WHAT IS A BIOREGION...?

A bioregion is an invisible natural system that is vital to our existence. When we acknowledge our bioregion – our natural limits – and the ecologies and economies within it, we can feel more connection to the life of that place and with each other. What does this mean in terms of our everyday lives? Let’s find out.

ECOLOGY

Engaging and empowering citizens to care for their environment and to work at whole-systems level.

ARTS

Giving local people a greater sense of belonging and opening up the question of what it means to be a citizen of this place.

ECONOMY

Promoting sustainable, low-carbon enterprise in this region as an alternative to the current economic plan.

LEARNING

Offering direct experience of real-world problem-solving to people of all ages in sustainable economy and ecology.

MEET THE TEAM

The Bioregional Learning Centre is the brain-child of Isabel Carlisle and, since it’s formation in 2017, the team has been growing into a multi-skilled and passionate group of people who are all deeply committed to protect and improve the South Devon Bioregion and others all around the world…

Isabel Carlisle

Isabel Carlisle

Jane Brady

Jane Brady

Josh Levene

Josh Levene

We are hugely grateful to the Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation...

...who have funded the core costs of BLC in its start-up phase during 2018

RECENT HAPPENINGS

Catch-up on all the latest news, opinion, blogs and activities happening in the South Devon Bioregion…

Let’s Talk Dart

- LET'S TALK DART What does the River Dart dream about...? You’d be forgiven if you hadn’t yet got around to considering this question. Not many people have, and that was the point the Bioregional Learning Centre (BLC) was trying to make at its Pop-Up ‘Lets Talk Dart’...

Bricolage on the Dart

- BRICOLAGE ON THE DART The Flow Partnership's Water Summer School is being run at Dartington on the banks of the River Dart in South Devon in June 2018, drawing attention to the practical water work done by local communities and farmers to protect water in our...

Plastic Pollution

- SOUTH DEVON PLASTIC POLLUTION NETWORK South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Devon Community Recycling Network (DCRN) and The Bioregional Learning Centre (BLC) have been working with Anna Turns on the issue of single-use plastics. They are forming a...

The Commons

Isabel reports for Transition Network here from the first European Commons Assembly in Brussels, a milestone meeting that saw three policy proposals presented, Democracy as a Commons, Community Land Trusts (housing), and open technology for a Digital Commons.  26...

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