Ecosystem Restoration Design Summit

The Ecosystem Restoration Design course has been a special programme for Gaia Education and the Ecosystem Restoration Camps. Now we are offering all participants, past and present, the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the Ecosystem Restoration World by joining facilitators, presenters, and alumni at our online ERD Summit

Join us for five days fully packed with interviews, presentations and Q&A with truly hands-on change-makers and learn:

  • How to determine whether an ecosystem requires restoration
  • What steps are needed to restore an ecosystem
  • How to engage community
  • How to fund a restoration project
  • Indigenous wisdom for ecosystems restoration
  • If cities can be restored
  • How to design for resilience and disasters
  • How to learn and engage further

Presenters include a wide array of restoration experts and activists representing diverse ecosystems and communities from around the world. The summit will be hosted by our Ecosystems Restoration Design facilitators, all experienced in permaculture, community resilience and design.

Ecosystems Restoration Presenters

Ecosystems Restoration Camps

September 2 @ 10 AM UTC

Restoring Oceans (Celia)

September 2 @ 8 PM UTC

Restoring and Re-storying Narratives of Ecosystem Restoration for Climate Resilience and Adaptation

September 3 @  10 AM UTC

Restoring Temperate Forests: learnings from the Caledonian Forest in Scotlands

September 3 @ 8 PM UTC


September 6 @ 10 AM UTC

Restoring Degraded Land with Agroforestry (Patrick)

September  7 @ 10 AM U

Regenerative Seawater Agriculture:  a regenerative, circular, mangrove-based agroecology

September 7 @ 8 PM UTC

Restoring and creating healthy ecosystems in tropical situations – and everywhere else!

September 8 @ 10 AM UTC

Building Resilient Communities

September 8 @ 5 PM UTC

 Bringing Water to Life with Floating Ecosystems

September 9 @  10 AM UTC

City Plot: Growing edible cities, regenerating urban communities

September 9 @ 5 PM UTC

Creative Partnerships for Thriving Regenerative Businesses

September 9 @ 8 PM UTC

Slow down and return for the Earth 

September 10 @ 10 AM UTC

Regeneration is for everyone: Inspiration from around the world

September 10 @ 5 PM UTC

Restoring Urban Landscapes with Tiny Forests (Daan)

September 6 @ 5 PM UTC

Summit Facilitators

Learn more about Julia

Learn more about Natalie

Learn more about Kym

Learn more about Dieuwke

Learn more about Harriet

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We are offering this Summit under the Gift Economy approach. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds! Suggested donation: £5-£100 

Register to the summit to get access to all presentations and recordings.