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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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While what we grow is mostly vegetables, there is lot more to our farm than the edible plants we grow. How we produce our vegetables is important too – we manage the land with a long term vision, so it’s in the best shape to keep producing food into the future. And we do so without harmful inputs – mineral fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides – because of the damage these things do. We care about the soil and about biodiversity, for lots of reasons. Below are some recent pictures of the stuff that’s not vegetables. This is a four plant cover crop. It consists of fodder radish, mustard, rye and coltsfoot grass. This entire field is covered in this cover crop to help build the soil. Growing vegetables depletes the soil of nutrients, so we grow this plant combination on a specific field that needs it, and then, we don’t harvest it…

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Join us for the Feeding Ourselves gathering!  See Full Schedule This is the annual coming together of small farmers, community food advocates and anyone with an interest in good food, good farming and rural revitalisation. This year’s focus is on community supported agriculture, cooperation, regenerative agriculture, citizen science, better agri-food policies and other people and planet friendly practices such as social farming and high nature value farming. Saturday 26th: Feeding Ourselves Conference (Venue: WeCreate Workspace, Cloughjordan Ecovillage) Farm Flicks in the evening: Farming on Crisis Sunday 27th: Events include: Community Gardens Ireland Gathering | Briefing on the new EU Organic Regulation | Restoring Biological Diversity, Strengthening our Resilience (see pdf for full details) Book here: Through NOTS (National Organic Training Skillnet) With Ella McSweeney (RTE, BBC) Hannes Lorenzen (European Parliament, ARC2020) Pavlos Georgiadis (GROW Observatory Greece, Kannabio Hemp Co-operative), Helen Doherty (Social Farming Ireland), Clifford Guest (LIT), Aideen McGloin (Social Farming…

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Complementary beer from the award winning White Gypsy Brewery. A delicious shared Community Farm meal by Night Orchard Spoken word poetry from Mel White and Dave Rock Live music from Maggie McEntee and Roj Light Conversation with US community activist Brittney Johnson Pressure Drop DJs to finish Saturday 7th April | 19.00 till late | €25 seated meal and evening entertainment (booking essential) | €15 evening entertainment from 20.30 (with food available to purchase) ‘SpeakEATsy’ is a unique evening of music, poetry, food and conversation that is so much more than the sum of its parts. Book in for a delicious shared meal with Community Farm and local produce by Night Orchard. At this SpeakEATsy there will be complimentary beer from the award winning White Gypsy Brewery. Resident poet Mel White, winner of the Cuirt Literary Festival Poetry Slam, will share some of her new work and dynamic spoken word…

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RURAL REVITALISATION THROUGH A COMMUNITY APPROACH to FARMING AND FOOD The annual coming together of small farmers, community food advocates and anyone involved or interested in community supported agriculture, social farming, permaculture, agroecology, rural revitalisation, agri-food policy, soil health, citizen science, farm hack, social farming and livelihoods through food and agriculture. 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!! Please save the dates and spread the word – more info and booking to come soon. 3rd March is the main event With a walk and activities on the community farm on the 4th Cloughjordan, Tipperary Themes and content: Clubbing Together for Rural Revitalization What is the role for cooperatives, for community food sovereignty, and other community initiatives and tendencies? The example from Cloughjordan ecosystem of food initiatives. With Cloughjordan Community Co-op, Cloughjordan wholefood…

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Live music from WEAVE and friends in the Parochial Hall, Step Road Cloughjordan Join us on Saturday 17th February for an inspiring night filled with the beautiful harmonies of WEAVE, with guest appearances by Ned Kelly(In tune for life) and Maggie McEntee. Doors 7.30pm Tickets 10euro Available from local shops and at the door.    

2018 Erasmus+ EVS project If you are between 18 and 30 years of age you can spend one year volunteering with us on an EU funded Erasmus+ EVS project. Through creating partnerships with Sending Organisations with other countries, Cloughjordan Community Farm can host volunteers for one year to participate in our EVS project “Growing Together”. You will receive free accommodation, food, insurance and pocket money. The only thing you might have to pay is a small part of your travel costs. At the end of your EVS period, you will receive a certificate confirming your participation and describing your project – Youthpass.   Wwoofing We ask a minimum of one month from volunteers with a daily commitment of 5 hours and weekends free. Accommodation is camping with cooking facilities provided as well as compost toilets and showers. We prefer that you come through the wwoof Ireland organisation.   How can you apply? If…

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There are so many reasons to get involved in Community Supported Agriculture. If you are in the Cloughjordan area, join us! Everything that comes off the farm land belongs to the members. Members also have free or low cost access to all of our training and educational events. We host social events, community meals and quarterly meetings where you have the opportunity to meet the producers and other farm members. Our vegetables are grown in healthy, nutrient rich soil and taste amazing, this makes being a part of Cloughjordan Community Farm a unique experience, as you will be directly connected to the source of your food. You’ll hear from the people who grow it and can explore the place it came from with weekly harvest reports and farm visits. Read more and download our membership application form here  

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