Initiatives Directory

Kerry One World Centre NETPLANTS

NETPLANTS is a multi-partner project that will examine how disadvantaged adults from across the UK, France, Spain, Romania and Ireland can develop skills associated with plants, vegetables and fruits to improve their well-being. Aiming to reconnect people with the environment at its source, NETPLANTS will demonstrate how plants and vegetables can improve our lives in…

Let’s Get Galway Growing

The main aims of Let’s Get Galway Growing are: To increase awareness of the community gardens and the benefits of being involved; To encourage local people to get involved -To connect all of the local community gardens in Galway City; To facilitate the sharing of information and learning between the gardens; To organise group training events for the gardens.…

Cherry Orchard Community Garden

Community garden project and allotments aims to increase community involvement, participation and activity in the locality.   We have a number of family groups (parents and children) working together. It is a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people from the area, get out of the house a few hours a week and…

Limerick Seed to Plate

The aim of the project is to address an identified need in the community, promoting healthy eating and organic home-gardening practices. Building on the success of a pilot intergenerational project entitled ‘Through the Years’, it became apparent that gardening related activities could be implemented and promoted on a larger scale, reaching the wider community, groups…

WTID Community Garden

WTID rents allotments to members of the community which promotes grow your own.

WTID Nutrition and Cooking Classes

In partnership with the VEC WTID has delivered Nutrition Level 5 FETAC to a group of 24 learners, 4 being members of the Travelling community.  This module was also delivered to 5 Childcare staff at WTIDs pre-school service. Staff of the Harmony Afterschool Service undertakes baking activities each week with the children. Group work has…

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 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.

New Horizons

New Horizons includes strong elements of and modules on horticulture, nutrition and cookery skills.  The project is based in an outdoor pursuits centre in Drumshanbo Co. Leitrim and the participants are young people who have left school early or who are at risk for a variety of reasons.  The participants spend a year on the…