Aran Islands. Throughout the garden, Johnny and I placed pots of veg in the spots they will be planted in the earth.  Tonight as I left for...


New Potatoes, New Chicks, & A New Cousin

By: Melissa Gillan

The potatoes Johnny sowed in the tunnel at year’s end 2014 are completely out of the ground and the space is now occupied by lettuce and cucumbers.  He reckons we got 25 to...


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