We are ready to launch our Community Development Programme to Dublin Food Co-op members and the broader community. 

As an organisation we have been focused on securing a premises for the past number of years – this has meant that our community activity hasn’t been at the forefront. With our move to Kilmainham we have gained a lot – a permanent home, a sense of security, a new neighbourhood and lots of new members but there is still space for lots of growth within our community. 

We are now at a point where we are settled and have the capacity to focus our energies into our community development. Over the past months we have been working to create a programme for our members and for the broader community. 

This programme will include workshops, courses, talks and field trips in which attendees will learn about cooperation, community, permaculture and sustainability.

The full module are part of the course are:-

  • Dave Dunn – Facilitation Skills (Event Here)
  • Zero Waste Cooking – Sustainability at home – Rozanne Stevens
  • Co-operative Studies – Patrick Doyle Society for Co-operative Studies in Ireland
  • Start your Own Co-op – Darragh Walshe Irish Co-operative Organisations Society
  • Do it Yourself Herbs & Balms – Maggie Ní Caoimh Dublin Herb Bike
  • Permaculture – Aaron Jewell Permascape

We will have a series of guest speakers with backgrounds in Cooperatives, Community Organising, Sustainability and Environmental issues doing additional talks that run alongside the modules. We will be releasing the full programme in the coming weeks.

The events as part of the Dublin Food Co-Op & ICOS programme will include trips to other Co-ops and a Film Screening and Tour in Rediscovery Centre and a Co-op Christmas Party too!

The full programme runs from October 2019 until May 2020 and attendees to the course will receive a ICOS Skillsnet accreditation on completing the course.

The course will take place at the Inchicore Social Club, Riggers Cafe D8 & the ICOS Headquarters – Plunkett House in the City Centre.

The overall price for the Dublin Food Co-Op & ICOS course will vary dependant on your personal situation. We do want to make it accessible as possible. If you are interested in the course and want to know more please contact us on info@dublinfood.coop

We will be offering free first year of Co-op membership for non-members that attend our Community Development Course.  We want to the local community to be apart of our Co-op community and feel that this programme is a way to reach out beyond our membership.

We are running this course in collaboration with ICOS (Irish Cooperative Organisation Society).

Contact us on info@dublinfood.coop to reserve a place on the course or for any inquiries about the course.

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