“I feel very lucky to work with this amazing team, changing the world one GIYer at a time”
Mick 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 pesky bulb of Chinese garlic in a supermarket. In the time since he’s most proud of working with an amazing team of changemakers to build GIY in to a leading social enterprise, and build a home for the movement at 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, a member of The Irish Food Writers Guild and a board member at ChangeX. He has written 4 books and columns on food for The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and Food & Wine Magazine. He was the 2017 Local Food Hero in the Food & Wine Awards.
He lives in Dunmore East with his wife Eilish and two young GIYers.