The field is the sole governing agency of the particle.
– Albert Einstein.
Welcome to Off Grid, an open space handcrafted for reconnection and re-imagination! Brought to you by the Association of Resilient Living.
If you want to learn more about the event, take a look at the three videos below and then explore the website and take a good read:-
Interview with Off Grid Festival co-founder and Director of the Association of Resilient Living, Dan Hurring
2016 Promotional Video
Below is a report from Positive TV at Off Grid 2012
Another World Is Possible
Off Grid Festival is visualized as a deep exploration of creativity, community life, imagination, and resilient living; an intimate environment in which to share skills, trade knowledge, impart wisdom and make a difference. Four days out of the world to get into changing our world. We think of it as an experimental innovation lab for a new paradigm of economic, ecological and community thought, a radical gathering of empowered people making a difference in their lives and celebrating emergent culture.
Off Grid is a 100% participatory event collaboratively self-organised by the volunteer-led crews who make up our team. We use sociocracy principles and process to carry out our work, guided by permaculture ethics and design principles, and One Planet Living principles.
Over the years the festival has educated and informed thousands of people about the skills and knowledge required for a low-impact ‘off-grid’ lifestyle.
From 2018 we are shifting our focus from ‘Off Grid’ living to ‘Resilient Living’.
Our Resilience Village explores what it means to live a resilient lifestyle. Our unique Resilience College – a 12 module programme in practical, resilient and sustainable living from retrofitting your home to retrofitting your self, is supported by; the Nourish Programme – 3 days Where we explore the inner dimension of resilient living and the systemic tools that help us co-exist as a society, our ‘Village Green‘ has topical themes; Practical Demonstrations of Eco-Build, Alt. Tech, Wildcraft and traditional Crafts and Skills. At Off Grid we understand that children are our future so its important, many of our activities are suitable for kids to get involved in too, and the ‘Wild Woods and Wild Kids‘ program has family activities where kids and adults alike can play, be wild and get in touch with what it means to live on our incredible planet!
We also have a small ‘Marketplace‘ for our participant’s trade for natural and handmade crafts, artwork, natural health remedies and other curiosities, as well as organic food and drink traders providing ethical culinary delights. You can also meander between our traders to find live music and campaign and project stalls.
In Serenity, you can visit our sauna and book healers for some therapy, bodywork, and relaxation.
Please get in touch if there is a way you would like to participate in Off Grid Festival 2018.
We are just planting the first seeds of our newly established social enterprise the ‘Association of Resilient Living‘!
Between August 9th – 12th 2018 our emerging community at Off Grid Festival will open the doors of perception and glimpse Another World.