Learn how we can live more sustainably, grow food intensively and strengthen the resilience of our communities using Permaculture Design.
A one day introductory workshop hosted by Davie Philip of Cultivate and Bruce Darrell of Feasta, both based at Cloughjordan Ecovillage.
Using an active learning approach this workshop will give an introduction to permaculture design principles and outline how they can be applied to your own life and work.
Who should come to this workshop?
This course is for anyone curious to find out more about Permaculture and trying to decide whether to take a more extensive course. The one day session is also a 'stand alone' introduction to Permaculture ethics, principles and design, and can act as a perfect lead-in to the more in-depth Permaculture Design Course (FETAC L5) run in Cloughjordan over 3 weekends or the 10-day intensive, residential Permaculture Design Certificate Course (accredited by the UK Permaculture Association)
Open to anyone aged 16 or over. No prior knowledge of permaculture is needed.
This is a great introduction to the subject if you are involved in GIY, Community Gardens, Transition or just looking for tools to empower yourself.
Ecological design for living and working - run over 3 weekends
Learn how we can live more sustainably, grow food intensively and create livelihoods within our own communities.
1st Weekend: 1-2 March, 2nd Weekend: 22-23 March, 3rd Weekend: 5-6 April 2014 | Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary | €350 (Secure place with €75 deposit) | Contact us with this form or at 0505 56060
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.
*This course can be taken alone or when taken with Applied Permaculture Design, FETAC L5, available Spring 2014, can lead to a full UK Permaculture Design Certificate. The Weekend Permaculture and Applied Permaculture Courses are delivered by NICER Training, the FETAC accredited provider, in partnership with Cultivate.
Ecological design for living and working - run over 2 weekends
Apply your permaculture design skills to an advanced, practical, applicable or otherwise 'useful' design.
This course is a follow-on for learners who have completed the Permaculture Design module, to deepen their knowledge and experience of permaculture. Taking Action Learning and David Holmgrem's Permaculture - Principles as core elements, the module provides the opportunity to develop an awareness of a deeper understanding of permaculture principles and their application to wider areas. Including site visits and practical sessions which merge theory with practice to bring permaculture in to your own life.
Taken in combination with the the FETAC L5 accredited Permaculture Design Course, these two courses can lead to a full UK Permaculture Design Certificate. The Weekend Permaculture and Applied Permaculture Courses are delivered by NICER Training, the FETAC accredited provider, in partnership with Cultivate.
- Category: Community Resilience
- Published on 28 October 2013
- Written by Davie Philip
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“Our well-being will depend more and more on what we share with others and create together”. - Charles Leadbeater, author of We-Think
As I live and work in rural Ireland, it is the local application of the sharing economy that most interests me. Cloughjordan is a small heritage village located less than two hours from Dublin and is reachable by train. In the past the village had suffered from population decline and some of its key services were under threat before the ecovillage project first arrived in 2003. The term ecovillage is actually a little misleading, as we are very much a neighbourhood of Cloughjordan that is experimenting with good practice in community regeneration.
The ecovillage project has now attracted over 65 families to move to Cloughjordan contributing to the flourishing of the whole village and is now seen as one of the healthiest communities in Ireland. In the last two years, it has won the National Green Community Award, in 2012 was voted runner up in an ‘Irish Times’ contest looking for the ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland’ and this year has been nominated for an Irish Pride of Place award and a UN award for liveable communities.