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Forum Synergie

Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe


Rural topic(s): Civic engagement, local governance and dialogue

City: Cloughjordan

Country: Ireland

Web site: http://www.cultivate.ie

Cultivate is a practical sustainability organisation focused on active education - based in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary.

Based in WeCreate, the Green Enterprise Centre in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Cultivate is a national NGO and Civil Society Organisation focused on education, communication and citizen engagement.

Cultivate support a greater understanding of whole systems thinking as a key to sustainability and see community-led projects being essential for a happier, healthier and more resilient future.

Current Projects & Focus Areas:

  • Community Resilience

  • Permaculture

  • Learning Journeys

  • Green Building

  • Collaborative Economy

  • Events and Festivals - Global Green, Convergence, Elements of Change

  • Networking

  • European Projects - GROW Observatory, Desira Communication and Public Engagement

Scale of intervention : Local, National, European

Keywords: social and solidarity economy, empowerment of rural communities, Community Led Local Development (CLLD), eco-housing, resilience, citizen participation

Places: Ireland

Actors: NGO, ecovillage

Methods: raising awareness, non formal learning