The rural economies in the twelve pilots of the
PoliRural project are characterized by their own challenges and dynamics. To
illustrate the diversity and complexity of the rural economies in the twelve
PoliRural pilots, case studies on new entrants and new activities in the twelve
PoliRural pilots are gathered. The case studies on new entrants and new
activities in the twelve PoliRural pilots are available on the Best Practice Atlas and are interesting examples from
practice that are fully or partially transferable to other regions or serve as
inspiration for partners in the value chain.
A good example is the one from Monaghan: Siolta Chroi Co-operative
Society Ltd, which is an environmental education and retreat centre, formed in
October 2020 at an old farm in County Monaghan. They are a collective of
educators, environmental activists and holistic practitioners who work together
to bring opportunities to people in Ireland for deepening their connection with
ourselves and wider nature through courses, workshops, retreats and projects.
They carry out training and deep group work to help people explore their own
selves and relationship with wider nature, they offer courses on and advocate
for regenerative and resilient food systems, and they carry out ecosystem
restoration work on the island of Ireland.