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?
I'm passionate about reconnecting people to the land and nurturing land for current and future generations of people and nature. I hope other fiery spirits will inspire and challenge me and the growing team/community of people here at Falkland to play our part in the local and global movement for change.
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
As a community worker I lived and worked with homeless people and folk with mental health problems, before focusing on environmental action and social enterprise as a way to achieve real change. Since 2004, I have been Steward of Falkland Estate, seeking to transform it into a dynamic c21 estate.
Hi Ninian...still would love to catch up with you and the thinking you have been doing around asset-based approaches--I've been working at home lately (don't like walking home in the dark) but would be up for scheduling a walk to the Pillars sometime. Maybe next Monday or Tuesday the 14th or 15? Or after the holidays...?
mmmmmmmm back online and thought that I'd pick up on this thread.
Definitely a weak ego (keyboard dyslexia) but I'm glad that my comment did touch a chord. My meaning was that at times I annoy m'sel, a weak ego in the sense that a need to be heard can seem to me to not be neccesarily of itself to be of any use............the 'crowding' in the field - no?
Having said that I hope all is well and just to add another tuppence worth from the left side o' the field there was an excellent article on the World Service last week (The Interview) with Edward de Bono who, speaking with what seems to be an eternal smile in his voice, made an appeal for a place to home what he called his 'Palace to Thought' - a particularily Geddesian turn of phrase.
He asked that if anyone did have a Palace (sitting tennants not a problem) where such an exercise could be housed then they really should get in touch.
It might just be me but I do see a lot of synergy and poetic resonance with this being our wee hidden enclosure........
Anyway the link person at the end of the article did say to get in touch via Bush House........'worth saying hi to at least...........????
We are looking forward to meeting you at Sense of Place.
Regarding the Fungi exhibition, we don't have much space to put up travelling exhibitions and as a result the spaces we do have get booked up a long way in advance. However, you could send or bring with you any details of the exhibit with you for Tony Kendle our Foundation Director to look at.
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.
I am around that day - but afraid that I'm part of a team event in the workshop for best part of the day. so could probably manage a/noon tea - but not b4. do you have any other possibilities - before or after Xmas?