Partners we work with
The Biophilia Project has been hosting Off Grid Festival since 2016. In 2017 Biophilia Project founder and land custodian John Yates will be contributed by hosting the festival on its beautiful site, Goffin Land, and by hosting a series of two sessions as part of the Barn Programme. There were lively debates on the bigger picture of global hierarchy, money and power; and the chance to offer ideas into the future of this unique project and consider how you can get involved.
We partnered with The REconomy Centre. The centre in Totnes is a co-working and meeting space in Totnes, home to the REconomy Project, an initiative of Transition Network and Transition Town Totnes. The Centre and Project aim to bring forth a new economic system based on resilient local economies. Active programmes include the Local Entrepreneur Forums and Local Economic Blueprints.
The Frome Foundation and Restorative Frome are sister organisations exploring systemic change and wellbeing, using the town of Frome in Somerset as a base.
They will be hosting a session on Systemic Change as part of the Conference programme with contributions from Restorative Practitioners Sophie Docker & Paul Kahawatte; Maria Franchi from Rhizome Co-op and Michael Thomas of Transition Network.
Permanent Culture Now is an online media platform supported by a community of like minded folk. They’ve kindly agreed to support this open-ended experimental process through the production of digital content which will be made openly available online following Off Grid in 2017 in order to help share our learning with a wider, global audience.
We will be celebrating new and past partners of Off Grid Festival and our newly formed social enterprise the ‘Association of Resilient Living’ in the coming weeks. Watch this space!
The Biophilia Project is set on 96 acres of meadow and woodland on the edge of Exeter. A beautiful haven just minutes from urban housing estates yet hidden away from the eye. An oasis from the steel and concrete stress of the modern built environment.
Biophilia aims to be as ‘off-grid’ and independent as possible, support the growth of biodiversity and nurture the local Biosphere. An odyssey of individual & collective enterprise to define & develop models & steps towards a future in which humanity could live in enriching harmony with nature.
Biophilia has the following as its stated mission:
To create a green oasis from the stress of the modern life offering therapeutic, learning and play opportunities to community, fellow travellers and those in need of a helping hand.
To build a liberating legacy for enlightening tomorrow’s children.
Photos below courtesy of Royston ‘Stone’ Naylor