A DOUGHNUT FOR DEVON?

Taking the enthusiasm for making a ‘Devon Doughnut’ to the next level… we are excited about being part of a synched-up effort to work with this visual framework for sustainable development, learning from Cornwall, Scotland and Amsterdam.

BIOREGIONAL LEARNING JOURNEY

Over 5 days in September 2019 we experienced first-hand how South Devon is building climate resilience…we looked at how resilient South Devon is now and how that could be measured. Learning from local experience, we heard how climate change is already having an impact and what responses are being demanded of us.

SOUTH DEVON RESILIENCE STRATEGY

Our purpose as an organisation is not to offer yet another plan, instead it is to invite many stakeholders to gather and together design a strategy for collective impact.

DART CHARTER @ DARTINGTON HALL

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

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 renewables, public art, citizen science and water stewardship. Archimedes himself sometimes makes an appearance… he was impressed by the turbines!

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

Glenn Page

Glenn Page

BLC are hugely grateful to Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation who are providing core costs in 2019.

BLC are hugely grateful to be supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery in 2019.

RECENT HAPPENINGS

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

An Edge Place

North West Plymouth is a place of distinct communities where each neighbourhood has its own character: Ernesettle, Tamerton Foliot, Southway, Whitleigh, Widewell, Honicknowle, Derriford West and Crownhill, Manadon and Widey. There are some beautiful walks there...

A Doughnut for Devon?

Let's bite into a Devon Doughnut! On Day 3 of the Regenerate Devon Summit (brilliantly hosted by Local Spark, Plymouth Social Enterprise Network and Essence Social Enterprise Exeter) the chat window was on fire as the Doughnut Economics Action Lab team talked about...

River Dart Charter Making Workshop

Over 1,200 people so far have participated in creating the UK’s first River Charter for the Dart at Dartington. You are invited to join us to build a culture of care for water by giving a voice to our river and naming ourselves as co-stewards. Free and open to all....

“Water has an incredible memory”

It's easy to think of a river as a thing... water moving from source to sea, a corridor through a landscape, part of the hydrological cycle, what a boat floats on, or the thing that floods. Rarely do we give ourselves time to experience a river as part of a dynamic,...

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