Friday 12 - Sunday 21 August 2016 | Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary, Ireland |Contact Us | Fees €550 / €495 Members | some concessions are available, €100 deposit secures your place (how to apply - PDF)
Join the ecovillage's resident experts of permaculture, gardening, farming, perma-facture and green building for this unique, yearly opportunity to learn invaluable design and practical skills. This is Cultivate's 8th year holding the UK Permaculture Association accredited Permaculture Design Certificate ("PDC") Course at Cloughjordan Ecovillage.
This PDC is organised by Cultivate in association with Cloughjordan Community Farm and Village Education Research and Training (VERT) at The Cloughjordan Ecovillage. The venue for indoor sessions is the enterprise centre a.k.a. FabLab, WeCreate. See photos of previous courses here.
This course is full-time (and "full-on") from Friday evening (starting with dinner around 6pm) until the following Sunday afternoon (around 4pm) | Find presentations, links and other resources on Our Permaculture Resource Site.
- Category: Community Resilience
Wednesday 18th May: 10.00-17.00
WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co.Tipperary
Autumn, date to be announced: A one day symposium in Cloughjordan, the birth pace of the poet and patriot Thomas MacDonagh, on the role of the artist and cultural creatives in times of transition.
Reflecting on the role of the artist in the rising of 1916, this event will explore the power of the arts and creativity to challenge injustice, individualism and consumerism now.
What is the response of the artistic and creative community to the vexing problems of climate change, social justice and an unsustainable culture?
How can the arts change our sense of what is possible and engage society on climate action?
Can the the arts help convey the strength, optimism, and urgency we need to move to a fair and resilient future?
Hosted by Cultivate in partnership with Cloughjordan Arts, with support from Tipperary County Council.
Ecological design for living and working - run over 2 weekends
Apply your permaculture design skills to an advanced, practical, applicable or otherwise 'useful' design.
This course is a follow-on for learners who have completed the Permaculture Design module, to deepen their knowledge and experience of permaculture. Taking Action Learning and David Holmgrem's Permaculture Principles as core elements, the module provides the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of permaculture and its application as a design system.
The course includes site visits and practical sessions which merge theory with practice to help bring permaculture in to your own life.
Taken in combination with the the QQI (formally FETAC) L5 accredited Permaculture Design Course, these two courses can lead to a full UK Permaculture Design Certificate. The Weekend Permaculture and Applied Permaculture Courses are supported by NICER Training, who deliver validated programmes leading to QQI awards, in partnership with Cultivate.
- Category: Community Resilience
Visit Ireland's Only Ecovillage - Learn about Living and Working Sustainably
Cultivate designs and delivers one to five day programmes for groups around a particular topic or topics of interest related to the transition to a low carbon and resilient society. These can include Green Building and Sustainable Energy, Local Food, Food Security, Community Energy Transition, Local Enterprise, Digital Manufacturing, Community Resilience and Sustainable Living.
We tailor the tours for each group and work with them to devise a personalised itinerary on their specific area of interest. These study tours can range from one to several days, depending on the itinerary developed, though we recommend at least two days to allow for a more immersive experience.
Cloughjordan is a traditional Irish village which is now also home to the Cloughjordan Ecovillage. This is where we share our experience and knowledge with groups of all ages, sizes and interests.
Activities are based in the Ecovillage and can include tours, talks, practical workshops and social events in Cloughjordan and the surrounding area. We can also work with groups on transport, accommodation and meals. Groups interested in continuing professional development can participate in industry specific workshops and talks.
For more info, options or booking: email devyn [at] cultivate [dot] ie.
Learn Permaculture design, how we can live more sustainably, grow food intensively and create livelihoods within our own communities
This QQI L5 registered Permaculture Design Course* provides participants with a balanced combination of theory and outdoor practical place-based learning. The course emphasises both ecological and social permaculture covering topics such as perennial plants, agro-forestry, soil health and new ways of thinking about land management. A lively, participatory and thought-provoking experience is guaranteed.