As well as simply gathering together in temporary transitional spaces, we envisage establishing one or more community hubs in this region. We've now launched the Beloved Earth Community project which is focused on procuring land, and we're working with Norwich Eco Hub to find a place in Norwich.
We are seeing three different forms these hubs might take, and sensing a rationale for cultivating a symbiotic relationship between them: land-based hubs bringing us home to nature, urban hubs nurturing community and economic innovation, and activation hubs helping us evolve on all levels.
The descriptions set out below represent these three distinct intentions. Check out the 'Read More' pages for a flavour of the kind of things that might be possible, and to discover some of our sources of inspiration.
Locations generally near or surrounded by water dedicated to nature-based connection: drawing on diverse traditions and practices, and sharing knowledge and skills. Holding spaces for deep inquiry into questions around such things as spirituality, meaning and purpose; feeling our way towards a culture of sharing, giving, and abundance in all areas – including time and money – to counteract the dominant mindset of scarcity, competitiveness and lack.
Self-funding primarily urban centres for nurturing community and economic innovation. Bringing together diverse groups and individuals: enacting creative community solutions to the multiple emergencies of our times; supporting and celebrating the many regenerative projects and collaborations already underway; and incubating a wide range of projects and enterprises with the emphasis on mutual aid, care for the earth, and growing a circular, gift economy.
Self-sufficient sites for intentional co-living and co-working: growing our own food, renewing our natural affinity with the land and developing regenerative practices in all areas, including in the communal, agricultural and economic spheres. Exploring the diverse ways in which we can align with planetary and universal forces: connecting to our roots and to the mystery of what brings us most alive.