chapter  19
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Experiments in Action Research and Human Ecology: Developing a Community of Practice for Rural Resilience Pioneers

In his address to the Bioneers conference of April 2007, Paul Hawkin held a rapt audience as a list of tens of thousands of organizations scrolled up at speed on the screen behind him, until they seemed to fuse into one stream of bright, white light:

Months later, on a cold February day in Fife, Scotland, I sat riveted to the YouTube clip. It’s become one that I have shared many times since to suggest some of the values and inspiration that I hope to make a small contribution toward in work and life.