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The Open Training Network: Food Hub Training Session 2 & 3

These training sessions will build your capacity in establishing, maintaining and managing a local market on the OFN user-owned platform. The sessions are free and offered by the Open Food Hub at Cloughjordan Community Farm, in partnership with OFN Ireland and OFN Global with support from Rethink Ireland. Book for all sessions or individually with

The Open Training Network

The Cloughjordan Community Farm has been funded by Rethink Ireland to provide training and mentoring to emerging food hubs across Ireland who are using, or planning to use the OFN platform. A ‘hub‘ on the user-owned platform is an Online Market that distributes items from more than one supplier.  It is the equivalent of a physical

Behind the Scenes at OFN – Join the Team

In 2012, in Melbourne, Australia, Kirsten Larsen and Serenity Hill started the Open Food Network. From the start, they really made it *open*. By working and sharing knowledge in public forums and by creating a platform with open-source code that is publicly available for anyone to use, copy or modify, they laid the foundations for

Ogham Tree Calendar- The Month of the Alder: March 18th – 14th April

Once again, we explore the thirteen month Ogham (oh-am) Tree Calendar to see what unique wisdom this month’s tree has to offer us on our life journey.  In April, we celebrate the Alder tree as we enter the fourth moon of the Ogham calendar, ruled by Fearn (pronounced verern). Alder, the magical tree of Bran, King of the Celts, can

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