Richard Mee

Head Grower

I joined GIY simply because I am an organic grower – it’s what I am, not what I do.

Richard Mee started growing at only 3 years old with his dad and since then has accumulated over 40 years of growing experience. He studied for a BSc in Horticulture at Reading University and an MSc in Organic Farming at the Scottish Agricultural College. In addition to the UK and Ireland, Richard has grown veg all over the world, including Central America and Africa.

Richard came to GIY simply to continue to do what he loves, which is growing (he might also tell you it’s because we needed him, which isn’t wrong!). Richard lives on a few acres in Carrick on Suir where he grows for his family, including his three children, and commercially in his tunnel.

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