Cloughjordan Community Farm

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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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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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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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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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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.    

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