About Us

Founded in 2008, GIY supports people around the world to live healthier, happier and more sustainable lives by growing some of their own food. Our mission is to educate and enable a global movement of food growers whose collective actions will help to rebuild a sustainable food system. In 2021, GIY will inspire over a million people to grow, cook and eat some of their own food at home, school, work and in the community.

In addition to our online resources & products, our cafe, GROW HQ is in Waterford. Our award-winning cafe serves the most nutritious, delicious, seasonal food and we put our veg centre stage (but we also showcase the finest free-range, local meat, poultry, fish and cheese). Mostly the distance from plot to plate is about 112 steps. Richard and the garden team grow it, JB and kitchen team cook it, and our lovely customers eat it! Expect a warm, bright and good humoured welcome with a food ethos that’s home-grown, fresh, organic, healthy and delicious.

Discover our range of classes here. Buy your own seeds here. Buy books to help you learn to grow and cook here