Rural Community Resilience - Ten Active Learning Sessions

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rural resilience.jpgAn exploration into how rural environments can adapt and thrive in these challenging times.

Mondays 8 February -12 April  | 7.30pm - 10pm | The Village, Main Street, Cloughjordan. | Course Cost: €180 (includes notes and DVD) | Cultivate Members: €150 | To book call: 01-6745773

Organised By Cultivate in association with Village Education Research and Training and Cloughjordan Transition Town

The goal of the course is to examine our vulnerability from a global and local perspective and explore how we can build local resilience to adapt to a changing world.

The course is designed for anyone interested or working in the areas of sustainability, local resilience, the environment, community regeneration, development, green business and Transition towns. Using a participative learning format, featuring short presentations, case studies, games, discussions and multimedia, the 10 sessions are facilitated by Davie Philip a founding member of both Cultivate and the Cloughjordan Ecovillage

For more information call Davie on 087 6340697 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Outcomes: Learners will...

  • explore our vulnerability from a global and local perspective
  • develop skills and tools to adapt to a changing world
  • investigate systems thinking and how it might be applied
  • build community resilience leadership skills and capacity
  • look into the potential of the Transition process
  • identify local priorities for adaptive action


Monday 8th February - The Challenges Ahead – Economy. Justice, Climate, Energy and the Environment  
Monday 15th February - The Power Of Community – Social Capital, Resilience and the Local Economy
Monday 22rd February - It’s All Connected - Whole Systems Thinking and Permaculture
Monday 29th February - Rethinking Energy – Conservation, Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology
Monday 8th March - Getting Around - Transport and Mobility
Monday 15th March - Deconstructing Dinner - Food Miles, Trade and Local Food Systems,
Monday 22nd March - Shelter - Future Proofing Our Homes and Buildings
Monday 29th March - Energy Descent Pathways - Engaging in the Transition process
Monday 5th April - Global Citizenship - Understanding our rights and responsibilities
Monday 12th April - Where Do We Go From Here? – Communication and Exploring New Livelihoods