Activating Cultural Emergence (ACE) 2023


8th-10th Sept 2023

Looby Macnamara


Applewood Permaculture Centre, Herefordshire, UK

Course Description

The ACE - Activating Cultural Emergence course is a wonderful opportunity to explore your own personal culture while being immersed in a field of encouragement.

Read more about a previous course participant's story of how the course supported her.

Join Looby Macnamara, one of the co-founders and developers of the Cultural Emergence toolkit, for this pioneering experience to discover tools for positive cultural evolution. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the global activation and development of Cultural Emergence.

Looby invites you to join in following the natural rhythm of abundance and fertility, to focus on our gifts and contributions into the world. During this course people will come together to ask the following questions:

  • How can we facilitate cultural change?
  • What do we want the new culture and new story to look like?
  • What part can we play in helping it to emerge?

We will look at the many levels of culture, right through from our own personal culture and patterns of being, to the global context. We will share tools, techniques, processes and ways of being, thinking and seeing differently. Each person is adding their own unique voice of insight and wisdom to create exciting, engaging and illuminating experiences. You will learn how to use the toolkit in your own lives to become more intentional in making your relationships kinder, more connected and truly regenerative.


During the Activating Cultural Emergence course we will learn
  • to become aware of our own personal culture and its influences
  • how to use the Cultural Emergence toolkit in our own lives to shift personal patterns of thinking and behaving
  • how to integrate the principles and practices of Cultural Emergence into our everyday lives
  • deep nature connections practices to enhance our well-being



8th-10th Sept 2023

There is the option to arrive on the Friday in the afternoon from 3pm for dinner and a social evening, hopefully outside under the stars by the fire.

Saturday will have classes from 9am -7pm followed by dinner and evening social.

Sunday will be from 9am and will end at 5pm.

Facilitators & Venue

Looby Macnamara is author of Cultural Emergence and co-developer of the Cultural Emergence toolkit with Jon Young. She is an experienced permaculture teacher, author and designer. She is author of 4 books People and Permaculture and 7 Ways to Think Differently. People and Permaculture is the first book to directly translate the principles and design methods of permaculture from land to people. Looby enjoys using creative teaching methods to create a fun and collaborative learning environment.

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