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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  

On Saturday 4th November 2017 a FULL MOON story telling event was held by the ‘Dark Sky Group’ in the new Skybowl Garden in the Ecovillage. We would like to thank the performers on the night: Bee Leitner, Mel White, Andrew Lummis and Nigel Quinlan who ended the story telling with a rollicking tale. Many thanks to John Flannery, our guest Astronomer, who travelled from Dublin for the event and was a font of information, technical and legendary, on our skies.. as well as donating two lovely astronomy books to the Raffle. Special kudos to the children and young people who also read their own stories or found legends to read.. your courage and inventiveness were much appreciated and ye well deserved your prizes!! Thanks too to all the willing helpers on the night! We look forward to the next Dark Sky gathering – to be announced here soon! Dark Sky Group View a selection…

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At the Savour Kilkenny Festival, Sunday 29th October, we hosted one of the most enjoyable SpeakEATsy’s yet… Thanks to the organisers of Savour Kilkenny for adding us to the programme, to Willie and his staff at Billy Byrnes, to Costellos Brewing Co; to Johanna at Night Orchard and the girls from Market Kitchen for coordinating the meal; to the performers – Sougata Roy Chowdhury and Shariajdeep Singe al the way from India, the Cloughjordan based Maggie McEntee and the more local warbling folk wonderboys the Savage Jim Breen, and of course Mel White for her spoken word and Paul and Ollie the dastardly dapper Djs of the Boudoir Sessions; gratitude to Darren for the sound, and Ciara, Aaron, Vicky, Shay and Brid for the support on the door and serving up the dishes; to Julie, Ollie and Davie for the compelling intro to the food ecosystem of Cloughjordan Ecovillage; a big thanks…

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A convivial evening featuring a Night Orchard meal with Cloughjordan ingredients, slam poetry, compelling conversations, live acoustic music and DJs to finish. What more could a body and mind ask for!?! What’s the next step for a local food culture? Can food be a tool to help communities really thrive in uncertain times? And how much fun can we have finding out? Shared food, words and music are great ways to bring people together – SpeakEATsy is a novel take on these simple ingredients and an impulse to cultivate community. SpeakEATsy has emerged from Cloughjordan Ecovillage, an ecosystem of food innovation in the Irish midlands, where people have chosen to live work and play together. Join hosts Dr.Oliver Moore and Davie Philip from Cloughjordan, out back in the idiosyncratic aesthetic splendor of Billy Byrnes, for an experience that is far more than the sum of its parts – food, poetry,…

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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

Features citizen soil scientist, David Beacher and the Cloughjordan community farm’s own Kevin Dudley. This afternoon event is aimed at food growers, farmers and other people interested in soil and agroecology. It will introduce the GROW Observatory is an EU-wide project supporting the emergence of a citizens’ movement to share knowledge and help monitor our European soils. The salon will develop the capacity of Irish citizens to understand soil and to better steward land and includes presentations by Devyn Olson-Sawyer and Ben Whelan of the GROW Observatory and representatives of the People4Soil campaign. Saturday 30 September 2017, 14.00 – 16.30

A convivial evening meal with spoken word, music and compelling conversations, this happening is far more than the sum of its parts: it’s a confluence of influences and inspirations delivering a full sensory and intellectual workout! A deep discussion will be held with Easkey Britton, a big-wave surfer who is using her passion for the ocean to create social change and connection across cultures, and Fergal Smith (pictured), a professional surfer who has returned to the land to start a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm near Lahinch. Live acoustic music, slam poetry and global beats from DJs complete the aesthetic. Book early as this one books out!   Buy SpeakEATsy Ticket online now, options: Ticket 1 (no food contrib.) €25.00 EURTicket 2 (I’m bringing a dish) €15.00 EUR   See this one minute snippet for more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTg4DBJoGkk   An evening with food at it’s core – bring a dish to share…

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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY FAIR – Féile na nÚll, Apple Festival @ Cloughjordan Ecovillage     It’s that colourful time of year, Féile na nÚll the Apple Festival and Sustainable Community Fair takes in Cloughjordan Ecovillage. From 11am there will be a Little Food Fair with stalls from Night Orchard, Wildfire Pizza, Back Lane BBQ, Lime Tree, Walnut Books and Harmony Gardens.  Throughout the day there is apple pressing – bring your own apples! There is also an apple bake contest and activities for all the family. Some of the highlights are a workshop on our relationship to money,  a preview of local playwright Joanna Ryan-Purcell’s(Banba Theatre) adaptation of Children of Lir on the Cloughjordan Community Amphitheatre and a presentation and guided tour of the Ecovillage.(see the full schedule below) That evening from 7.30 there will also be a SpeakEATsy. This is a shared meal, live music, spoken word and a public conversation with professional surfer turned organic farmer Fergal Smith. Booking can be made here.…

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Join us for the annual Feeding Ourselves gathering! 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!! 🌏🌱🌿🌏🔭🔬🌏🌱🌿🌏🔭🔬🌏 And, we’ll have ourselves a speakEATsy in the middle of it all – a community meal, poetry, music, compelling conversation! Feeding Ourselves 2017 will feature a soil symposium – including an introduction to a fascinating new citizen science project called GROW Observatory – with dedicated sessions on community gardens, sustainable farm diversification, community supported agriculture, and the launch of the Land Workers Alliance in Ireland. We’ll highlight inspiring examples of regenerative (agri)-culture activism – from farm hack to food policy councils.   SpeakEATsy – The now infamous event where food, poetry, music and compelling conversation come together in a convivial setting. Art Exhibit – The Spicebox of Earth – An exhibition on soil and the ecology of…

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Apple Day

11.00 – Stalls & Food including; Award Winning BBQ & Pulled Pork by expert ecovillage resident Greg Whelan, James Liston’s baked potato trailer (meat and spuds from Cloughjordan Community Farm), Irish Seed Savers and products from Cloughjordan Community Farm, The Night Orchard, The Apple Farm, Wild Irish Foragers, High Bank and others. 11.30 – Opening of Apple Bake Off 11.45 – Apple Mashing and Pressing Demo with Cloughjordan’s Night Orchard 12.00 – Orchard Tour 13.30 – Seed Saving and Farm Walk with Kevin Dudley (Cloughjordan Community Farm formerly with Irish Seed Savers) 14.45 – Ecovillage Tour with Ollie Moore 15.30 – Workshops & Talks – Open Space Con Traas – The Apple Farm of Tipperary Orchard, predators and low intervention methods of pest management for orchards. 16.00 – The Apple Bake Off – judging in private with Imen McDonnell 16.10 – Forage Walk with Sharon Greene 16.30 – Kids Music Workshop with Chris T-T (Brighton) 16.30…

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