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 growers getting together in GIY groups to share their knowledge and develop new ideas for food growing projects and building awareness for a sustainable and healthy lifestyle in their communities.
Whether you are an expert in growing or you want to learn about growing food, why not start your own GIY group in your area?
Generally, GIY groups meet once a month for a talk, seed swap, garden visit or meitheal. Some GIY groups are active in their community; working with local schools or other community organisations to establish food gardens. Every GIY group is different - the magic lies in a group of people coming together, learning, sharing and having fun.