- Category: Community Resilience
Co-Housing: A New Model for Ireland
Wednesday 11th May
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Cloughjordan Co-Housing in association with Cultivate & Cloughjordan Ecovillage
11.00 - 12.30 Tour of Ecovillage, including the proposed co-housing site, €5
14.00 - 17.00 Cohousing Seminar - WeCreate Workspace, Cloughjordan Ecovillage €20
Following on from last year’s ‘Housing Ourselves Co-operatively’ conference held in October 2015, this event will feature discussions and presentations from people involved in the various aspects of developing Co-Housing schemes. 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.
Cloughjordan Co-Housing, who have been working on designing and financing a Co-Housing project in Cloughjordan Ecovillage will share their learning.
Learn Permaculture design, how we can live more sustainably, grow food intensively and create livelihoods within our own communities
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.
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 a deeper understanding of permaculture and its application as a design system.
The course includes site visits and practical sessions which merge theory with practice to help bring permaculture in to your own life.
Taken in combination with the the QQI (formally 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 supported by NICER Training, who deliver validated programmes leading to QQI awards, in partnership with Cultivate.
Friday 12 - Sunday 21 August 2016 | Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary, Ireland |Contact Us | Fees €550 / €495 Members | some concessions are available, €100 deposit secures your place (how to apply - PDF)
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 8th 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
Visit Ireland's Only Ecovillage - Learn about Living and Working Sustainably
Cultivate designs and delivers one to five day programmes for groups around a particular topic or topics of interest related to the transition to a low carbon and resilient society. These can include Green Building and Sustainable Energy, Local Food, Food Security, Community Energy Transition, Local Enterprise, Digital Manufacturing, Community Resilience and Sustainable Living.
We tailor the tours for each group and work with them to devise a personalised itinerary on their specific area of interest. These study tours can range from one to several days, depending on the itinerary developed, though we recommend at least two days to allow for a more immersive experience.
Cloughjordan is a traditional Irish village which is now also home to the Cloughjordan Ecovillage. This is where we share our experience and knowledge with groups of all ages, sizes and interests.
Activities are based in the Ecovillage and can include tours, talks, practical workshops and social events in Cloughjordan and the surrounding area. We can also work with groups on transport, accommodation and meals. Groups interested in continuing professional development can participate in industry specific workshops and talks.
For more info, options or booking: email devyn [at] cultivate [dot] ie.
- Category: Permaculture Archive
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.
11.00 - The ethics and principles of Permaculture
11.45 - Using Permaculture in our Lives
12.45 - Application in the Urban Context
13.00 - Lunch Break (Food not included)
14.00 - Growing Food Intensively
15.30 - Going Further with Permaculture
16.00 - Close