SOUTH DEVON RESILIENCE STRATEGY

Are you ready to help South Devon rise to resilience? Were you inspired by the The Regenerate Devon Summit? Want to become a Plymouth River Keeper? Want to help build a resilience strategy for South Devon? Get in touch, we are doing it and there’s a role for you.

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.

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…

BLC Annual Review

- BLC ANNUAL REVIEW 2018 Bioregional Learning Centre is delighted to have published their 2018 Annual Review - it tells the story of a hugely exciting 2nd year for the Centre and gives some tantalising clues about what's coming in the year ahead. Let's just say that...

Research Studies Are Like Truffles

- RESEARCH STUDIES ARE LIKE TRUFFLES BLC recently participated in an experience that was so much more than a workshop. FoAM is a network of transdisciplinary labs at the intersection of art, science, nature and everyday life. Their most recent UK AccessLab paired...

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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