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Summer of Resilience

 

Co-designing a future that works for all

Hosted by the Cloughjordan Learning Alliance in collaboration with the P2P Foundation

community-circle-gardenAugust 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.

Cloughjordan ecovillage

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.

The Resilience Centre

Formally the ecovillage Welcome Centre, this central office will be kept open by the alliance and act as the communication and booking office for the programme of events as well as disseminating information on what is going on in Cloughjordan, hosting the Ecovillage EdVisits programme and conversations and events as well as screening films over the summer.

 

Courses & Events


 

18 July - 3 August


BUILDING RESILIENCE WORKCAMP


Hosted by VSI 


Building Resilience is a chance to explore a community-based response to climate change, to develop an understanding of climate justice, and to understand the role individuals have in their own communities, homes and environments in addressing the unequal effect of climate change across our communities and the world. The project will combine non-formal learning workshops and practical volunteering projects, in Ireland’s only eco-village, a unique project in the rural midlands of Ireland. The project will also challenge volunteers to look at their own contribution to climate change, and to explore real alternatives. VSI actively encourages the participation of volunteers from diverse backgrounds in this project.


 

2 & 3 August 15.00 - 16.15  €Donation


GUIDED TOUR OF CLOUGHJORDAN ECOVILLAGE


This guided tour, which is held every Saturday and Sunday, leaves at 3pm from Sheelagh Na Gig Bookshop on the Main Street of Cloughjordan and highlights the many sustainable community features of the award winning Eco-Community. Booking is not necessary. For further information, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

8 - 17 August  €550
  Cloughjordan Ecovillage 

PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE

A Cultivate Event

Link to detail.


 

9 August & 13 September   09.00-17.00   €60


COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO SMALLHOLDING


A full-day exploration of how to provide for your family's needs on your own plot of land, no matter how small.  Learn how to integrate crops and creatures to build fertility, save work, put food on the table and create your own livelihood.
 Bookings and enquiries at www.smallholding.ie or call/text 087 612 8577


 

9 & 10 August 15.00 - 16.15  €Donation


GUIDED TOUR OF CLOUGHJORDAN ECOVILLAGE


This guided tour, which is held every Saturday and Sunday, leaves at 3pm from Sheelagh Na Gig Bookshop on the Main Street of Cloughjordan and highlights the many sustainable community features of the award winning Eco-Community. Booking is not necessary. For further information, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

10 August   19.30 - 22.00   €5 (Free for Ecovillage and Cultivate Members)  WeCreate Workspace, Cloughjordan Ecovillage


THE PERMACULTURE GARDEN

A Cultivate Event


A presentation and conversation with Graham Bell author of the Permaculture Garden. 
A learning community event hosted by Cultivate Living and Learning.


 

14 August   19.30 - 22.00   €5 (Free for Ecovillage and Cultivate Members) 
  WeCreate Workspace, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

THE GIFT ECONOMY


A Cultivate Event

A conversation with Mark Boyle, author of the Moneyless Manifesto. 
A learning community event hosted by Cultivate Living and Learning.


 

16 & 17 August  15.00 - 16.15  €Donation


GUIDED TOUR OF CLOUGHJORDAN ECOVILLAGE


This guided tour, which is held every Saturday and Sunday, leaves at 3pm from Sheelagh Na Gig Bookshop on the Main Street of Cloughjordan and highlights the many sustainable community features of the award winning Eco-Community. Booking is not necessary. For further information, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

16 August   13.30-17.00   €30 Including Samples


MAKING COUNTRY WINES


A step-by-step guide to  brewing delicious, natural and very affordable wines from your own produce, or from wild ingredients. Lots of hands-on practice, and all-important tasting!  Only 2 places left. Further dates can be arranged on demand.
 Bookings and enquiries at www.smallholding.ie or call/text 087 612 8577


 

18 August - 24 August   Cloughjordan Ecovillage


YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMER CAMP 


Hosted by VSI at Django’s Hostel. 
A week of fun activities, workshops and volunteering projects which will look at the topics of Leadership, Climate Justice & Resilience, and the skills young people need to contribute to change in their own communities.


 

18 August   13.00  - 17.00  Cloughjordan Ecovillage


HOUSING OURSELVES


Cloughjordan Cohousing
. Exploring the potential of shared low impact, low debt housing in the Ecovillage.


 

19 August   11:00 - 17:00   RED Gardens, Cloughjordan Ecovillage    €40 including light lunch

Resilient Soil

Hands-on exploration of various methods for building healthy soil to produce resilient crops and nutritionally dense food. Includes composting demonstration, soil testing, remineralising and strategies for balancing soil fertility. To book contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

19 August   19.30 - 22.00  Cloughjordan Community Farm


FEEDING OURSELVES



Presentation and discussion from a renowned agriculture and rural development expert.


 

21 August    10.00 - 17.00 ( With optional 2 day design challenge)
  Cloughjordan Ecovillage

ORGANISATIONAL RESILIENCE

A Cultivate Event

Link to detail.


 

23 August  11.00 - 13:00   RED Gardens, Cloughjordan Ecovillage    €Donation

Tour of the RED Gardens

Tour of the 5 small scale Research, Education and Demonstration Gardens in the EcoVillage, which are being used to explore diverse methods of growing vegetables, followed by discussion about growing food for yourself. Hosted by Bruce Darrell.


 

23 August 13.00 - 14.00  €Free

KICKING THE CRAP OUT OF BREAD: The launch of Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School

Real bread baker and campaigner Joe Fitzmaurice will tell you the truth about industrial and chemical based breads in Ireland, including soda
bread. He will also introduce his concept and recipe for ‘The Common Loaf’ - a simple sourdough for all.   Contact: Joe  085-182 2777


 

23 August   15.00 - 17:00   Cloughjordan Ecovillage

We're Fecked, What Now?

What can a community do? A scenario planning discussion hosted by members of Feasta living in the EcoVillage, looking at the theme of collapse and possible community responses. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

23 & 24 August   15.00 - 16.15   €Donation


GUIDED TOUR OF CLOUGHJORDAN ECOVILLAGE


This guided tour, which is held every Saturday and Sunday, leaves at 3pm from Sheelagh Na Gig Bookshop on the Main Street of Cloughjordan and highlights the many sustainable community features of the award winning Eco-Community. Booking is not necessary. For further information, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

23 August   13.30-18.00   €35 including lunch


KEEPING AND EATING PIGS


All you need to know about the paperwork and practicalities of rearing your own pork, and using pigs to clear land, with a BBQ and butchery demonstration from Clive Clarke of Ashgate Farm. Only 2 places left.  Further dates can be arranged on demand.  
Bookings and enquiries at www.smallholding.ie or call/text 087 612 8577


 

23 - 24 August  Cloughjordan Ecovillage


RESILIENCE CAMPOUT AND SKILLSHARE WEEKEND


A Cultivate Event

This is an innovative three-day camp out of makers, doers,  permaculture activists, and anyone interested in developing resilience skills or preparing for life in a rapidly changing world.  Immerse yourself in activities such as, growing food in a crisis, shelter making, DIY Fab Labs and exploring collaborative approaches to housing and food production. Engage through skill sharing, talks, discussions, hands on workshops and the incredible cross-pollination of ideas and opportunities that this event has to offer.

The camp is hosted by members of the community in preparation for the Cloughjordan tent at the Electric Picnic.


 

23 August  Cloughjordan Wood Fired Bakery

Woodfired Sourdough Pizza Night : Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School

Delicious pizza to take away, pre-book: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

24 August  18.00 - 22:00  RED Gardens    €pay-what-you-want

Pop-up Seasonal Feast - From Soil to Plate

"Food grown by me in the RED Gardens, prepared and cooked by me, and eaten by you in my house in the Ecovillage". A casual, pay-what-you-want event, but space is limited so contact Bruce at 087 2270359 or @cjredgardens to reserve.


 

30 & 31 August 15.00 - 16.15  €Donation


GUIDED TOUR OF CLOUGHJORDAN ECOVILLAGE


This guided tour, which is held every Saturday and Sunday, leaves at 3pm from Sheelagh Na Gig Bookshop on the Main Street of Cloughjordan and highlights the many sustainable community features of the award winning Eco-Community. Booking is not necessary. For further information, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

29 - 31 August

GLOBAL GREEN AT THE ELECTRIC PICNIC

A Cultivate Event

The sustainability area at the Electric Picnic that creates a vision of possibilities, with engaging conversations, uplifting performances and food for the soul. You will find activists, local foodies, artists, hackers, makers, tree folk, musicians and eco-entrepreneurs examining where we are and exploring what can be.

See the Global Green Facebook page for more...


 

6 & 7 September 15.00 - 16.15  €Donation


GUIDED TOUR OF CLOUGHJORDAN ECOVILLAGE


This guided tour, which is held every Saturday and Sunday, leaves at 3pm from Sheelagh Na Gig Bookshop on the Main Street of Cloughjordan and highlights the many sustainable community features of the award winning Eco-Community. Booking is not necessary. For further information, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

12 September  13.30 - 17.00  WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

THE COOPERATIVE MODEL REVISITED

A Cultivate Event

A new cooperative approach to facilitating sustainable livelihoods and nurturing social enterprise.

See openeverything.ie


 

12 September  19.30 - 22.00  WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

THE COMMONS AND COMMUNITY

A Cultivate Event

A talk and public interview with Michel Bauwens, a Belgian integral philosopher and Peer-to-Peer theorist, moderated by Professor Peadar Kirby, a resident of Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

See openeverything.ie


 

13 September - 11.00 - 17.00  €95

SOURDOUGH BREAD COURSE : Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

You will learn
    •    how to make a range of wonderfully flavoursome and nutritious sourdough breads
    •    how to make and bake sourdough pizzas in a wood-fired oven and at home
    •    how to start and maintain wheat, spelt and rye sourdough starters
    •    how to manage the lactic fermentation and acidity of your doughs  for enhanced flavour and crumb structure
    •    about the nutritional benefits and digestability of sourdough breads

Working with Joe, his 14-year sourdough starters and a wood-fired oven creates a unique traditional baking experience in 2014.  You will gain an  understanding of how to blend flours and flavours and refresh your sourdough starters.  Using temperature, various fermentation techniques, including biga and poolish pre-ferments, you will learn how to work with the subtle and complex textures, flavours and forms of your breads.
 
You will bring home with you a selection of breads, fresh sourdough starter and the confidence to bake real bread at home!  

Contact: Joe 085 182 2777


 

13 & 14 September 15.00 - 16.15  €Donation


GUIDED TOUR OF CLOUGHJORDAN ECOVILLAGE


This guided tour, which is held every Saturday and Sunday, leaves at 3pm from Sheelagh Na Gig Bookshop on the Main Street of Cloughjordan and highlights the many sustainable community features of the award winning Eco-Community. Booking is not necessary. For further information, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

13 September  09.30 - 17.30  WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

THE COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY SYMPOSIUM

A Cultivate Event

See openeverything.ie


 

13 September  20.00 - 22.00  WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

OPEN YOUR MIND - Performance and Celebration

A Cultivate Event

See openeverything.ie


 

14 September  14.00 - 18.00  WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

THE OPEN DAY


 

14 September  11.00 - 13.00  WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

P2P FOUNDATION GATHERING

A Cultivate Event

See openeverything.ie


 

14 September  14.00 - 16.00  WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

SOCIAL PERMACULTURE - DESIGNING VIABLE ORGANISATIONS

A Cultivate Event

See openeverything.ie


 

14 September  14.00 - 16.00  WeCreate Fab Lab, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

ECO CODER DOJO

A Cultivate Event

See openeverything.ie


 

13 September  09.00 - 17.00  €60 INCLUDING LUNCH


COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO SMALL HOLDING


A full-day exploration of how to provide for your family's needs on your own plot of land, no matter how small.  Learn how to integrate crops and creatures to build fertility, save work, put food on the table and create your own livelihood. 
Bookings and enquiries at www.smallholding.ie or call/text 087 612 8577


 

19 & 20 September  15.00 - 16.15  €Donation


GUIDED TOUR OF CLOUGHJORDAN ECOVILLAGE


This guided tour, which is held every Saturday and Sunday, leaves at 3pm from Sheelagh Na Gig Bookshop on the Main Street of Cloughjordan and highlights the many sustainable community features of the award winning Eco-Community. Booking is not necessary. For further information, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

September 27  11.00 - 17.00   €20
  Cloughjordan Ecovillage

OPEN THE DOOR TO COMMUNITY RESILIENCE

This event is hosted by Cloughjordan Ecovillage as part of its EcoLearn programme. Davie Philip, along with other ecovillagers, will give a presentation on the theme of community resilience exploring what the term means and how we develop our ability to adapt and cope with change together. A discussion on the topic and a tour of some the resilience features of eco neighbourhood will be held, which will include a visit to some of the houses in the Ecovillage.


 

September 27  09.30 - 13.00   €25


SEED SAVING AND PROPAGATION


Learn how to develop stronger plants, increase productivity and of course save money!  Hands-on practice of selecting and saving seeds, taking cuttings and layering for all your annual and perennial crops.
 Bookings and enquiries at www.smallholding.ie or call/text 087 612 8577


 

September 27  14.00 - 15.00   €25


CEREALS AND GREEN MANURES


Even on a small plot, cereals and green manure crops can be used to control weeds, improve soil and provide low-cost, chemical-free animal feeds.  Learn all the basics of sowing, growing, harvesting and processing these easy crops. Bookings and enquiries at www.smallholding.ie or call/text 087 612 8577