Initiatives Directory

Moville Community Garden

Promoting health both physical and mental in the community is part of the ethos of Moville FRC and the Community Garden is an important part of our programme.  It encourages people to grow their own food and cook and eat healthily.  An important aspect of the Community Garden is to promote neighbourliness, combat isolation and…

Frugal Fridays

An intergenerational  frugal living group which meets weekly at Spafield Family Resource Centre to  learn about using our resources more efficiently, nutrition, budgeting, growing and harvesting of food and herbs and exploring their use through practical interactive workshops in cookery and creation of  homemade health and beauty care products, homemade cleaning products and craft

The Press Café

Community Cafe open to the Public every Friday at The Storehouse from 10am-4pm and the last Saturday of every month from 6-10pm with live music showcasing local talent. Community activities, food parcels, receives food donations from local businesses.

Cook It!

We have two Deaf members who are fully trained to deliver the COOK IT programme to other Deaf members.  We have developed a signed COOK IT DVD for Deaf people to view.  It covers the information from the COOK IT programme and is signed in British Sign Language.

Healthy Gardening

Helping Local People and Local Communities create a Healthier Environment The healthy gardening project is a ten week programme which runs in community gardens/allotments throughout the county in partnership with community development projects. The underpinning values of the approach taken are holistic in nature and cover the areas of individual and community health and wellbeing,…

WALK Community Garden

WALK operate a Community Garden in Dublin 12 which promotes the growing of fresh fruit, vegetable, salad leaves and flowers which change seasonally.  The garden helps create a sense of community and advocates the benefits of growing healthy food, environmental awareness and sustainability. It offers an opportunities for people to take part in hand-on, activity…

Westside Community Garden

The New Community Garden is a community initiative aiming to promote social inclusion and peoples participation in the community.

Food and Health Project Longford/Westmeath

The Food and Health Project offers practical healthy eating and lifestyle courses to groups cooking on a lower income.  Courses offered include: Healthy Food Made Easy a peer led nutrition education programme for Adults living on a lower income; Able 2 Cook 4 Health a lay led nutrition education programme for adults with intellectual disabilities;…

The Attic Youth Cafe

The Attic Youth Cafe was established as a social inclusion initiative and response to the issues of early school leaving, lack of informal educational opportunities, early sexual activity, early use of alcohol and the lack of a recreational space for young people to access information and socialise in. The service operates on a `drop-in` basis…

Journeyman Programme Kitchen and Garden

A new community kitchen and community garden are nearing the end of development.   The area around the kitchen is designated for the community garden and is being developed this year.  Running in conjunction with a school leavers programme, the garden will be an inclusive area for for young people with disabilities.  The community kitchen is expected…