Building resilient communities

Food

Street Feast

Sunday 12th June

Market Square, Cloughjordan Ecovillage,

1.30pm onwards

Come and join the community of Cloughjordan for a pop-up bring & share community meal! Or “Street Feast”!

Open to absolutely everyone, no limit on numbers – the more people, the more food. the more food there is, the more people we need there to eat it. Simple – the more, the merrier. For those new to Bring & Share: simply bring a dish for lunch, a dessert, or an edible of some kind along with yourself and instantly we have a diverse menu for all to enjoy.

The meal will be in the market square in the Ecovillage, from 1.30pm onwards.

Please bring enough plates and cutlery for yourselves & musicians, feel free to bring instruments!

Permaculture

Applied Permaculture Course

Held over two weekends:

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June

Cultivate Course in WeCreate Workspace

This advanced course is for those that have previously taken a PDC or FETAC introduction course and is an excellent bridge for those seeking to complete a Diploma in Permaculture.

For more details and booking contact Philippa at philippa@cultivate.ie or on 0505 56060

Bees

Bees and Honey

Saturday 21st May

Cloughjordan Community Apiary

Learn about bees and honey production at our community apiary; an initiative to build capacity and demonstrates best practice in beekeeping in Cloughjordan.

To book your place please call Tara 087 743 4117 or Veronica 086 085 1576

Bread-making

Serious Sourdough

Saturday 14th May

10am – 6pm Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread school

€120 incl. lunch

This course builds on our Sourdough Course. It will expand on those techniques already learned and introduce you to a new range of possibilities for working with natural fermentation.

It is suitable for home and professional bakers alike who already have some experience baking sourdough breads, as well as professional pastry chefs who wish to broaden their repertoire.

http://www.riotrye.ie/book/#/

Permaculture

Permaculture Design Course FETAC (QQI) L5

Held over three weekends in Spring 2016:

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April

Saturday 7th  & Sunday 8th May

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May

Cultivate Course at WeCreate Workspace

€350: booking deposit €75.

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.

http://cultivate.ie/permaculture/1240-permaculture-design-course-level-5-at-cloughjordan-ecovillage

For more details and booking contact Philippa at philippa@cultivate.ie or on 0505 56060

Music

‘Sharing the Music’ Training with Susie Ro Prater

Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May

Django’s Hostel & WeCreate Workspace

Price: €280

A weekend residential training for aspiring Harmony Singing facilitators and choir leaders.

limited to 20 participants – FULLY BOOKED!

http://www.jennyfahy.com/5rhythms/harmony-singing/

Bread-making

Sourdough Course

Saturday 23rd April

11am – 5.45pm

Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread school

€95 incl. lunch

You will gain an understanding of how to blend flours and flavours and refresh your sourdough starters. Using temperature and various fermentation techniques, you will learn how to work with the subtle and complex textures, flavours and forms of your breads.

You will bring home with you a selection of breads, fresh sourdough starter and the confidence to bake real bread at home!

http://www.riotrye.ie/book/#/

Mindfulness

Unconsciously Awake
An 8 week course in Lucid Dreaming and Mindful Sleeping

Beginning Thursday 21st April

Donation-based, 11am – 12.15pm, Thursdays, Venue TBC

An introductory course to explore lucid dreaming and bring curiosity & awareness to the subtleties of sleep. (A lucid dream is a dream in which you realise you’re dreaming while actually sound asleep) Learn to remember your dreams, extend some awareness into the usual unconscious ‘black out’ period of sleeping and make some use of the third of our day we usually switch off for.  

Using these practices of the night, we can bring a rich curiosity to going to sleep and use this state to explore the depths of our unconscious mind for learning, self growth and, of course, fun! – Allowing the night to be of more benefit to our waking lives than simply getting a good night’s sleep.

For more details or simply interested in lucid dreaming, contact Aaron 087 7661667