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hEdge School

The (h)Edge School

This marquee will be the location of Cultivate’s radical learning zone. With short talks, discussions and conversations on sustainability, activism, and community this is the place to engage and learn. Dochas and the Irish Environmental Network as well as Friends of the Earth will be leading discussions on Sustainable Development, Climate Change and how we communicate critical issues.

 

Friday

17.00 Vital Viewing

Positive short films sharing the stories of a community led future

18.30 Eating with the (h)Edge School House Bands

The ecovillage community meal, with music from the Cloughjordan performers and Innocent and Monday, come join us.

20.00 Story Open Space till late

Share your story, chill out, relax, and recharge.  

 

Saturday

10.30 Morning Mindfulness

Drop in to the moment, get set up for the day

11.00 Vital Viewing

Positive short films sharing the stories of a community led future

12.00 Cloughjordan Ecovillage

A short introduction to this pioneering ecosystem of innovation in rural Ireland

12.15Wine, Wellbeing and Quantum Physics

Tune in to a new frequency with Italian cultural firebrand Denny Baldin, proprietor of the former Piedescalso Art Cafe' on Thomas street in Dublin, turned vineyard grower and winemaker in France, now a Cloughjordan resident.

12.30 What is TTIP? And why you should be concerned.

Short briefing by Dr. Oliver Moore (Arc2020) on the trade negotiations being carried out mostly in secret between the EU and US. Their plan is to reduce the regulatory barriers to trade for big business. Things like food safety law, environmental legislation, banking regulations and the sovereign powers of individual nations. Lets turn concern into action, what can you do?
13.00 Sustainable food production and climate change

This session will feature a facilitated conversation to look at issues of sustainability in food production and climate change. Perspectives will include local production and ethical considerations, relationship with the consumer, what people can do at a local level and the role of global frameworks.

14.00 Making the Future

An introduction to the emerging maker movement, FabLabs and 3D printing.

14.15 Open Space - What can you share?

15.15 Community Co-operatives

The co-operative model now, as much as ever, could play a significant role in the economic recovery of this country as well as fostering innovation, providing sustainable livelihoods, contributing to the regeneration of local areas and helping to strengthen the resilience of our communities.

16.00 The Sourdough Sessions with Joe Fitzmaurice, Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School

16.30 Open Space - What can you share?

18.00 Eating with the (h)Edge School House Bands

Come join us for the ecovillage community meal, with music from the Cloughjordan performers and Innocent and Monday

20.00 till late - chill out, relax, and recharge.  

 

Sunday

10.30 Morning Mindfulness

Drop in to the moment, get set up for the day

11.00 Vital Viewing

Positive short films sharing the stories of a community led future

12.00 Bringing the bicycle back into everyday life

A conversation with cycling advocates Damien Ó Tuama (Dublin Cycling Campaign), John McDonald ( Bike Mechanics Co-op in Ennistymon), Beth Murphy (Willow Bicycle Baskets) and others.
12.45 The Transition to a low carbon future

This session will feature a facilitated conversation of IEN stakeholders, Friends of the Earth, Green Economy Foundation.

13.30 Community Gardening

A conversation introduced and hosted by Dee Sewell of the Community Garden Network and featuring growers from Seed Savers, the Urban Farm, Cloughjordan Community Farm, the Birr Growery, Scariff Community Garden and Moy Gardens.

14.15 Renewable Energy and Community
Glas Energy and DaysE host a conversation on the local benefits of renewables.

14.45 Navigating a sustainable way forward. What will you do?

What are our goals for the future? in this session we celebrate the European Year for Development 2015, and explore how we set out to navigate a sustainable and collaborative way forward.

15.15 The Art of Commoning

in its simplest form, commoning’ is creating and maintaining something collectively. In this conversation Eimhin Shortt of Birr Growery and the P2P Foundation leads a conversation with Global Green’s commoners.

16.00 The Sourdough Sessions with Joe Fitzmaurice, Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School

16.30 Open Space - What can you share?

18.00 Cloughjordan Ecovillage

A short introduction to this pioneering ecosystem of innovation in rural Ireland.

18.30 Eating with the (h)Edge School House Bands

The ecovillage community meal, with music from the Cloughjordan performers and Innocent and Monday, come join us.

20.00 till late - chill out, relax, and recharge.  

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