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What might you be thinking at Atmos Totnes?

October 15, 2014

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Responses from our Public Meeting in response to the question “if Atmos Totnes developed as you’d like it to, in 5 years time, what would you be thinking as you walked around the site”:

New things of all kinds, more about how to work together – the whole community • Open learning – bring all ages together to learn from one another • I’m breathing in learning! • Gift economy • IT skills •Skills share – music? – Trust-based trade • Brings all ages together to work/co-operate/share • Thriving with ideas • New skills – new connections – linked facilities with KEVICC and Library • Joined up thinking and good communication • Music • Learning about other people/organisations locally • How to make and mend things – how to build with local materials • Learning about how much energy the site is saving • The skills to live and create in community – about great initiatives in town – how to build and fix stuff – whatever I want – free learning groups – manual skills and practical knowledge •

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Meet someone new, learn something new – swap a skill, share an idea and a cake • Creative skills – making things – building the environment • Arts and crafts – growing your own food • How to move into the future away from centralised power • Handwork – recycling – interdependence – get along • I’m thinking I want to invite all my relatives down to enjoy this and then go back home to sing its praises • Get ideas that keep going • Inspired – stimulated by diverse cultures • Wow! What a cool place to have contributed to • Education – learning – exploring – science, technology, creation – developing new connecting in my brain • I’m learning carpentry in a workshop from local craftspeople • Relating • The possibility for McCarthy & Stone residents to help maintain gardens etc • Ideas which excite the appreciation of creative intelligence • Conference centre • Information about town and area and what’s available – about railway development and history of the river •

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My heritage • Teaching and learning exchange • History/heritage of the site •How to fix my bike – about wildlife on the Dart – How to make a coracle • To let go, to trust, to share, to care • New skills – Living and working together as a close community and inspiration, example to others to follow • I learn from exhibitions and from community involvement in the build process • Learn about new businesses, good food, and meet new people • Craft skills •Open sources expertise, work/learn opportunities • Learning about sustainable design and new skills • The best speakers from around the globe come to educate us about key issues – climate change/ new economics etc – education programmes for young people in global issues • Business development training – Conference centre facilities co-located by train station •

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