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Resurgence groups

Resurgence groups exist for everyone who finds Resurgence & Ecologist magazine nourishing and inspiring. The idea of Resurgence groups emerged from our annual Summer Camp, inspired by people who wanted to continue the conversation, share ideas and spend time with like-minded people - without having to wait for the next Resurgence gathering. From this grew a network of people who meet regularly to get together, unwind, enjoy seasonal food, and share ideas on environmental issues, climate change, sustainability, art, ecology, and more.

Initially set up for people to gather locally, we want to give all our readers the opportunity to share ideas and come together with fellow readers - so we now hold a Resurgence Readers' group online.

The Resurgence group meetings are held every two months to coincide with the release of each new issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine.

This is a free event.

Building Community - Growing the Resurgence network

Are you thinking of setting up a Resurgence Group in your Area? Regularly meeting with like-minded people brings a feeling of connection and an opportunity to discuss solutions to the pressing issues facing our planet. Meeting, sharing and celebrating together is good for you and for the wellbeing of your local community.

Stay Connected - Think Globally, Act Locally!

Resurgence groups provide an opportunity for people in the same local area to meet and share ideas, take part in discussions around themes of ethical living, ecology & creative arts - and to perhaps meditate or share seasonal food.

If there isn't a group near you - why not start one?

See a list of Resurgence groups

Download a Resurgence Group pack for more information on Resurgence groups

Topic suggestions for discussion during a group meeting

We suggest that before starting a group you attend at least one Resurgence event to meet the team and find out more about The Resurgence Trust. Come along to the Resurgence Summer Camp, our annual Festival of Wellbeing or one of our other events.

Resurgence readers are encouraged to share responsibility and rotate homes/venues to meet in - so being the founder doesn't mean you have to take on all the work.

Each group has the flexibility to arrange the format of their own sessions, which could include a short meditation (we can provide a guidance tape if required) and a 'bring and share' meal of local in-season food, followed by a discussion on Resurgence topics. The frequency of get-togethers can be arranged to suit the group members. For those using social media, our Facebook news feed can also be easily accessed for info about online articles and upcoming events.

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We can also provide you with a selection of archive issues of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, a Resurgence Readers' Group pack, posters and other resources to help you spark local interest in the Resurgence Trust, the magazine and events.

So, if you're interested in starting a Resurgence group please contact Emily from our membership team, who can provide advice and information to help you get things going. Contact Emily by email at [email protected] or by phone on 01237 441293. Thank you for helping to share the inspiration that Resurgence gives with your community.

Resurgence groups in the UK


Contact: Felicity Sylvester Tel: 07918 779 060
Email: [email protected]

Venue: Maningham, Illogan, Churchtown, Redruth. Meeting bi-monthly, to coincide with the magazine publication. You are welcome to arrive early to the meetings to allow time to explore the gardens and woods at the property. Cheese and wine, soft drinks or coffee/tea are also available for a small fee. Please contact Felicity for further details. 

East Devon

Contact: Christina Tel: 01297 23822
Email: [email protected]

Meet on the first Wednesday of the month, 7pm. Venue: The Spiral Sanctuary, Combe Farm, Axmouth, Seaton, Devon. This group has a short meditation followed by a discussion of 3-4 recent articles. It is part of a programme at the Spiral Centre which includes full moon walks round Seaton Labryinth, regular work parties in the Community Woodland Orchard (or Forest Garden), wild food days, Solstice, Apple Harvest and May Day celebrations. There is also an extensive library. More local or visiting readers will be welcome.

East Suffolk

Contact: Giles Barrow Tel: 01728 684312
Email: [email protected]

Resuming in September and then meeting bi-monthly. Jackie and Giles Barrow run a smallholding farm near Framlingham, East Suffolk and plan to hold bi-monthly gatherings for those interested in the themes addressed in Resurgence & Ecologist magazine.

Isle of Wight

Contact: Christina Vince Tel: 07942 898402
Email: [email protected]

Resuming in September and continuing to meet Bi-Monthly.


Contact: Rosemary Fitzpatrick Tel: 01233 811866
Email: [email protected]

Meetings suspended at the moment but will return in the near future, please email to be notified when they will start up. Bi-monthly meetings.


Contact: Joanna Blundell
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 07740 932466

Meeting every two months.


Contact: Margaret Evans.
Email: [email protected] Tel: 07713 275175

Bi-monthly meetings usually held on the last Wednesday of the month.


Contact: James Adams 07422 575853
Email: [email protected]

Meeting bi-monthly. We meet every two months to coincide with the magazine publication and discuss topics raised within the magazine and similar issues which may be of interest to readers.

Welsh Borders

Contact: Elaine Brook
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01981 550246

Near Hay on Wye, 6.30pm, quarterly. Starting with a meal, followed by a short meditation and discussion of a Resurgence article.

Around the World

Australia - Melbourne

Contact: Keith & Debby Badger (@the Rescope Project)
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +61 (0) 419 542 134

Meeting bi-monthly

Colombia - Bogota

Contact: [email protected]

Location: Public Library Julio Mario Santodomingo-mainly Park. Meeting once a month. The group meetings will be as far as possible in representative natural areas of our city Bogota. There initially we will work on body awareness followed by a moment of meditation. Then we will discuss and reflect on text in the magazine and see how we can apply this to our Colombian environment and decide on a course of action if needed from both the group and individuals.Our themes then revolve around eco-spirituality, wellness, tourism and political ecology.


Contact Johan Aanen
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +31 634261620

Location: De Bilt

Gatherings take place quarterly outdoors or at members' homes.

Hong Kong

Contact Evelyn Ho
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 00 (852) 93086439

Bimonthly meetings at Jao Tsung-I Academy on weekends for lunch discussions around the current issues of Resurgence, followed by a walking meditation up the mountain.

Portugal - Paredes de Coura

Contact: Gabriel Cunha
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+351) 919991585
Or contact: Rajesh Pai Email: [email protected]

Meeting bi-monthly.

South Africa - Cape Town

Contact:Galeo Saintz
Email: [email protected]

Tel mobile: +27 (0) 82 888 8181

Meeting on the first Wednesday evening of every second month. Bring and share dinner. They aim to share dialogue around the themes brought to light by Resurgence and inspire and expand their local endeavours to carry these forward into their lives.

South Africa - East London

Contact: Claire Kockott Tel: +27 (0) 83 479 2750
Email: [email protected]

Supporting Groups

Antara Project Group

Contact: Annemarie Borg DES FRSA
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

This project focuses on the role of Artists today, how and if we can reflect as a group the concerns so many of us share today as well as express our hopes for the future.

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