• Ecologies of Enterprise: 8 Forms of Capital for a New Economy

    Ecologies of Enterprise: 8 Forms of Capital for a New Economy

    Based on the work of Ethan Roland and Gregory Laguna, this workshop will explore the 8 forms of capital framework as explained in their book Regenerative Enterprise: Optimization for Multi-capital Abundance. Participants will use the framework as a lens through which to view the food system. This workshop is a piece of the Cooperative Design Lab and donations received will benefit the current participants Cooperative Design Lab.

    social permaculture workshop focusing on a multitude of diverse capital flows, and the interconnections we can weave for designing our local economy. This interactive session will be good for anyone who is interested in:

    • examining the food system with a financial permaculture eye

    • the intersection of social systems and land systems

    • the business of producing, distributing, procuring, preparing or serving food 

    • multistakeholder design process for networks

    In this three hour workshop, participants will engage in a variety of topics in, and around, the topic of optimizing the capital flows between various entities to move away from extractive economics to regenerative economics. We will consider farms, food hubs, urban agriculture, agroforestry, and various services in between. 

    Some activities that participants will engage in will include: 

    • developing an understanding of the 8 forms of capital

    • recognizing the flows of these forms of capital in the community

    • input/output analysis for distinct elements of the food system

    • mapping the food system

    • talking about the role of local food in the local economy

    • designing enterprise ecologies together to grow and restore  

    This workshop has evolved from the social permaculture unit in the Resilience Hub Permaculture Design Course and the Cooperative Design Lab. Regenerative Enteprise Design can be applied to supply chains, leadership, strategic relationships and reconnects us to living systems. 

    Please RSVP at The Resilience Hun Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/portlandpermaculture/events/220736689/

    More about Rachel Lyn

    Rachel Lyn believes that building networks and social ecologies that work together and learn together is the most worthwhile thing to do on the planet. In her work to build community resilience and learning networks, she draws on systems thinking and permaculture design. She is an educator and a facilitator with The Resilience Hub, where she teaches permaculture courses and ecology classes, designs learning events, and provides consulting to organizations. She especially interested in where ecosystems and the social systems intersect. 

    Rachel Lyn has more than fifteen years experience practicing facilitation and process consulting and seven years experience as a professional trainer and educator before joining the Resilience Hub in 2012. She earned her masters degree in 2009 in Applied Behavioral Science with The Leadership Institute of Seattle. All here live she has been a serial entrepreneur, having had a hand in  array of startups including a cleaning company; a woman-owned construction LLC, a systems engineering company, and a locally owned fitness studio she coached the owner to plan and launch.  She has served on the board of the Pacific Northwest Organizational Development Network,as Program Director; participated in the Community Consulting Partnership; and co-founded Community Conversation Project. She spend four years teaching Sociology, Psychology and Leadership courses, and various computer systems, before earning her Permaculture Design Certificate from Lisa Fernandes in 2012. She also serves on the Education Committee with MOFGA. 

    Rachel Lyn and her family grow much of their own food and helps with local food initiatives by designing and implementing community garden projects, food forests, and agroforestry systems. 

    About the Book

    In  a world of damaged ecological and social systems, with a fragile global economy and a rapidly changing climate, business as we know it must evolve or perish. Welcome to 8 Forms of Capital and Regenerative Enterprise. Regenerative Enterprise defines the difference between degenerative, sustainable, and regenerative systems. It articulates the four factors of a regenerative enterprise, and the principles for designing regenerative enterprise ecologies. Available through here.

    Books will be availble at the event on a sliding scale for particpants. $10-30.

    April 23rd, 2015 6:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
    222 and 224 Anderson Street
    Portland, ME me-04103
    Phone: 2076159970
    Donation $ 20.00
    Donation $ 30.00
    Donation $ 50.00

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