By Maddy Harland | Wednesday, 13th March 2013 | Reprinted with permission | Original found here
We are happy to announce our 5th straight year of hosting a fully-accredited (by UK Permaculture Association) Permaculture Design Certificate Course in Cloughjordan’s Ecovillage. Join us from 9 – 18 August 2013 for this changing-the-game event of a lifetime. The main course tutor will be Albert Bates! All details are on Cultivate’s main website.
Have you seen Goska and Gudrun’s brilliant photos of the 2012 PDC? Check them out on our Images Page. The slideshow at top right of this site shows some previews of the images in our gallery.
We are excited to announce details about our 4th Permaculture Design Certificate Course at Cloughjordan’s Ecovillage from 17 – 26 August 2012. See here for the latest.
200 photos by Goska Smierzchalska in our image gallery here.
By Cath Harris
Reprinted from guardian.co.uk,
Building houses from straw is proving an attractive proposition to some councils and residents, thanks to their energy efficiency
Sharon Watkins wasn’t the first to be offered one of two new council houses in an isolated village in Lincolnshire. “Other people refused and I could have said no because I don’t drive and it’s in the middle of nowhere,” she recalls.
Join us at Ireland’s EcoVillage, 19th – 28th August 2011, for a fully accredited, immersive, cutting edge ‘ PDC ‘ (Permaculture Design Certificate Course). All detail on www.cultivate.ie.
A new island-wide Permaculture Gathering will take place in at a beautiful site at the base of the Sugar Loaf Mountain in Co. Wicklow from the 12-14th August 2011. Our goal is to organize a weekend camp of anywhere from 80-200 people in a private location to support the growing number of Permaculturists in Ireland by… Read more
Biochar article from Climate Progress – a respectable US Climate Science site – about different biochar experiments around the world. It estimates potential for carbon capture at around 12%, but focuses on potential for soil enhancement and also notes different qualities depending on materials used.
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Contacts, Centres, Nurseries
The Hollies Centre for Sustainability | Castletown, Enniskeane, Co. Cork | 023-47001 | Permaculture and natural building courses throughout the year
Transition Towns Ireland | transitiontownsireland.ning.com
The Village | Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary | www.thevillage.ie | Ireland’s first eco-village
Feasta – The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability | 159 Lower Rathmines Road Dublin 2 | feasta.org | 01-4912773/ 01-4912203 | email@example.com