Blissberry Farm

News from our friends at Cloughjordan.

” FARM CAMP – A Taste of Building Community – 6th, 7th and 8th of September 2013 at Community Farm & Ecovillage, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

This weekend event will give participants an opportunity to find out more about community supported agriculture and explore how we as communities can provide our food. The event will highlight the ecovillage and the benefits of feeding ourselves, offer workshops, talks and opportunities to share our skills and stories, as well as celebrating the harvest and eating together.

Highlights Include:

Friday 6th
Farm Meitheal – Join our producers Pat Malone and Kevin Dudley on the field.
Community Meal and Night Market – An opportunity to share, barter and gift.

Saturday 7th
EcoLearn – Launch of new Ecovillage Trails Guide and Welcome Centre.
Tours – See the Ecovillage, the Community Farm and Cloughjordan Woodfired Bakery
Voices from the Field – Hear what is happening in the field of community resilience.

Workshops and Sessions – Communities Supporting Everything
Foraging, Nutritional Resilience, FabLabs and Agriculture
Farm Meitheal – Learning on the field
The Gift of Community – A presentation by Mark Boyle author of the ‘Moneyless Manifesto’
The Farm Barbeque – A taste of the community farm
Harvest Celebration – Music and entertainment

Sunday 8th
A Makery Morning – Coffee and craft option in the new Cloughjordan Makery
Farm Meitheal – Back out on the field
Community & Agriculture – An ‘Outstanding in Our Field’ presentation and walk with John Feehan
A Community Harvest Meal – Preparing and sharing the food we harvest from the community farm.
Cloughjordan Community Farm is one of Ireland’s leading CSA Community Supported Agriculture projects, which is based in Cloughjordan Ecovillage. Using biodynamic farming methods, Cloughjordan Community Farm supply fresh produce weekly for over 50 member households in the Cloughjordan area.

The Cloughjordan Ecovillage is being developed by Sustainable Projects Ireland, a registered educational charity and national NGO. Its purpose is to develop a sustainable community that can serve as an education, enterprise and research resource for all.
Mark Boyle also known as the moneyless man will share his experience and talk about his way of living. Mark is a writer and activist best known for the founding the online Freeconomy community, and for living without money since 2008.

John Feehan is an Irish geologist, botanist, author and broadcaster. He is a renowned, award-winning environmental communicator whose work is driven by a deep commitment to the maintenance of rural biodiversity and cultural heritage, and the sustaining of rural community.

Accommodation is difficult as Django’s Hostel is fully booked already. We will have basic camping in the community camp out on the farm and some families in the ecovillage are offering some basic B&B. Places will be limited. Let us know if you are interested and we will try to sort you out.

Costs – Each session is costed differently, many are free. We are still setting the prices but don’t panic it will be very affordable.

*This is a Farm Fundraiser.

As places are limited if you are interested in attending please contact our intern Ivana Lumakovska We will send out a full schedule with the cost of the sessions that will be charged for.

We look forward to seeing you on the field.

Cloughjordan Community Farm.”

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