Our aim is to share the skills that allow people, groups and businesses to take an active role in restoring nature where they live and work

The Grassroots Guild is a not for profit social enterprise


Simple, seasonal, practical kits containing everything you need to create a variety of effective wildlife supports in your garden.


Fun and informative workshops that will give you the theory tools and training to complete your own wildlife projects at home or work

walks & talks

In person or virtual learning sessions for your group, organisation or colleagues. Choose from lunch and learn sessions to biodiversity walks.

How does it work?

What we do

The Grassroots Guild is a social enterprise supporting biodiversity action. Our aim is to share the skills that help to grow the impact of any person, group or business looking to contribute to their local environment. Through our DIY kits, workshops, walks and talks, we hope to give people the encouragement and confidence to take positive steps towards restoring nature.

Minipond Kits

Each season, we develop a DIY kit containing everything needed to complete one effective wildlife project. Each one has been scaled down to suit an average garden, yard or balcony. This summer we’ll be at select markets and festivals with our Minipond kits, helping to create a new network of freshwater habitat, in gardens and greenspaces across Ireland. Each kit provides the theory and tools needed to build your own mini pond, and help kickstart the regeneration of wildlife in your community.

Download our Minipond Guide here

who are we?

About Us

The Grassroots Guild was founded by Gobnait Ní Néill in response to the challenges experienced by many communities; identifying worthwhile projects to tackle, sourcing funding, finding instructors and sustaining momentum. Having run successful projects for groups in Dublin 12, the idea for The Grassroots Guild was developed with the support of the Dublin South City Partnership, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Inner City Enterprise and Dublin City Council Enterprise Office.

WANT to know more?

Contact us

If you are an individual, a member of a community group, or a business looking to contribute to your local community’s environmental wellbeing, we’d love to hear from you. 

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Gobnait is one of those people who walks the walk as opposed to just talking the talk. She came by bike to lead a pond workshop in my garden. She is fun, interesting, committed, easy-going and mad about biodiversity. And the key for any workshop facilitator; she is a clear communicator.
Michelle H.
Bloomin' Crumlin
Such wonderful grassroots community spirit, using the Grand Canal to inspire a biodiversity and climate action project. Also delighted to play our part and support Gobnait and her team in providing ecology advice and support.
Cormac M.
Just spent an hour learning about the value of ponds and how simple that they are to create. I have one pond in my back garden but following today I will be adding to that with some 'bucket' ponds
John K.
Workshop Attendee
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