New Start for Common Ground – 2021

Common Ground is an innovative organization that has been growing since the seed for a nature based project was found during an
ecopsychology conference in 2012. That was the first gathering of its kind in these islands and Edge of the Wild has become an annual event.

In 2015 planning permission was approved for an education, retreat and  therapy centre based on the farm in Co Fermanagh Northern Ireland.  The planning approval is for the upgrade and change of use of an array of old farm buildings and a rural community shop that closed in 1977.
Common Ground N.I. was established as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company at the end of 2015.

Since then the work has gone on to develop the activities, the networks, the partnerships and a international community of support for Common Ground. There have been an abundance of therapeutic groups, creativity, artistic events, mini-conferences, gatherings and celebrations of the
seasonal cycles. Common Ground has proven its worth at local, provincial and national levels.

However the true potential of the original vision cannot be manifested without the buildings to accommodate the planned activities which include:
nature based retreats, expressive arts in nature, nature based therapies and professional trainings in ecopsychology and ecotherapy.

During  this pivotal time at the end of 2020, and moving into 2021, we are reconstructing the website and evolving the organization. In essence it is a new beginning. If you are interested in getting  involved then please get in touch. We are particularly interested in investors, fundraisers, creative thinkers, sustainable craftworkers or builders, volunteers for building, farm and garden work and anyone interested in being part of this
community as it evolves into the next phase.

We remain open for individual ecotherapy, professional consultation, bespoke training,  horticulture therapy group spring 2021, rental of
innovative rural conference/meeting space, enquiries for collaboration and our seasonal cycle celebrations.
As mentioned already we need onsite volunteers on an on going basis.

For up to date news go to our facebook page –  Common Ground 


To get a taste of Common Ground – have a look at the following video.


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55 thoughts on “New Start for Common Ground – 2021

  1. commongroundni Post author

    Dear Henry
    Thanks for you lovely comment and for your support. We hope to see you on the farm again soon. RB

  2. Josephine Keohane

    Beautiful poem Robbie, wholesome, grounding and thought provoking, the video is beautiful also, I would hope to visit you at Common Ground sometime.
    I will share on my social media site. Best wishes, Josephine

    1. commongroundni Post author

      Hi Josephine – thanks for visiting the site and for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you to Common Ground.
      Thanks also for the support on other channels. RB X

  3. HIlary Prentice

    Much appreciation for the clarity, integrity and brilliance of your vision. I think just such a centre is exactly what the world badly needs, and will support the healing of our world and the gradual development of a saner human presence on our beautiful planet. I wish you all success, and imagine that many others will be inspired by your vision and go on to develop other such centres whereever they may be. Salut!

    1. commongroundni Post author

      Dear Hilary – thanks for you support and affirmation. It would be amazing if others are inspired
      to do this elsewhere. Robbie x

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