Co-designing a 21st century, ecocentric (r)evolution.
The purpose of this programme is to create a coherent methodology for all-comers; communities anywhere, to analyse and redesign their relationship to all parts of their environment, from soils to the clouds, including the intuitive inclusion of digital technologies.
At the present time the coordination of cultural reforesting is being focussed on a farm in West Wales, Coed Gwenllian - a brand new venture. The aim is to increase the trees present on a landscape and in so doing create a meaningful relationship between the local and regional communities and their natural environments. This means:
- Increased biodiversity, including richer connections with humans, this includes our needs; food, water, shelter, education, health and emotional relationships
- A response to environmental issues of our time; climate change, soil degradation, the sixth extinction and
- A local holistic action that compliments a global movement that represents hope and a 21st century direction.
- Incorporation of scientific enquiry, cross-cultural learning, artistic methodologies and long-term, intergenerational perspectives
At the centre of this multi-faceted endeavour is the act of planting, over a number of years to generations, and thus the progression of turning a traditional farm site into a forest.
Cultural Reforesting is an open conversation, this statement is meant to be discussed and will evolve through a range of philosophies, ideas and actions. All-comers can elaborate on what this term may mean to them and their relationship with nature, as part of nature.