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Devyn O-S
Devyn O-SCloughjordan, Ireland

Hi there! Devyn from Ireland, part of the GROW team

I'm Devyn, living in Ireland, and part of the GROW communications team. I have a small back garden, and this year joined a community polytunnel. I'm really interested in the yield side of things - what do we do with everything we've grown? Because of this, I teach a Permaculture Kitchen

Helen Butt
Helen ButtLeeds, United Kingdom


I recently did a MOOC with the GROW Observatory, which I found personally useful and insightful. Anyway, I have a small -and growing - forest garden in the North of England. I'm also interested in hugelculture as a way of improving the growing capacity of my sandy loam soil.

Peter Davies
Peter DaviesNantille, France

My Plot in France

Hi I am a retired teacher, who divides his time between the UK and France. At my French house in dept. 17, I have about 400m2 set as a vegetable garden. I practice a sort of "raised bed" "no dig" system. I have 8 plots that can be cultivated from

Jackie Kerr
Jackie KerrDUNFERMLINE, United Kingdom


Hi, Jackie from Scotland. Just finished the GROW future learn course which I loved. I have a diploma in conservation, biology and management and I am involved in many green issues. I have a small productive patch in my garden which is growing in size and I also keep part

Eva Nikolajsen
Eva NikolajsenSkanderborg, Denmark


Hi. I'm Eva from Denmark. To be a part of GROW excites me, because I already have learned so much about soil and how to care for it. At my "Natures Playground" a broad variety of native and exotic plants are currently GROWing like crazy to build up the loamy sand

Silke W
Silke WDenmark

Hello everybody,

my name is Silke and I, too, headed over here from the MOOC at FutureLearn. I have a growing -continously extending- patch of vegetables and fruit in the back-garden.

Alcina Dourado
Alcina DouradoLisbon, Portugal

Pedagogical vegetable garden in Lisbon

I'm a parent and i'm coordinating a project that takes place in a school in Lisbon, Portugal. It's called Projeto Horta Urbana em Ambiente Escolar (PHUAE) or urban vegetable garden project in a school environment. More info available in portuguese at The aim is to grow food with the help of volunteers

Joanne Harvey
Joanne HarveyDumbarton, United Kingdom

School garden

Hi, we have had a tiny school garden for ten years with minimal interest from pupils. However, this year, a few very enthusiastic children started to come along and within 8 months they now have a working garden. We have raised beds for veggies, flower and shrub areas, and pathways.