Cultivate, WeCreate Workspace and the P2P Foundation are delighted to host Open Everything, from Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th September 2014 in Dublin, Limerick and Cloughjordan, a series of events that brings together cooperative advocates, community activists, and commons animators to share perspectives and ideas on the question, “How can a commons-based collaborative economy strengthen the resilience of our communities?”
These events will explore and further a commons approach to building and stewarding shared resources, building community resilience and creating meaningful livelihoods.
The highlights include a major conference that will reimagine cooperatives and look at how the cooperative model could facilitate sustainable livelihoods and service provision in our communities. We will be introducing peer production and open hardware in both the Limerick and Cloughjordan Fab Labs. A symposium will examine the potential of the old idea of the commons, which is now being rethought with new ideas from the open source community and the cooperative movement.
If we are to make the changes that are needed to adapt to climate change, or to connect with each other in deeper ways and strengthen our resilience, we need to revive the commons. This series of events is for anyone interested or active in doing that.
- Category: Gardening & Permaculture
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.
Co-designing a future that works for all
Hosted by the Cloughjordan Learning Alliance in collaboration with the P2P Foundation
August and September 2014 at Cloughjordan Ecovillage
The Summer of Resilience is a programme of events and inspiring conversations focused on community and collaborative approaches to regenerating the economy and society.
This is a great opportunity to visit Cloughjordan Ecovillage and Ireland’s first Fab Lab while learning, making and networking. With workshops, exhibitions, design challenges, a symposium, food and celebration, let’s explore how we create a future that works for all! Express your interest using this form.
The Summer of Resilience is primarily based in Cloughjordan Ecovillage with additional events in Dublin, Limerick, Stradbally and in Cloughjordan town itself.
The Ecovillage is located in the heart of Cloughjordan and received the Gold Award for best 'Socio-Economic Project' at UN International Awards for Liveable Communities in Xiamen, China, Nov 2013. It now has 100 residents living in 50 high-performance green homes; over 20,000 newly planted trees and Ireland’s largest renewable energy district heating system. Django’s is welcoming overnight guests, Cloughjordan Wood-Fired Bakery is producing award-winning breads and WeCreate, unique creative and technological workspace for eco entrepreneurs, is open for business.
Future-oriented ways of organising ourselves, inspired by natural systems and Permaculture design
Cultivate and Community Conscious
21 August 2014 | 10.00 - 17.00 ( With optional 2 day design challenge) | WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage
In an environment that is constantly changing, our community-based initiatives and cooperative enterprises need to be adaptive, flexible and resilient. There is no one right way to organise, but new emerging whole system approaches such as the Viable Systems Model and Sociocracy can help us understand and design operating systems for our organisations that are truly collaborative.
These events are for anyone considering how we design organisational structures that can empower everyone involved to participate in shaping and making the decisions that affect them, while at the same time nurturing closer relationships and resilience.
An additional two day design challenge, for those wishing to go deeper into the practice of designing viable organisations, is available.
- Category: Gardening & Permaculture
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.
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.