REGENERATIVE & COOPERATIVE APPROACHES TO FOOD
Saturday 7th March – with additional Friday evening and Sunday events.
WeCreate Workspace & Cloughjordan Community Farm, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary, Ireland
COLLABORATIVE DISTRIBUTION I POLICY MATTERS I FOOD SOVEREIGNTY I BETTER FARMING
Full Schedule PDF
Everyone is encouraged to book through NOTS
Bookings will further enable NOTS to provide a wide variety of in-depth courses to farmers, growers, processors, food businesses, agricultural professionals, and consultants working throughout the organic, food, and agricultural sectors.
All-inclusive Conference + Meals option (includes Lunch and Evening Meal) – €75
Conference + Lunch option – €60
Conference-only Ticket (no meals) €50
Or book with Cultivate (not including NOTS discount) at the bottom of this page.
Conference Ticket with Lunch (purchase evening meal separately) €75
Conference Evening Meal (Saturday) €15
Seeking Hope in Dark Times – Being Present
EXPLORE THE CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE – SOW THE SEEDS OF AN ACTIVE HOPE
Saturday 4th April 2020, Heritage Museum, Cloughjordan 11:00 to 4:30
Seeking Hope in Dark Times – Grounding Hope
Saturday 9th May 2020, WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage 11:00 to 4:30
Faced with the stark realities of climate change that are emerging with ever greater intensity, we explore how to nurture a spirituality in these dark times through facing our connectedness, our grief and our responsibility. These day-long explorations will complement one another so that people can attend both or either one. The focus will be on exploring together the challenges that climate change and biodiversity loss present to each of us personally while sowing the seeds of an active hope.
Price €25 lunch included | To book email email@example.com
Save the date for the next SpeakEATsy on April 18th in Cloughjordan Ecovillage.
Places strictly limited to 60. Event details to follow soon.
This convivial evening is hosted by Ollie Moore, Mel White, and Davie Philip with a sumptuous meal, led by Johanna Taferner of the Night Orchard, using spectacular, seasonal ingredients from Cloughjordan Community Farm, Riot Rye Bakery, the RED gardens and other local providers.
Guest speakers in recent years include Mark Boyle, Ella McSweeney, Paul Kingsnorth, Cara Augustenberg, Mary Reynolds, Lorna Gold and Rob Hopkins.
The elements that weave an evening SpeakEATsy together vary. Sometimes solo musicians, singer songwriters or full bands play. Sometimes traditional poets, performance poets or other performers take to the stage. Sometimes we hear from a panel, other times it’s an in-depth interview. And sometimes, your own dining table chews on rounds of questions and digests conversation starters.
Whatever happens, bring your dancing shoes too as our Pressure Drop and Anacalypsis DJs will get you out of your seat and onto your feet well into the wee small hours.
Expect a full mind and body workout.
Nourish yourself at SpeakEATsy.
Next iterations: April 18th 2020 and October 17th 2020
Walking a Sacred Path
WORLD LABYRINTH DAY
Saturday 2nd May 2020 WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage 12noon – 1:30pm
Join us for an introductory talk and presentation on Labyrinths, followed by an opportunity for a guided walk of our 7 Circuit Celtic Labyrinth. Labyrinths are part of our ancient yet living traditions.
In community with Labyrinth Walkers around the world let’s take steps for peace and ‘Walk as One at 1”
Be part of a rolling wave of peaceful energy as the earth turns. All welcome.
Michael Cronin (1776 Professor of French, TCD, Ollamh le Fraincis 1776, Coláiste na Tríonóide) April 2020
Michael Cronin will give a bilingual talk on the subject of his new book on Irish and ecology in which he argues that endangered languages like Irish ‘offer a way of engaging with the non-human world which can teach us invaluable skills for a future where the non-human is coming back to exact climate revenge on human hubris’.
Tabharfaidh Michael Cronin caint dátheangach ar ábhar a leabhair nua ar an Ghaeilge agus an éiceolaíocht. Leagfaidh sé béim ar thábhacht na Gaeilge ‘chun an nasc idir an chríoch dhaonna agua na críocha nádúrtha a athchruthú agus a shlánú’.
No charge but donations welcome to pay for room rental. Booking not needed.
Friday 22nd May | 8:00pm | The Heritage Museum, Cloughjordan
Elements of Change Festival
WE’RE GOING TO PARTY LIKE IT’S 2029!
Saturday 27th June and Sunday 28th June 2020 Cloughjordan Ecovillage
In 2029 we’ll be on the cusp of the 12 year deadline set by the IPCC.
What will the world look like?
We’ll need: collaboration, community resilience, arts & expression, music & dance, food sovereignty, renewable energy, climate action, traditional crafts & skills, open source design, circular economy, decentralised economies and governance, meaningful livelihoods…These are some of the Elements of Change. In the inspiring setting of Cloughjordan Ecovillage, the team behind Global Green at the Electric Picnic, Cloughjordan residents, and Extinction Rebellion have collaborated with the aim of creating an off-grid celebration of regenerative culture. 2020 will see the return of our solar-powered stage on the community amphitheatre, overlooking the community farm. The food will be locally sourced, organic and affordable while priced to support it’s producers. There will be an exciting programme for all ages, featuring workshops, talks, performances and opportunities to contribute.
Tickets (including optional camping) available on www.cultivate.ie. Early bird tickets are available until April 21st.