Featuring Fiona

I am a freelance writer and have been lucky enough to be interviewed for podcasts, articles and magazine features. I also present workshops, talks and presentations about food growing and gardening and have recently been featured in an advertising campaign for Ireland’s top utility provider. I’m practically famous now lads, I’m a celery, get me out of here!

If you’d like to contact me for a chat or to write a feature, or to present a workshop in your local community or workplace, please do get in touch with me at fionagrowsfood@gmail.com

I’m always happy to harp on about gardening. In fact if I keep annoying my friends with talk about the garden, they may very well just plant me in it.

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Fiona Writes For GIY

I am a regular contributor to GIY’s quarterly Grow magazine, where I mostly write articles about my allotment, tips for your garden and how not to make enemies of local barmen by brandishing gardening tools at them. Read below for a copy of my article in 2016’s summer edition. You can subscribe to GROW by … Continue reading Fiona Writes For GIY

Fiona Grows Food on The Sodshow

The Sodshow made me! Seriously! The lovely Peter Donnegan interviewed me a couple of years back and since then my fame has skyrocketed, I can’t visit my local supermarket without being flocked by fans looking for autographs. Sometimes, I have to walk around with a blanket over my head just to avoid recognition! In all … Continue reading Fiona Grows Food on The Sodshow

Fiona at Bloom in the Park

In June 2016, I was lucky enough to be asked to speak at GIY’s Food Matters tent at Bloom in the Park festival in Dublin. The sun was blaring, I had beer (afterwards, I promise) and had an absolute ball talking to a fab bunch of enthusiastic growers about growing food in small spaces. You … Continue reading Fiona at Bloom in the Park

Fiona at Bloom Fringe

Bloom Fringe is a gorgeous urban greening festival that takes place in Dublin on the June bank holiday weekend. In 2017, I spent a day giving street talks at Wolfe Tone Square in Dublin on growing an apartment allotment. It was one of the highlights of my year. Check out this fab video of the … Continue reading Fiona at Bloom Fringe

Fiona and GIY@work

Over the past few months, I have been a facilitator for workshops as part of GIY@work, which is a workplace wellbeing programme run by GIY. I have given talks at Deloitte, Heineken, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, The EPA and UCD amongst others and have really enjoyed bringing the GIY workplace wellbeing programme to the employees of … Continue reading Fiona and GIY@work

Fiona and Electric Ireland

This year, I was interviewed in a campaign for Electric Ireland. Check out my 15 (or 2) minutes of fame. Electric Ireland are Ireland’s top electricity provider and it was so much fun to be filmed digging, weeding and looking only gorgeous in wellies.