Courses and Events 2022

The New Economy Centre at Selgars Mill is an immersive  work and play campus for building a democratic economy. We empower communities and individuals with both the practical and strategic tools they need to create change. Book yourself on to one of our courses or events.

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April, May, June 2022

We’ve created the perfect campus for movement builders, activists, and those collectively working towards economic democracy in the UK and beyond, to come and study, work and play. Book for the week, or even just a few days, while you focus on a project. You could meet colleagues and work on a sprint together. Or you could use this as a chance to take a break from a busy office. Or change up your home working environment.


Plus, day only bookings for just £20. 



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Playground for the New Economy Festival 2022

12-14 July 2022

The Playground for the New Economy Festival is confirmed for its fourth year!

Join us to be challenged and inspired during a unique three days of provocative conversations, live podcasts, interactive workshops, idea surgeries, sustainable food, woodfired sauna, games, craft beer, and, of course, live music!



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Founders SOUP

9 June 2022

A live crowdfunding event and community dinner. The Founders for the Future programme participants pitch their community business ideas. Everyone gets a bowl of soup, bread, and vote for their project.

All are invited to come to our Founders Soup! It's a brilliant way to support young adults in Devon setting up community businesses across the county, and gather with your community for a fantastic evening!



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Founders for the Future

March to June 2022

A three-month programme of support and £1k for young adults to develop business ideas that will benefit Devon’s local food sector, housing, or wellbeing. From March - June 2022, Founders for the Future offers a fully funded package of business support including workshops, residentials, 1:2:1 business consultancy, study visits, market development, a business fair, and up to £1,000 startup grant.



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We are starting regular volunteering group sessions in the garden and grounds – vegetable, salad, flower and fruit growing, pruning, weeding, and woodland work.

Come and join us for some well-being time in nature – 8 acres of woodland, streams, meadow and formal growing spaces. Meet new people, learn new skills, get creative, exchange your skills and ideas, take home a seasonal selection of what’s growing.