- Category: Global Green
Global Green Ecovillage Activities
African Drumming on the Green
This year Shiv will be holding her popular workshops in African Percussion again this year. They are open to everyone and are highly interactive and full of energy! No experience needed and all drums, shakers and instruments are provided…
3pm Saturday and Sunday
The Kids Zone
The dynamic Green Me crew will be providing a chill out children-friendly area. Come and upcycle your wellies, headbands, and festival garb using recycled materials, whatever your age.
Little Bigtop presents The Sunflower Show
A magical show about planting and growing for young children and their families.
Saturday, 1:30pm and 4pm
Aoife Mcdermott: Face painting and Crafts workshop
Saturday, 2.30pm and 5pm
Nigel Quinlan: Children's Storytelling
The Community Garden and Farm Zone
Learning about sustainability must lead to practicing it! What better way to taste the fruits of the wonderful knowledge on site than to take a walk down to the community garden and the community farm? With scarecrows, bug hotels and beekeepers, the tranquility of the water feature and the Nemeton reflective sanctuary this is an opportunity to relax and learn in this pop up green space. There will be vertical garden, seed bomb, microgreen and mushroom workshops as well as opportunities throughout the weekend to talk to gardeners and growers in Ireland, view sustainable agriculture projects from Africa or get involved in co-creating garden art mosaic.
Community Garden Network - www.cgn.ie
Composting Station & Cloughjordan Community Farm
Water feature Kes Clarke & CELT - herbfeast.com/kes-clarke/
Gorta/ Self Help Africawww.selfhelpafrica.org/ie/
Reflection Space - csheedy.net/
East Clare Community Co-op.www.eastclarecommunitycoop.com/
The Garden TeePee
Moy Hill Community Gardens - moyhillcommunitygarden.wordpress.com/
The Birr Growery
The Woodland Edge
Sustainable Forestry and Community Woodlands
Five NGO’s will be coming together to create a woodland edge of trees and shrubs to demonstrate the principles of sustainable forestry, biodiversity, hedge laying and the uses of coppice silviculture within the island of Ireland. They will also be facilitating woodland games and disseminating information and hosting talks in the (h)Edge School over the weekend.
CELT – Centre for Environmental Living and Training
Hedge Laying Association of Ireland
GEF - Green Economy Foundation
The Muintir na Coille Co-Operative
The Mobility Zone
Representing Ireland’s cycling advocates
Visit to find out how can transform society through a bicycle vision. Race your mates with 'Gold Sprints' and 'Spin to Win'. With colourful elements of the Cork Cycling Arts Festival and combining them with a fleet of cargo bikes - with a rustic steam-punk twist, Picnicers will see how cargo bikes fit into a sustainable energy future.
FabLabs – Making and Prototyping the Future
Two Irish FabLabs will be on site to explain and demonstrate the potential of this new creative approach to manufacturing. FabLabs are digital fabrication laboratories, set up to inspire people and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into new products and prototypes and provide the environment, skills, advanced materials and technology to entrepreneurs, students, artists, small businesses and in fact, anyone who wants to create something new or bespoke.
Ireland’s first community based FabLab located in the Cloughjordan Ecovillage
Fab Lab Limerick
A space for makers in Limerick city centre promoted by the School of Architecture, University of Limerick.
Fab Stage- will be programmed from Voices Rising and (h)Edge School
The Heritage Council ‘My Place or Yours?’
This year we are a newbie to the global green village. Come along to our heritage hub and bring your voice with you. Share your story with us and help us create a community soundscape. Have a go at our giant picnic puzzle and win a chance to stay in a special quirky place.
Made in Cloughjordan/ Come to Cloughjordan
The Cloughjordan community plays a big part in the Global Green. At this stall there will be information as well as products and produce from this rural town where the Ecovillage is located. From crafts to pottery, books to textiles will be available as well as information and details on the many courses and learning opportunities in the Cloughjordan area.
Cloughjordan Ecovillage and Community Farm
Play the Connect 4 Resilience game and find out more about the ecovillages and farm at Cloughjordan
Join the Yellow Brick Road to Paris with Friends of the Earth!
Follow the signs up the Yellow Brick Road to be part of a new Energy Revolution together. As you journey along the Yellow Brick Road we will visualize how we can all play a part of a new and better future where people and planet thrive. Come and have a chat with us about how we can demonstrate our people power in Ireland and what is happening in Paris and how you can get involved!
'The Sourdough Sessions' with Joe Fitzmaurice, Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School Riot Rye’s mobile bakery will be open from 12-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Drop in, learn how to bake real sourdough bread.
The Sourdough Sessions
12:00 Grain 12:30 Milling 13:00 Fermenting a sourdough starter 13:30 Mixing 14:00 Kneading 14:30 Shaping 15:00 Proofing 15:30 Baking 16:00 Podium talk 16:30 Q&A 17:30 Sharing 18:00 Close
Come and get your free Riot Rye sourdough starter to take away on Sunday - bring a receptacle with a lid!