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

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Cloughjordan Community Farm is recruiting! Vegetable Farmer / Production Coordinator 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. Are you an experienced farmer or horticulturist with a passion for cutting edge 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 cooperative, social enterprise? See website or read on for more details and how to apply for this post. Cloughjordan Community FarmCloughjordan 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,…

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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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An evening of food, art, live music, poetry, DJs and dancing as part of the Global Green Christmas Party and World Soils Day. This unique event includes a sumptuous local meal, acoustic music, spoken word and a public conversation in a convivial festival setting, resonant of our set up at the Electric Picnic. With sweet sounds from local singer songwriter Nicantsaoi, The HQs – a family folk band who have developed their own combination of folk blues and hillbilly funk to form a unique harmonic sound that will blow your mind…plus gypsy jazz and swing from the Cloughtown Swing Band. Delicious food from the Community Farm and local producers, prepared by Johanna at the Night Orchard. A conversation on the topic of healthy soil and climate change with Dr Oliver Moore and Cara Augustenborg, live poetry curated by Mel White and global beats from DJs Pressure Drop and Anacalypsis complete the aesthetic.…

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Joining Cloughjordan Community Farm’s Pat Malone and his working horses are Eamon and Gereldine McDonagh (Bovine demonstration), Harry and Mona Bartlelink (Horses and potato harvesting) all day on Saturday 22nd September 2018 on Cloughjordan Community Farm. The day will be a meeting of the Irish Workhorse Association after event and a 10 year celebration of Cloughjordan Community Farm. Feile Na n’Ull – the Apple Festival event is also taking place on the same date, same place, which sees a range of apple related events in Cloughjordan. For more information contact Pat Malone on (089 2584326) www.cloughjordancommunityfarm.ie Facebook/cloughjordancommunityfarm Cloughjordan Community Farm, Cloughjordan Ecovilllage, Co. Tipperary  

The 3rd annual Apple Festival and Community Fair takes place in the ecovillage at Cloughjordan. This festival, which coincides with the European Day of Sustainable Communities, celebrates the yield of apples, those that tend to the trees, who work the land and those who create delicious food. The day features a number of talks, workshops and activities that are open to the public. Highlights include delicious local food stalls, an apple baking contest, tours around the ecovillage, its orchards of heritage apples and a Heritage Day highlighting working animals and seed saving on the community farm. It has been a great year for apples and at Féile na nÚll there will be a chance to get them juiced. Bring your apples for mashing and pressing and, if you have an apple pie or tart recipe you are proud of, consider entering the Apple Bake contest. In the evening there will be…

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