The Happy Pig

by markboyle in Newquay

We did it
On 11th March 2014 we successfully raised £10,980 with 223 supporters in 42 days

We aim to raise funding to transform an old pig barn into a free community event space, called The Happy Pig, at our Permaculture and gift economy demonstration project. Here we will run free courses, provide free accommodation, and have a bar where we will serve food grown from our no-dig & forest gardens, along with home-brew (making it will also be a free course!). Music, dance, storytelling and poetry will also be on the menu, along with key speakers on ecological, social, community and spiritual-based topics. All for free.

by markboyle in Newquay

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minesapint 4th March 2014

Congratulations guys! Well done on reaching your target.......we knew you\'d do it! See you soon..........

geefunds 2nd March 2014

Great project, great idea! So happy to support even in a small way - and can\'t wait to visit someday! Love & respect to you all :)

stuweeks 2nd March 2014

What a wonderful project. I would love be a part of it in one way or another. Greetings from London x

metaman 27th February 2014

Great stuff, I also heard about this project on the John Murray show, and I was super happy when I found out that the farm is around Galway, almost at my doorstep. Looking forward to visiting the farm, and hopefully also contributing some of my time. Just a quick idea, which might help getting to the finish line: Right now I was not able to pledge less then 10 GBP. As the month is coming to an end, people might find it tricky to donate 12 Euro, whereas 5 Euro might be more of an impulse thing. Might be worth looking into. (There is a checkbox \"I dont want a reward\", but that did still required selecting at least one reward level.)

smorganna 27th February 2014

Hi guys, I heard Mark on the John Murray Show this morning - great piece. I donated a few bob and wish you well on this wonderful project. I look forward to visiting An Teach Saor and meeting you all. Best of luck in reaching the target.

this-litlle-piggy 26th February 2014

Hoping that little drops do indeed make an ocean - stone soup and all that! This is a tasty broth that you\'re brewing. Wish you all that you need. Rosanna xx

brianjames 26th February 2014

I really believe in this project as I know Tom, Mark and Jess personally and have been to An Teach Saor. It is a great project in a relaxed environment where there is real potential for wholeness, for both personal, social and in the natural environment that they inhabit (if there is a difference) and I wish you guys the best of luck. I\'m looking forward to doing yoga, eating great food, performing poetry and having great discussions in the Happy Pig.

jeffreytnb 23rd February 2014

What a great project featuring so much that I hold dear. Happy to help in any way I can. I\'m a natural builder too, so let me know if I can help you out further.

fiona.doubleday 20th February 2014

Hi, wishing you all the very best of luck. I have also featured the project on my blog today so hope that helps too.

123456katie 5th February 2014

pob lwc :) good luck :) as well as this gift, i\'d be happy to gift workshops~training there like i do other places i\'m asked to gift economy :) ( :)


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A public thank you on the social media of your choice.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

The right to name one of our home-brew drinks (after yourself, dog or partner!), and a native tree planted on our Permaculture demonstration site.

£35 or more

£35 Reward

A signed copy of The Moneyless Manifesto and an online discussion about the ideas in the book

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A tour of An Teach Saor and a native tree planted on our Permaculture demonstration site.

£75 or more

1 of 8 claimed

£75 Reward

A one day scything course with Paul Kingsnorth, inc. lunch and cake at An Teach Saor. See project description for full details. Date tbc.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A signed copy of both The Moneyless Man and The Moneyless Manifesto, a tour of An Teach Saor and a native tree planted.

£150 or more

£150 Reward

An invite to an organic feast at The Happy Pig (Galway, Ireland).

£175 or more

2 of 6 claimed

£175 Reward

A one day Wild food coastal foraging course (inc. lacto-fermentation) with the UK's foremost Wild food expert Fergus the Forager (in Kent, UK). Date tbc. See project description for more info.

£200 or more

6 of 12 claimed

£200 Reward

A one day Wild food foraging course (in Galway, Ireland), inc. lacto-fermentation, with the UK's foremost Wild food expert Fergus the Forager. PLUS Two nights camping at An Teach Saor. Date tbc.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

A weekend of Permaculture and Gift economics at An Teach Saor (Galway, Ireland) with Mark Boyle (The Moneyless Man) and others, inc. the official launch party of The Happy Pig! Date tbc.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Three of the courses/weekends above (with Fergus the Forager, Paul Kingsnorth and Mark Boyle), along with signed copies of the books and a native tree planted!

£225 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£225 Reward

A beautiful work of art, of your choice, by Tipperary-based artist and sculptor Damien McCarron (See project description for more info)

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