‘Off Grid’ is a training camp, with four days of essential practical information on off grid living, learning skills and sharing ideas. Many individuals and groups from the south west will converge at Off Grid including experts in the fields of Permaculture, Off grid living, Eco building, Land and Food, Renewable Energy and Community Enterprise. The main focus is to facilitate the growth of strong, co-supportive and resilient communities, through celebration and the art of sharing.
Behind the scenes, Off Grid is designed according to 10 One Planet Living principles inspired by Bioregional and WWF.
Our intention is to encourage both local abundance and global sustainability through a co-creative process of individual empowerment and capacity building for community resilience. Through working closely with associated enterprises in the new economy, we hope to establish an open source model capable of inspiring a new generation of 100% participatory small festivals.
We have partnered with The Biophilia Project in Exeter for this year’s event. The project is in it’s early stages but takes place on a 96-acre tract of beautiful land on the outskirts of the city. The aim is to develop a site where principles and activities can be established that clearly demonstrate Another World is Possible and offer another model of living. Given it’s significant location, on the edge of a city where innovation is thriving, Biophilia is the perfect partner and location for Off Grid to make al long-term base.
In March and April 2016, we staged a crowdfund campaign that raised the funds to ensure last year’s festival could happen. In doing so we have established a small but growing membership base. Our intention is that this membership will become an advisory and supportive body for Off Grid and Biophilia, establishing a ‘Council’ that will act to ensure the long-term future of these projects.
Please watch this space for more information.