[slideshow_deploy id='578'] On May 15th, Groundswell marked a serious milestone - the graduation of our first amazing cohort. While Groundswell can't be defined by a list of projects – what's distinct about Groundswell is the community that is greater than the sum of its parts – we invite you to check out the many diverse enterprises of our inaugural group:
The Agorian: a Vancouver-based online magazine about ideas for a livable world.
Andrea Woodhouse: an intuitive healing practice to identify and overcome challenges in your life.
An Invitation to Move: a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing creative programming to youth.
The Plant Collective: a workers co-op whose focus is on providing the resources needed for the cultivation, maintenance + preservation of plants + fungi for food, medicine making, bioremediation + art.
ReThread: a production company that facilitates and coordinates arts & local environment based activities to foster dialogue, build community, and increase connection to people and place.
Rise: a non-profit dedicated to empowering young women to take control of their own well-being, through summer camps and after school programs.
Sira Food & Health: a East Vancouver-based company specializing in ecologically friendly cosmetic and cleaning products.
SuperModels: is a podcast that shares stories of empowered young people who are building innovative and radical projects and livelihoods that dare to push for personal and social change.
Surrey Youth Space: A youth-driven, cost-free, arts-based centre for youth empowerment and engagement in Surrey.
Tessa Yoga: a yoga practice focusing on non-judgmental teaching, and bringing yoga into new places and aspects of life.
Witches Union* Hall: a project that uses mutual aid to create media and space(s) dedicated to education, skill sharing, cultural events, critical dialogue and organizing within a community based on similar values and spiritual practices.
The Wood Shop: a workers' cooperative that makes quality products out of upcycled wood at a reasonable price.
We're now welcoming young people to apply for next year's cohort – find out how.
~Thank you so much to Zack Embree once again for the amazing photos <3