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Learn an integrated approach to developing local strategies and action plans for achieving bioregional scale food resilience, with a thriving local food economy. Gain the confidence, skills and tools to facilitate your own area to achieve this, guided by experienced international and local tutors.

Course Content:

- how to get started and be sustained

- a 12-step process for achieving bioregional food resilience, from both household and organizational perspectives, applicable anywhere

- facilitation methods to build confidence and be effective

- developing regionally-appropriate outcomes-based programmes and projects

- specific educational resource materials designed to enable facilitation to be inclusive, insightful, fun, powerful and effective – using powerpoints, videos, manual, templates, symbol sets, interactive teaching toolkit

- community engagement, especially fun ways of motivating and organizing whole families to get involved

IMG_8147- building interconnected food growing communities through existing social nodes

- local food mapping

- interactive local seasonal calendars for land management, food production, harvest and distribution, linked with social-cultural events

- setting up and operating ‘Community Supported Agriculture’ schemes

- practical education and personal empowerment happening hand-in-hand with growing food, involving households, neighbourhoods, schools and businesses

- enriching regional food economies – increasing local and household wealth through growing surplus and value adding; re-thinking local business

- establishing bioregional food hubs

- audio-visual and story-form presentations of some great successful models of local food sustainability, especially from UK’s Totnes region and New Zealand

View the entire programme here.

Main Tutor:  Robina McCurdy (Earthcare Education Aotearoa, New Zealand)

Contributing Local Tutors:
Jenny Gellatly (School Farm CSA, Totnes, UK)

Rob Hopkins (Global Transition Movement Catalyst & Outreach Manager, UK)

Holly Tiffen (Transition Town Totnes Food Movement, UK)



Who is the event targeted at?
- Permaculture teachers
- Sustainability facilitators
- Community Development organisers and workers
- ‘Transition Town’ networkers
- Organic Growing practitioners
- Anyone with an interest in community mobilisation


There is a separate bookings system for local Totnes residents only (no accommodation, no, and a daily rate charge).  For a registration form and costing, please visit:  Enquiries: [email protected]

June 22nd, 2015 12:00 AM through September 29th, 2015 12:00 AM
21 Ashburton Road
Totnes, Devon TQ9-5JT
United Kingdom
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Event Fee(s)
Organisations £ 480.00
Waged £ 395.00
Low Waged £ 325.00
Concession £ 250.00
IPC Scholarships £ 175.00