Building resilient communities

Food

Street Feast

Sunday 12th June

Market Square, Cloughjordan Ecovillage,

1.30pm onwards

Come and join the community of Cloughjordan for a pop-up bring & share community meal! Or “Street Feast”!

Open to absolutely everyone, no limit on numbers – the more people, the more food. the more food there is, the more people we need there to eat it. Simple – the more, the merrier. For those new to Bring & Share: simply bring a dish for lunch, a dessert, or an edible of some kind along with yourself and instantly we have a diverse menu for all to enjoy.

The meal will be in the market square in the Ecovillage, from 1.30pm onwards.

Please bring enough plates and cutlery for yourselves & musicians, feel free to bring instruments!

Permaculture

Applied Permaculture Course

Held over two weekends:

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June

Cultivate Course in WeCreate Workspace

This advanced course is for those that have previously taken a PDC or FETAC introduction course and is an excellent bridge for those seeking to complete a Diploma in Permaculture.

For more details and booking contact Philippa at philippa@cultivate.ie or on 0505 56060

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Creative Arts

Voices Rising: An incendiary evening of stories, songs, poems and conversation.

Saturday 28th May at 8pm

This is a Cloughjordan Arts event in Birr Theatre & Arts Centre.

€10/15

Notorious troubadour Fergus Costello, champion spoken-word poet Cormac Lally (Scene of the Rhyme), and activist-rapper Temper-Mental MissElayneous (Connected, RTE 2) share the stage in a show that mixes poetry, storytelling, humour and music with revolutionary passion! Music and additional stories will also be included by Cloughjordan based performers.

A fundraiser for the Community amphitheater project in Cloughjordan Ecovillage. Box office hours: Monday – Friday – 1pm-5.30pm – 057 9122911

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Biodiversity

Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Sunday 22nd May

12.30pm – 2.30pm, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Starting from WeCreate Workspace, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Cloughjordan, County Tipperary

RTE’s “EcoEye” presenter Anja Murray will give a presentation and lead a tour of the biodiversity elements of Cloughjordan Ecovillage. The focus of this session will be Biodiversity and Livelihoods, the theme of the national Biodiversity Week. Anja Murray is an environmental policy analyst and ecologist. She has long been an environmental advocate and has been active in highlighting the importance of protecting our natural environment, wildlife and ecosystems. This is a free event held in association with the Cloughjordan Community Development Committee’s 2016 National Biodiversity Week Programme, Supported by Notice Nature and the Irish Environmental Network.  

For more details contact learning@thevillage.ie or see www.thevillage.ie

For the full programme of this year’s Cloughjordan Biodiversity Week see www.cloughjordan.ie

Bees

Bees and Honey

Saturday 21st May

Cloughjordan Community Apiary

Learn about bees and honey production at our community apiary; an initiative to build capacity and demonstrates best practice in beekeeping in Cloughjordan.

To book your place please call Tara 087 743 4117 or Veronica 086 085 1576

Creative Arts

Rise Up: The power of the arts to inspire change

Wednesday 18th May

Cloughjordan Arts in association with Cultivate

10am – 5pm WeCreate Workspace

A one day symposium on the role of the artist in times of transition. The focus will be on 1916 and the power of the arts and creativity today to change our sense of what is possible in the world. Hosted by Cultivate in partnership with Cloughjordan Arts.

For more details and booking contact Davie at davie@cultivate.ie

Bread-making

Serious Sourdough

Saturday 14th May

10am – 6pm Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread school

€120 incl. lunch

This course builds on our Sourdough Course. It will expand on those techniques already learned and introduce you to a new range of possibilities for working with natural fermentation.

It is suitable for home and professional bakers alike who already have some experience baking sourdough breads, as well as professional pastry chefs who wish to broaden their repertoire.

http://www.riotrye.ie/book/#/

Housing

Housing Ourselves Co-operatively

11 May 2016

Cloughjordan CoHousing in association with Cultivate
10am – 5pm – WeCreate Workspace

New models of housing will be  needed in order to ensure homes for people on  lower incomes and to contribute to mitigating the effects of climate change. Following on from last year’s ‘Housing Ourselves Co-operatively’ held in October 2015, this event will comprise of a series of discussions with keynote presentations from people involved in the various aspects of developing Co-Housing schemes. Cloughjordan Co-Housing has been working on designing and financing a Co-Housing scheme in Cloughjordan Ecovillage. We would like to share our progress as well as progress being achieved by other groups in Ireland on the various aspects and elements entailed in making Co-Housing a reality. The event aims to bring together those interested in setting up a co-housing project, community development and housing agencies, planners, architects and social finance organisations to look at making Co-Housing a reality in Ireland.
For full details and booking see www.cultivate.ie or contact Davie at davie@cultivate.ie

Permaculture

Permaculture Design Course FETAC (QQI) L5

Held over three weekends in Spring 2016:

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April

Saturday 7th  & Sunday 8th May

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May

Cultivate Course at WeCreate Workspace

€350: booking deposit €75.

This QQI L5 registered Permaculture Design Course provides participants with a balanced combination of theory and outdoor practical place-based learning. The course emphasises both ecological and social permaculture covering topics such as perennial plants, agro-forestry, soil health and new ways of thinking about land management. A lively, participatory and thought-provoking experience is guaranteed.

http://cultivate.ie/permaculture/1240-permaculture-design-course-level-5-at-cloughjordan-ecovillage

For more details and booking contact Philippa at philippa@cultivate.ie or on 0505 56060

Music

‘Sharing the Music’ Training with Susie Ro Prater

Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May

Django’s Hostel & WeCreate Workspace

Price: €280

A weekend residential training for aspiring Harmony Singing facilitators and choir leaders.

limited to 20 participants – FULLY BOOKED!

http://www.jennyfahy.com/5rhythms/harmony-singing/

Tour

Revolutionary Vision 1916 and 2016: Thomas MacDonagh’s Legacy

Fís Réabhlóide 1916 agus 2016: Oidhreacht Thomás MhicDhonnacha

Sunday 1st May

15.30  Bilingual Tour of the Ecovillage leaving from Sheelagh na Gig on Cloughjordan Main Street
16.30  Presentation in the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre

The weekend is  a celebration of the heritage and culture of Cloughjordan and legacy of Thomas MacDonagh. In this bilingual talk, Professor Peadar Kirby will compare the vision that motivated Thomas MacDonagh and his comrades with the vision that motivates the promoters of the ecovillage today. He will examine the lessons we can learn from the life and work of Thomas MacDonagh.

Sa chaint dátheangach seo, déanfaidh an tOllamh Peadar Kirby comparáid idir an fhís a spreag Tomás MacDonnacha agus a chomrádaithe céad bliain ó sin agus an fhís a spreagann lucht an éiceaphobail sa lá atá inniu ann. Scrúdóidh sé na ceachtanna is féidir linn a fhoghlaim óna shaol agus a shaothair.

For more information on the full weekend programmel please contact the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre http://www.macdonaghheritage.ie

Film

An Enquiry into A New Story for Humanity

Saturday 30th April

Cloughjordan Ecovillage – 19.00-22.00 – Venue TBA

This feature length film offers a gateway into the evolutionary consciousness that will propel us as a species to recognise and embody our interdependence in harmony with the planet and in partnership with all life. Featuring Satish Kumar, Elisabet Sahtouris, Charles Eisenstein and many more.

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Learning Journey To Cloughjordan Ecovillage for Community Groups Based in County Tipperary

Thursday 28th April

Cultivate in association with Tipperary County Council


A unique experience for PPN members, who will visit Cloughjordan Ecovillage to see the many environmental features, and explore how we improve participation in the development of sustainable communities and the local economy.

To book a free place contact Corena Ward, Tipperary PPN Coordinator, ppntipperary@gmail.com

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Learning Journey To Cloughjordan Ecovillage
For Community Groups Based in County Limerick

Wednesday  27th April


Cultivate in association with Limerick County Council


This unique experience for PPN members will visit Cloughjordan Ecovillage to see the many environmental features, and to explore

how we improve participation in the development of sustainable communities and the local economy.

To book a free place contact Sinead McDonnell – Environmental Awareness Officer, Limerick County Council

sinead.mcdonnell@limerick.ie   

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Learning Journey To Cloughjordan Ecovillage
For Community Groups Based in Clare

Tuesday 26th April

Cultivate in association with Clare County Council

This unique experience for PPN members will visit Cloughjordan Ecovillage to see the many environmental features, and to explore how we improve participation in the development of sustainable communities and the local economy.

To book a free place contact Cepta McDonagh – Environment Section, Clare County Council, envawareness@clarecoco.ie

Meeting

Farm Members Meeting followed by Food Sovereignty Lunch

Sunday 24th April
Midday at Django’s Hostel in the Ecovillage

Food

Food Sovereignty Proclamation Meal (#FoodSov)

Sunday 24th April

Time and venue TBC

Meet, eat and tweet: “a fair, eco friendly, local meal” hosted as part of the #FoodSov social media movement in support of The Irish Food Sovereignty Proclamation; how we value our local food, our agriculture systems and our communities and how we want to change them for the better.

For more information:

http://www.foodsovereigntyireland.org/proclamation.html

http://olivermoore.blogspot.ie/2016/03/april-24th-irelands-food-sovereignty.html

Bread-making

Sourdough Course

Saturday 23rd April

11am – 5.45pm

Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread school

€95 incl. lunch

You will gain an understanding of how to blend flours and flavours and refresh your sourdough starters. Using temperature and various fermentation techniques, you will learn how to work with the subtle and complex textures, flavours and forms of your breads.

You will bring home with you a selection of breads, fresh sourdough starter and the confidence to bake real bread at home!

http://www.riotrye.ie/book/#/

Workshop

Measuring our Ecological Footprint: Planning to reduce our impact

Thursday 21st April

7.30 WeCreate Workspace

Donation

This session will discuss ways we can together reduce our EF, drawing on the lessons of the previous session. Vincent will offer some ideas as to what we could do. The objective is to elaborate a plan to reduce our EF and to decide on when we are going to measure it again with a view to finding evidence of our success.

Mindfulness

Unconsciously Awake
An 8 week course in Lucid Dreaming and Mindful Sleeping

Beginning Thursday 21st April

Donation-based, 11am – 12.15pm, Thursdays, Venue TBC

An introductory course to explore lucid dreaming and bring curiosity & awareness to the subtleties of sleep. (A lucid dream is a dream in which you realise you’re dreaming while actually sound asleep) Learn to remember your dreams, extend some awareness into the usual unconscious ‘black out’ period of sleeping and make some use of the third of our day we usually switch off for.  

Using these practices of the night, we can bring a rich curiosity to going to sleep and use this state to explore the depths of our unconscious mind for learning, self growth and, of course, fun! – Allowing the night to be of more benefit to our waking lives than simply getting a good night’s sleep.

For more details or simply interested in lucid dreaming, contact Aaron 087 7661667