A Journey into Soil: healing ourselves and the land from the ground up
20 – 29 April 2023, in Carrickmacross, Ireland
“Síolta Chroí” (Seeds of the Heart), a Regenerative Agriculture Farm and part of the Ecosystem Restoration Camp worldwide movement, is hosting this 8-day training on-site with the land and soil in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.
Along with participants from Ireland, we will work with our partners from KovieTY (Poland) and Dreams for Life (Romania) to host participants to explore the intersection between Soil, Soul and Society.
🌍 ‘Soil – healing ourselves and the land from the ground up’ training course is part of the project “Soil, Soul, Society – holistic approaches for youth development” which is a Cooperation Partnership project and is co-financed by the European Union through the Erasmus+ Programme, under Key Action 2 (2022-1-RO01-KA220-YOU-000088509). The general project aims at enhancing the sense of initiative, active citizenship and well-being of young people and youth workers from Ireland, Romania and Poland, and other European countries as an extended impact.
Recognising humans as part of the natural world and agents within the complex ecosystems, this course will look at regenerative practices for soil restoration, ecosystem restoration and the restoration of humans-as-nature. There will be practical and on-site demonstrations and getting hands into the soil, as well as space for understanding and embodying the learning from soil, land and wider nature at this time, and incorporating these into the work on regenerating people, wider nature and communities.
🌍 Topics the course will cover:
🌱 Introduction to regenerative agriculture
🌱 The Soil Food Web
🌱 Practical visits to local farms
🌱 Food and Seed Sovereignty
🌱 Social Justice through Soil
🌱 Regenerating people and wider nature
🌍The right people
This course is for those who feel a strong resonance with what we have to offer. It is especially for professional youth workers who are active in the youth field (youth workers, trainers, educators, NGO leaders and mentors) who are willing to explore and develop themselves in the areas of regenerative practices for soil restoration, ecosystem restoration and the restoration of humans-as-nature.
– This training course is for 24 participants from Ireland, Poland, Romania.
– The participants must be over 18 years, actively participate in the youth field, and have a good level of English.
✅ Food, accomodation, program activities are covered by the Erasmus+ grant.
✅ The travelling costs are covered up to the following amounts:
Ireland – 23 Euros/person
Poland – 275 Euros/person
Romania – 360 Euros/person
✅ There is a participation fee of €50 – €100 which will cover:
– Flights and local transport, accommodation, meals, course materials
*We do not want finances to be a barrier to participation, so please contact your national partner to discuss if this is an issue.
✅ Places are limited – please fill out this Expression of Interest form by Friday 17th March, at the following link:
We will notify successful applicants by the following week, 24th March, and if successful then payment of the fee will secure your place.
✅ Ireland – Síolta Chroí – firstname.lastname@example.org
✅ Poland – KobieTY – email@example.com
✅ Romania – Dreams for Life – firstname.lastname@example.org