On Tuesday, April 23rd, Mycelium and the community of Asheville came together to imagine into community-based learning. What would it look like if the walls of the traditional schools crumbled? What would it look like if instead of tests, success was measured by intention, integrity and social evolution?
With 50 of us in the room dreaming into these questions, I was on fire. The energy and the possibility were contagious. Mycelium is not a solution, but a catalyst, an incubator of ideas and action. This type of partnership between learning laboratory and community is alive and thirsty for love, attention and investment.
Imagine what this concept could look like fully realized? An agile, responsive learning lab that invites diverse constituents of the community and holds a space to voice challenges, opportunities, unlikely connections and strategies for prosperity and systemic evolution? A creation for and by the people. No governments. No agendas. Just the people coming together to design and act in a way that supports life. The youngers, the elders, the black, the white, the brown. The rich and the poor. Imagine what it would look like if we come together to listen, to imagine and to take action that led to prosperity for all?
At Mycelium we are ready to be done imagining and begin experimenting.
Join us on Thursday, May 16th from 6-7:30 at Mojo Coworking to move this from idea to action.