Mick Kelly

Michael Kelly is founder of GIY, a social entrepreneur, author, TV presenter and hacker grower. He worked in the IT industry for 10 years before starting GIY in 2008 after a chance encounter with a bulb of Chinese garlic in a supermarket. Working with an amazing team of change-makers, he has built GIY in to a leading social enterprise and developed a home for the movement GROW HQ in Waterford.

He co-presented/produced 3 series of Grow Cook Eat for RTE which is now watched around the world on Amazon Prime. He is an Ashoka Fellow and a member of The Irish Food Writers Guild. He has written 5 books and columns on food for The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and Food & Wine Magazine. He lives in Dunmore East with his wife Eilish and two children.

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