An alignment of self with nature to build a liberating legacy for enlightening tomorrow’s children. In general agreement with Buckminster Fuller’s idea that:
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Exploring practices for synergistic co-operation where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. An acknowledgement that best prospects for a creative collectively enriching future require commitment to a social responsibility that is both above & inclusive of self interest.
The biophilia project on Goffin Land seeks to host a wide range of activities to open doors onto the wisdom and ingenuity of our species and to relay these creative practices that have benefited our species, our planet and its biodiversity.
Aims for 5 years:
To establish an oasis for social and ecological change nurturing mind, body and soul through a shared journey aligning with nature, of which we part along with fellow animals & our ecosystem – the biosphere of Planet Earth.
To partner in the development of a commercially viable healthy food business – horticulture to grazing livestock.
To research, demonstrate and promote permaculture principles for community scale food production and local supply.
To develop and promote appropriate technologies and practices from energy to eco building techniques utilising where ever possible local materials and skills.
To explore effective forms of co-operation to achieve these ends through a common quest for individual emotional, spiritual and intellectual honesty, self awareness and presence of mind.
To offer a serendipitous space for learning, reflection and reassessment for greater wellbeing.
Nurturing of mind, body and soul
The gentle effort to be continuously present with experience in a non judgmentally way.
Mindful of the need to nurture the concept of collaborative community, openly acknowledging the behavioural realities, positive and negative, of our species.
The biophilia project on Goffin Land is, in part, an odyssey to cultivate an “owners manual” for our minds and the minds of coming generations from the wealth of open source wisdom available. The journey is seeking ways so that we might better learn how to think for ourselves rather than simply accept what authority wants us to think.
Health & fitness through exercise, meditation, breathing therapy, yoga, Tia Chi, healthy diet, and just being in the outdoors connected to nature.
Activities for young & older – advice for leaving obesity behind, releasing the grip of post traumatic stress and unmanaged effects of life’s ups and downs.
Facilitating opportunity for creative play, fun, art, theatre, yoga, forest schools, camping, adventure trails, exercise pursuits, puzzles to thrive on. An oasis for picnics, outdoor banquets, feasts, mini fiestas and fun art installations, obstacle and play challenges.
Courses, classes, learning opportunities, seminars, discussion, coaching sessions heuristic activity spaces for individuals and groups with the emphasis on being connected to the biosphere of the woods and meadows of Goffin Land.
In a nutshell – to create an “opportunities space” for community, fellow travellers and those is need of a helping hand.
What’s the ownership, legal structure? At present a single owner. I consider myself the custodian. I’ll seek charitable or trust status when I have time and collaborators.