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Fatima FRC launched their fabulous cookbook, ‘Food 2 Enjoy’. It evolved from their community food project and was kick-started by the very vibrant and wonderful Wednesday Women’s Cooking Group!
The Growing Community Roots project in Fettercairn held a fabulous event to celebrate their many successes over the last few years. The project has helped support the development of local community gardens and runs healthy eating and nutrition programmes that help people enjoy food and recognise healthy options.
St. Patrick’s Senior National School in Corduff held an excellent Food Rescue event recently. Four classes took part in food waste prevention, composting and recycling activities. They reduced their food waste by 40% and packaging waste by nearly half in two weeks!
All ten projects from across the island attended our last networking event of the Community Food Initiatives Programme 2013-15 in wonderful Cloughmills in Antrim at the end of September. The event aimed to identify and celebrate successes of the projects and the programme, while also acknowledging challenges faced.
Growing Community Roots showcased their garden, which is on the grounds of the centre, and invited local people to sample the produce and join their gardening group. A brilliant cookery demonstration was also given by local community chef, Julie Balin.
Cloughmills Incredible Edibles in Antrim recently had a fabulous summer festival. Their food tasting corner offered fresh healthy food made with locally-sourced ingredients. This wonderful project is part of our Community Food Initiative Programme 2013-15. See our video series on End Food Poverty: Community Food Initiatives Work! in our Community section below.
St. Saviour’s SNS in Waterford, along with Ballybeg Community Development Project, run a fantastic Family Growing Project.
St Aidan’s SNS in Brookfield, Tallaght ran a ‘Come Dine With Me’ event in which the students cooked for themselves and their parents. There was such excitement as students took turns to serve the food they made and dine with family members.
Dunmanway Community Garden – Grow it, Cook it, Eat it project welcomed our Development Worker warmly to sample the first pizzas made in their new pizza oven. All in the name of good programme management she dutifully went along to ‘help’ out!
Our school garden is very much a group effort including children, teachers, Special Needs Assistants, the Caretaker and parents. As a school we have found it to be a great asset as it provides authentic learning opportunities. It is a very useful tool in promoting the healthy lifestyle message.