Michael Kelly of Grow It Yourself  in his kitchen garden in  Dunmore East, Co Waterford

Grow, Cook, Eat, a new book from Michael Kelly, founder of the Grow It Yourself movement, is that rare thing – a gardening book that doesn’t make the (...)

Chef Donal Skehan planting seeds with Nicole Smyth (12) and Glen Dikilu (11), pupils of St. Thomas’ Senior National School, Tallaght, Dublin, as part of the  GIY “sow and grow” campaign earlier this year. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

With the very real space constraints, urban food growing is often dismissed as a waste of time that won’t help people to become self-sufficient and wo(...)

Medical herbalist Kelli O’Halloran. Photographs: Richard Johnston

Of all the plants that I grow in the garden, there are a few that are particularly dear to my heart. Among them are pot marigolds (Calendula officinal(...)