GIY is an emerging global network of people who grow some of their own food.
With the rise of diet-related illness, there has never been a more urgent need for people to grow and eat healthy food. Research has shown that when people grow some of their own food, they gain a deeper understanding of food (“food empathy”), which leads to long term dietary changes and improved mental and physical wellbeing.
Founded in Ireland in 2009, the GIY movement is made up of over 50,000 food-growing people and community groups, supported by the GIY foundation (reg charity CHY 18920) which runs events and campaigns to build awareness and knowledge.
With your help, we aim to create a community of 1 million ‘GIYers’ in 20 countries in the next 5 years.