New Start for Common Ground

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.

In 2015 planning permission was approved for an education, retreat and  therapy centre based on the farm in Co Fermanagh Northern Ireland.  In the same year Common Ground N.I. was established as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company.

Since then the work has gone on to develop the activities, the networks, the partnerships and a 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 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 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.
We also 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

  1. 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

  2. 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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