Community Development Programme

Our Community Development and Outreach Programme is an education programme for our members and wider community. The aim of this programme is to provide an engaging, varied and thought-provoking learning experience for the attendees and build resilience within our organisation.

Community Development and Outreach Programme

We wanted to create a programme that reflects the guiding principles and aims of Dublin Food Co-op – focusing on sustainability, community and the environment. 

Dublin Food Co-op has many creative and skilled members with expertise in these fields. In 2019 our General Manager began working with some of those members to create a compelling and diverse programme.  This programme included workshops , courses , talks and field trips in which attendees could learn about co-operation, community, permaculture and sustainability. 

Due to COVID-19, we have put our 2020 Community Development Programme on hold but we intend to launch an online programme for our members in 2021.

Fáilte Sessions

Our Failte Session is a welcome session for all of our new members. Attendees can learn about how our co-op works and the history of the wider co-operative movement. Fáilte Sessions take place monthly. The next Fáilte Session will take place during the last week of January. The dates will appear in our newsletter and on our website.

Weekly Online meetings

Every Saturday members of Dublin Food Co-op are meeting up virtually to have a chat about a particular topic of interest to them. You don’t need to be familiar with it beforehand and everyone is welcome! Contact info@dublinfood.coop by Friday evening  if you’d like to be added to the mailing list. Members discuss topics they suggest themselves each week, including things like environmental issues, co-operative and social justice movements and how DFC policy reflects these issues. The discussion is a great place to meet new members,  especially at a time when we can’t meet in person.

Becoming a Member

As a member, you gain access to our member benefits, which include member discounts, access to special orders, and can participate in our Co-op Community.

Through your membership of the Co-op, you will get access to an amazing community of people who share common values around food, the environment and building more resilient communities.

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