Two-Year Program in Regenerative Cultural Design & Practice
Springhouse offers a two-year program for adults to study Regenerative Cultural Design and Practice. The program is for adults who want to be regenerative culture builders by engaging and practicing vitality-centered design in their lives and communities. The program includes the following components of study and practice:
- Fortification work with a focus on the inner life to strengthen and clarify one’s service
- Courses that explore the five vitality-centered design principles of Sourced Design, the dominant cultural narrative, the importance of the individual as relates to the work of building regenerative culture, and the necessity of a commitment to place
- Opportunities to practice building regenerative culture in place
- And mentorship where participants receive feedback from a loving and committed community.
The first year of the program is residential and takes place at Springhouse in Floyd over the course of 9 months. During the first year, participants will spend around 20 hours/week at Springhouse learning in community and focusing on fortification work.
The second year of the program is low-residency and focused on practice where participants can practice in Floyd (at Springhouse or another location regionally), or in their home place. The program culminates with a storytelling event where participants share their learning experience with the larger community during the Springhouse Annual Gathering in May. It is our sincere hope that participants leave this program with a grounded sense of what it requires (personally and collectively) to build regenerative culture, one day at a time.