GIY is all about encouraging people to give food growing a try and believes that growing our own gives us a better understanding of food.
At the heart of the movement are local GIYers getting together in GIY groups or creating GIY projects in their communities to share their knowledge and develop new ideas, building awareness for a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. GIY also runs programmes to encourage food growing at a mass scale at home, and in communities, schools and workplaces. These programmes can lead people to a GIY project in your area, and vice versa.
Whether you are an expert in growing or you want to learn about growing food, why not start your own GIY project in your area?
GIY projects can be:
- A group of GIYers coming together to share knowledge at a monthly get-together, seed swap, garden visit or meitheal.
- A community garden that wants to reach out in its community and connect with other GIY groups.
- A school growing project that wants to join the network to connect with other schools and groups, access school specific resources or reach out to its community.
Every GIY project is different - the magic lies in a group of people coming together, learning, sharing and having fun.
What you can do
You can start your own GIY Group and bring people in your community together to grow their own food or you can find your nearest GIY group here. In certain locations, you can access the funding needed to get started and no matter where you are, find out all you need to know in our 5 step guide.