My network maps have helped me identify the systems in which I operate. 

Inputs and outputs

Energy flows and cycles through the ecosystem

Closed loop

Systems thinking

Elements within the systems:

Inner landscape

Love

Health and wellness

Commons

Schools

Right livelihood

Waste

Housing

Art

Economics

Built environment

Play

Eco-villages

Wilderness

Water

Urban farms

Seeds

Regenerative food growing

Teaching, writing, sharing

Family

Friends

Colleagues

Garden

Water

Energy

Waste

Built environment

Transport

Rosemary Morrow – flow of energy and cycles of matter

By increasing biodiversity we increase whole system strength

The more diverse and interconnected the elements, the more efficient, stable and self-perpetuating the ecosystem- this is one of the goals of permaculture design

Permaculture closed systems = circular economy

Circular economy is first sign of regenerative culture emerging in wales

 – or Places to Intervene in the System

Dancing at the edges

Growing edge

Breaking new ground

Where the systems meet – overlap of networks of people in town

Interlinked

Where i end and you begin

Web

Layers and layers of complexity

Begin where i can

Emanating

Radial

Radiating from me at the centre

The field

Interactions

Intersections

Me

Home

Garden

Street

Neighbourhood

Community gardens

Town centre

Relationships

politics/power

Projects

People

Plants

Cars

Safety

Spinning plates

Building community – bringing people together

Social connection

Overcoming isolation

What I’m holding in the field

Magic and mystery – coincidence, serendipity, synergy

Things that happen

Drama

Chaos

Balancing

Rupture and repair

Who I am

What I do

Why I do it

Making things better in our town, making town a better place to live

What does better mean?


To add here:

*Systems and Complexity Approach to Social Change

*Emergent Strategy