CHANGE MAKERS DONEGAL visit @blissberryfarm

Change Makers Donegal

Exciting county-wide opportunities in Development Education being launched by Change Makers Donegal

Change Makers is a county wide project funded by Irish Aid, which aims to raise awareness of the links between local and global issues and to support understanding of our wider interconnected world.

The Change Makers project team is organising a range of exciting new opportunities for adults throughout Donegal over the next few months. They will be launching a free amateur photography competition; offering free workshops in horticultural and environmental issues relating local to global issues; and will be commencing an exciting free art project around the county.

They are also offering FETAC Level 4 and Level 6 accredited training in global awareness and development.

For further information, and to find out more about their other county-wide projects and accredited training opportunities please visit http://www.changemakers.ie

Or contact Kate Wilkinson
Change Makers Coordinator
T: 074 936 2218
E: kate@inishowen.ie

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Going green @blissberry may have a big impact on your well-being.

#socialfarming #mentalhealth #healthyeating #communitygardening

Healthy Gardening Programme like the one at Blissberry Social Farm can provide a variety of social and nutritional benefits to communities.

Participants at this years Healthy Gardening Programme “Seed to Plate” found access to green spaces such as our vegetable plots and the countryside had lowered their levels of stress and turned a higher-level of work and life satisfaction.

@Blissberryfarm we believe that these kinds of comparisons are important for health service policymakers when trying to decide how to invest scarce financial resources defiantly outdoors in a green environment a win win for everyone.

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Going green @blissberry may have a big impact on your well-being.

#socialfarming #mentalhealth #healthyeating #communitygardening

Healthy Gardening Programme like the one at Blissberry Social Farm can provide a variety of social and nutritional benefits to communities.

Participants at this years Healthy Gardening Programme “Seed to Plate” found access to green spaces such as our vegetable plots and the countryside had lowered their levels of stress and turned a higher-level of work and life satisfaction.

@Blissberryfarm we believe that these kinds of comparisons are important for health service policymakers when trying to decide how to invest scarce financial resources defiantly outdoors in a green environment a win win for everyone.

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Oddly shaped produce and food waste!

Interesting that retailers in the UK are urged to accept more ‘ugly fruit’ to reduce food waste – link http://t.co/PjwfWscqXZ

Many people are now growing their own fruit and vegetables, and eating them regardless of their appearance.

We had many community garden participants this summer at Blissberry Healthy Gardening Programme and at harvest time we had some oddly shaped produce but the majority of them didn’t mind.

You know what – supermarkets just don’t understand their customers any more!

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) @blissberryfarm 2014

2014 Blissberry Social Farm and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Why?

Because CSA shares offer many benefits to local recipients:

CSAs are a convenient way to get fresh, sustainable, healthy, and locally-grown seasonal vegetables, as well as other local foods.
CSA shares support our neighbours and provide a direct link to our surrounding community.
CSAs provide us with an opportunity to try new foods.
CSAs generally do all of this at a fraction of the cost of purchasing equivalent items at a big store!

Watch this space