Introducing the Biophilia Project
This year’s (2016/2017) festival is taking place at the wonderful Biophilia Project, Goffin Land, a new home for events and activities aimed at making Another World Possible, on the doorstep of the city of Exeter. Set over 96 acres of meadow, woodland and winding brook, Goffin Land is a hidden tranquil haven on the very edge of Exeter.
Biophilia seeks to host a wide range of activities to open doors onto the wisdom and ingenuity of our species and to relay these creative practices that have benefitted our species, our planet and its biodiversity.
Off Grid Festival is the first event that Biophilia have held. We’re privileged to be in that position and look forward to showcasing this amazing venue to our Off Grid family and also contributing positively to its development through our time there.
John Yates, the founder of Biophilia and custodian of Goffins Land, will be taking an active role in this year’s events, curating a programme of ‘open discussions’ on Saturday around the theme of Another World is Possible.. The discussions will run from 10am – 5pm on 13th August and be facilitated by a range of inspiring and knowledgable individuals connected with the project. These will include Caroline Aitken, a well known permaculture teacher of Patrick Whitefield Associates, and Julian Pratt of Stewardship Economy.
More details here: http://offgrid-festival.co.uk/conference/programme/
A further session on Land-based Experiential Learning will be hosted by John and well known Embercombe educator, Jo Clarke, who will together look at what a more holistic approach to outdoor education may look like in Another World.