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  • Cultivate Members' Pot Luck

    Join us for an evening of sharing local food!

    Wednesday 26th October 2011 | 19.00 – 21.00 | €Free | The Greenhouse, Dublin | map |

    What is a potluck? A potluck is an event where a group gathers for a meal, and everyone brings one dish to share with the group.

    Why local and seasonal? Knowing where our food comes from is an important element of sustainability. Trying to prepare only local and seasonal food is a challenge that makes you think about sourcing ingredients.

    What should you bring? Be creative! Bring a dish that shows your cooking skills, your tastes, your culture, but most important, your use of local ingredients  (this is the challenge, however don't worry if not everything you use is local/seasonal!)

    More details: Bring whatever dish you fancy and please also bring a utensil to serve with. The dish should be fully prepared and ready to eat, as no hob or cooker are

  • Members' Special Offer: May 08


    For all of May members can avail of a 20% discount on the Electrisave which retails at €95.

    The Electrisave is a portable, easy to read electricity monitor designed for both use in the home and small office.

    The electrisave will show you instantly:

    • just how much electricity you are using
    • how
  • South Dublin Allotments Association

    Anne-Marie Durcan (membership secretary), 67 St. Agnes Rd., Crumlin Village, D12 | |

    Your food your way!

    See website for more information on this voluntary association for all those who support allotments in South Dublin County. To apply for an allotment site in South Dublin County, please contact the Development Department, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Town Centre, Tallaght, D24, Tel: 01 414 9188.

  • The Economics of Happiness

    happiness-film.jpgWednesday, 2nd February 2011 | 19:30 | €5 on the door | Sugar Club, Lower Lesson Street, Dublin 2 

    Cultivate, in association with FEASTA, Grow It Yourself, Transition Towns Ireland and Northern Ireland, Slow Food Ireland, Happenings, Green Works and the International Society for Ecology and Culture present...

    A special Dublin screening of The Economics of Happiness. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with the director and special guests including economist Richard Douthwaite of FEASTA, journalist and founder of GIY Mick Kelly, educator Suzie Cahn from Transition Ireland and Northern Ireland and networker Sarah Fleming,  Slow Food International.  Davie Philip, the Community Resilience coordinator from Cultivate, will chair the discussion.

    Information from each of the organisations involved (listed above) will be available and the evening will act as an informal social and networking opportunity for those active in building the local economy.

  • Members' Meeting 18th June 2008

    Talk on Combined Heat & Power - Speaker: Poul Madsen

    18 June 2008 | 7pm | Open to all Cultivate Members and Volunteers


    Combined Heat & Power (CHP) is not a new and advanced technology at all.  It simply combines two areas, heating and power generation, that both burn off massive amounts of raw materials in order to produce the desired outcome. Producing heat, for example, for heating a building has a fairly high degree of effeciency.  Typically 85 % of the energy in the raw material can be utilised.  However, to produce electricity typically means a loss of a vast amount of energy.  For coal fired power plants only 40-45 % of the energy can be transformed into useful electricy. This waste of fuel can greatly be reduced by combining heat and power production. The heat from the generation of electricity is utilised in the heating of buildings, thus increasing the effeciency to


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    Imagining a regenerative, community led & cooperative local food sector.

    Online Session I Tuesday October 19th 2021
    15.30 - 17.00 BST I 16.30 - 18.00 CET

    While admission is FREE to this event, you MUST register beforehand as places are strictly limited. Please secure your place by booking here

    Green European Foundation, along with Green Foundation Ireland and Cultivate would like to invite you to a dynamic online conversation and launch of a pamphlet exploring the topic of Food Sovereignty, Climate Action and Local Resilience.

    This session will include conversations with leading Irish and European advocates of regenerative agriculture. rural regeneration and sustainability. It will explore how we might take climate action and strengthen the resilience and wellbeing of our local places through the practice of food sovereignty.

    The project builds upon the outputs of the 2020 project.


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  • Members' Special June 08


    Cultivate Shop is now stocking the DVD of "The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil". (€18)

    When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half and food imports cut by 80 percent, people were desperate. This fascinating and empowering film shows how communities pulled together, created solutions, and ultimately thrived in spite of their decreased dependence on imported energy.

    In the context of global peak oil worries, Cuba is an inspiring vision of hope.

    For the month of June, members will receive 20% off the price of this DVD 
  • Climate Inspirations!

    A Challenge Europe International Showcase Event

    Friday 25th March 2011 | 9.30 - 14.00 | The European Commission Representation in Ireland, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 | RSVP: This is a ticket only event | Please RSVP:· | Further info:·

    Climate Inspirations is an international event which aims to energise the climate debate and inspire action towards a low carbon future. Speakers include:

    • Professor John Mitchell, Chief Scientist, UK Met Office
    •  Dr Tara Shine, Head of Research and Development, Mary Robinson Foundation
    •  Dick Strawbridge, Television Presenter, Writer and Eco-Engineer

    European champions from the British Council's climate project, Challenge Europe will also share their experiences and present their final projects that aim to reduce CO2 emissions across Europe.

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  • Members Special October 08

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    Cultivate stocks Ecopal CFL lightbulbs.  Both 15w (75w equivalent) and 20w (100w equivalent) in the traditional bulb shape for screw top and bayonet.  These bulbs cost only €5.65 which is great value considering the length of their life. 

    To make it even easier to change your light bulbs, this month we are offering members 20% discount on all Ecopal CFL lightbulbs. 


  • Willow Hedge Making Workshop

    Get off the fence and start planting hedgerows!

    Saturday 26th February 2011 | 12 Noon | Community Garden at Great Western Villas, Phibsborough, Dublin 7 | contact or 086 3579663

    A living willow fence will be planted around the perimeter of the Great Western Square and District Community Garden site, which is located at the end of Great Western Villas. As well as providing a natural fence with leaves and foliage in summer, the planting of this willow fence by the Hedge Laying Association of Ireland will provide a workshop for residents and the unemployed. This one day workshop will explain hedge planting and its history, willow usage and its ecology, and a more general introduction to ecological gardening and biodiversity.

    Note: The picture shows hawthorn being laid, a more painful affair.  Photo:  Goska Smierzchalska

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  • October Members' Meeting

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    with Poul Madsen 

    21st October @ 7pm 

    Many people have taken the step to creating renewable energy at home - this can be expensive and you may have to pay hundreds of Euros for a solar panel system and wind turbine, unless ... you are willing to research and experiment and do it DIY! 

    Tonight's talk takes you through the speakers own experiences in composing a simple system and setting up a homemade wind turbine. It's not difficult to reach a level where you charge mobile phones, camera batteries, electric shavers etc. Perhaps this talk could inspire you to get off to the start you want!


  • Courses in International Development

    The Kimmage Development Studies Centre (KDSC) invites applications for the following HETAC accredited programmes, commencing September 2011:

    MA/Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies: This 14 month full time post graduate programme is aimed at leaders, facilitators and managers of local development projects in developing countries and actual or potential staff of development agencies in Ireland and elsewhere. Some vacancies may exist for recent graduates who wish to study further before embarking on a career in some aspect of development work either in Ireland or internationally.  Closing date for applications is 31st May 2011.

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  • UpStart Creativity & Elections

    upstart.jpgUpStart is a non-profit arts collective (view an intro video)which aims to put creativity at the centre of public consciousness during the Irish General Election Campaign in 2011. We plan to do this by reinterpreting the spaces commonly used for displaying election campaign posters in Dublin City and are calling on all artists to submit work for this exhibition.

    The objectives of UpStart are to encourage a debate on the role of the arts in this state. We hope to highlight the importance of creativity and ingenuity when society is in need of direction and solutions, and to emphasize the value of the arts to public life. We believe that the future development of the country requires a healthy cultivation of the Arts.

    UpStart comprises artists and writers from Ireland and abroad and are non-aligned to any political party. UpStart respects and follows Dublin City Council litter regulations and operates within the requirements of Irish law.

  • 3epkano Cinema in the Park!


    Faust with the amazing 3epkano playing the score

    Thursday 3 June 2010 | 21.30 | €5 minimum donation | Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin | Bring what you need to sit on, the grass works the best with something for your bum

    For the fair fee of €5 you can have a magical night under the stars watching a classic silent movie and listening to the wonderful 3epkano.

    Please also bring a bag for your waste. These events are about building community and acting responsibly.  BARRY'S TEA will provide free teas for people, all flavours to keep you warm.

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  • Passive Houses

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    The 'Passive-house' as built in Galway in the spring of 2005 by Scandinavian Homes Ltd., was developed from the 'Low-energy houses' having been built by the company in Ireland since 1990. The concept of the optimised ecological house with little or no demand on space heating was realized after years of research. It was based on the traditional building methods of Scandinavia as well as on a multitude of experimental building methods experimented with between 1970 and 1990 both in Europe and America. During these years, many alternative approaches were taken by ahead looking pioneers with good ideas.

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  • Energy Green Paper Shows Government Lacks Vision and Sense of Urgency

    Article by Eamon Ryan

    Ireland faces two great energy challenges which I believe should set the political agenda for our time.  The first challenge comes from the fact we are facing into a peak in Global oil production.   We are not going to run out of oil any day soon but once the peak has occurred it will be followed by a steady and continuous decline in the availability of cheap and easily accessible oil.   As a country which relies on oil for 60% of our energy needs, we are very exposed.  We will need to find an alternative energy source if we are to drive our cars, heat our homes and even replace the oil-based fertilisers and pesticides which we currently rely upon to grow our food. 

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  • Hemp Building Course Starts 12th September 2011

    12th - 15th September 2011 | Kenmare, Co Kerry | €425 inc accommodation | Contact

    4-Day course with Steve Allin including: 

    • Theory
    • Casting Hempcrete
    • Spraying Hempcrete
    • Hempcrete Floors
    • Hemp Plaster
    • Finishes
  • Global Green at Electric Picnic 2019



    Our climate is changing. How will we?

    Global Green is a colourful pop-up eco-village of green ideas, merriment, inspiration and action. For over a decade this area, coordinated by Cultivate, the collective based in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, has been the conscious heartbeat of the Electric Picnic. Here you will find activists, artists, makers, musicians, foodies and poets from across Ireland hosting transformational ideas, activities and conversations for all generations.

    Find us on the green edge of the festival to revamp your body and mind with fabulous famous toasties from The Market Kitchen, and drinks at the Full of Love Kombucha Bar, and the Revel Coffee Caravan.
    Whether you want to dance, eat, save the planet or loosen up and mellow out, Global Green is a must-visit over the festival weekend. With performances, exhibits, art, information and curiosities of all sorts Global Green is a unique festival experience for everyone.

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  • Growing Our Green Communities: Environmental Seminar

    Hosted by the Environmental Focus Group of the Dublin Community Forum

    Saturday 5th March 2011 | Registration at 9.30 am | Due to the limited number of places, only those who RSVP may attend.  Please RSVP by Friday, 25th February by telephone 01 222 3259 or email

    This is a diverse environmental seminar which will showcase 6 different environmental and social initiatives within Dublin. Whilst serving to improve local environment and community development, the grass roots projects, that will be discussed, also have the potential to be replicated on a larger scale across Dublin, to fundamentally improve the lifestyle and quality of life within this city.

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  • Apply Now for MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism

    For decades community groups, the women's movement and other social justice movements have been the driving force behind equality in Ireland, while global justice activists have highlighted the crisis of climate change and neo-liberalism. As crisis hits, cuts and recession bite, social partnership collapses and popular movements grow, what do we already know about how to change the world? This course brings together experienced activists in community education and social movements with newcomers interested in social justice to create new knowledge and develop alternatives. Will you join us on this learning journey?

     The MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism is now halfway through its first, very successful year and applications are open for next year (autumn 2011 - summer 2012).

    The course brings together social movement activists, community educators, grassroots organisers and newcomers interested in social justice. Students and staff work together to bring out what we already know about how ordinary people can challenge structures of oppression and injustice and change the world for the better, to learn from each other and to develop our practice and theory.

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  • Rothar - Bikes for the Community

    rothar Rothar | Broadstone Avenue | Dublin 7 | 086 89556157 | |

    Rothar's is a social enterprise that aims to:

    • collect donated bicycles destined for disposal
    • refurbish used bicycles
    • sell the bicycles and second-hand parts to the community as an affordable, quality transport option
    • train at risk population
    • operate a bicycle workshop where the community can avail of tools and advice for bicycle repairs
    • offer bicycle maintenance classes
    • offer cycling classes to be able to ride in confidence in our busy city
  • One Hundred Mornings

    ONE HUNDRED MORNINGS is the award winning debut feature of Writer Director Conor Horgan (The Beholder, Deep End Dance) and Producer Katie Holly for Bl!nder Films. Starring Ciaran McMenamin (The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce, Primeval), Alex Reid (The Descent, Guinea pigs) Rory Keenan (Intermission, Zonad), Kelly Campbell (Bachelors Walk, Sensation), the film also features the exceptional photography of DoP Suzie Lavelle, who won the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Cinematography 2010. VIEW TRAILER | Follow us on twitter @100mornings

    Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive the crisis. As resources run low and external threats increase, they forge an uneasy alliance with their self-sufficient hippie neighbour.  With no news from the outside world they can’t know how long they must endure living in such close quarters, and with such limited supplies.

    In making One Hundred Mornings we sought to show as realistic a portrayal as possible of a rapid

  • Low Carbon Futures - Challenge Europe

    We are looking for the brightest, boldest and best minds in Europe.  Have you got what it takes?

    Climate change is real. Something needs to be done to make a difference and accelerate change to a Low Carbon Future.  The time to stop talking and start acting is NOW.  The British Council and its local partners are looking for bright young people from the island of Ireland who can make this happen.

    WHO -- Are you aged between 18 and 35?  Can you commit approximately 12 hours of your time each month over the next year?

    WHAT --  If selected, you will be offered the chance to explore solutions to climate challenges with other bold and bright people across the island of Ireland and Europe.  You will participate in local and international visits and study tours, develop long-lasting networks, interact with leaders, public figures and specialists from different sectors of society, share best practice across Europe and promote unique ideas that will accelerate change to a Low Carbon society...

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  • Good Food on the Public Plate

    International Workshop

    Friday 9th May | 9am | Dublin Food Cooperative | 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8

    An international workshop examining ways of raising food quality standards in hospitals, schools, care-homes by making public food catering, healthier and more ecologically sustainable.

    Organised by AlimenTerra, the European association of organic farming organisations and sustainable food systems.

    Please contact Clive Peckham for further information and bookings at or  Pauric Cannon at Dublin Food Co-op Tel 01 4544258.  Organic and Fairtrade refreshments available.

    To get there: see map at

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  • Cultivate Joins EdenBee - Won't You?

    Have you joined the exciting new social networking site for climate change and environmental issues called EdenBee?  This novel idea is an Irish-based internet concept with the endeavor of tapping into the wisdom of the crowd to help tackle Climate Change.

    The idea is that people measure their footprint, then set goals, either from an Edenbee selection or from their own creativity, that enable them to reduce their personal emissions and environmental impact. The site allows other Edenbees to see these intentions and ask questions and create discussions about how to best achieve these goals. Groups can be set up and it has the potential to become a very powerful movement.

    Cultivate has a new group:  Please join us in our discussions there.  

  • Feeding Ourselves 2022

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    Physical Attendance - €50 full ticket | €25 Concession / Open Training Network members.
    Virtual Attendance - No Cost

    Feeding Ourselves is back! This annual Cloughjordan gathering is for agroecological farmers and workers, for community food and environmental advocates, and for people interested in cooperatives, local resilience, fair food systems and rural regeneration.

    Now is the time to connect up with each other again, to hear about the progress being made and to help amplify each other’s work. From seeds to soil, from community food facilities to landscape level cooperation lets meet, greet, network and amplify!

    To book virtual or physical places for members of your organisation as part of the Open Training Network email Davie at

    You can register to attend the opening and closing sessions of Feeding Ourselves virtually if you are unable to attend physically. There is no cost to this but booking is essential as places are limited. To register contact Romane at


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  • Life Above Land - Creating Habitat for Pollinators


    Two events: Wednesday 22nd & Saturday 24th - Free of Charge
    Life Above Land: Creating Habitats for Pollinators - 2pm

    This event will take place in the new education area of Cloughjordan Community Farm, located at the Step Road entrance to the Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

    Cultivate’s Davie Philip will introduce in simple language the Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on Goal 15 - Life on Land. This will be followed by a practical workshop with artist Lian Callaghan.

    Organised by Cultivate & Cloughjordan Community Farm with support form the IEN. For more information contact -

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  • Renewable Energy Sources, by Ewan Chambers

    Why and what elements of the current system are unsustainable

     Modern societies consume huge amounts of energy - to heat homes and offices, fuel transport systems, power industry and generate electricity. Ireland is no exception; and as our economy grows, so does our demand for energy.

     Today, most of this energy is produced using fossil fuels such as gas, oil, coal and peat. We now know that large-scale use of fossil fuels is unsustainable in the long term. They are finite resources -which will one day run out. Burning them releases vast quantities of carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. Other emissions released in fossil fuel combustion cause acid rain. Ireland now imports over 85% of the fuel required for energy production, which is clearly insecure if not unsustainable.

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  • Amma Visits Dublin

    International Humanitarian and Peace Prize Winner

    Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th November | National Show Centre Dublin - R132 - Swords Rd, 1 km from Airport | Admission free | Information about the programme:

    Two Days Programme (admission any time): Live Music - Spiritual Talks - Meditation - and a Very Special Hug from Amma;  Also: Bookstalls, Ayurveda, Massages, Delicious Food and much more

    “It was like being dipped into the soul of love. It’s extraordinarily life-giving.”
    - A visitor to Amma’s 2007 visit to Dublin

    Who is Amma?

    Known as the “Hugging Saint”, Amma is, for some, a compassionate mother, for others a great humanitarian, a humble servant, a healing presence, or a spiritual teacher who’s unconditional love transcends all boundaries of nationality, colour and creed.

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  • Triskel Flower Farm

    website  |  triskelflowerfarm[at]

    Self-Sufficiency Lifestyle Project 

    Triskel Flower Farm has available half of an Organic smallholding with sole use of large polytunnel/fruit orchard/herb gardens, etc.  Accommodation comprises double sleeping loft/mezzanine bedroom in your own private, warm, restored cottage. Rent is €100 per week per person to an interested couple (over 18) or single person aiming for sustainability here on the Ox Mountains in West Co.Sligo.  Contact Maggie Hedge.

  • Woodcollective Exhibition of Collaborative Works: 2006-2010

    Running as part of Design Week 2010 and Innovation Dublin Festival 2010

    Monday - Friday | 9.30am - 5pm | The Greenhouse, St Andrew St, D2 (map)

    A collaborative project between Architects, Landscape Architects/Designers,


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  • Home & Hearth-Side Skills Exchange w/ Judith Hoad

    At Judith Hoad’s Home in South West Co. Donegal

    Making buttons & toggles, Handspinning wool, Making a braid loom and much more.... 

    This series of working weekends with Judith is organised to welcome participants on Friday evenings with a simple meal. Up to six people can be accommodated. There are two bedrooms, each with a pair of adult sized bunks and one double bed sleeping loft in the main living room. The Saturdays will be spent with Judith showing and assisting in the learning of a selection of simple skills that have fallen out of fashion during the last generation or so. The Sundays, up to 3pm, will be spent by the participants undertaking tasks around the inside and outside of Judith’s home; these may be home decorating, or hedge cutting, or firewood splitting, gardening etc. etc.  Please note that this work is an obligatory part of the weekend, because it represents the payment – no money changes hands, just effort.

    Judith is offering these weekends on the third weekends of each month until July, 2009.  This may be extended, depending on the interest.  Judith has other skills, not listed here, which may be useful. 

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  • Cultivate Magazine

    cultivate magazine cover The Optimising Energy Issue - Printed 2006

    This magazine was, and still is, ahead of its time.  We have sold out of them (they are now collector's items Wink) but you can still enjoy reading most of the articles online .  

    Some highlights of the contents:

    In For a Shock
    C. J. Campbell writes on the dawning of the Second Age of Oil

    The Natural Step
    Torbjörn Lahti on sustainability and the eco-municipality framework

    Catch and Store Energy


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  • Master Composter Volunteer Training Programme

    Course Detail: Stop Food Waste

    Do you want to become a Master Composter?  Local Authorities in Dublin are now recruiting volunteer Master Composters for two different training sites in the North and South of the city. In South Dublin contact Kate Hynes in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (01-2054344) or Sorcha O'Brien in South Dublin County Council (01 4149000 ext 4288) for further information (starting the 14th of April). In North Dublin contact Sandra Smith in Dublin City Council (01-2224562) or Edwina Dunford in Fingal County Council (01-8906768) (starting May 10th). The courses are great fun so if you are up for it, get in touch. More information is available in the PDF downloads above. 

  • What is Second Republic?


    Second Republic is a movement of people who are organising to campaign for the establishment of a National Convention in Ireland. That convention, like one currently running in Iceland, will re-examine every facet of how we organise ourselves as a State.

    The current crisis leaves no doubt that our State, as it is currently established, is unfit to properly manage our affairs.  A state that becomes as indebted as Ireland is clearly in need of reform. We want to take this moment and see it not as a time of despair but as an opportunity to rebuild.

    Our campaign is one that seeks to put the question of Ireland’s future in the people’s hands. And you can join in too!

    Setting the agenda for reform

    Second Republic is about setting an agenda, not pushing a particular vision of Ireland. We want to place genuine political reform at the forefront of a national debate and see the People of Ireland decide the shape a reborn Ireland should take.

  • Art of Breathing Course - To lIve without stress.

    Friday 15th - Tuesday 19th April 2011 | Unemployed €50 (80% Discount!!!) | Employed €250 and bring a friend for free (i.e. 50% Discount) | Times: F / M / T: 19.00 - 22.00 & Sat / Sun 10.00 - 15.00 (All sessions must be attended) | Cultivate, The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew St, Dublin (map) | | Bookings: | On Facebook

    Why take the course?· To live without stress.· The degree to which stress unduly influences our lives is generally underestimated: Often the mind clings on to anger, guilt, or regret about the past, or is plagued by anxiety and worry about the future. This oscillation of the mind causes tension and stress both for ourselves and for the people around us and leads to reduced effectiveness in action. Breath is the link between body and mind, and thus is the key to handling our mind and negative emotions, and releasing our true potential - at work, at home, and at leisure.

    In light of current economic hardship, and in celebration of the


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  • ecoescape: Ireland handbook to green travel in Ireland

    ecoescape: Ireland is a new handbook to green travel in Ireland. Written by Irish travel writer, Catherine Mack, this new guide follows the recent successful launch of ecoescape: UK. In this groundbreaking book, Catherine gives a personal insight into her top 50 ecoescapes around the country which she has visited over the last six months. Full of practical details, including a Slow Travel Toolkit, ecoescape: Ireland helps travellers find ways to responsible escapism closer to home, and provides international visitors greener options for their travels around Ireland, both North and South.

    Eco-travel begins at home. Which is why ecoescape promotes travel in the UK and Ireland. Here tourism businesses, including hotels and attractions, are cutting emissions, sourcing locally, generating their own energy, moving off-grid and encouraging travellers and visitors to do the same. Through the books and ecoescape’s website at, ecoescape provides a platform for Irish businesses to shout about what they do and to connect ecoescapers to the changes that are making the world a greener place.

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  • How to Build a Wind Turbine

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    "How to Build a Wind Turbine" Workshop with Hugh Piggott

    8th - 13th September 2008 |  Crann Og, Gort, Co Galway

    Hugh Piggott, designer, author and world renowned expert on wind power, is leading a six day course in which the participants learn as much as they are personally capable of learning about small wind turbine design and construction.

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  • OOOOBY Store

    carrots.jpgNew store has opened in Glenealy Landscape Centre, Glenealy, Co Wicklow!

    Local produce, food growing, ecological products, crafts and fairtrade.  

    Carraig Dúlra organic farm is pleased to announce the opening of Ireland's first OOOOBY (Out Of Our Own Back Yard).  The non-profit store’s aim is to support the local full food circle from growing to buying to preparing food, through encouraging the creation of a community network.  Come meet the producers, share & exchange skills & information in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

    Open from 9-5 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 11-2 on Saturdays. 

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  • Irish Green Gathering

    The Alternative Festival for the Weekend of 17-19 August 2007

    This August it will be all things green and sustainable at lovely Woodbrook Estate, under the Blackstairs Mountains, Co. Wexford. This brand new, non-profit three day festival will be run on renewable energy only and will be full of Eco friendly events and fantastic music.

    Starting off with famous Irish fiddler Frankie Gavin and his Hibernian Rhapsody group on the Friday evening and going on with...

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  • Transition Network Gathering 30th July 2011

    Ireland NASA photoSaturday 30th July 2011 | 11.00 to 16.00 | The Greenhouse, St Andrew St, D2 (map) | See more details and RSVP on Transition Ireland and Northern Ireland

    The main aim of this meeting will be to explore what structures are needed for Transition Ireland and Northern Ireland to move forward and what activities will take place over the next year. Anyone involved or interested in how we make the transition is most welcome to attend.

    The existing TINI Steering Group is now voluntarily dissolving and a new form of network group will be initiated by those that attend and will continually evolve as required by those that come forward to do so. This will embody an open door policy with a welcome to anybody on this island who wishes to contribute in a meaningful and relevant way to our network. 

  • Liberties/Marrowbone Regeneration Project Seeks Environmental Consultant

    CLOSING DATE: 1st February 2008

    1.    Background

    The Marrowbone Regeneration Project within Dublin City Council (DCC) wishes to appoint a consultant to develop an Environmental Action Plan, based upon the principles of Local Agenda 21, for the regeneration of the Marrowbone area which comprises areas known as the Liberties, Pimlico and the Grand Canal Harbour/Basin Lane. The action plan will identify opportunities for environmental enhancement and make recommendations in relation to the implementation of action-based and results-focused environmental projects.

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  • Vanishing of the Bees

    Tuesday 22nd March 2011 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm | Scoil Mhuire, Gilford Road, Sandymount | €Free (voluntary donations to cover costs)

    Join Transition Sandymount for a free screening of this important film.  See trailer here

    Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables.

    Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.

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  • Reiki

    By Gwendoline McGowan

     reiki.jpg Reiki is a 'hands on healing' technique that traces its roots to Japan and the late 1700's. This method of relaxation and de-stressing has been welcomed into many Irish homes and has more recently found it's way into the business environment.

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  • Environmental Lifestyle Website is an exciting innovative and fun new lifestyle-focused environmental website. Greenme has green living tips, 17 sectors of sustainable activity, a directory with 4000 businesses in it, a range of dedicated blogs, monthly ezines and competitions to incentivise people to lead a greener lifestyle, and more.

    This award winning site will help you achieve a greener lifestyle in realistic, simple and affordable terms. With the national and international drive towards issues such as climate change, the oil crisis and the power of one, more more people are wanting to do their bit but feel that it is a mammoth task. will help you reach your green goals in a fun, social and interactive manner.

  • Sustainable Tourism Ireland

    Sustainable Tourism Ireland (STI) is an organisation which promotes the concept of sustainability within the tourism sector. STI is building a community of like-minded people who shares the same vision and passion in growing sustainable tourism in Ireland.

    Visit the website or for more information contact Sustainable Tourism Ireland on


  • Cultivate at the Electric Picnic 2010

    3rd - 5th Sept 2010 | If you are going to the Electric Picnic this year, come and visit Cultivate in the Global Green.  Together we will be Electric...  

    The Global Green is still the best place to take in some subtle grooves, acoustic sounds and reflect on a better world.  All the usual ingredients will be there along with a few new additions to create a real sense of community at the Picnic.

    Forming the gateway to this year's Global Green and building on the success of last year, Slow Food are back, bigger and smokier than ever in the Slow Tent. Representing some of the countries finest producers they will be offering up wood-fired pizzas, spit roast sandwiches, perfect coffee, and delicious breakfasts all set against the backdrop of homegrown DJs, live music and talks and discussions at the Re-Think Tank (full schedule below).  The Slow Tent will host a community EAT IN – a banquet with table service, and great food from over 21 local producers.

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  • Ovencrafter Hendrik Lepel Presents a 2 day Pizza Oven Workshop

    pizza_oven.jpgSaturday – Sunday 26th & 27th June | 10:00 to 17:00 | €150 includes refreshments | Bookings and further details: Hendrik Lepel | 086 883 8400 |

    During this weekend workshop we will build an earth oven near Mallow. Made out of clay-soil, sand and straw; earthen ovens are simple, low-cost and fun to build. Ideal for baking bread and pizza, earthen ovens are beautiful as well as functional, making wonderful additions to any home garden or patio.

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  • Living Our Gifts Sustainably

    Sustaining our Creativity

    How can we sustain our creativity to reflect the true purposes in our lives?
    10.30am - 5.30pm Sat. 2nd & Sun. 3rd February (Saturday only is also an option)
    WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

    Everyone is born gifted. But we grow up in a culture which scrambles the meanings and expressions of our gifts.
    What does sustainable fulfilment look like? Can we find ways to tap into and realise our true potential...and do so again and again - sustainably?

    There are practices and perspectives which empower anyone to do their greatest creative work, over and over again, in our real lives. This playful, experiential workshop with Dave Rock will cover the myriad of ways in which we can make that true, day to day. To feel our greatest and do our greatest work.

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  • The Green-Door Leitrim Weekend Starts 9th September 2011

    Green Door and Duncan StewartOver 30 homes and buildings open to the public.

    9th - 11th September 2011 | See

    Project manager Jo Lewis says: ‘This is a festival of rural architecture; an opportunity for people to be inspired and encouraged to look at sustainable ways of building, technologies, materials and ways of life. With architects, builders and home-owners on hand to give tours and answer questions, people can get real first-hand honest information. There will also be exhibitions, debates and films to entertain and inspire."

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