Hosted by Stir to Action
Facilitated by John Thackara
Our weekend course is about new ways for city people to re-connect with the land—and how to make them happen. Ways that are part-time, but long-term. Ways that involve an exchange of value, not just paying money. Ways to share knowledge, land, and equipment in new ways. Ways based on historical links between town and country—but reinvented in an age of networks and social innovation.
Day 1 — We will share stories of new models that seem to be working: social farming, care farming, WWOOFING, networked beer and bread production, earth repair, community land sharing, the maker movement, and all things peer-to-peer.
Day 2 — We will design, and hopefully build, the prototype of a back-to-the-land cooperation platform.
John Thackara is a philosopher, writer and event producer who has spent a lifetime searching for live examples of what a sustainable future can be like. He writes about these stories at his blog, Doors of Perception, and in books; his most recent is How To Thrive In the Next Economy.
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Dates: Saturday 09th—Sunday 10th July
Location: Chapel in the Garden, Bridport