Food Sovereignty and the Open Food Movement

The global food system we rely on has a high social and environmental cost and very questionable ethics. Most of us eat unconsciously, completely unaware of where, and how our food is produced. The dominance in our diets of food that is highly processed and dependent on very long supply-chains contributes to an increase in

Ogham Tree Calendar- THE MONTH OF THE ASH: February 18th – March 17th

We thought it would be fun to explore the Ogham (oh-am) Tree Calendar in our newsletters. The tree calendar has thirteen months. Each month offers its own unique wisdom to us as we make our way through this life trying to live lightly, kindly and communally.  In March, we celebrate the Ash tree as we enter

Ogham Tree Calendar – The Month of the Rowan – January 21st- 17th February

We thought it would be fun to explore the Ogham (oh-am) Tree Calendar in our newsletters. The tree calendar has thirteen months. Each month offers its own unique wisdom to us as we make our way through this life trying to live lightly, kindly and communally.  In February, we celebrate the Rowan tree as we

Ogham Tree Calendar – The Month of the Birch December 24th – January 20th

We thought it would be fun to explore the Ogham (oh-am) Tree Calendar in our newsletters. The tree calendar has thirteen months. Each month offers its own unique wisdom to us as we make our way through this life trying to live lightly, kindly and communally.    Kicking off the New Year, we’re back in the

Ogham Tree Calendar – The Month of the Elder – November 25th, December 22nd

We thought it would be fun to explore the Ogham (oh-am) Tree Calendar in our newsletters. The tree calendar has thirteen months. Each month offers its own unique wisdom to us as we make our way through this life trying to live lightly, kindly and communally.  We’re now in the 13th  Moon of the calendar, ruled

Ogham Tree Calendar – The Month of the Reed, October 28th – November 24th

We thought it would be fun to explore the Ogham (oh-am) Tree Calendar in our newsletters. The tree calendar has thirteen months. Each month offers its own unique wisdom to us as we make our way through this life trying to live lightly, kindly and communally.  We’re now in the 12th  Moon of the calendar, ruled

Climate Injustice

On Friday, October 23rd, the EU Parliament voted in the new proposed Common Agricultural Policy (425 for, 212 against & 51 abstentions). Despite declaring a state of climate emergency, the EU has done little to nothing to implement clear, effective and stringent climate policy necessary to meet the Paris Agreement targets of minimizing CO2 emissions to keep

Love Local, Eat Seasonal

Written by Joanna Kavanagh, BA in Geography At OFN Ireland, we celebrate all things Irish. We are a not-for-profit, democratic and co-operatively owned entity that loves (and therefore trades) seasonal food. We are more than a website; we are an ally and a community. We help support local producers by providing an open-source online market

Ogham Tree Calendar – The Month of the Ivy Moon, September 30th – October 27th

We thought it would be fun to explore the Ogham (oh-am) Tree Calendar in our newsletters. The tree calendar has thirteen months. Each month offers its own unique wisdom to us as we make our way through this life trying to live lightly, kindly and communally. We’re now in the Ivy Moon, which refers to

Cooperative Distribution – Digitising the Solidarity Economy

Written by Davie Philip and Oliver Moore, CULTIVATE – The Sustainable Ireland Cooperative on 2020-09-14 The global pandemic means that we have moved rapidly from an era of disruptive technologies as occasional societal game changers, to one where disruptions in society are leading rapidly towards the application of technologies in more and more domains. We