Seeding our Future

Resilience and wisdom to stay happy in the years ahead


The present is already so uncertain and demanding that most of us don’t want to consider the future. But surely the pressures and changes we face now are likely to continue, and increase?

The aim of the Seeding our Future project is to evolve and share ways that individuals, communities and public service providers in the UK can grow their resilience skills and wisdom to thrive and adapt to meet future pressures positively.

A distinctive aspect of our approach is using time in Nature as a catalyst, helping people to open to new ideas and learn from the resilience of ecosystems.

Project aims

The overall aims can be summed up in three phases:

Future Scanning: Gather research on the global and UK outlook to the year 2050, to understand both challenging and positive trends likely to impact the UK in the next 10-15 years. This phase is largely complete.

Pilot Test and Gather Knowhow: We are focussing on two project areas, described below. For each of these, we are working with partner organisations to pilot test approaches, assess the benefits, and explore how best to share this with client groups. This is the current stage of the project.

Propagation: By late 2019 we hope to have validated material and processes which we aim to share as widely as possible via partner organisations and our own website.

NEXT: Project details