A GRASSROOTS organisation which teaches people how to grow their own food and encourages them to "barter" has attracted an estimated 10,000 members nationwide.
Grow-it-yourself (GIY) Ireland was set up in response to a realisation that ordinary people were incapable of producing their own food.
With almost 100 groups nationwide, it brings people together online and in communities to learn from each other and exchange tips, ideas and produce.
A spokesperson for GIY said the organisation — membership of which is free — is carrying out a census of members which it expects to reach 10,000 "GIYers" nationwide. More...