Speakeatsy and Feeding Ourselves gathering – 8th April 2017

Speakeatsy and Feeding Ourselves gathering – 8th April 2017

Speakeatsy and Feeding Ourselves gathering – 8th April 2017

If you haven’t experienced a SpeakEATsy this is your chance. As part of Feeding Ourselves 2017 we will host the 4th convivial evening of food, art, music, poetry and dancing.

Experience a tasty and thoughtful meander into a world where music and poetry, farming and food, arts and nourishment weave together seamlessly. SpeakEATsy includes a meal, music, spoken word and a public conversation in a convivial community setting.

Places are limited to book a place see www.cultivate.ie

Feeding Ourselves gathering!

Join us for the annual Feeding Ourselves gathering! We will celebrate the soil beneath our feet, the food it provides for our communities, and the agroecological farmers and growers who work the land!!

And, we’ll have ourselves a speakEATsy in the middle of it all – a community meal, poetry, music, compelling conversation!

Feeding Ourselves 2017 will feature a soil symposium – including an introduction to a fascinating new citizen science project called GROW Observatory – with dedicated sessions on community gardens, sustainable farm diversification, community supported agriculture, and the launch of the Land Workers Alliance in Ireland. We’ll highlight inspiring examples of regenerative (agri)-culture activism – from farm hack to food policy councils.
If you are a grower, see food as a commons, interested in Permaculture or land-based livelihoods, this event is for you.

Speakers and contributors include Naomi van der Velden (British Permaculture Association), Pavlos Georgiadis (Ethno Botanist, Greece, GROW), Pat Malone (Cloughjordan Community Farm), Ben Whelan, (Cultivate & WeCreate FabLab), Bruce Darrell (RED Gardens), Joe Fitzmaurice (Riot Rye), Dee Sewell (Community Gardens Ireland), Fergal Anderson (Leaf & Root), Thomas O’Connor (Mana Organics), Fergal Smith (Moy Hill Organic CSA, Clare), Roisin Nic Coil (CSA Ireland), Kevin Dudley (Cloughjordan CSA), Kate Carmody (Organic Hemp Farmer Kerry) Mimi Crawford (Crawford’s Farm), Eimhin Short (Growery), David Beecher (Citizen Soil Scientist), Niamh Ni Duill (Transition Kerry), Clive Bright (Rare Ruminare) – plus you and many more. The sessions will be engaging and participative, skilfully facilitated by Davie Philip (Cultivate) and Oliver Moore (Arc2020).

This two-day gathering also features;

The Little Food Fair- An outdoor food market with produce and information from local producers: Wildfire Pizza, The Night Orchard, Riot Rye, Cloughjordan Community farm, Middle Country Cafe Co-op, Crawford’s Farm, the Chilli Farm, Harmony Gardens (NextGen Cloughjordan).

SpeakEATsy – The now infamous event where food, poetry, music and compelling conversation come together in a convivial setting.
Art Exhibit – The Spicebox of Earth – An exhibition on soil and the ecology of place by mob grazer and all-round food hero Clive Bright.

Costs & Booking:

  • 1 day price €30.00
  • 2 day price €40.00
  • SpeakEATsy €25.00
  • Full weekend – 2 days and SpeakEATsy €65.00

Booking online at www.cultivate.ie or email info@cultivate.ie

Note: this event is a fundraiser for Cloughjordan Community farm.


Very affordable accommodation is available in Cloughjordan Ecovillage. To book Django’s Eco-Hostel see www.djangoshostel.com or call +353 87 256 9348. Some B&B accommodation is also available in Cloughjordan Unique Setting:

The gathering will be held in Cloughjordan Ecovillage one of Ireland’s leading examples of an ecosystem of innovation: it includes over 55 low energy houses with community woodlands, renewable energy production, a wood-fired bakery, research gardens and the CSA Community Farm. WeCreate Workspace is a co-working space and innovation hub within the Ecovillage and home to Ireland’s first community FabLab. The Cloughjordan Community Farm is an example of community supported agriculture (CSA) and a is a cooperative approach to the supply of food to the community. It currently provides fresh vegetables, eggs and meat to over seventy member households in Cloughjordan.


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