When corn, squash, and beans are planted together, something amazing happens.
The corn’s tall stalk acts as a trellis for the beans. The squash’s broad leaves block out weeds. And the beans fix nitrogen out of the air, feeding the corn and the squash. In permaculture, this is called a Guild; a group of organisms that all thrive better together.
This idea works with people too.
What do you really love to do? What do you want to make happen in the world? What would you need to do it? Over the past year we’ve sat down with hundreds of people and asked them these questions. What we find, over and over, is that people overwhelmingly dream of doing the things they love for other people. And, if they’re not already doing it, what’s holding them back is almost always access to skills, resources, and support that other people in the community have and would love to give if they only knew there was a need.
The Alberta Guildhall builds Guilds
Groups of people who make beautiful things happen together. We hold space where people can share their wild ideas, learn new things, meet other people with similar interests, to make the impossible possible.