Transformative Adaptation

The Transformative Adaptation (TrAd) Village is a welcoming space for activists, ecowarriors, community seekers, co-operators, joy bringers, the curious and the grief-stricken.

This collection of low-impact dwellings around a central fire place of sharing, learning, reflection and action. It is a response to the climate and biodiversity emergency, and the interconnected multiple crises of our times.

TrAd envisions a world where transformational change to ourselves and our systems has allowed us to adapt and thrive in balance with all life, with Earth.  Right now we are experimenting with the kind of transformations and adaptations required.

A community vibe and warm hearth await visitors – along with the chance to get involved in defence of our wild spaces and the building of resilience. Let’s uncover together how to tread lightly on the earth – to connect with and protect the commons – land, air, water – to which we belong.

See our 2023 Programme for a taste of what might be to come... bearing in mind that 2024 will be the best yet!

Meet like-minded Gatherers at the TrAd village through scheduled events, community practices, or simply by sharing tea and company.

There will be a sacred fire, story circles. skillshares, wide-ranging discussions, songs, nature crafts... and just being together.

There will be sanctuary space and efforts to nurture, to allow time for grief, to move away from patriarchy and towards co-liberation.

Expanding in 2024, the Crows' Nest will provide a unique space on the periphery of the village - a sacred place for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour); where melanated people can retreat if needs be, tell stories, or not, and be heard, or hide.  A space specific to race, similar in purpose to the Women's Tent and Queer Space in our Campaigns Field. With an outreach tent near Floating Lotus and complementary discussions about race, oppression and being allies in the TrAd Village meeting tent, we hope to make tentative efforts to both highlight and mitigate the ubiquity of racism, working closely with Crow's Nest founder Boosh, Dr Manoah Smiley, and others including the Anti-Oppression Circle.

TrAd is an experiment; transformation can be challenging and messy. It is a work in progress. We want to create a space for personal and collective adaptation, for disparate voices, concerned citizens and earth lovers…
Join us.

For deeper insight into Transformative Adaptation, check the TrAd website and read Skeena Rathor and Rupert Read: How we will free ourselves together by adapting, transformatively, to climate breakdown