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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 3 May 24

I want to share something special that is happening in Colombia right now. Penny Heiple and I have been in Cali this week to help cultivate deeper partnerships across the diverse territories of the Northern Andes.We came to meet with the director of TerritoriA (the support organization for territorial foundations in Colombia) and key leadership at the Charles Steward Mott Foundation (a Michigan-based private foundation that supports the movement of territorial foundations around the world). This is part of our work to establish a regeneration fund for the Northern Andes.The schedule for our visit was organized by TerritoriA to showcase several leading

I want to share something special that is happening in Colombia right now. Penny Heiple and I have been in Cali this week to help cultivate deeper partnerships across the diverse territories of the Northern Andes.We came to meet with the director of TerritoriA (the support organization for territorial foundations in Colombia) and key leadership at the Charles Steward Mott Foundation


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 24 Apr 24

Now that we have completed the first three webinars of our learning journey to regenerate bioregions, we would like to share more information about where we go from here.From the beginning, Penny and I have envisioned the full six months of this learning journey as having two phases — each lasting for three months. The first phase is more theoretical. Together we need to create shared language, take the time to be sure that when we use words like bioregional learning center we are talking about the same thing. And when we create frameworks for collaboration at the bioregional scale that they share

Now that we have completed the first three webinars of our learning journey to regenerate bioregions, we would like to share more information about where we go from here.From the beginning, Penny and I have envisioned the full six months of this learning journey as having two phases — each lasting for three months. The first phase is more theoretical. Together we need


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Apr 24

Something magical happened in the last week as Penny Heiple and I traveled through Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. We found ourselves inside the dream of bioregional regeneration for the Northeast Forest of Turtle Island.Our journey began in Norway, Maine where Roberta Hill welcomed us at the office of the Center for an Ecology-based Economy (CEBE). It was there that I took a photo of this wonderful decolonial map for North America.This felt appropriate because we were about to begin a journey of discovery into the Northeast Forest — something much bigger and more ambitious than what brought us to Maine in the

Something magical happened in the last week as Penny Heiple and I traveled through Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. We found ourselves inside the dream of bioregional regeneration for the Northeast Forest of Turtle Island.Our journey began in Norway, Maine where Roberta Hill welcomed us at the office of the Center for an Ecology-based Economy (CEBE). It was there that


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Mar 24

Last Thursday we had a very special work day in Bogota with members of Territoria, Paisano, Azai Consultores, and our new foundation Barichara Regenerativa to design a regeneration fund for the Northern Andes. This grew out of a powerful gathering that took place in Putumayo a few weeks ago for the Movement of Territorial Foundations in Colombia.Our purpose was as simple as it is ambitious — to create a Northern Andes regeneration fund focusing on the restoration of hydrological systems (watersheds and precipitation patterns) while restoring ecological connectivity for biological corridors across the entire country of Colombia.Current locations in Colombia where territorial

Last Thursday we had a very special work day in Bogota with members of Territoria, Paisano, Azai Consultores, and our new foundation Barichara Regenerativa to design a regeneration fund for the Northern Andes. This grew out of a powerful gathering that took place in Putumayo a few weeks ago for the Movement of Territorial Foundations in Colombia.Our purpose was as


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 Feb 24

Last week, Penny Heiple and I went to Putumayo for a special gathering of territorial foundations from different parts of Colombia. We were among local organizing teams from Barichara, Bogota, El Tambo, Florencia, Medellin, Montes de Maria, and Putumayo — each at different stages in their own process to establish a territorial foundation for their local communities.The event was organized by the territorial foundation Putumayo Florece and the national support organization TerritoriA: Territories in Action. We came as representatives from the team in Barichara that has been working on regeneration at the territorial scale since 2020.Movement Map for Territorial Foundations of ColombiaIt is difficult

Last week, Penny Heiple and I went to Putumayo for a special gathering of territorial foundations from different parts of Colombia. We were among local organizing teams from Barichara, Bogota, El Tambo, Florencia, Medellin, Montes de Maria, and Putumayo — each at different stages in their own process to establish a territorial foundation for their local communities.The event was organized by the


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Feb 24

At the Design School for Regenerating Earth, we are about to embark on a learning journey to birth a planetary network of bioregional learning centers.We have developed a framework for the regeneration of large-scale landscape systems that brings together many tools and approaches from around the world. We call it the Platform for Bioregional Regeneration and it has three foundational pillars:Creation of a learning ecosystem organized around at least one bioregional learning center for every unique landscape on Earth.Weave a tapestry of local projects into holistic, integrated landscapes that are organized as watersheds, coastal estuaries, mountain ranges, and other geophysical features of

At the Design School for Regenerating Earth, we are about to embark on a learning journey to birth a planetary network of bioregional learning centers.We have developed a framework for the regeneration of large-scale landscape systems that brings together many tools and approaches from around the world. We call it the Platform for Bioregional Regeneration and it has three foundational pillars:Creation


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Jan 24

The children are helping regrow the forest next to the Barichara River…With special thanks to Oswaldo Escobar for guiding the kids through a process of making “seed bombs” filled with native seeds. These beautiful balls of soil are thrown into the riparian zone of the river.When the rains come, the seeds will germinate and take root. This is a powerful way to get children involved in critically important reforestation efforts.Here in Barichara, we are creating a regenerative Waldorf school that helps the children grow fully into themselves and also supports the restoration of rivers and forests in our territory.Really feeling

The children are helping regrow the forest next to the Barichara River…With special thanks to Oswaldo Escobar for guiding the kids through a process of making “seed bombs” filled with native seeds. These beautiful balls of soil are thrown into the riparian zone of the river.When the rains come, the seeds will germinate and take root. This is a powerful


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 7 Jan 24

It is the dead rivers that stir something deep within me…This one is the Paramera and it drains into the Barichara River. When I walk to these places, I am pondering how the locals say that water continuously ran in this drainage until about 25–30 years ago.I add to this my knowledge that 95% of the native forest has been cut down in the last eighty years. The entire region is in the process of becoming a desert. It is a human-caused calamity.My imagination stirs at the thoughts of bringing back the forest, connecting the biological corridors, and weaving of human activities

It is the dead rivers that stir something deep within me…This one is the Paramera and it drains into the Barichara River. When I walk to these places, I am pondering how the locals say that water continuously ran in this drainage until about 25–30 years ago.I add to this my knowledge that 95% of the native forest has been cut down


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 5 Jan 24

Yesterday we gathered with teachers, parents, and regenerative practitioners in the community who work with children. It is becoming more clear that we can begin a Waldorf model focused on two levels — children between the age of 4 and 6; and children ages 7 to 8.We are also seeing how the donations raised so far for the school can help support reforestation efforts and restoration of the Barichara watershed. All of this can be done with children at the heart of our work together.The children played amongst us as we talked. Elise keeps telling me how she wants this school to be

Yesterday we gathered with teachers, parents, and regenerative practitioners in the community who work with children. It is becoming more clear that we can begin a Waldorf model focused on two levels — children between the age of 4 and 6; and children ages 7 to 8.We are also seeing how the donations raised so far for the school can help support reforestation


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Dec 23

Birthing of Bioregional Learning Centers :: A Learning JourneyOne of our great challenges in the world today is learning how to live in place as part of the tapestry of living systems. In the midst of accelerating breakdown and collapse, our education systems are grossly inadequate to the context we are in now. It is time to re-imagine human existence as place-based expressions of unique culture and ecology — or said another way, we need to become bioregional.The Design School for Regenerating Earth was created to support learning exchanges within and among landscapes where regenerative work is being done on the ground. We are

Birthing of Bioregional Learning Centers :: A Learning JourneyOne of our great challenges in the world today is learning how to live in place as part of the tapestry of living systems. In the midst of accelerating breakdown and collapse, our education systems are grossly inadequate to the context we are in now. It is time to re-imagine human existence as place-based


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