We are excited and dedicated to sharing a unique  educational experience with you! Scroll down or click here to learn more about  the design game & tool kit – ‘Adapt.’

Game Play

Why are you designing?
What ideas develop?
How Can you take action?
Does it care?


These are the core questions that fuel the game. Playing ‘Adapt’ assists us in  exploring the power & possibility of design while applying principles & patterns to wholistic consideration & implementation with increased care awareness. Which can deepen our ability to create sustainable systems that help us meet our needs, aims and desires.

We have come up with over 8 ways to utilize this tool and we know once you get your hands on it many more possibilities will unfold! To learn more about development click here.


‘Adapt’ – Design Game & Tool Kit

“Create the world of your dreams.”

The aim of ‘Adapt’ is to assist in educating individuals and groups, of varying skill levels, how to apply a holistic design process to create a more caring world for us to thrive in.

How do we care for ourselves, our families, communities, our earthly home and the future while acknowledging the limits of our resources, fairly sharing what’s available with loving kindness? In this time of great curiosity and chaos, evolution and technological development, skill and information sharing, questionable ethics and unclear values, it can be increasingly difficult to know how to navigate through our complex lives. How do we apply the caring whole-system design approach of Permaculture to self-care or any other aspects of our lives?

This is the question that led to the creation of the design game ‘Adapt’. As a project for a Permaculture Teacher Training Course in 2014, the original game board and cards, inspired by David Holmgren’s teachings and Richard Telford’s graphics, were designed and developed to aid in the comprehension and application of Permaculture ethics and design principles to meet basic life needs.

‘Adapt’ has evolve to also emphasize a holistic design process & practical field language for the development of imaginative implementable solutions. Extensive explorations have expanded around the world to collect unique contributions from many caring hearts and minds, bringing this engaging tool to life.

This game and the tool kit, just like all designs, have a great possibility to positively impact millions of people now and long into the future. Setting our sights on game play, physically and digitally, in a multitude of learning environments from schools to factories. This tool can support, encourage and guide us in applying the principles and patterns of design, to a wholistic consideration with increased care awareness in a simple and comprehensive way.

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Slow & steady…

Following our guiding Permaculture design principles we are moving at a ‘slow and steady’ pace to provide ‘Adapt’ – the dynamic  & enticing tool kit of solutions for you! The journey has been jammed packed with adventure, curiosity and some deep intellectual dives. From Hepburn to Totnes and many beautiful communities in-between I’ve found the …




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