New Haumea Online Courses: Creativity as an Act of Love: Cultivating the Mind of Beauty

News from my Haumea Ecoliteracy site about two upcoming online courses to help creatives and art professional engage with ecological concerns. Previous courses have booked out quickly – see the testimonials.

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The Most Important Thing

Haumea Online is expanding! New Ecophilosophy and Ecoliteracy Courses for creatives and art professionals announced. Limited places, so book early here.

16 July – 2 September 2020; ‘Creativity as an Act of Love’ new 7-week guided course with mentoring/coaching with philosopher Nikos Patedakis, Ph.D – BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!

16 July – 2 September 2020; ‘Creativity as an Act of Love’ new 7-week guided course with mentoring/coaching with philosopher Nikos Patedakis, Ph.D

21 September – 2 November 2020; ‘Essential Ecoliteracy for Creatives and Art Professionals, with eco-social artist Cathy Fitzgerald, Ph. D. BOOKINGS OPEN 8 SEPTEMBER.

21 September – 2 November 2020; ‘Essential Ecoliteracy for Creatives and Art Professionals, with eco-social artist Cathy Fitzgerald, Ph. D

Background and update on Haumea Online:

Haumea Ecoliteracy Services for the Arts developed in January 2019, from an idea in the conclusion of my doctoral research thesis ‘The Ecological Turn’…

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Coillte Embrace Continuous Cover Forestry in Dublin Mountains Makeover

There was much excitement this week when my forestry colleague Karen Woods –Pro Silva Ireland committee member and Coillte Operations Manager (Coillte is Ireland’s semi-state body that manages Ireland’s public forests) announced that there has been a landmark decision to manage the popular Dublin Mountain forests using Close-to-Nature continuous cover forestry methods. The conversation of new-to-Ireland continuous cover forestry began 20 years ago with Pro SIlva Ireland, and the support of the international Pro Silva federation of foresters from many countries. And now it’s being implemented in Ireland, with much national pride, that yes we can radically reimagine forestry for broader environmental, social values. Hurrah from Hollywood forest too!!

Pro Silva Ireland

Coillte have unveiled an ambitious plan to makeover their Dublin Mountains forests through continuous cover forestry management. Pro Silva principles will be used to transition nine forests to more diverse woodlands with a focus on habitat preservation and recreation. CCF management techniques can be used for commercial timber production in balance with other forest ecosystem services, but in this case Coillte will use CCF techniques to transform former plantation forestry to more natural woodlands where the primary aim is to provide for recreation and biodiversity enhancement. Coillte Operations Manager Karen Woods (also a Pro Silva Ireland Committee member) clearly explains the move in an excellent new video released for the occasion. Pro Silva Ireland welcomes the announcement and the chance for CCF management to be showcased at scale in public forests.

Read more here:dublinmountainsmakeover

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“I love the story of ‘the little wood that could’. Hope lots of people get to know it.”

I was honoured that my ‘Hollywood Forest Story’ was one of several eco-blogs featured in 🇮🇪 The Irish Times today!

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Above: a comment shared on twitter by Irish architect Helena Fitzgerald 3/5/2020. Image from within Hollywood forest, looking out to the wider world – from The Hollywood Forest blog by Cathy Fitzgerald.


‘uplifting and insightful writing, and images to delight the eye’ –

‘Getting Out into Nature with a Good Blog’, Paddy Woodworth, The Irish Times, 3 May 2020

I was honoured that my ‘Hollywood Forest Story’ was one of several eco-blogs featured in 🇮🇪 The Irish Times today!

I was also delighted to be in the company of others’ important work in this article – those who have long sought to raise appreciation and awareness for the wonder and plight of the living world. US author David George Haskell’s Song of the Trees (2017) is a favourite book of mine (the last book my late mother gifted to me) and I much admire Director of the Irish…

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