So, what’s the ‘community of dragons’ all about?

Join us in The Glade for our 9th Community of Dragons, September 5th, 2021

In short, it’s all about participation. We – all of us – can invest just a bit ourselves to make the change we want to see in the world.

We gather every year to support our friends and neighbours who are taking a risk to create and develop local enterprises that will help us – our community – reduce our impacts, build our capacities for care and conviviality, regenerate our soils and grow our food, house our families, etc.

What can you do to ‘invest‘ in our economic transformation? Can you bake our pitchers a cake, or make them a delicious lunch? Can you offer them your expertise as a designer, business planner, network weaver? Offer a day’s work?

And money is good, too. Can you gift some? Pre-buy products and services? Make a friendly and patient loan? What’s your return? A better world.

Whatever your gifts, come and invest them in someone wonderful. There will be a lot of love in The Glade this year. Yes, you can give your love, too. 

Our Programme

2:00 pm – gather and be welcomed to the woodland Glade by Al TempestThe Woodland Presents

2:15 pm – enjoy the live music, the drink, the food, the company of friends and neighbours

2:45 pm – hear from speakers Guy Downing, Transition Town Totnes; Inez Aponte, Crazy Beautiful World; Chris Smith, New Futures Academy; Sophie Patterson, Devon Food Partnership
3:00 pm – learn, share and connect in one of the focused sessions on Local Prosperity for Young People;   Local Responses to Climate Emergency;   Weaving a Resilient Local Food Economy
4:00 pm – become part of the Community of Dragons and help lift 5 deserving and amazing local enterprises
5:30 pm – celebrate each other and be full of good spirits
6:00 pm – we tidy up the forest and leave no trace

Directions & Parking

The Glade is an amazing outdoor venue in the woods behind Schumacher College. It’s part of The Woodland Presents, founded by a human named Al. (Incidentally, Al pitched at the LEF6 2017 Community of Dragons.) Directions.

Getting there – please be green.  Walk, ride, bus, and/or lift share to get there. Park at Meadowbrook carpark, Dartington. (Incidentally, this is where you will find New Lion Brewery, so plan on a pint and pizza on your way home. Rob pitched NLB at the very first Local Entrepreneur Forum in 2012!)

LEF in depth

Want a more in-depth view on the Local Entrepreneur Forum, where it came from, and how it fits into the broader strategy behind the Totnes REconomy Project?  Visit the LEF page and check out these blog posts: “The LEF – REconomy’s Killer App?”“A Taste of the Future in the Community of Dragons”;  “Citizen-led Economic Transition”.