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Vegetable Grower / Farmer  Starting from October 2021 The Cloughjordan Community Farm, located on 10 acres in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, is Ireland’s largest example of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).  We are looking for a dynamic experienced grower to join our team and help progress a unique community approach to regeneration and resilience.  Are you an experienced farmer / horticulturist with a passion for agroecological, regenerative practices?  Do you have the skills, imagination and an enthusiasm for community? Would you be interested in playing a role in further developing our community farm?   Read on for more details and how to apply for this post. Cloughjordan Community Farm  Cloughjordan Community Farm exists to demonstrate a viable model for diversified, sustainable, small-scale Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) through responsible stewardship of the land. We respect the soil, water and air through organic methods of growing, by conserving water and by reducing fossil fuel emissions.  The…

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Our new Spring 2021 Cloughjordan Community Farm Members Newsletter is out now – Click here to download

Open Market Coordinator

Cloughjordan Community Farm is recruiting for the Open Food Hub

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ESC-Programme, fully funded volunteer opportunities – Apply now for September 2020 Opent eo participants from 18 – 30 years of age. For more details contact: esccloughjordan@gmail.com

Cloughjordan Community Farm horticulture team leader

THE VACANCY HAS BEEN  FILLED!  The Horticulture production team leader is responsible for leading and working with a team. Organising daily work schedules for the production of horticulture crops and participate in the production. The Cloughjordan Community Farm, located on 10 acres in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, is Ireland’s largest example of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). The Community Farm is now at an exciting stage in its development. We are looking for a dynamic new Farmer to join our team and help progress a unique community approach to regeneration and resilience. Job responsibilities: TheHorticulture team leader role includes:Maintaining a sustainable, reduced-carbon system of food production that will improve the biodiversity and quality of soil on the land.Helping with the production and distribution of food to CSA membersWorking with Volunteers. We have a team of 8 European volunteers.Engaging in the farm coordination structuresPromoting seed savingImproving growing methods for resilience and implementing new techniques…

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‘Tar Abhaile’ at Cuan Beo, the Community Farm’s recently established Grow Hub. 11.00 – 17.00 I Cloughjordan Community Farm ·      Herbal tea bar: Rachel and Jeanne will be offering warming autumnal teas to enjoy on site, and custom blends to take away.·      Harvest Soup: Enjoy a bowl of tasty fresh soup prepared on the campfire from our farm veg which we hope to harvest on the day with participants, weather permitting.·      Mandala in the polytunnel: Nature, art, pattern and ritual. In our Mandala space in the polytunnel Lian will explore eco-printing and create a combined artwork marking the  onset of winter.Plant Sale all day on Sun 3rd Nov: this sale is to allow people to buy a useful souvenir from their day and to raise funds for our Grow Hub. Will, our Hub’s land steward, will be on hand on Sunday to offer planting and growing advice.A Walk on the Wildside of Cloughjordan Ecovillage 16.00 – 18.00 I Leaving from the Community Farm Cuan Beo Tunnel. (Near Step Rd Entrance) A walking conversation with Mary…

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With the challenges facing us, many movements, organisations and individuals are calling for sustainable change. Alongside global movements what can we do to ensure our local areas are healthy, resilient and support our wellbeing? How can we connect to have meaningful work, local food and energy, and for our communities to be a positive force in these critical times? Let’s come together to rethink what actually sustains our communities and what these diverse elements of change can look like. View/ Download Poster Facebook event This family-friendly festival weaves a spectrum of elements together for a unique programme of events. From scheduled workshops to Open Space, from walks and talks to collaboratively walking our talk and from musical treats to revolutionary feats – counter the culture of passive audience and bring this community festival to life! About Ticketing & what to bring Keynote speakers and performances Come on the train (the…

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COMMUNITY REVITALISATION THROUGH COOPERATIVE APPROACHES TO FARMING AND FOOD. WHEN: SATURDAY 23rd MARCH 2019 WHERE: WeCreate Workspace & Cloughjordan Community Farm, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary, Ireland BOOK NOW – CLICK HERE Feeding Ourselves is the annual conference that brings together agro-ecological farmers, community food advocates and anyone with an interest in good food, good farming and community revitalisation. The focus this year is on you! This year we want our annual gathering to be all about the participants and our collective contributions – WE are the people we need to hear from! This is the event for you if you want to help with or are interested in: Rural revitalisation Community supported agriculture Regenerative soil practices Threats and opportunities of digitisation on agriculture and rural spaces Climate disruption The Common Agriculture Policy Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. Discover how a cooperative approach can strengthen and build more resilient and sustainable food systems,…

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Cloughjordan Community Farm is now offering a new set of half day and full day Farm-Based Seed Saving courses with open pollinated heritage seeds. This is a practical, farm based seed saving course, based on selecting from the best varieties you already grow. Importantly, this course teaches seed saving without the requirement for on or off farm fridges. Course Tutor: Kevin Dudley has been involved in seed saving and sustainable agriculture for many years, and all over the world. His seed work has taken him from the Irish Seed Savers in Clare, to Koanga seeds in New Zealand and an ecological horticulture qualification from the Centre for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems University of California Santa Cruz. Course Content, Saturday 5th October: BOOK NOW The course will cover onion, lettuce, brassicas, tomato, parsnip and courgette. Selection, saving, harvesting, processing, storing, overwintering and assessing.   Learning Outcomes Understanding types of seed…

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Cloughjordan Community Farm is looking to recruit a EVS (European Solidarity Corps) Coordinator. This is a contract with part-time flexible hours. About the position:  Leargas and The European Solidarity Corps support community organisations and create opportunities for young people to volunteer or work (in their own country or abroad) in projects that benefit communities and people.. The EVS Coordinator will recruit suitable volunteers from the online database (http://www.europeansolidarity.ie) to work with and support  the Cloughjordan Community Farm producers and coordination. See full Job description below; EVS European Solidarity Corps Coordinator  Duties will include: Annually recruit volunteers through the European Solidarity Corps program online. This role will include advertising the project, analyzing applications and selecting suitable volunteers in coordination with the farm producers. Ensure the accreditation of the farm with European Solidarity Corps is up to date. Make project applications to Leargas securing the necessary grants. Ensure all international and domestic arrangements are made…

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