*COMMUNITY SHOPS AND PUBS * CO-HOUSING * FOOD CO-OPS * COMMUNITY ENERGY COOPS
* COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE * CAR CLUBS * CO-OP CARE
Date: Friday, June 5th 2015
Cost: €30 (€20 CONCESSION) + €8 Lunch Option. Pay via Paypal
Venue: WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Cloughjordan, Tipperary
This timely event will bring international experts, national thinkers and local entrepreneurs together to inspire and support a co-operative approach to nurturing resilience, livelihoods and new enterprises through community ownership.
Tipperary has a rich tradition of cooperative enterprise and in recent years this has taken off with the community tearoom in Loughmore, the co-operative energy projects in Templederry and Drumbane, as well as the many cooperative initiatives in food and housing at the Cloughjordan Ecovillage.
- Category: Permaculture
Friday 14 - Sunday 23 August 2015 | Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary, Ireland |Contact Us | Fees €550 / €495 Members | some concessions are available, €100 deposit secures your place (payment details - 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 consecutive 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.
The Art of Commoning
“How can a commons-based collaborative economy strengthen the resilience of our communities?”
Michel Bauwens, Course Director
The course will be led by Michel Bauwens, the founder and director of the P2P Foundation and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He writes editorials for Al Jazeera and is a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group, with Silke Helfrich and David Bollier, who have organised major global conferences on Commons and Economics.
The Sharing Economy, Crowdfunding, Maker Spaces, Coworking, FabLabs, Creative Commons and using social media to organise are all examples of new ways of working enabled by Peer to Peer (P2P) or people to people practices.
The ability to connect and communicate with people globally, empowers communities to self-organise around their interests, to share experiences and produce valuable knowledge resources and commons at scales previously only possible through hierarchical and capital intensive, command and control economies.
Develop your competencies in facilitating learning, navigating change, developing local resilience and using new tools to host transformational conversations in your community or organisation.
Who is this course for?
This course is for adult and community educators, trainers, hosts and facilitators who want to develop their skills and ways of working to enable them to have impact and flourish, as we seek to transition to a more values-based and collaborative economy. This course has proved to be extremely popular and inspiring for a wide range of participants from diverse professional backgrounds including local development agencies and community organisations.
- Category: Green Building
Join us in The Green Room on the 21 May 2015. This is the Green Building networking opportunity of the year. As ever the Irish Green Building Council is putting together a top line up of National and international speakers.
The conference will be opened by Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources Alex White who will update us on latest Government initiatives and launch the Build Upon project.
With the industry in recovery we get a chance to look at what is on the drawing boards. Has the recession changed attitudes to sustainability? Has the level of ambition increased? We look at the most exciting projects in planning or reaching completion.
- Category: Permaculture
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.