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For the Co-operative and Solidarity Economy in Ireland

Lunch Time Sessions

Let’s have lunch together!

Monthly Peer-sharing sessions to build our community and learn from each other.

From January the monthly peer-sharing sessions are a coming together with people who share a similar vision and may face similar challenges to you, the opportunity for mutual support and learning, and a chance to consolidate the community and think about how we continue beyond the lifetime of the training funding.

These informal lunchtime sessions complement the capacity-building workshops by sharing real on-the-ground experiences, but are also a chance to respond to current challenges within the community as they arise or common problems that network members face.

What is clear from talking to network members is that many people are under pressure and overstretched, something that is unfortunately often part and parcel of working, or volunteering, in organizations that are understaffed and under-resourced, and working on things that we are passionate about and deeply committed to. Mental and physical burnout is something we need to be aware of and address. Isolation can also be an issue. So let's have lunch together.

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​​More about us

Feeding Ourselves is a Community of Practice for regenerative, community-led & cooperative local food initiatives, facilitating capacity building and peer support while strengthening a solidarity food movement on the island of Ireland. From November 2022 to March 2023, Feeding Ourselves will host a series of in-person and online events, workshops and trainings. Subscribe to our e-bulletin to keep up to date on our events and activities

Feeding Ourselves (The Open Training Network) is coordinated by Cloughjordan Community Farm, Open Food Network Ireland and SolidNetwork, it is supported by The Wheel’s Training Links Programme.

Our Network Members are - Cloughjordan Community Farm CLG, SolidNetwork, Open Food Network Ireland, Talamh Beo, Dublin Food Coop, Urban Co-op Limerick, East Clare Community Co-Operative Society Ltd, Green Restoration Ireland Co-operative Society Ltd, Cultivate - Sustainable Ireland Cooperative Society Ireland Ltd., Irish Seed Savers Association, Sustainable Projects Ireland Ltd., CSA Network of Ireland, Sonairte National Ecology Centre CLG, Donegal Food Growers Network, Roscommon Producer Network, Irish Regenerative Land Trust, Doon Social Farm, Belfast Food Co-op, Trinity Co-op, Cooperative Alternatives


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