A few highlights from the year…
BLC was proud to be a participant in Exeter’s Women of the World (WOW) Weekend, the first local outing of a global festival that celebrates the incredible achievements of women and girls. Isabel joined a panel chaired by Emma Dabiri to discuss “One Planet, Double Standards: Women, Climate Change and Equality”.
Hal White, Stephan Harding, Sean Kelly and BLC’s Isabel Carlisle co-taught a 5 day course at Schumacher College in July 2017 entitled The Great Work – Science, Consciousness, Jurisprudence and Ethics based on The Great Work of Metalaw: A Paradigm of the Entireties by Hal White. Isabel also contributed to the Ecological Restoration By Design short course with John Thackara and Lisa Maria Enzenhofer.
The Bioregional Learning Centre was shortlisted for the Lush Spring Prize – the Intentional Projects Award, which is all about knowledge sharing.
Many weeks of design resulted in a science-based report for California Trout that gives each of California’s 32 species of salmon, steelhead and trout its own ‘Level of Concern’ and describes the anthropomorphic threats that are affecting them. The San Francisco office of the Environment Protection Agency has requested a copy for their library.
We hosted a conversation at South Devon Wool Works’ Wool Gathering in Buckfastleigh. Momentum is gathering to get a small-scale processing plant up and running. Spent a day on Paula Wolton’s farm who shared her knowledge and experience of hill farming. We worked through the beginnings of our Fibreshed Lab, and discussed how One Hut Full might be incorporated into the Bioregional Learning Centre.