Community Community Case Studies

Gortin Community Seasonal Eating in Co. Tyrone – Emma’s Case Study

“The garden provides me and Isabella with a great way to spend valuable time together – outdoors, enjoying the fresh air. Isabella loves helping me with the vegetables and she is also learning the importance of growing your own food and the part this plays in having a healthy lifestyle even at a young age.”

Download Emma’s full case study here.

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Incredible Edibles Cloughmills – Norma’s Story

“I really enjoy cooking again, and the fact that I can share what I have learned with local young people is wonderful. I feel as though I am making a real contribution to my community.”

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Dunmanway FRC’s Grow It, Cook It, Eat It Project – Justine’s Story

“It was lovely for the kids to grow their own vegetables from seed; they grew peas, runner beans and carrots. We don’t have the room in our own garden, so this was great.”

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Fettercairn Tallaght Growing Community Roots Project – Foluke’s Story

“I learned how to do purposeful food shopping, to be able to buy the ingredients for the meals that I plan to cook. I discovered that it is a wasteful habit to just buy whatever I see that is available in one supermarket or to buy something because it is on sale.”

Download the Fettercairn case study here.

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Blanchardstown Good Food Network – Breda’s Story

“It is therapeutic – I feel when I am just doing the garden just weeding, I can be talking about personal stuff and it feels like you can unburden yourself emotionally and physically. It is an easy way to talk; it’s not formal or confrontational.”

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Mayo Eat Wise Project – Johnny’s Story

“For me personally I have achieved an enormous sense of pride and satisfaction in seeing the garden blossom from an unused piece of ground into a very tranquil and enjoyable space for all the community to enjoy.”

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Dunmanway FRC’s Grow It, Cook It, Eat It Project – Maria & Charlie’s Story

“As well as eating differently the economical side has helped. We’ve put time into the garden but get it back in many ways, from saving money, meeting new people, learning and sharing skills and we are both much more aware, happier and healthier.”

Download Maria & Charlie’s case study here.

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Ballybeg Waterford Family Growing Project – Karen’s Story

Karen finds that she is more adventurous with what she cooks and her son is more adventurous about what he will eat, having been involved in planting and growing food.

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Gortin Community Seasonal Eating Project, Co. Tyrone – Arthur’s Story

“For the last 50 years or so I was never fortunate enough to live in a house with a big enough garden to grow my own produce, so I was really excited to find out that an area in the Gortin Community Garden was to be left aside for for use by the local village people.”

Download Arthur’s case study here.

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Fatima Food Project Dublin 8 – Janet’s Story

“The cooking group has helped me change the way I cook, I plan my meals now I shop locally and I am always thinking about healthy recipes.”

Download Janet’s case study here.

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