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  • The Funky Seomra

    Photo by Goska SmierzchalskaAlcohol and drug free night club dedicated to dance

    Concert Hall, RDS, Dublin | www.dancefree.ie

    Imagine yourself on a night out in a vibrant, ecstatic atmosphere where you're free to dance anyway you like without limitations, to the lush beats of funky music from around the globe.  

    The Funky Seomra was born at Cultivate in September 2008.  Preceeding the Funky Seomra at Cultivate was Being Human: Meditative Healing Dance that in turn was inspired by Matthew Fox's Techno Cosmic Mass. Cultivate ran Being Human events from 2005 - 2009, integrating the arts, Yoga, mandalas, labyrinths, meditation and other practices with dance at the core of this celebration of humanity and consciousness.  It would later become Kick-Start, the multi-workshop dance-focused event.

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  • The Green eBusiness Seminar

    outdoor-office.jpgMonday 24th January 2011 | 10am to 4pm | €Free | The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew St, Dublin 2 | Map

    eBusiness? What has that to do with the Green Economy? Well, everything...

    In the last two decades eBusiness in general and the Internet in particular has revolutionised how business is done. As the green economy continues to evolve eBusiness will become more and more important in every aspect of commerce. The green economy will also present new opportunities to those who understand eBusiness as new ways of communicating and networking and of marketing, selling and distributing of green services and products will be required.

    Participants will learn how eBusiness has evolved and how it will be a part of a sustainable future through a mix of video presentation and discussion. This one day seminar is an introduction to the Green Work's course, Green eBusiness: ICT and eCommerce in the Green Economy.

  • Green Learning Day

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    Exploring Opportunities in the Green Economy

    Tuesday 22nd February 2011 | 11am – 4pm | Cultivate, The Greenhouse, St Andrew St, Dublin 2 (map)

    Green Works Dublin Hub is hosting an Open Day (schedule of short films and talks below) to celebrate Aontas Adult Learner's Festival.  Drop in for an afternoon of films and presentations exploring Ireland's green future and share ideas over tea, coffee and biscuits.  Presentations in building, business and permaculture will give participants an introduction to the range of learning available at Green Works.·

    Green Works is a nationwide education programme, offering free courses to jobseekers, with a focus on upskilling the workforce for the growing opportunities within Ireland's Green Economy. 

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  • A Green Works Open Day in Tipperary

    student-at-village.jpgExploring new opportunities for jobs and enterprise in rural Ireland

    Tuesday 14th December 2010 | 14.00 – 17.00 | Starting in the Methodist Hall, Main Street, Cloughjordan | RSVP deirdre [at] green-works [dot] ie

    Green Works Tipperary Hub in association with Village Education, Research and Training present an introduction to the business and job prospects of the green economy.  Green Works is a nationwide education programme, offering free courses to jobseekers, with a focus on upskilling the workforce for the growing opportunities within Ireland's Green Economy. As part of Green Works you can avail of a large variety of themed courses, FETAC certificates, workshops, work placements, lectures, networking and much more.

    This half-day event will begin with a presentation demystifying the ‘green economy’ and an outline of the Green Works training programme for job seekers. This will be followed with an exploration of potential business and employment opportunities for rural Ireland through a tour of Cloughjordan Ecovillage. The focus will be on tourism, food, agriculture, energy, construction and community enterprise. The session will end in Cloughjordan House with a

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  • Glenisk Promotion

          

     

    The climate is changing, will you?

     

    Join Cultivate today and start reducing your carbon footprint.

    What is Cultivate?
    If you haven’t heard about Cultivate you’re in for a treat.  It is Ireland's only sustainable living and learning centre providing all you need to thrive in a low-carbon future. They offer courses and lectures, a wealth of essential information and a wide range of sustainable supplies and technologies to help repair our planet.  Whether you are interested in upgrading your home or learning how to grow your own, we think Cultivate has what it takes to change your world.

    Why Join Cultivate?
    When you become a member, you are supporting the transition to a low-carbon Ireland. Faced with the realities of climate change and energy scarcity it is time for us to rethink everything.

    Cultivate will:

    - Keep you in the loop and about fun events and seminars; and

    - Provide you with resources to learn more about organic and local food, clean transport, healthy buildings and renewable energy.

    Together,

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  • Community Resilience - An Evening with Alastair McIntosh

    Community Resilience

    Green Works and Cultivate present...

    Friday 8th October 2010 | 20.00 - 22.00 | €10 (book online) / €5 for members / €Free to the unemployed | The Greenhouse, St Andrew St, D2 (map) | 01 674 5773

    In this presentation and conversation Scottish author and campaigner Alastair McIntosh explores how we can nurture resilience in these challenging times. Resilience from a community point of view refers to the capacity of a community to cope with stress, overcome adversity and adapt to change positively.

    Alastair is an Isle of Lewis-raised writer, broadcaster and campaigning academic best known for his work on land reform on Eigg and for developing human ecology as an applied academic discipline in Scotland. His book, Soil and Soul (Aurum Press, 2001), has been described as “world-changing” by George Monbiot, "life-changing" by the Bishop of Liverpool, and "truly mental" by musician Thom Yorke of Radiohead. Alastair’s other books include:

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  • Cool Earth Environmental Fair at Festival of World Cultures

    Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 August 2008 | 11am - 6pm | Dún Laoghaire County Hall

    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Environmental Services Department are proud to present Cool Earth 2008; a two day environmental exhibition that will illustrate simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint!

    At Cool Earth you can listen to live musicians while enjoying some tasty treats from the Amnesty International Fair Trade Café. Shop for green themed craft creations, research your green building options, check out the onsite Eco Car, listen to talks from guest speakers or just relax and refresh.

    Cool Earth will feature information stands by organisations and businesses (such as Cultivate Centre) working to combat climate change through global thinking and local action. With talks by leading Irish speakers including Niamh Garvey from Trócaire’s Global Climate Change Campaign and Conor Murphy from NUI Maynooth’s Irish Climate Analysis and Research Unit. More speakers yet to be announced; see www.festivalofworldcultures.com for more details!

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  • Building Technology Bundle

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    Autumn 2010 - Held over 10 days | Green Works Hubs | Please express your interest with our email forms

    The Building Techology Bundle of courses includes Green Building (6 days), (and the following are 1 day each / non-FETAC) New Building Technologies, Low Energy Building Design, Low Energy Lighting Design and Low & Zero Carbon Technologies. 

    Green Works provides training across Ireland in sustainable technologies.  In addition to FETAC certificate programmes (€free to jobseekers) and other learning opportunities, Green Works offers a selection of courses 'bundled' under themes.

  • Background, Stakeholders, Green Works & Supporters

    Background
    Established in the year 2000, Convergence is Ireland’s longest running sustainable living festival. For more than a decade this unique programme of events has celebrated community resilience and social inclusion whilst championing the changes needed to create a sustainable economy, society and built environment.

    These ideas were obviously not heeded during the wanton recklessness of the boom years, but the resulting downturn has brought the need for systemic change into sharp focus for most people. It is important to point out that there is still time for Ireland to forge a path towards a brighter, greener, more sustainable future. Convergence 16 focuses on the huge potential in this country for developing green jobs and resilient communities. These two exciting areas of opportunity are absolutely key to any plans to reinvigorate this country.

    From its beginnings in Dublin’s Temple Bar at the Cultivate Centre, Convergence has grown into a nationwide festival showing the appetite for sustainable solutions to our problems. Join us for workshops, forums, films, and celebrations and find out how you can get involved in shaping the future of your local economy, your community, and your country.

    Stakeholders

    The Convergence Festival brings together a wide variety of stakeholders, from across Ireland, with interests in environment, community and sustainable

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  • Venues & Bookings

    Venues & Booking numbers (unless otherwise specified)

    Dublin | Cultivate, The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew St, Dublin 2 | Bookings 01 674 5773

    Cloughjordan | Cloughjordan House, Step Rd, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary | Bookings 0505 56060  

    Cork | Syspro, Farranferris College Redemption Road, Cork | Bookings 021 4397284

    Sligo | Woodrow Sustainable Solutions, 4 The Mall, Sligo | Bookings 071 914 0542 | See www.woodrow.ie

    Kilkenny | Glas Learning, Kings River Ennisnag, Stoneyford | Bookings 056 7730005 | See www.glas.ie 

  • Green Works - Upskill for the Green Economy

    Free training for jobseekers | green-works.ieGreen Works

    Green Works is a nationwide education programme focused on upskilling jobseekers for the growing opportunities within Ireland's Green Economy. Since the prgramme began in November 2010 more than 2,000 students have passed through Green Works’ many doors on their way to a greener future.

    Green Works is a collaborative project of:

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  • Members' Book Review - Renewable City

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    Renewable city - A comprehensive guide to urban renewal by Peter Droege

    Published by Wiley

    Reviewed by Cultivate Member, Joseph Feely

    Renewable City is a book about how cities will need to be in the future. It covers all we need to know about where we will get our energy from in the post fossil fuel age.

    It address’ arguments, myths, crisis’ and provides answers, clarity and comprehensive renewable energy solutions, charting what we need to do to move away from fossil fuel and nuclear dependency, i.e. unsustainable resourses to sustainable resourses.

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  • Green Building Metrics Bundle

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    Autumn 2010 - Held over 8 days | Green Works Hubs | Please express your interest with our email forms

    The Green Building Metrics Bundle of courses includes Urban Permaculture (5 days), LEED workshops (2 days / non-FETAC) and BREEAM introduction (1 day / non-FETAC). 

    Green Works provides training across Ireland in sustainable technologies.  In addition to FETAC certificate programmes (€free to jobseekers) and other learning opportunities, Green Works offers a selection of courses 'bundled' under themes.

  • Community Garden Forum

    Creating a Shared Vision for Dublin Community Gardens & Allotments

    Sunday 19th June 2011 | 12.30 - 16.30 | The Greenhouse, Dublin | map | €Free

    This seminar organised by Dublin Community Growers and supported by Dublin City Council will bring together members of community gardens and allotments, key decision makers and stakeholders from Dublin and beyond.  For more information or to book a place please e-mail dublincommunitygrowers@gmail.com

  • Green Interior Design Bundle

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    Autumn 2010 - Held over 10.5 days | Green Works Hubs | Please express your interest with our email forms

    The Green Interior Design Bundle of courses includes Green Building (6 days) and Green Interior Design - Professional Practice (4.5 days). 

    Green Works provides training across Ireland in sustainable technologies.  In addition to FETAC certificate programmes (€free to jobseekers) and other learning opportunities, Green Works offers a selection of courses 'bundled' under themes.

  • Members' Book Review - Eating the Sun

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    Eating the Sun, How Plants Power the Planet by Oliver Morton

    Published by Fourth Estate, 2007

    Reviewed by Cultivate Member, Angela Hummerston

    Eating the Sun is a study of the wonders of photosynthesis.  Green plants contain chloroplasts that are instrumental in building organic substances from inorganic compounds using light as the source of energy.  In turn these plants feed animals and humans.  During photosynthesis oxygen is released which is converted back to carbon dioxide and water day and night by humans, animals, bacteria and fungi, which liberate the energy plants have stored away. 

    In the past, the two processes have been in balance, i.e. close to cancelling out each other, but today the balance is not being maintained.

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  • Avaaz Community Petition

    spudsDon't want to see GMO potatoes in Ireland?

    Then you might like to sign this petition.

  • Greening Communities Forum

    Monday 20th June 2011 | 13.30 – 16.30 | The Greenhouse, Dublin | map | €Free | RSVP Bridin Mulhall bmulhall@eeu.antaisce.org

    An afternoon café session exploring how we can accelerate the development of green communities.  The Green Communities Network is a joint initiative of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, the EPA and An Taisce to encourage the growth of green communities in Ireland.

    The aims of this event are to bring together local community champions, local authority officers and relevant national agencies to take stock of the progress we are making; learn from the experience of demonstration projects and look at how the model of using demonstration projects can be as useful as possible and to look at how we can best get together to form a coherent network, all pursuing a vision of greener communities.

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  • The Community Garden & Allotments Cycle

    Saturday 18th June 2011 | 11.00 Departure from St. Anne's or Pearse College Allotments (map) | Detail | €Free

    Get on your bikes for a garden and allotment cycle organised by Dublin Community Growers in association with Dublin Cycling Campaign.  A picnic will take place afterwards at The Iveagh Gardens.  Departure at 11am from St. Anne’s Allotments for Route 1 and Pearse College Allotments for Route 2.  For more information and maps see www.dublincycling.ie or contact Sean O Seanchair at seanshana@gmail.com

  • In Memory of Aidan Kelly

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    Architect and Cultivate member Aidan Kelly died in his sleep while on a fund-raising trek for the Fighting Blindness charity in Nepal. Mr Kelly had been a Cultivate member for two and a half years. We greatly appreciate his contribution to our work and our thoughts are with his family at this time. An oak tree will be planted in the Cultivate garden in memory.  

  • Home Organics - Dublin Deliveries

    home organicsWork in the city and can't receive your fruit/veg conveniently? Use Cultivate as your pickup point, free of charge!  Also as an opening offer, there's a free box of organic eggs with each veg bag purchased.

    Home Organics have been delivering certified organic fruit, vegetables and eggs all over Dublin since 2002.  We source as locally as possible and have built up an excellent relationship with suppliers around the country enabling us to offer a varied selections of seasonal organics at a very fair price. Founder Sarah Merrigan has worked as a chef and offers a very popular (mainly veggie) recipe service which goes along with each week’s selection. Weekly, fortnightly and once in a while orders are all welcome.  To place your order, click here.

  • Building Analysis Bundle

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    Autumn 2010 - Held over 15 days | Green Works Hubs | Please express your interest with our email forms

    The Building Analysis Bundle of courses includes Building Energy Rating (5 days), Therm (2 days / non-FETAC) and Wufi (2 days / non-FETAC). 

    Green Works provides training across Ireland in sustainable technologies.  In addition to FETAC certificate programmes (€free to jobseekers) and other learning opportunities, Green Works offers a selection of courses 'bundled' under themes.

  • Members' Book Review - Beyond Terror

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    Beyond Terror: The Truth About the Real Threats to Our World

    Abbot, C., Rogers, P. & Sloboda, J. - Rider Publishers, 2007

    Reviewed by Cultivate Member, Claire Shellshear 

    If you’ve ever felt the “War on Terror” was wrong but not been able to put a finger on why or what to do, this is the book for you. In simple and very clear terms, the book sets out demonstrate that the current method of dealing with terrorism is not only failing but is also highly counterproductive. It shows that by focusing on the threat of terrorism and responding to it through military means, we are both ignoring the more important problems and exacerbating terrorism.

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  • Members' Book Review - Green Living for Dummies

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    Green Living for Dummies by Michael Grosvenor and Liz Barclay

    Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

    Reviewed by Cultivate Member, Angela Hummerston

    This book is an introduction to taking simple steps towards sustainable living, including a guide to ethical shopping and investing.  Whilst this book is written for the UK market, it does have relevance for people living in Ireland.  Some of the information supplied is common sense, but there is also less obvious information and advice. The information is gathered together in a format which explains our choices clearly.  The reader can pick and choose which areas of life to affect.  There is the possibility of dipping a toe into a greener lifestyle, or at the other end of the scale plunging headlong into a new lifestyle.  This book presents the options clearly and succinctly.

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  • Members' Special: Sept 2007

    Bokashi Kit

    Quick, Easy and *Environmentally friendly* solution to Composting:

    • Create high nutrient compost from your kitchen waste in 4-6 weeks
    • All kitchen waste can be used (pre-cooked and cooked food)
    • i.e. vegetable peelings, meats, fish (inc. bones), tea-bags etc.
    • Use in the kitchen - *No foul odours*
    • No flies or vermin problems
    • Produces high nutrient plant food liquid as a by-product
    • Dimensions of each bucket: 37cm x 30cm x 24.5cm (H x W x D)
    • Stylish cosmetic design for kitchen placement
    • Produced from recycled, EM treated plastic

    Two buckets and starter Bokashi bag (600g) - €82.00

    Members get 20% off this product during Sept 2007

  • My environment, my film - competition and workshop

    Register and find out more at www.euireland.ie/darklight

    When was the last time you saw a movie or TV programme that really inspired you to look at the environment in a different way? Did you become more aware of nature? Did you think more about a problem facing our surroundings? Or maybe you felt there was something you could do in your daily life to bring about change?

    Well the EU Commission in Ireland, Cultivate and Darklight are inviting you to make a short movie on "Your Environment". The theme could be anything from climate change to positive steps that we can take to protect our local environment. The choice is yours.

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  • Spirit in the City

    Every second Thursday | 7pm | The Greenhouse, St Andrew St, D2 (map) | Facilitator: Martin Duffy | Donation: €15 / €10 students, OAP’s, unemployed (all profits in aid of The Oaktree Charitable Trust) | RSVP at www.meetup.com/spirit-in-the-city | www.shamanismireland.com

    Spirit in the City is a new fortnightly Shamanic Gathering at The Greenhouse. It explores many aspects of the shamanic experience including theory and practice of hemi-sync journeying, shamanic journeying, shamanic drumming, meditation and visualisation. There will also be regular screenings of spiritual cinema.

    The doors open at 7pm and there are tea and biscuits until kick off at 7.30. From 7.30 to 8 there is a talk on a specific topic related to Shamanism and the transpersonal perspective. After the talk participents are invited on an experienctial explorataion of meditation, visualisation, active imagination, hemi-sync guided imagery

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  • Members' Specials for April

    Learn about and experience the wonderful health benefits of seaweed!

    Cultivate's favourite Seaweed Lady,  Rosaria Piseri is returning to give a talk  on 17th April (7pm, €12.50 for members.  Half off!).  Note: Attendees will be served lasagne made with Donegal seaweed!

    Rosaria's experience researching and harvesting seaweed on the Atlantic seaboard have led her to develop a beautiful range of seaweed cosmetics (Algaran) made only with organic ingredients.

    For this month's members special we are offering a 50% discount to attend Rosaria's talk on 17th April and 20% discount on all her Algaran Seaweed cosmetic products for the month of April.

  • Nature's Best

    IRISH TIMES MAGAZINE Sat, Jun 16, 2007

    Permaculture is the buzzword for sensible gardening, writes Jane Powers 

    There are a couple of kinds of gardening I have shied away from in this column, simply because they're too big to cram into a few hundred words. One subject that sprawls massively, eventually spreading its roots and branches into every aspect of life, is permaculture. 

    It is complicated to explain: if you ask five people what permaculture is, you'll get at least five different explanations. It is, in fact, a marvellously straightforward way of growing food - and, if you like, of leading your life. Permaculture - a contraction of "permanent",  "agriculture" and, latterly, "culture" - has moved beyond the garden,  and it now embraces architecture, ecological economics, social systems and just about anything else to do with human life.

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  • Living Through the Energy Crises - Preparing for a Low-Energy World

    living through the energy crises book A new booklet has published in Ireland for ASPO:

    Living Through the Energy Crises- Preparing for a Low-Energy World by

    Dr. Colin Campbell, founder of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, and Graham Strouts, Permaculture teacher at Kinsale Further Education Centre

    Price: €10 +postage

    To order by Paypal: Go to www.zone5.org 

  • Programme Downloads

    Programmes (PDF): Full Programme  low res / high res | Dublin Programme low res / high res

  • Fleeing Vesuvius

    Feasta has published its new book, Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the risks of economic and environmental collapse.  Their most important book to date, it draws together many of the ideas Feasta members have developed over the years and applies them to a single question - how can we bring the world out of the mess in which it finds itself?

    Fleeing Vesuvius confronts this mess squarely, analysing its many aspects: the looming scarcity of essential resources such as fossil fuels - the lifeblood of the world economy; the financial crisis in Ireland and elsewhere; the collapse of the housing bubble; the urgent need for food security; and the enormous challenge of dealing with climate change.

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  • Just Forests' Good Wood Policy Guide

    Policy documents (from Just Forests' Good Wood Policy Guide) to help you source the right timber and wood products

    Make sure you are part of the solution.

    Link here to find:

    • "Behind the Logo" : Not sure what forest certification scheme....?
    • Offaly Co Council were the first Local Authority to formally adopted this timber policy.
    • This document helps to guide you in the implementation of a responsible timber policy.
    • Architect, television presenter and board member of Just Forests' view..
    • An industry view by former chief executive of garden tool manafacturer True Temper Ltd, Cork....

    "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." - John Muir, naturalist and writer

  • Recycling in Ireland - Where does it go?

    Monday 18th February 2007, 7-9pm @ Cultivate

    Cultivate Members' Meeting - Talk with Mike Kavanagh and Claire Shellshear 

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    The first  bi monthly Cultivate Members' talks looks at what happens to the plastic, aluminium, glass and paper recycling in Ireland.

    Meetings are for Cultivate Members, non members may attend for €5.  

  • Members' Book Review - Biodiesel

    Biodiesel - Growing a New Energy Economy, by Greg Pahl

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    Reviewed by Cultivate Member Poul Madsen

    In this book, Greg Pahl in a most enthusiastic and encouraging way outlines the great possibilities for Bio Diesel as a replacement for fossil fuels. There is no question in Greg Pahl's eyes, that Bio Diesel could help the world not only to avoid a possible fuel shortage, but at the same help to solve the problem of climate change. Greg Pahl also describes the various feed stock that can be used to produce bio diesel like pure plant oil (PPO), rape seed, jatropha and even used cooking oil.

    His book takes us back in the time to the days of the visionary German engineer, Rudolf Diesel. Even Diesel in the late 1800's had visions of replacing fossil fuels by plant oil, and his wonder engine, the Diesel engine, totally wiped out the dominating conventional petrol engines within the areas of ships, rail and lorries.

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  • Members' Special - Nov 2007: Kelly Kettle Mini

    Special members' price during Nov 07 on the 1 Pint mini: €44

    The Irish made Kelly Kettle®, also known as the Volcano Kettle, has been an essential piece of kit for Irish fishermen for generations. Quickly boiling water using virtually any fuel, the Kelly Kettle lets you enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee in minutes rather than the stale version you can look forward to from a flask.

  • Energy Task Group

    Notes from the member's energy task group meeting of June 12th 2007 are posted to a Member's Only section.  Please "Register " as a user of this site (with your member number) to gain access.
  • South Dublin Allotments Association

    Anne-Marie Durcan (membership secretary), 67 St. Agnes Rd., Crumlin Village, D12 |  homepage.eircom.net/~sthduballots/ | michaelfox12@eircom.net

    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.

  • Christmas 07 Special - Members Get 20% Off!

    Dear Members,

    We hope that you will be delighted to know that you can enjoy 20 percent off in the shop on the weekend of 15-16 December. Thank you for your on-going support and patronage! We look forward to seeing you on that weekend! Should your friends be jealous, please encourage them to become members too.

    Warmly, 

    The Cultivate Team 

  • 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.

  • 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:·challengeeurope@britishcouncil.org | Further info:·www.britishcouncil.org/ireland

    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.

    Register to read more...

  • 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 robcontrolaltdelete@yahoo.com 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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  • Volunteering for Convergence

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    Calling Members and Volunteers!

     

    Want a free ticket to the Convergence Festival?  

    Sign up as a volunteer for the festival and you receive a free pass for the whole weekend.  We need volunteers to help with the tickets, catering and transcribing and typing up notes from the workshops.  If you would like to help out please email alice@cultivate.ie for more details

      

  • Members' Specials Through June 2007

    2 for 1 on Cordyline and Ash Trees in the Cultivate Garden through June 2007 for members only.

    What better way to help...    then to plant a tree?   Apple trees from Irish Seed Savers are a very special new addition.  

  • 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!

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    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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  • Convergence 2012 - Call to Action

    Convergence 2012, coinciding with the Rio+20 Earth Summit, aims to highlight, and build upon, the many positive stories, ideas and initiatives emerging across the country. Taking place in venues all around Ireland during the same week as Rio +20, this event provides a positive platform for connecting, transforming and changing mindsets while showcasing the successful steps that many individuals and communities have already taken towards building a fair and resilient Ireland.  Read more...

    CALL TO ACTION:  Click here to contact us with your ideas and input on Convergence 2012.

    Convergence 2012 is a one-day celebration of sustainable development hosted in multiple locations around Ireland featuring:

    • a participative networking event bringing key stakeholders together;
    • an exhibit illuminating the best in sustainability across Ireland, including Government, business and community initiatives; 
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  • Passive Houses

    By Lars Pettersson passive solar houses.jpg

    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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