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Organising for Food Sovereignty
A Remedy for Recession?
Cork is biting back at the recession with a new web-started community which aims to get us outside working together to grow our own food. Cork Food Web imagines a network of community gardens, allotments, urban and rural farms and food parks all over Cork city and county run autonomously by local communities and linked by the shared need to feed ourselves and mind our environment. The website is a ‘social networking site’ so allows users to create their own profile, get to know each other and form groups. In just a few months of existence membership has grown to 154, with members from the city and all across Cork county forming online interest groups, exchanging information and skills and creating events together.
Current groups that have been set up include Allotments; Community Gardens; Foragers; DIY Health; Guerrilla Gardeners; and Poultry People – there are 19 groups so far and any member can set up a new group.