Initiatives Directory

The Glen Community Garden

Established in 2009 as part of a broader Food Focus initiative to assist with local people and communities gaining access to quality fresh fruit and vegetables across the northside areas of Cork City. The group meet regularly throughout the year on Wednesday mornings in the grounds of The Glen Resource Centre from 11am to 1pm.…

The New Growth Project

Free horticultural training in a private garden environment. A practical training course which combines horticultural techniques and the scientific principles. Course content is based on Royal Horticultural Society level 2 qualifications. Inspiring people to propagate plants, grow food for their own consumption and develop horticultural skills that will help in gaining employment.

The Gardening Club

SureStart Shantallow are leading the way in getting parents and children involved in learning about growing and enjoying their own fresh vegetables.

Portadown Blossom Surestart Community Food Initiative

A group devised by our families for our families.

Daisy Roots Garden Project

In the summer of 2009 a local Men’s group that met in St Helena’s thought that it might be a good idea to sow a wild garden on the site.  Then came the raised beds – 2 were placed in the garden area opposite the front door of the house and as it was winter…

Healthy Food Made Easy and Cool Dudes

Healthy Food Made Easy(6 weeks course) and Cool Dudes (5 weeks) are held weekly for 2.5 hours per week to groups in the Dunlaoghaire Rathdown community.  The aims of the program are to encourage healthy eating, to improve our knowledge of nutrition and to learn to cook delicious foods.

Sophia Housing Gardening Project

Sophia Housing Gardening Project was set up in 2008. The Gardening Project has enhanced the living environment for the tenants and creates a space where people can socialize and interact.

Healthy Food Made Easy

Healthy Food Made Easy is a peer led 6 week cookery and nutrition course. This course is primarily funded by the HSE in response to the growing number of food related illnesses.

Elder Care Meals on Wheels

Elder Care Meals on Wheels provides a nutritious meal to older members of the community.

Linx Project Meals on Wheels

Our Project provides a Meals on Wheels delivery Service and a Drop in Centre five days per week.  We provide a three course meal which is made from only fresh local produce.  All soup, breads, desserts etc. are homemade. Our dinner consists of homemade soup & brown bread, Meat/Fish, two vegetables with potatoes and a…