Michael Kelly
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Michael Kelly is founder of GIY. He is an Ashoka fellow, and a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and Arthur Guinness Fund awardee. Michael is a member of the TASTE Council of Ireland and lives in rural Waterford with his wife and two children. He has written three books on food and self-sufficiency – “GROW COOK EAT”, “Trading Paces” and “Tales from the Home Farm”, and has written columns on food for The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Evening Echo, and Food & Wine Magazine.

Food Hero: Michael Kelly, founder of Grow It Yourself

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Food Hero: GROW HQ, Urban Food Empathy Center, Builds Local Food Movement in Ireland

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