Cloughjordan Community Farm

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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) 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.    

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  

The good people of Cloughjordan Community farm need to rebuild their barn – or, better still, build a better one! This unique community owned and operated farm in Cloughjordan Ecovillage is holding a fun fudraiser with a set of Get-Up-To-Get-Down DJs from the Pressure Drop and Ruaille Buaille stables!!! DJs Will Softly and Frank Bouchier of ‘Ruaille Buaille‘ join Ollie Moore and Paul Ryan of ‘Pressure Drop‘ for what is the penultimate Dance Party ever in Club Aras na nGael! Global Beats and Reggae Treats will abound – expect afro house, cumbia, dancehall, funk, disco, and what works to make magic feet move and groove! Prior to the dancing, there will be a presentaiton on cloughjordan ecovillage and farm, a discussion following on from this, while chai and hot veggie food will also be available – fresh from the farm! Tickets just E5! Visit the Facebook page here