This theme is about(a) How services can be effectively transferred from local authorities to new partnerships with social enterprises and the third sector; and(b) innovations in rural service design and delivery emerging from this proceSee More
Food Revolt at Kinghorn Community Centre, Kinghorn, Fife, Scotland
November 12, 2011 all day
A one day gathering looking at climate justice, food sovereignty and resistance. How the does the local food movement relate to wider global issues? How does eating local relate to famine, trade, aid and land use?…See More
"Is it not true that the 'virtues' are instilled by culture and that while in any given circumstance the actors will give 'voice' in the context of their 'heritage' and that it is then that we can draw upon these…"
"Hi Brian - Glad to hear you might attend some of the fabulous visits and events we've got planned. If you would like to join us - please do make sure you book a place at www.thrivingenterprises.net - that way you make sure you are fed a…"
Welcome! FierySpirits is for activists and professionals who are building vibrant, resilient rural communities. Tell us a little about why you'd like to join?
Some involvement with all the guid fowk at Falkland through the Rural Leadership Programme has rekindled my own attitude and that the opportunity presented by this forum in engaging with others I feel as something not to be missed.
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
Involved with development, peace and environment campaigning in the 80's...(organised the 'Green Village' at Fife Aid for which we got a mention the other year from uncle Bob in the run up to live 8 .....'good to be remembered).
Left the campaigning realm for a while due to disillusion to raise my family and develop my landscape work.
Skilled as a landscaper,plantsman,nurseryman and landscape artist where I find I can express my instincts about our circumstance and the solutions feasible..
For me I find that it all our problems stem from how we relate to the space tnhat we inhabit and that the solutions stem directly from redressing the balance through the procedures that we enact within our space.
(It's a' a set o landscape problems and at least parly somehow we need to truly comprehend the procedures we used to follow, and that certain cultures still do, from which we can derive at least inspiration for new models.)
Comment Wall (5 comments)
You need to be a member of Fiery Spirits Community of Practice to add comments!
Hi Brian - Glad to hear you might attend some of the fabulous visits and events we've got planned. If you would like to join us - please do make sure you book a place at www.thrivingenterprises.net - that way you make sure you are fed a delicious lunch (and make sure there is space for you)
Hope you can come - they are really fantastic projects.
Is that a week ego or weak ego?
And yours or mine?
One of my/our challenges in this place is to create the conditions for individuals who commit themselves to live/work here to flourish as part of the whole - and in turn to enable people come into their own - at the same time as helping the community and land to flourish.
Don't always achieve it - and egos (weak and strong, yours mine and others) sometimes get in the way in an occasionally crowded field! But each of us (and our ego/sense of self) is vital and has a part to play.
Hence why your comment intrigued me - and touched a chord.
Good to hear from you - and hope you'll enjoy being part of this virtual community.
Don't know if you made it into the Wild about Wood Zone at Big Tent 09. but i think you'd have enjoyed the Coalpit vision created by Jan Henry - a vision that you helped to create. N