Humanity currently faces a perfect storm of crises: environmental, political and social.
The challenges can seem overwhelming and it’s easier to withdraw into our own worlds than face up to them. But this is making us disconnected and depressed.
There is another way forward. At Sacred Earth we believe we can use the principles of permaculture to build connections with each other and the natural world in a way that creates positive change. This means positive change on a personal level and at a wider community level. The crisis we now face can actually be a positive tipping point, a chance to create new solutions for our communities, the planet and ourselves.
The Village Builders Seminar is about building communities. It takes inspiration from some of the mentoring techniques and nature-connection rituals that are successfully used by indigenous cultures and uses the principles of social permaculture to create a practical toolkit that you can take away with you.
It answers questions like:
- How connected are we to those around us?
- What types of practice improve our connection to self, others and nature?
- What kind of resources do we need to build a resilient community?
Facilitated by Phil Greenwood and Deborah Benham and in run co-operation with 8 Shields, this seminar will immerse you in the concepts of cultural repair and regenerative design.
The seminar will cover:
- types of behaviour that support unity and positivity
- the concept of the ‘community web’ and how to create it
- how to create a healthy culture
- barriers to connection: what are they and how can they be overcome?
- getting involved in your local area
- best practices that are attainable in the short term, but with long term goals.