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Master Composter

5 Wednesdays and 3 Saturdays from 12 June 2013 | Fettercairn Community Centre, Tallaght | €FREE

Master Composters are community volunteers who promote food & garden waste prevention and encourage people to compost at home. All of this saves money while improving our environment.

The Stop Food Waste Campaign are looking for 40 dedicated volunteers to participate in the next Master Composter Training course which will be held at the Fettercairn Community Centre in Tallaght. International home composting expert, Craig Benton, known as Doctor Compost, will lead an action packed and exciting hands-on training programme over five evening workshops and three weekend field days.

After the training, volunteers are expected to contribute at least 30 hours of time within the following year to work within your community to promote the messages of the programme.
 
Email your Expression of Interest before the 31 May 2013 application deadline to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Pallet Garden Workshop

vertical pallet gardenSaturday 2 March 2013 | 10am - 2pm | Heritage Garden, Donnybrook | FULLY BOOKED

Half - day workshop and demonstration about how to create a vertical pallet garden.  Funded by Dublin City Council, this workshop will show how you can take pallets and other waste to create various container gardens.

Please contact us to express your interest. Please specifiy your interest in this workshop, give your name, email, phone, and *where in Dublin you live* (or indicate if you live outside Dublin).

Pallet Garden Workshop

vertical pallet gardenSaturday 13 April 2013 | 10am - 2pm | Heritage Garden, Donnybrook | BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Half - day workshop and demonstration about how to create a vertical pallet garden.  Funded by Dublin City Council, this workshop will show how you can take pallets and other waste to create various container gardens.

Please contact us to express your interest. Please specifiy your interest in this workshop, give your name, email, phone, and *where in Dublin you live* (or indicate if you live outside Dublin).

A Permaculture Taster

Learn how we can live more sustainably, grow food intensively and strengthen the resilience of our communities using Permaculture Design. 

Saturday 9 February 2013 | 10.00 - 16.30 | Central Hotel, Exchequer St | €55 Pay Now and enjoy €55 discount if you decide on our Spring or Autumn Design Course! | Contact Us

A one day introductory workshop hosted by Davie Philip of Cultivate and Bruce Darrell of Feasta, both based at Cloughjordan Ecovillage. 

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A Permaculture Taster

Learn how we can live more sustainably, grow food intensively and strengthen the resilience of our communities using Permaculture Design. 

Saturday 14 May 2016 | 10:30 - 16:00 |Dublin Food Coop, Dublin |€35 Pay Now/€30.00 Members| Those who book the taster may enjoy equivalent discount on any of our permaculture design courses |Contact Us

Permaculture Taster

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.

Course Outline    
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

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FETAC Level 5 Permaculture Design Course

2012-Permies-Designing.jpgSee our Home Page for 2014 PERMACULTURE OFFERINGS.

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: 21-22 September, 2nd Weekend: 5-6 October, 3rd Weekend: 19-20 October 2013 | Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary | €350 | Contact 0505 56060

A FETAC L5 accredited Permaculture Design Course* that provides participants with a balanced combination of theory and outdoor practical place-based learning. This 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 accrediated provider, in partnership with Cultivate.

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Permaculture Design Course (FETAC Level 5) at Cloughjordan Ecovillage

2014-Fetac-Permie-Course-FlyerLearn Permaculture design, how we can live more sustainably, grow food intensively and create livelihoods within our own communities.

Link to Autumn 2014 Offering | Three Weekends: 10 - 11 & 24 - 25 May & 7- 8 June  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.

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Composting & Garden Maintenance Workshop

Monday 16 July 2012 | 14.00 - 17.00 | Tyrone Place Garden, Inchicore | €FREE

This programme is especially suited to those who are less experienced in gardening, but all are welcome.

Places are limited, so please contact us to reserve your place.

Preference is given to residents of Dublin City (due to our funding).

All-Island Permaculture Gathering

3 - 6 August 2012 | Strokestown, County Roscommon | www.permaculture.ie | on facebook

This will be a weekend camp of learning from one another, through practical and lifestyle workshops, skill sharing, networking, and celebration. It is an event which we create together.  All are welcome and everybody has something to offer and anybody can get involved and help out.

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The Garden Design Workshop

Garden Design The Garden Design Workshop is a hands-on and practical workshop perfect for those wishing to design their own gardens and create livable and inspiring spaces for their home, affordably.

Monday 10th October and Friday 21st October and Saturday 22nd or Sunday 23rdOctober 2011 | Monday and Friday 18.30 - 20.30, Saturday / Sunday time to be agreed with course participants | The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew St, Dublin (map) | €250 per person (or household) | Contact: David Andrews, Landscape Architect, MILI | phone: 085 112 6686 | email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | website: www.facebook.com/GardenDesignWorkshop

Do you want an inspiring design for your garden? Do you want professional advice on selecting plants and materials?

This course will teach you how to design your own garden over two workshops. The Workshops will cover everything from basic site surveying and inspiring ideas, to plant selection, paving materials, and budgeting. The course culminates in a 1.5 hour Individual Design Consultation with a Landscape Architect (course instructor).

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The Garden Design Workshop

The Garden Design Workshop is a hands-on and practical workshop perfect for those wishing to design their own gardens and create livable and inspiring spaces for their home, affordably.

Wednesdays, June 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd; and Saturday or Sunday, June 25th/26th 2011 |  Times: Wednesdays: 6:30 – 8:30pm & Saturday or Sunday: time to be agreed with course participants (for a 1.5 hour Individual Design Consultation) | Cost: €250 per person (or household) for 4 workshops and a 1.5 hour Individual Consultation | Cultivate, The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew St, Dublin (map) | Contact David Andrews, Landscape Architect, ph: 085 112 6686, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | www.facebook.com/GardenDesignWorkshop

Do you have a garden that needs a facelift?  Do you want professional advice before you start the process?

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