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Mick Kelly

Michael Kelly is a writer and social entrepreneur. He established GIY (Grow it Yourself) in 2009, which has grown in to a network of over 50,000 people and 800 community food-growing groups. Michael is an Ashoka Fellow, a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland awardee and a recipient of the inaugural 2010 Arthur Guinness Fund. He writes columns for The Irish Independent and Food & Wine Magazine. He has written two books on self-sufficiency -- Trading Paces and Tales from the Home Farm (O'Brien Press).

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Urban Farmers Are Growing Our "Food Empathy"

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 11:26 AM

Can urban food-growing really have an impact?

Is urban food-growing just a big fat waste of time when we know there will be five billion people living in cities in the next 20 years? Can it really have an impact?

This is a question I've pondered...

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