A convergence of creative ideas, stories, practices and resources from social change leaders and practitioners across the world
“Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking and can symbolise a way of living - being authentic, vulnerable, sensitive to our surroundings. It’s the feeling of enjoying warm sand beneath our toes, or carefully making our way over sharp rocks in the darkness. It’s a way of living that has the lightest impact, removing the barrier between us and nature.
Adele Coombs, “Barefoot Dreaming”
Launching on 10th September
New Barefoot Guides under development
The Story of Seed
How seeds are the source of life and describing the sacred practices of family farmers and communities in protecting, multiplying and sharing seeds so that they are not monopolised by the few. Held by the Seed Knowledge Initiative with 18 practitioners, researchers and farmer leaders from Southern Africa.
A mini-Barefoot Guide
Whole Landscapes, Whole Communities
Working with Nature to Heal, Transform and Regenerate Landscapes
The land and water resources of Africa have become degraded with colonial and modern practices of agriculture. Integrated community-led landscaping can restore land, water, economic and social processes to a healthy state that can better support the well-being of communities. This Guide, written by members of the Seed Knowledge Initiative opens up the core practices of facilitating community-led landscaping.
A Barefoot Guide
Practices of Building
Movements, Alliances and Networks
Social change cannot find momentum or breakthrough without the combined forces of change actors. Different forms of collaboration are required . This Guide, being written by members of Forus International explores the stories and practices of how people have used their unity and solidarity to forge successful approaches to real social change.
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WHAT HAVE OTHERS SAID ABOUT THE bAREFOOT gUIDES...
The Barefoot Guides have been the key influences in my life and work… my constant companions in my community and organisational development work.