Market development/Market supply/Changing behaviour
Get Ireland Growing
is a campaign run by the Green Party to encourage people to grow their own food in order to stay healthy, save air miles, learn new skills, get the family involved andenhance community involvement.
The National Community Garden Association
was formed in Nov 2008 with support fromWicklow Community Gardening Network, Cultivate Centre, Climate Champions, Soul Foodgroup and the Organic Centre. Plots of land have been found in all manner of ways: donatedby parish priests and schools for use by local schoolchildren.
The Organic Centre in Leitrim
runs a school garden project as part of their ‘Peace &Environment Programme’, they currently work with 6 primary schools in Enniskillen, Garrison
and Rossinver. Experienced gardeners from The Organic Centre work with teachers and
children in each of the schools to create an organic ‘kitchen garden’ growing vegetables,
fruit, herbs and flowers.Irish Community Food Growing: http://irishcommunityfoodgrowing.org/ is a network for Community Gardens and Allotments across the country.
Mechanisms and supporting measures
The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund promotes sustainable developmentby assisting small, non-profit environmental projects at a local level. Any project that willimprove local levels of environmental awareness, or help to build greener more sustainablecommunities can apply for funding.
Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association (IOFGA) is Ireland’s leading organic