Money in Service of Life
Hosted by the Community of Practice and Transition Resource Circle
42 Acres, Witham Friary, Frome, United Kingdom
Experience a 4 day retreat in nature
With the trust that so much can emerge from conversations and intimate spaces, CoP (Community of Practice) has been hosting in person gatherings since 2022. This will be the third edition in the UK, while the US and Brazil will see their first ones in 2023.
The schedule is designed to embrace not only knowledge sharing and open discussions, but also body work, nature connection and relationship building. The gathering also aims to encourage collective and/or 1-1 collaborations that go beyond the holding of the CoP facilitators, which so far has been shown to be very effective for practical experiments and partnerships.
what you can expect:
Deep dive into the role of financial capital in the transition from failed capitalism to a post-capitalist system that supports all living beings to thrive;
Theoretical content combined with practical exercises
Outdoor activities for nature connection
Expanding your network and possible partners committed to work holistically towards a new paradigm
Opportunity for learning and working collaboratively with other funders and/or investors
Early-Bird (until July 31st)
Glamping Bell Tent: £650
Ensuite Double (single occupancy): £800
Luxe King (single occupancy): £1000
Luxe King (double occupancy): £1,500
Regular Ticket (after July 31st)
Glamping Bell Tent: £850
Ensuite Double (single occupancy): £1000
Luxe King (single occupancy): £1,200
Luxe King (double occupancy): £1,800
All tickets include: 4 days / 3 nights of accommodation at 42 Acres, 3 meals per day of locally grown food and facilitation.
Meet your Facilitators
An avid proponent of regenerative, diversified, and decentralized systems. As co-founder and CEO of 42 Acres, a regenerative estate and wellbeing retreat in Somerset, UK, he is devoted to developing living examples of the much-needed transformations of our times, through our connection with nature, self, and others. In 2019, he established the Be the Earth Foundation to merge impact investing and philanthropy through programs and partnerships that focus mainly on regenerative food systems. In addition, Seth serves on the boards of alternative education organizations such as Advaya and The DO Group, as well as international leaders in regenerative agriculture, including Belltown Farms in the US and Boschendal Estate in South Africa.
Head of Philanthropy at Be The Earth Foundation, and a Trustee. Since 2020, she has been designing and running programmes that employ creative uses of capital to shift power relations within the philanthropic sector. Renata is passionate about nature and collaborating on trust-based relationships for systems change. Previously, as a social entrepreneur in Brazil for 12 years, she accumulated a lot of experience in engaging and empowering diverse communities while transforming collective spaces with participatory methods with her company Acupuntura Urbana. She also worked on the ground with the Warriors Without Weapons international programme and trained other changemakers in participatory tools they can use to lead change.
Activist, journalist, political strategist and community organiser. From 2012 to 2019 he was the co-founder and executive director of the global activist collective The Rules. He is currently the Council Chair for Culture Hack Labs. He holds an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics.
A strategic advisor for foundations and NGOs working in the geopolitical South. She was a senior fellow and program officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation where she focused on international education and global development. She resigned as a”‘conscientious objector” to neocolonial philanthropy. She holds an MA and PhD in international comparative education from Stanford University. She is also a certified Laban/Bartenieff movement analyst.
Born in the bioregion of the Brazilian Atlantic Moist Forests, Ruth grew up witnessing first hand the destruction of the natural environment. This prompted an early interest in environmental issues, nurtured a deep love for the rainforest and fueled great passion for driving change. She considers herself a systems activist, identifying key nodal interventions in systems to support the transition to regenerative cultures. She has been co-creating Lush’s environmental strategy since 2004. She is a trustee and co-founder of Re.Alliance, a collective of practitioners bringing regenerative design to the humanitarian and development sectors, a co-creator of Regenerosity, an initiative with a mission to flow resources to grassroots regenerative projects.
Holt Road, Witham Friary