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“I bring my grandkids to the garden every week, it’s a fantastic opportunity for them to get involved” – Read Liz’s Story

Liz has been part of the Doras Buí Coolock CHANGE Community garden since its inception in 2012. She has been actively involved at every stage of its development. Liz participated in their gardening training programmes for lone parents and is also a member of the core gardening volunteer group. Liz talks about what it has…

Karen and her son are more adventurous with food, having been involved in Ballybeg’s Family Growing Project. Read more…

Karen heard about the Family Growing Project through a group that she was involved with in Barnardos in Ballybeg. Initially she was attracted to the project because of the cooking element of the programme but found that the growing absorbed her just as much.

Evaluation of Year One of the Community Food Initiative Programme 2013-15

We are delighted to share the newest evaluation on our work with Community Food Initiatives (CFIs) – they are helping tackle food poverty and making a difference to local communities. Click on the link above to read more.

You can’t beat the taste of “home grown” – Johnny’s Story

For me personally I have achieved an enormous sense of pride and satisfaction in seeing the garden blossom from an unused piece of ground into a very tranquil and enjoyable space for all the community to enjoy. We have now begun a very promising community endeavour.

Growing Community Roots – Brookfield & Fettercairn in West Tallaght

Fettercairn Community & Youth Centre celebrated with 30 local participants who completed a cookery course. The course was developed to meet the needs of the community in the run up to Christmas and to encourage families to eat more healthily on a low budget.

Gortin Community Food Initiative in Tyrone

Homemade mince pies anyone? That’s what our Development Worker was served when she visited Gortin Community Food Initiative (CFI) in Tyrone recently! The playgroup made ginger cookies and baked apple slices and the Community Cooking Group made delicious lentil soup using some produce from their garden, wheaten bread and mince pies.

Blanchardstown Good Food Network

They had her at ‘beetroot and carrot chocolate cake’… Our Community Development Worker joined Corduff Resource Centre for making a gorgeous cake using produce from their community garden.

Dunmanway Grow it, Cook it, Eat it – Growing Together

What a welcome to Dunmanway Community Garden – Grow it, Cook it, Eat it on 25th November! We were out all day enjoying the garden and the winter sunshine.

Ballybeg Waterford Networking Event

We had a fantastic day at our CFI Programme 2013-15 networking event on 19th and 20th November. All ten projects attended to share information, learn and get inspiration from each other.

Gortin Community Seasonal Eating Project

Gortin Community Seasonal Eating Project enjoyed a great foraging day on Saturday 27th September.