A land based learning journey for 18-35 aspiring regenerators to take action on issues that ignite them
Totnes & South Devon
5 hrs per wk
Create positive change in yourself, your community and the natural world by exploring how we can give back more than we take, learning together as you grow your potential.
A deeply supportive space for people to ask important questions whilst creating meaningful lives, learning together how to respond to the challenges of our times. A dynamic opportunity to discover new skills, build confidence, get creative, connect with nature and meet new people.
Is it for me?
Are you looking to meet and collaborate with a local peer group to create more opportunities for meaning & wellbeing in your local area through inspiring grassroots action?
Project Regenerate is for you if you want to discover more about what matters to you and act on it. This is for you if you’re ready to stretch your comfort zone whilst deepening your experience and skills as you create exciting new projects and ideas to tackle personal, local or societal issues.
Do it to
An interdisciplinary learning community that offers you the accountability and collaboration you miss on your own.
Build your resilience and potential by deepening your connections to yourself, others and the natural world
Create meaningful projects and opportunities for yourself through a wide variety of perspectives, skills and experience
Alana is an artist, facilitator and activist committed to regeneration. Her mission is to support a shift towards a more nature based eco-centric society.
She weaves the intelligence of the more-than-human world into her work through nature connection, ritual, embodiment and cyclical wisdom. She leads transformational experiences for people to explore their creative gifts through community, connection and many practices inspired by theatre & dance.
Alana is a brilliant human with a gift for supporting people in confusing and unravelling times.
Dan Burgess, Founder Good For Nothing
How do you approach diversity and inclusion?
We believe that placing peer-to-peer relationships at the heart of learning creates huge potential for a more inclusive approach to education. We also know that a very deliberate effort is required to deliver those benefits in reality. A top cited value point for Enrol Yourself participants is that they learnt alongside people they wouldn't otherwise have met and were able to exchange their perspectives, ideas, experiences and more.
We want to welcome and support anyone with a strong intention to take part in our programmes, and aim to ensure that your identity or background will not be a barrier. Whilst we don't have it all figured out yet, we are working on it.
What does the programme look like?
Over six months we’ll meet fortnightly at The Living Projects Pondfield. We co-create our curriculum together at the kick off deciding what workshop we each might offer that is an intersection of our skills and learning edges. Every other week you will meet with your buddy and there are extra curricular activities like volunteer days at Pondfield. At the end of the process we’ll create a showcase event to share our learning with the wider community.
What does the application process look like?
You request a more in depth info pack and/or schedule 1-2-1 chat with Alana. If you decide the programme is right for you then you apply via application. Alana will then invite you for a more in depth conversation after you have applied. Places will be offered at the latest a fortnight after the deadline and you’ll have at least two weeks to prepare for the kick off. Part of your application will include a learning question that will guide your process over the six months.
What's does it cost?
Costs range from £750 - £1500 and are dependent on your financial circumstances, if you have greater financial stability, you might contribute at the higher end of the scale. Due to sponsorship from the Community of Dragons at the Local Entrepreneur Forum we are able to offer at least 5 low cost bursary places ranging from £250 - £500. Further information and criteria on bursaries can be found in the info pack.
Tell me more about the theme?
The theme of this learning marathon is regeneration. This is broad and could mean regenerating communities, economies, land, education or lifestyle. You don’t need to have a strong connection to the theme, instead this space is to figure out what matters to you and your unique contribution. The term regeneration has come mostly from pioneering approaches to land and agriculture so hence this being a land based journey, exploring how we can give back more than we take.
Who are The Living Projects?
They are a land based project founded by young people for young people to tackle issues on meaningful work and opportunities for rural youth including social health and wellbeing. Pondfield is home to the project, a 4 acre site in Dartington with agroforestry, a market garden, meadows, ponds, rewilded areas and more. We have partnered with them so that the learning journey itself will be hosted on the land of the project wherever possible. (www.thelivingprojects.com)
Register your interest with the Host to receive the information pack. You can also request a phone call and some resources to take to your employer if you think they might be able to (partially or fully) sponsor your place on the programme.
Thank you for registering your interest, the host will be in touch!