This training offers a unique hands-on opportunity to gain permaculture skills in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, a model of how communities can respond to the many challenges facing us. The Ecovillage was designed through permaculture, allowing students to see the design principles in action within a lively and diverse community.
Featuing over 50 eco-homes, a renewable energy heating system, wood-fired bakery, a community farm & our course centre - WeCreate Workspace and FabLab.
Course participants will have online lectures with international tutors while also engaging with local tutors through outdoor classes, hands on experience and project-based explorations of permaculture design. Topics include: regenerative agriculture, green and natural building, local economics, forest gardening, renewable energy, work and livelihoods, ecovillage design along with tools and technologies including digital fabrication and open source distribution and production.
Course trailer on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_J9S-zYzjKc
-9 days of immersive tuition - classroom and practical plus evening sessions.
-Dinner on arrival, and a hot hearty lunch for each day of the course.
-Permaculture Course Handbook.
-Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Certificate.
Wheelchair accessible site.
Cloughjordan Ecovillage is a unique and innovative project that is striving to create a fresh blueprint for modern sustainable living. Created on beautiful land in County Tipperary, the ecovillage already has more than 50 low energy homes and work units to date, with planning permission for a total of 132 units, renewable energy for heating and a community-supported farm supplying much of the residents' food needs.
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