- Category: Learning
Limerick Institute of Technology and the WeCreate Enterprise Centre have created this programme to provide students with the opportunity to gain technical skills in electronics and embedded systems and combine these with business, innovation and digital manufacturing knowledge.
These new skills and understanding are then combined to develop a prototype product which will be produced using the digital fabrication equipment located at the WeCreate Workspace and Fab lab in Cloughjordan.
Digital manufacturing systems allow manufacturing engineers and product designers to define the complete fabrication process in a ‘virtual environment’. Many companies are pursuing an aggressive digital manufacturing strategy as it allows them to achieve their time-to-market and volume goals. Other advantages include more sustainable use of resources, energy and cost savings by reducing expensive downstream changes.
Learn Permaculture design, how we can live more sustainably, grow food intensively and create livelihoods within our own communities
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This FETAC L5 accredited 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.
- The perfect green gift
- Nurture the natural world for our children & grandchildren
- Foster a small parcel of wildlife in Tipperary
- ‘One generation plants the trees, another gets the shade’
Cloughjordan Ecovillage - Our Community Woodlands
In 2011, we planted more than 17,000 native trees – alder, ash, oak, sweet chestnut, birch, wild cherry and rowan. Our aim in planting the woodland was to provide a wilderness area to nurture biodiversity.
In the permaculture design process, we also focused on providing paths for walking, a site for woodland skills workshops, a small Celtic 8-circle stone labyrinth, fruits from fruit bearing trees and from the sub-layers of the forest and, in time, wood for fuel and crafts.
This new woodland will provide much-needed habitats for invertebrates, animals, birds, fungi, mosses and other flora. It’s our gift to the natural world and a legacy for future generations.
Join the ecovillage's resident experts of permaculture, gardening, farming, perma-facture and green building for this unique, yearly opportunity to learn invaluable design and practical skills. This is Cultivate's 7th consecutive year holding the UK Permaculture Association accredited Permaculture Design Certificate ("PDC") Course at Cloughjordan Ecovillage.
This PDC is organised by Cultivate in association with Cloughjordan Community Farm and Village Education Research and Training (VERT) at The Cloughjordan Ecovillage. The venue for indoor sessions is the enterprise centre a.k.a. FabLab, WeCreate. See photos of previous courses here.
This course is full-time (and "full-on") from Friday evening (starting with dinner around 6pm) until the following Sunday afternoon (around 4pm) | Find presentations, links and other resources on Our Permaculture Resource Site.
- Category: Community Resilience
A Train the Trainer Course (FETAC Level 6) hosted by Cultivate Living and Learning in association with NICER Training.
Technical employment support grant may be available. Please contact your local employment office.
Using an active learning approach along with innovative techniques, materials, exercises, tools and templates, this FETAC Level 6 Train the Trainer course is for anyone considering a new career path in training, or for established trainers and facilitators wanting to build their capacity to work in more experiential and interactive ways - techniques such as Open Space and World Café.
The course will increase the trainer’s confidence when designing or delivering courses and impart skills and knowledge required to evaluate training. A participative active learning approach is highlighted in order to achieve real engagement, better cooperation and sustainable results together.