To change something, build a new model which makes the existing one obsolete.
– Buckminster Fuller.
Off Grid College is our four day, 12 module course in practical sustainability and appropriate technology, self-organised in collaboration with partners such as The Centre of Alternative Technology, Zero Carbon Britain, Land Matters and Steward Community Woodland.
We welcome a new curator, Matt Lepley, to the team in 2017 with some fresh ideas and a range of new faces to bring to the programme.
This much-loved platform is a core element of Off Grid’s identity, featuring some of the UK’s most respected teachers and practitioners in subjects as diverse as eco retro-fitting your home, wild and natural healthcare, permaculture design, and DIY energy systems.
NEW FOR 2017!
Outside of the main College programme, we also have the wonderful Community Convergence Program. Curated by one of Off Grid Festivals ‘unsung hero’s’ Dan Hurring and hosted by ‘wetheuncivilised’ – A sun-powered Ecological Cinema and Community Hub. This is one of our major workshop and discussion areas with interactive sessions on everything from the Power of Community and Network-Building for Social Change Movements.
As well as looking at community-wide social change in our ‘Community Convergence Program’, the THRIVE program explores evidence-based practise ways to build vital skills for personal growth, community well-being and resilience. Everything from conscious communication for parents, how to avoid activist burnout to practical visualisation techniques for stress and trauma. Don’t miss our a forum discussion for re-imagining elderly care for the 21st century for a chance to think about our future.
The Off Grid College seeks to condense this learning into an easily digested and yet comprehensive introduction to themes of practical sustainability, appropriate technology and permaculture design, curated over 12 one and a half hour modules.
Stay tuned for full line Off Grid College confirmations and speaker biographies, here