S.E.E.D.S.

The School For Ecocentric Evolution & Design Strategies

“Our primary mission is to sow seeds of a life-affirming world at the intersection of the individual, culture, and more-than-human”

“We are life in human form conscious of itself, participating in the continual evolution of life into the future.

Three Pillars of The Work

Cultural (Re)generation

(Re)animation of the More-Than-Human

Theory

S.E.E.D.S. (The School for Ecocentric Evolution & Design Strategies) is an adaptive, emergent response to the evolutionary invitation of the moment. We are standing on a collective threshold, the old way of being can no longer take us meaningfully and safely into the future. A fundamentally new way of relating to self, culture, and the more than human is being born as an evolutionary invitation/necessity for the emergence of a life affirming world.

This life affirming future world will be grown out of a collective awakening/maturing into an ecocentric worldview which roots itself in fundamental desire to live & to live well. Eco stemming from the greek word oikos meaning home, family, kin and more generally that in which we are related/relationship itself. Thus to become ecocentric is to find oneself at home in the interrelationship between all things (the living cosmos) and to know oneself as an emergent property of relationship in living service to continual evolution of relationship over time.

To serve the evolution of relationship is to be in service to the foundation through which our experience is generated, affording the capacity for continual liberation of ourselves into the future (self-realization). Our beingness is grown out of 3 interrelated, irreducible, mutually co-arising domains of Self, Cultural, & More-Than-Human. Thus the eco-centric future world and all beings within it will of necessity harmonize development & wellbeing across all three domains. Thus culture will be fully committed to the task of raising eco-centric soulrooted individuals who serve as self -actualized evolutionary agents of life & consciousness. Cultural will also of necessity support in all ways being ever greater animation (aliveness) of the more-than-human. Our EcoEvolution Design Institute is where we play with meta-theory & evolutionary ontological design in the areas of soulrooted personal development, Cultural (Re)Generation, & The (Re)Animation of the More-Than-Human for the generation of an ecocentric way being. 

EcoEvolution Design Institute

This is our playshop of cultural artistry and visionary possibilities. Because the majority of us are immersed in a sea of collective forgetting, it is essential that we build rafts of meaning that allow us to navigate the mounting existential dilemmas that face us as a people. To do this, we believe that we must first humble ourselves as students of life itself, in order to align the tool of our consciousness with the evolotuionary impulse of creation. The design institute invites us to do just that, from a place of curiosity, diaologue, play, collaboration, and deep imagination. This is the birthplace of our foundational frameworks and guiding visions that source SEEDS, as well as the practice ground for continual synthesis and metabolization from all that we’re learning and observing from applied work carried out through our praxis hubs and enterprise ecologies. In this way, we’re continually invited to update, refine, and evolve our theories of change that fuel our work as practioners of cultural evolution.

Praxis

Praxis is where our theory meets practice, where we get to play with the actualization of ideas into form for the creation of living symbols that point towards the core fundamental values of the eco-centric world. Essential we are taking the SEEDS articulated eco-centric story of value and applying it in place and time in order to experience the theory subjectively while objectively reflecting on its effectiveness at articulating the story of value in a way that can be cleary & somatically translated (transplanted) to those who interact with it. These are spaces of practice, education and experimentation for the refinement of theory and the propogation and development of an eco-centric world view (seeds).

Cultural Regenesis Hubs

As a catalyst for collective evolution, SEEDS prioritizes bio-regional action toward cultural regeneration. Through the creation of cultural regenesis hubs, we are beginning to root our vast vision into time and place. These praxis hubs offer on-the-ground practice ground for essential learning and development across the three pillars of ecocentric evolution (i.e. self, culture, and ecology). Aimed to be sites where experimentation, collaboration, and innovation are welcomed, these hubs are birthing emergent models of localized resilience. Through taking an experimental yet grounded approach across diverse bioregions, these praxis hubs offer a “living classroom” approach to cross-pollinating ideas, frameworks, and practices that can amplify our collective momentum toward a life-sustaining and life-enhacing world.

Initiatives & Enterprise Ecologies

Based in our understanding of the interconnection of all things, our vision is one of mutual co-arising. This means that SEEDS is inherently interested in collaborative partnerships and innovative initiatives that support the growing of an ever-more resilient ecology of exchange. We do this through cultivating enterprise ecologies, in which we intentionally craft partnerships with individuals and groups who are visioanry leaders in their fields. We believe this model of social entrepreneurship is the way of the future, because it simultaneously honors the unique ingenuity of the individual/group in service to the well-being and health of the collective whole.

Communitas

We are a diverse network of change-makers, visionaries, artists, farmers, and community members sharing ideas, design strategies, working models, and living examples of ecocentric interdependence, sovereignty, true belonging, and healing justice on all scales.

 We are everyone who holds in their hearts that a more beautiful and just world is possible. We are all those who feel the pain of what our world has become and are not afraid to look at the shadows, to heal our wounds, and to collaboratively forge a new path forward that combines ancient ways of knowing with creative modern innovation. We are those seeking community spaces safe and brave enough to allow ourselves to be seen and to choose to see one another. We are SEEDS of change ready to bring forth that which lives in each of us in order to grow the world we each know is possible.

Cultural Regenesis Hubs

As a catalyst for collective evolution, SEEDS prioritizes bio-regional action toward cultural regeneration. Through the creation of cultural regenesis hubs, we are beginning to root our vast vision into time and place. These praxis hubs offer on-the-ground practice ground for essential learning and development across the three pillars of ecocentric evolution (i.e. self, culture, and ecology). Aimed to be sites where experimentation, collaboration, and innovation are welcomed, these hubs are birthing emergent models of localized resilience. Through taking an experimental yet grounded approach across diverse bioregions, these praxis hubs offer a “living classroom” approach to cross-pollinating ideas, frameworks, and practices that can amplify our collective momentum toward a life-sustaining and life-enhacing world.

Initiatives & Enterprise Ecologies

Based in our understanding of the interconnection of all things, our vision is one of mutual co-arising. This means that SEEDS is inherently interested in collaborative partnerships and innovative initiatives that support the growing of an ever-more resilient ecology of exchange. We do this through cultivating enterprise ecologies, in which we intentionally craft partnerships with individuals and groups who are visioanry leaders in their fields. We believe this model of social entrepreneurship is the way of the future, because it simultaneously honors the unique ingenuity of the individual/group in service to the well-being and health of the collective whole.

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