GIY Food Growing Academy

Learn to Grow Your Own Food at the GIY Food Growing Academy

Welcome to the GIY Food Growing Academy: Your Gateway to Learning How To Grow Your Own Delicious, Nutritious Food.

Our range of grow it yourself courses cater to all levels, from beginner gardeners to the more advanced and are available both in-person and online

GIY's tailored grow your own veg courses offer a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, bringing you on a rewarding journey from soil to plate.

Our Research shows that when people grow their own food it shifts their knowledge, attitudes and behaviour around food. It empowers them to make healthier and more sustainable choices. We call this 'food empathy'.

All of our food growing courses, both in-person and online are rooted in the GIY PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE GROWING:

  1. I use peat-free compost.
  2. I do not use man-made nitrogen fertilizer 
  3. I grow food in spaces that are always covered with plants 
  4. I compost any food waste I create.
  5. I do not use pesticides.

Our in-person courses are held here at GROW HQ in Waterford, the home of the GIY movement, where we teach people how to grow, cook and eat some of their own food. 

Our online courses have been meticulously designed to provide you with both a comprehensive and flexible learning experience to master the art of growing your own food, from the comfort of your own home.