Get Social Dublin! – Episode 1

Douglas McLellan Cherry Orchard Community Farm

Ashe Conrad-Jones & Catherine Cleary, Pocket Forests
Douglas McLellan Cherry Orchard Community Farm
Ashe Conrad-Jones & Catherine Cleary, Pocket Forests

In our first podcast, we are discussing the challenge for social enterprises with a social mission concerning the Circular Economy, Sustainability, Environment and Climate Change.

We explore economic models that shifts the emphasis away from the conventional ‘make-take-dispose’ model towards a more regenerative, restorative, and sustainable model of ‘make-take-remake’. We talk about building a community movement and how to encourage participation from volunteers, the next generation and how corporates and policy have a crucial role in this if social enterprises are to succeed.


Michelle Licciardi, Dublin South City Partnership on behalf of Social Enterprise Dublin 

Catherine Cleary & Ashe Conrad Jones, Pocket Forests

Douglas McEllan, Cherry Orchard Community Garden 


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Get Social Dublin and drive real change in our capital.

Everyone would like to understand what social enterprises are, but not everyone has the time or patience to read through a bunch of articles and strategy documents. Join Social Innovator, Michelle Licciardi as she invites Dublin Social Enterprises to chat about what zeal inspired them to launch a social enterprise, the impact on their communities, challenges they face, what could help them thrive and most importantly, their stories. Discover why social enterprises are such key players in a more sustainable society.

Social Enterprise Dublin is calling on you to do business with social enterprises. These businesses reinvest profits back into communities, addressing unemployment, housing, disability, and sustainability. So Get Social Dublin! Partner volunteer, or buy from us and make a real difference! Dive into the feel good factor of our Social Enterprises and get your weekly update over 5 weeks with our Get Social Dublin – Invest In Your Community Podcast Series.

This project was approved by the government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund