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Permaculture Design Certificate Course at Cloughjordan Ecovillage

With Graham Bell, Jillian Hovey, Mark Boyle & Resident Experts

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8 - 17 August 2014 | Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary, Ireland | Contact Us | Fees €550 / €495 Members | €100 deposit secures your place (view detail here)

Join Graham Bell, author of The Permaculture Garden and The Permaculture Way, Jillian Hovey, founder of the Sustainable Living Network, Mark Boyle, aka 'The Moneyless Man' and 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 6th 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 new enterprise centre (also known as 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.

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Reskilling Festival

Transition Town Cloughjordan, the Village and Cultivate in association with CELT, Muintir na Coille, One World Sounds and you… present

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21st - 23rd August 2009 | Cloughjordan Ecovillage | North Tipperary

A Transition gathering offering a taste of community living for three days in the summer with the opportunity to learn some vital new skills in Permaculture, horticulture, community gardens, natural building and a number of crafts and trades.  With workshops in many essential skills, a mix of short talks, film screenings, activities for kids and some evening celebration with DJ Will Softly, we have the perfect environment to learn, share, network and build our capacity to thrive in a very uncertain future.

‘On spaceship earth there are no passengers, only crew’

This event is based on ideas and processes for gatherings based on participation. The small event will be, in many ways, self organising with participants taking responsibility for the upkeep of the environment, their camp and their food. As they say at Burning Man – No Spectators!

There will be spaces on a number of two day craft and trade workshops. These will include, dry-stone wall construction, bridge building, fencing and hedges, herblore, cob ovens and more. The cost for participants of these workshops will be €130 which includes materials, two nights camping  and access to other talks, films and the evening celebration.

Many people will come for just the talks and short workshops and the experience of community life. A €30 or a €50 family ticket will give you access to the campsite, a number of short workshops and talks, Village tours, films and the evening celebrations on the Saturday night.


Volunteers, helpers and crew needed. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.


For details on the full immersive course which will take place over the weekend Reskilling and continues for the whole week see below.

 

Skilling Up for the Downturn

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WARNING: This course will change your life.

21st - 30th August 2009 | Cloughjordan Ecovillage | North Tipperary

 Organised by Cultivate in association with the Transition Towns Ireland Network and The Village.

This week long course features a full
Permaculture Certificate Design course and the full Community Powerdown course delivered in the environment of sustainable community at Cloughjordan Ecovillage. The training focuses on the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems to provide a framework and guidance for people to develop their own sustainable solutions to the problems facing their world.  This training is probably the most empowering anyone involved in Transition or developing sustainable community could take.

Topics include...
 Ecological Thinking * Energy * Passive Solar Design * Natural Building * Permaculture Principles * Community Design * Energy * Resilience Thinking * Natural and Human Systems  * Forest Gardens * Energy Descent Planning * Charcoal Making * Local Economics * Eco-village Design * Transition Towns * Bioregionalism

Tutors include: Graham Strouts, Kinsale College of Further Education, Davie Philip of the Irish Transition Network, Albert Bates of the Farm, Tennessee,  and Klaudia van Gool, UK Permaculture teacher. Plus many of Irelands leading sustainability thinkers.

The price is €550 with a 10% concession for Cultivate, Transition and Village members. This price includes camping and a light lunch each day. Accommodation in Cloughjordan can be arranged.


Places are limited. To book call 01 6745773. For more info This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Permaculture & Forest Gardens - A Public Talk

 

forest garden.jpgFriday 5th June 2009 | 7pm | €10  | Cloughjordan | Co. Tipperary 

The Friday evening will start with a tour of the 65 acre eco-village site focusing on its Permaculture design features.

This will be followed by a public talk by Graham Strouts on Forest Gardens and a screening of ‘Its All Connected’ from The Powerdown Show that explores whole systems thinking and Permaculture

Permaculture Introductory Weekend Course @ Cloughjordan, Ecovillage

ecovillage.jpgFriday 5th (Evening), Saturday 6th  and Sunday 7th of June 2009 | Cloughjordan | Co Tipperary | Bookings: 01 674 5773 | €110 includes tuition, materials and lunches but does not include accommodation | 20% discount for Village and Cultivate members | Camping and limited accommodation is available. Only 20 places available. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Permaculture is about creating sustainable human habitats by following nature's patterns. It uses the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems to provide a framework and guidance for people to develop their own sustainable solutions to the problems facing their world, on a local, national or global scale. It is based on the philosophy of co-operation with nature and caring for the earth and its people. Permaculture is not a set of rules; it is a process of design based around principles found in the natural world, of co-operation and mutually beneficial relationships, and translating these principles into actions.

The weekend course is a 'stand alone' introduction to Permaculture ethics, principles and design, and will act as a perfect lead-in to the more in-depth, full 72-hour Permaculture Design Course that will be held at the end of August.

Organised by Cultivate, Transition Cloughjordan and the Village Education, Research and Training Group.

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Grow Your Own Food

Saturday 16th May | 11am - 5pm | Cultivate Centre | Essex St West | Temple Bar | €85 | 10% discount for Cultivate members | Bookings: 01 674 5773 | This workshop is limited to 16 participants, so please book early

This workshop is designed to get even the most inexperienced beginners as well as seasoned gardeners growing to kick start their food garden. All garden sizes will be catered for, whether you have acres of space or just a couple of small containers on a balcony.  Erik will take you through everything from garden planning to harvesting, preparing you for an abundance of  beautiful home grown food that will help keep you healthy throughout the year (not to mention, cutting your food bills considerably too!). 

ALSO INCLUDED:  •  20% off all gardening products on the day • Massive discount on all Gardening books from the Cultivate Shop • 2 cuttings to take home from the award-winning Cultivate Learning Garden. 

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Gardening for Abundance

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A One Day Organic Food Growing Course with Erik van Lennep

Saturday 28th March | 11am - 4pm | Cultivate Centre | Essex St West | Temple Bar | €85 | 10% discount for  Cultivate members | Bookings: 01 674 5773 | This workshop is limited to 18 participants, so please book early

This workshop is designed to get even the most inexperienced beginners as well as seasoned gardeners growing to kick start their food garden. All garden sizes will be catered for, whether you have acres of space or just a couple of small containers on a balcony.  Erik will take you through everything from garden planning to harvesting, preparing you for an abundance of  beautiful home grown food that will help keep you healthy throughout the year (not to mention, cutting your food bills considerably too!). 

ALSO INCLUDED:  •  20% off all gardening products on the day • Your choice of one FREE book from the Royal Horticultural Society's Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening Series • 2 cuttings to take home from the award-winning Cultivate Learning Garden.

 If you'd like to attend this course, please take a moment to fill out our questionnaire.

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National Network of Community Gardens Meeting

Calling all Community Gardeners and those involved in Community Food Initiatives!!!

Sunday 19th October | 12 Noon | Cultivate

The meeting aims to bring representatives from all the Community Gardens, Community Food Projects and Food Initiatives from around the island together to establish a Group of Convenors who will communicate between the different groups and organise further meetings.  A young group of Climate Advocates will be working with the group aiming to get an online presence and information portal setup in relation to the National Network, possibly involving profiles (contact details, map location etc.) of gardens and projects from around the island.

Bringing together groups and organisations will encourage sharing of activities and events and will create a bigger voice for Community Food Initiatives when it comes to Food Policy. 

The day is scheduled to run until 4pm and sandwiches, tea and coffee will be provided. 

May Gardening Course

Four Saturdays from 10th May 2008 | 14.00 - 16.00 | €15 small_space_garden.jpg

For those of you who want a concentrated 'quick fix'  garden solution - this summer we've decided to do a few intensive workshops based on topics that seem to be the most popular - and the ones we get most questions on.

These will run during May when the weather will (hopefully) be glorious and inspiring.

Learn how to have a house and garden full of plants without having to buy them, get some ideas of how to create a productive and beautiful kitchen garden, explore how to harvest and use herbs and wild plants, and figure how to make the most of whatever outdoor space you have.

For information and booking contact kathleen[at]cultivate.ie 

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Garden Workshops

Gardening doesn't have to involve ploughing furrows and weeding in monsoon weather! During May and June we will be having fun exploring garden related issues, such as using herbs, creating natural dyes and planning and designing a kitchen garden.  This is the first time these courses will be run here at Cultivate and places are limited - so get your diaries out and start booking!

Course Titles Include:

- Plant Propagation

- Creating a Kitchen Garden

- Growing and Using Herbs

-  Gardening in a Small Space

- Natural Plant Dyes

 for more information and bookings contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Organic Gardening for Beginners

The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening for Beginners

Learn the theory and practicebehind all the key aspects of organic gardening.  It doesn'e matter what growing space you have available to you, or what you want to grow - during this 5 week course the complete journey through the growing process is explored - from creating soil, to planting seeds, pruning, pest management and an introduction to the concepts of permaculture.

 This course is ideal for the complete beginner - or anyone interested in refreshing their existing knowledge and maybe getting some new inspiration.  Dress for the weather and be ready to get your hands dirty!


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