DART CHARTER @ DARTINGTON HALL

We are bringing together people who live and work on the Dartington Estate, as well as interest groups like canoeists and fishermen, to explore what we all value about the River Dart and what we can do to make it better (and more resilient)…

SOUTH DEVON RESILIENCE STRATEGY

Bioregional Learning Centre is developing a resilience strategy for South Devon. Our purpose as an organisation is not to offer yet another plan, instead it is to invite many stakeholders to gather and design a strategy for collective impact together…

THE ARCHIMEDES SCREW FEST...

…is about experiencing ecology, economy arts and learning in a different way. Hosted by BLC, it is a free event on the River Dart, inviting people to explore community-led technology and building, public art, citizen science and stewardship. Archimedes himself made a surprise appearance this year… he was impressed by the turbines…!

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 part of a long-term resilience strategy

LEARNING

Creating a learning region that offers direct & enjoyable experiences of ‘real-world problem-solving’ to people of all ages

DISCOVER OUR PROJECTS

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…

Oxford Real Farming Conference

- OXFORD REAL FARMING CONFERENCE BLC will be playing a key role at the 2019 Oxford Real Farming Conference. Isabel Carlisle will be chairing a panel discussion on 'Bioregions: a powerful way to reconnect people to land’ at this always lively event in early January...

“…and the fun is still going around…”

- "...AND THE FUN IS STILL GOING AROUND..." Four hundred tiny pieces of extruded black plastic poured out from the hula hoop I had just slit open. You could see they had been cut by hand because they were all different lengths. Someone, somewhere, chops them up, day...

3rd Archimedes Screw Fest

- 3RD ARCHIMEDES SCREW FEST The 3rd Annual Archimedes Screw Fest celebrates the River Dart and its most spectacular new landmarks - the twin turbines of the Totnes Weir hydropower scheme. Event date: 6th October, 2018 Time: 10am-4pm Admission: Free Join us as we...

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’...

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