Courses 2014

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Our office hours are Tuesday and Friday 9 – 12am, but you’ll probably catch us at other times as well. Leave a message and we’ll get back to you.

There are still places on the 2 year course Sustainable Horticulture/Permaculture in Kinsale (FETAC level 5 and 6) – a course which has been inspiring students from all over Ireland and Europe for many years and which has had strong direct links with The Hollies since its beginning.

January

25/26 (Sat/Sun) Community Mediation and Conflict Resolution , Part 1 at Cloughjordan EcoVillage

February   chickens

8/9 (Sat/Sun) Community Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Part 2 at Cloughjordan EcoVillage

15 (Sat) Cooking with Fire  Part 1 can be booked on it’s own or with part 2

16 (Sun)  Cooking with Fire Part 2 can be booked as an addition to part 1

22/23 (Sat/Sun)  Leadership and Facilitation in Challenging Times, Galway Part1

March  IMG_2338-e

7 (Fri) and 14 (Fri)  Creating Harmony in Relationships in Cork City

8/9  (Sat/Sun)  Basket Making

22/23 (Sat/Sun) Community Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Part 3 at Cloughjordan EcoVillage

29/30  (Sat/Sun) Leadership and Facilitation in Challenging Times, Galway Part.

April  

 5 (Sat)  Herbal Health – simple remedies that grow all around you.

12(Sat)   Intro to Cob Building

13 (Sun)  Starting a Vegetable Garden from Scratch.

27 (Sun)    Wild Food Foraging

May Sum.Aut.Win 2010 020-e

3 (Sat)  Herbal Health -simple remedies that grow all around you

10 (Sat) Wild Food Foraging

10/11 changed dates!!! (Sat/Sun) Build a Baking Oven

New offer:Get us to build your own baking oven from just € 250! Contact us for details and options.

17/18  (Sat/Sun) Essential Natural   Building part 1  Cob, Strawbale-cob, Clay straw

18 (Sun) The Polytunnel Course

31 (Sat) Cooking with Fire  Part 1 can be booked on it’s own or  with part 2 (following day)

June  DSC_4618-e

1 (Sun) Cooking with Fire  Part 2 can be booked as an addition to part 1 (previous day)

1(Sun)  Growing vegetables all year round

1(Sun)  Wild Food Foraging

8//22 (Sun/Sun)  Build a Baking Oven

14 (Sat)   Intro to Cob Building

15 (Sun) A day out of time – Meditation, Qi-gong, Satsang Chanting

21 (Sat)   Essential Natural Building – part 2 Earthen Floors

July john&selvis east view Aug 2013-e

6  (Sun) A day out of time – Meditation, Qi-gong, Satsang Chanting

13 (Sun) Pamper Mama  Making natural pamper treats for Mama and child

19-27(Sat-Sun) The Handsculpted House our 9 day course which will teach you everything you need to know to build your own cob house.

 

August      P1020277-e

9/10 (Sat/Sun)  Essential Natural Building – part 3 Sculpting, Plastering, Painting with natural materials

17 (Sun)  The Small Ecological Garden

31 (Sun) A day out of time – Meditation, Qi-gong, Satsang Chanting

September     DSC00301-e

8 (Mon) 11:30 Guided Tour to The Hollies as part of Taste of West Cork – Food Festival free, donations welcome

13 (Sat) Intro to Cob Building

 

October

4 (Sat)  Cooking with Fire   Part 1  can be booked on it’s own or with part 2

5 (Sun)  Cooking with Fire  Part 2 can be booked as an addition to part 1

18/19 (Sat/Sun) Build a Baking Oven New Date! We are also available for consultancy for your own cob building project and as contractors for certain phases of your building – talk to us for details.

The Hollies Centre has explored cob building in Ireland for many years

Courses at The Hollies are currently hosted by a team of residents. With its wide range of cob houses, different sustainable building techniques, extensive market garden, further examples of sustainable land use and the wealth of experience accumulated over the years The Hollies is a unique venue. Feedback from previous course participants confirms that the team of The Hollies is able to create a very supportive atmosphere with a strong sense of community which leads to profound learning experiences. The teaching methods are ‘hands-on’ learning-by-doing, interactive and student centred. All tutors are practitioners with many years of experience in their field.