The Capacity+ project ran from 2019 until 2022. The overarching aim of the Capacity+ project was to enhance the capacity of the CoLab to meet its aims.
The CoLab is now in the next phase of it’s development. The Next Steps project is going to be taking the CoLab forwards until the beginning of 2026 (more details coming).
Our Process & Philosophy
Management of Funds
Continuous support to contributors
Agile and iterative operational mode
Increased skills and understanding of participants
Effective circles delivering value to the wider network
New approaches to enhancing coherence and effectiveness
Enhanced participation, reflection and connection
we support the following sets of objectives
Training and eLearning: through the delivery of training and the creation and curation of eLearning systems and materials we aim to enhance the capacity of contributors to meet CoLab aims and incentivise participation of unpaid contributors.
Circle Incubation and nourishment: through incubating new circles (working groups) and nourishing existing circles we aim to enhance the capacity of the CoLab to meet its own aims.
Prototyping: through practically supporting the implementation of a range of prototype initiatives, enterprises, and services we aim to enhance the capacity of the CoLab to meet its own aims and to sustainably fund its existence.
Network weaving: through developing the relationships between contributing individuals and organisations, collaborators within and beyond the permaculture movement, and enhancing the collaborative capacity embedded in these relationships and processes (through facilitating social learning) we aim to enhance the capacity of the CoLab to meet its own aims.
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We are creating a microcosm that in time grows to be the norm. It is an evolutionary, regenerative process that is self-organizing (self-propagating, self-nourishing, self-educating, self-governing, and self-fulfilling – Thomas Berry) – all this to say that all of us doing Earth work need a space to experiment, strategise, philosophise, design, solve, play, decide, act, learn, grow, engage, influence together.