Welcome to the Steward Community Woodland website
Stepping Beyond Consensus in Communities - A New
Paradigm in Goverance & Decision Making
with James Priest - Sat 12th April 2014
Sociocracy is based on and encourages equivalence, transparency, and effectiveness in an organization. It encourages collaborative innovation, minimises lengthy governance meetings, and helps everyone participate in shaping the decisions that affect them.
This morning workshop, with an optional afternoon for guided experiential practice, will give you an overview of the main elements of Sociocracy. You’ll understand why Sociocracy helps organisations become more sustainable and dynamic, and you will develop skills you can apply within your groups, organisations and relationships!
This course is being offered on a donation basis.
We are Steward Community Woodland, a group of people who are living and working together and have been experimenting with...
- permaculture food growing and land use
- community dynamics
- renewable energy and appropriate technology
- building our own dwellings using low-impact materials
- small-scale woodland management
- experiential and home education
We live on 32 acres of plantation woodland on a steep hillside, located in the beautiful Wray Valley on the edge of Dartmoor. The community was founded in 2000 and is currently twelve adults and nine children.
There are several ways you can arrange a visit...
Volunteering - most of our visitors initially come as volunteers, exchanging volunteer time for food and accommodation. This is open to anyone; prior booking is essential. Volunteer weeks coming up are: week commencing 3rd Mar, 31st Mar, 28th Apr, 19th May, 9th Jun, 30th Jun, 8th Sept, 29th Sept, 20th Oct, 10th Nov, 1st Dec (NB. weeks in winter may be cancelled if weather very cold).
You can donate money to the project here.