Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th March
WeCreate Workspace, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Since 2001, agro-ecological farmers and workers, community food and environmental advocates, and individuals and organisations involved in food cooperatives, fair food systems, and rural regeneration, have all come together in Cloughjordan to explore regenerative and resilient ways to nourish the land and feed ourselves.

The Feeding Ourselves gathering is a transformative weekend of events that underscores the urgent need to strengthen local food economies, shorten supply chains, and foster synergy and cohesion among local food stakeholders.

This is an invitation to imagine and establish a future where every individual enjoys access to healthy, nutritious, and locally sourced food — a vision that transforms our communities.

This year Feeding Ourselves will comprise four days exploring different aspects of the transition we need to make across our farms and communities.

Partners: Cultivate, Cloughjordan Community Farm, Solid Network, Open Food Network Ireland, Talamh Beo, CSA Network Ireland, the Environmental Pillar, ARC2020

Read about the 2023 event on ARC2020 https://www.arc2020.eu/feeding-ourselves-gathering-2023-another-rural-is-possible/

Feeding Ourselves 2024 schedule

Food Policy and Politics – Thursday 21st March 2024
Advocacy – Food Hubs & Local Food Economies – Friday 22nd March 2024
Networking Movement Building – Saturday 23rd March 2024
Farm Social – Sunday 24th March 2024

Policy and Politics
Thursday 21st March 2024
Join us for the Policy and Politics session, where we will examine the current political landscape, and the policies needed to deliver sustainable local food systems, biodiversity rich-farms, and resilient ecosystems. We will gather farmers, land users, local communities, nature conservationists and policymakers to examine coherence between CAP, the Nature Restoration Law, short supply chains and local food economies. These discussions will aim for tangible policy changes to shape healthier, more resilient communities and landscapes.

Advocacy – Climate Action and Local Food
Food Hubs & Local Food Economies
Friday 22nd March 2024
The second day of Feeding Ourselves 2024 is focused on Food Hubs and Local Food Economies. It will share the findings of the Climate Action & Local Food (CALF) project, supported by the Irish government via the Community Climate Action Fund.

Networking & Movement Building
Saturday 23rd March 2024
The Movement Building and Networking Day of the Feeding Ourselves gathering is a unique event that brings together diverse stakeholders from networks and organisations dedicated to agroecology, regenerative farming, seed saving, food co-ops, and community-led local food initiatives. This carefully curated day is designed to foster community learning, cultivate solidarity, and inspire collective action.

Farm Social
Sunday 24th March 2024
The final day of the 2024 Feeding Ourselves gathering is a Farm Social, an invigorating and convivial day on Cloughjordan Community Farm and Food Hub.

Booking details and updated schedule to follow soon. Email info@cultivate.ie to register your interest and hear when tickets go on sale.