• GROW HQ
    Grow. Cook. Eat.
  • Grow.
    Learn how to grow your own food
  • Cook.
    Learn how to cook homegrown food
  • Eat.
    Homegrown food cafe and shop
  • GIY is one of the most important initiatives to come out of Ireland in the last 20 years and creating something very special with GROW HQ. The high-profile urban location will make this truly unique and rival any sustainable food initiative I have seen internationally.

    Darina Allen
  • How do you deal with the consequences of jobs evaporating in towns, and all the mental troubles that it will inevitably cause as people tumble into depression, lethargy and relationship meltdowns? Can there be a simple answer? Yes. Join GIY.

    John McKenna | The Irish Times
  • The best food is the food the farmer grows knowing it will nourish her family. It is food grown with deep empathy, for loved ones and for the living soil. Ashoka is proud to count Michael Kelly, founder of GIY, as one of its "lifetime" Fellows and is grateful for his leadership in Ireland and around the world.

    Bill Carter | Vice President, Ashoka
  • GROW HQ is an example of Waterford taking a national and international lead on food and nutrition, creating a wellbeing legacy for generations of Waterford people, and teaching our children where their food comes from. It will also create jobs and bring a significant number of food tourists to our city.

    Nora Widger | President, Waterford Chamber
  • The savings to the tax payer could be ‘absolutely phenomenal’ if we could educate people to eat healthily. This can be an educational project of real interest to thousands of people not just in Waterford, but spread as a message throughout the country, going back to what we always did for so many centuries, growing our own food.

    An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD

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