A big thank you to all who came over to our Pre-Gathering Meet-up!! The garden beds are now in place and await harvest in August for the Gathering Event. And another big thanks to Lough Mardel Lodge for having us! Was a lovely day with lovely people. Can’t wait to see you all for the next meet-up.
Photos Courtesy of Joanne Butler & Suzie Cahn
Artwork by Alberto Hogan, also known as Tito the spoonmaker
Many thanks to Judit Somogyi for the wonderful pictures
We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who came along to the All Ireland Permaculture Gathering this year.
Many, many thanks to Tubby's Farm, Lackan Cottage, the Year Team, the Kitchen Team, all the volunteers and really everyone who was there making it another fantastic and inspirational event. All our love & respect for you all!
The Steering Group 2015
This year we had over 200 people attend the gathering and 44 different workshops through out the whole weekend!! We had visitors from many different parts of Ireland and around the world!
For all of you lovely people who attended, participated and contributed, we want to say thank you! Thank you for making the All Ireland Permaculture Gathering 2014 a very special event that will stay in our hearts.
We wish you only the best for the rest of the year and until we gathering again in 2015.
Much love, respect and thanks.
All Ireland Permaculture Gathering 2014 Steering Group
Here are some of our pictures of the gathering.
Wow! The countdown is truly on.
3 days! Only 3 days to go and things are coming along nicely. The Big Workshop Day was magical and it was incredible how many things could be organized in one day :)
To keep the smooth and cool flow few things you can’t forget to bring!
- Camping equipment (plan for all weathers!)
- PLATE, CUP, CUTLERY and POTS (essential!)
- Yummy Food for you and to share
- Swimming gear (the lake is almost irresistible)
- Rain gear (it may rain, you never know!)
- Collective spirit :)
All Ireland Permaculture Gathering is happy to be partnering with Leave No Trace Ireland!
Leave No Trace Ireland aims to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace Ireland began in 2004 as a concerted effort across a range of recreational and land-managing bodies to address the increasing burden of negative impacts on the mountains. Today, Leave No Trace Ireland exists as a not-for-profit company run by volunteers and employing one part-time person.
At the heart of Leave No Trace is an educational message that encourages us as recreational users to understand the consequences of our actions, and challenges us to make good choices when we do our activities in the outdoors. The Leave No Trace programme uses a framework of seven principles to guide us towards better choices:
1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Be Considerate of Others
3. Respect Farm Animals and Wildlife
4. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
5. Leave What You Find
6. Dispose of Waste Properly
7. Minimise the Effects of Fire
To learn more about the Leave No Trace programme, visit www.leavenotraceireland.org.
6 day countdown is on ...
Hope you are all well and truly ready for the gathering which will be blooming next weekend in the Brookfield Farm, Nenagh, Tipperary.
Tickets are available at our website (www.permaculture.ie) and at the gates.
Looking forward to seeing you all there! Many thanks!
- Once everyone had paid (to cover the costs of the Gathering, e.g. insurance, material, etc.-see website for details), this is a non-monetary event, non selling, so there will be no food-stalls for example. There is a swap tent for barter type exchange. All the workshops and work on site are run voluntarily.
- Workshops are facilitated through an “open space” scheme, without any formal agenda, where everybody is welcomed to offer and participate.
- The gathering is free from drugs, alcohol and pets, making it a very easy going, family friendly event.
- There is a communal meal on Saturday. Please, bring something to contribute. Food will be vegetarian. There will be cooking facilities, please bring your own food for the rest of the weekend and self-organise in small groups if you wish.
- There is a lakeshore on site. Please, be aware of the dangers of water and watch over your children. There will be designated swimming hours for children but parents are responsible for organising their own children's water play and swimming.
- This event is a leave no trace event. There will be food composting on site, all other litter that you generate from what you bring, please bring it home with you. There are no land-fill bins on site. Please, also bring away recycling items.
- Please respect the land. Earth-care, People-care & Fair-share!