A range of groups from the Cloughjordan community are gearing themselves up for their appearance in the Global Green area of the Electric Picnic, with a festival trial run, open to the public, on Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th.
A highlight of this two day Resilience Skills Share Weekender, will be the Sunday Community brunch and talk. Beginning at 11.30am, this event, will feature Eliza Ward’s multi-award winning Country Choice on Tour.
This will be a fundraiser for the Cloughjordan Community Farm. Currently over 50 local families are supplied with fresh veg and milk weekly from a farm they themselves own. Eliza’s brunch, to be held on the farm’s land at the Knocknacree side of Cloughjordan’s ecovillage, will showcase the very best of what’s available in the region.
Eliza and her team will make up all the chutneys and jams to accompany the mains, with ingredients sourced from these farms. A lighter breakfast option, comprising Ballybrado organic oats, Tipperary yoghurt and a beetroot blush made from Cloughjordan Community farm produce will also be available.
Killian Boyle of Larkins bar and restaurant in Garrykennedy will do tea, coffee, bakes and his own ice cream brand - Boyle & co – at the Community Farm Brunch on the 24th. The Global Green area at the Electric Picnic is run by learning organisation Cultivate, which has an office in Cloughjordan’s Ecovillage. A considerable contingent from the region, and in particular from Cloughjordan, will be attending this year.