Initiatives Directory

The Donegal Garden G.N.O.M.E.S

The Donegal Garden G.N.O.M.E.S are a community garden group who grow fruit and vegetables organically. If you are interested in learning or sharing your skills, you are welcome to come along on Thursdays from 11.00am to 1.00pm weekly at the rear of the Bluestack Foundation building, The Glebe, Donegal Town. NB: (The local community bus…

Cloughmills Incredible Edibles Project

Cloughmills Incredible Edibles Project aims to reconnect people with each other, their community and the natural world by developing a sustainable, fair and healthy food system in Cloughmills. They aim to teach people where food comes from, appreciate seasonal diversity and environmental impacts of food, be confident in cooking and celebrate the role of food…

Ballybeg Family Growing Project

Ballybeg Family Growing Project aims to engage families living in the Ballybeg estate to raise their awareness and knowledge of healthy eating by providing a practical skills-based education programme of growing and cooking, taking a developmental approach. Objectives: To provide a skills based education programme that aims to increase awareness of and access to healthy…

Dunmanway Grow it Cook it Eat it – Growing Together

Growing Together will develop a community garden on unused land to help local families and groups to grow, cook and eat fruit and vegetables. The project aims to engage members of Dunmanway community in sharing and learning skills (including intergenerational cooperation) to promote healthy eating and wellbeing and to provide opportunities for growing and using…

CHANGE

CHANGE is a multi-faceted programme which seeks to transform the way lone parents think about food.  The programme focuses on education, health and the affordability of healthy food for lone parents, as a particularly disadvantaged low-income group.  The key activities include training programmes for lone parents and a community garden which engages the wider community.…

Fettercairn Growing Community Roots

Fettercairn Growing Community Roots will deliver a range of programmes around exercise and healthy eating to improve, encourage and integrate the target schools into the wider local community through linkages with community based projects e.g. Fettercairn Community Garden. Objectives: To provide participants with a better understanding of exercise/healthy eating/nutrition To provide a space for families…

Gortin Community Seasonal Eating

Gortin Community Seasonal Eating is based within Owenkillew Development Company in the rural village of Gortin. They are establishing a community garden which will help to develop sustainable living through encouraging growing their own food, developing healthy options which are available locally and educating both providers and consumers in healthy food options. Their aims are…

Building a Transition Community

Footprints is developing a Transition Community Initiative which will be another distinct area of work within the Healthy Living Project, as part of the group’s ongoing endeavours to influence change within the Colin community, tackling health inequalities. The Building a Transition Community Initiative oversees the development of the grounds at Footprints Women’s Centre and offers…

Knockvicar Organic Garden

On less than an acre we grow vegetables, herbs and soft fruit, in tunnels and outdoors, organically. We run school gardens and have a community garden group. The Co-op also hosts a weekly community market. Knockvicar Garden offers trainings on site and off, a number of free programmes and (usually free) advisory service.

Western Green Gym

The Green Gym is a health initiative offering individuals an outdoor alternative to conventional gyms – the opportunity to increase their physical activity levels through direct involvement in practical conservation activities.