Dublin Food Co-operative historical blog

Coop History

What is this historical blog? This article features as part of the Society for Co-operative Studies Ireland Newsletter for 2019. This is intended as an introduction to what will be a fairly regular historical blog written for the Dublin Food Co-operative website. Dublin Food Co-operative The Dublin Food Co-operative (DFC) has provided an alternative to …. |READ MORE|

Election to Co-ordinating Body (Board) of the Dublin Food Co-op

We in the Dublin Food Co-op believe that every co-operative is only as good as its volunteer members. If you are interested in a leadership role that will have an impact across our whole community while serving the needs of our members, then getting nominated to serve on the Co-ordinating Body (the Board of Directors) …. |READ MORE|

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Events in October as part of our Community Development Programme Dave Dunn – Craft of Facilitation


Events in October as part of our Community Development Programme: Dave Dunn – Craft of Facilitation There are still some available spaces for Dave Dunn’s Craft of Facilitation training in October. Dave’s course is a 2 day course and will run over 2 Saturday mornings in October . The course will take place in the …. |READ MORE|

Dublin Food Co-operative & ICOS – Community Development Programme 2019/2020

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 …. |READ MORE|

On Greenwashing

How Not to be Fooled by Greenwashing

What is Greenwashing? Most people have heard the term by now. However, I thought it might be useful to raise the term and think about what it means for us today.  In a nutshell, Greenwashing is when a company spends more money on making you think it’s being eco-friendly than actually being eco-friendly.  The term “greenwashing” …. |READ MORE|

The Zero Waste Process at the Co-op

The Zero Waste section at Dublin Food Cooperative has almost quadrupled in size since we started the project in 2017. When we started we had just 20 items – we now stock approximately 78 items packaging-free, ranging from spices to deli items, detergents to toiletries. Our latest addition was loose teas and local Dublin honey. …. |READ MORE|

Citizen Science: The What and the Why

DCU Citizen Science Initiative

The environment we live in is so vast and diverse, even just our local area can lead to endless routes for research. Ecologists have a huge task in protecting and restoring the natural environment by providing important information about how human activity affects individual species. An impossibly huge task in recording it in it’s entirety. This …. |READ MORE|

Dave Dunn – Craft of Facilitation

Dave Dunn will be running a Facilitation Skills Training this October as part of our new Dublin Food Co-op Community Development Programme. Dave’s course will run over 2 Saturday mornings in October . The course will take place in the Inchicore Sports and Social Club.  Many of you know Dave from his excellent facilitation of …. |READ MORE|

Newsletter July

Dear Member We hope you’ve been enjoying the great seasonal produce that’s been available at the Co-op this July! If you haven’t yet, don’t worry, as August is the best time for seasonal Irish fruits and vegetables. Aoife talks about our second abundant and eventful Street Feast, with a special mention of Tim Cookson, our …. |READ MORE|

Notes on our Annual General Meeting 2019

This years’ Annual General Meeting was truly a testament to the culture of our co-operative and the engagement of active membership. The meeting was held over three and a half hours (including a brief Special General Meeting) and it remained productive and constructive throughout. As the Secretary of the Dublin Food Co-op, Sam Toland is …. |READ MORE|