A DEEPER CALLING
Experienced guides for the journey of a lifetime!
Our fundamental commitment is to find, recruit, inspire, train, and support individuals who are emerging as evolutionary catalysts, First Responders to a planetary emergency and evolutionary threshold.
This is who we are, and we cannot not be this.
You don’t need to know much more about us than that.
Beyond that, we are students and servants of evolution and co-creation.
We have reason to conclude that these commitments represent the path we have been on for a very long time.
First, we are not experts in activism or policy. Our expertise, if we have any at all, is in evolution and co-creative process. We are but beginning students in this work.
We have refined our expertise in this arena while working in the area of food localization, which itself is a First Responder strategy. We now have experience of something like 13 years in this field, and have developed some recognized expertise in the emergence of local food systems, with the publication of two books, an unprecedented online Summit, and a Local Food Academy for emerging foodshed catalysts.
But this has merely been our laboratory of practical application of the principles and processes of evolution and co-creation, which we’re now making available to you for application in your own mission-field.
This work of localizing the food supply sits in the larger context of localization, sometimes called relocalization, which is the process by which communities can recover their ability to be resilient and self-reliant—rebuilding the capacity to meet their own essential needs locally in the face of crisis, even converging global crises.
Whatever your area of experience and expertise may be, we know that the principles and processes and tools we’ve honed in our years of localization work are directly applicable to your own particular mission-field. And we also know that the process of localization, and particularly the process of localizing the food supply, needs to become part of your mission—not the whole thing, but an essential and previously missing piece.
We know that once you incorporate these perspectives, principles, tools, and processes into your field of endeavor, you will find yourself able to take on a much deeper role there, one of evolutionary leadership, and thereby radically increase the impact, effectiveness, and scale of your work.
We realize this is a very big expectation to create, and we take it very seriously.
Eliot Estep, Sweden
Sherry Rueger Banaka, USA (Washington)