Research shows that when children grow some of their own food, they gain a deeper understanding of food, which leads to increased knowledge of nutrition, and long term dietary and wellbeing improvements. The innocent GIY Sow & Grow schools campaign gives up to 100,000 children a simple classroom food-growing experience to develop food empathy and promote wellbeing.
GIY HQ is a globally replicable model for sustainable food production & urban agriculture being co-created by GIY, Waterford City Council and other partners. It will be a centre of excellence for homegrown and local food, a training centre, farm shop, cafe and urban food garden.
GROW HQ is a food empathy project being created by GIY (Grow it Yourself), an emerging global network of 50,000 food growers. It is a place where people can come to learn about home-grown food, and to grow, cook, and eat it. GROW HQ is a training centre, farm shop, cafe and urban food garden.