The Grow Local team spent the weekend foraging around the back of Centra and the Smithfield fruit market for cardboard. Once we had enough gathered, we brought it to the suite on the main street of Clongriffin and — with the help of some special volunteers — set about making our cardboard office.
Once the cardboard office was up and running, we put out a call for residents to come to the space and give us their feedback. We have been distributing fliers to publicise our meeting, which will take place on Thursday evening from 19.30 – 21:00 in suite 60 on the main street of Clongriffin.
The 3 concepts are:
- Asset map
Can we create a network for local exchange by showing people the assets that are in their community?
- Office Share
Can we pool local resources and needs to fill one of the empty shop units with office support facilities such as printing, meeting rooms and secretarial services for businesses and self employed people in the area?
- Shop Share
Can we pool local resources to fill one of the empty shop units with 100 shops and services. Can we do this by providing a space where local businesses can give demonstrations of their products and services in an open space with free wifi to encourage people to use the space?