Our dominant culture is unsustainable. Education and schools, if reimagined, can leads us in a more vital direction. Springhouse is radically reimagining education through Sourced Design to create culture that takes care of Life in a person, community, and place. Springhouse has an educational model that we share globally for others to create more examples of vital culture through education.
To live in a world where all life thrives, we need to change. Sourced Design is for those who have a desire to thrive and a willingness to change. We believe that taking care of life, one person at a time, can eventually bring the larger culture we live in back to health. The design includes five main design principles: taking care of vulnerability, cultivating personhood, building beloved community, learning from the Earth, and loving and serving others.
Springhouse is located on an 11-acres and has an accredited high school for 13-18 year olds; an 8-month cultural design program for adults; and a printing press to distribute literature that supports our model. We share the design through the Sourced Design Lab with a growing global network of nearly 150 people in over ten countries and have a goal of 5 long-term design partners by 2028. We created Sourced Design and the educational model over ten years and now support other educators with it to create a more vital culture.
Springhouse was recently accepted into the Scaling for Impact program at Harvard University where we will be receiving the support we need to strategically scale Sourced Design. Through this program we plan to have 5-10 Sourced Design schools and community initiatives by 2028. We also received a Next Step grant for scaling, particularly in ways that cultivate racial justice through our model this year. Finally, we have a staff of 8 who continue to serve with great dedication.
Our goals for the next five years include being a stronger example of the design and sustainable in all areas, having 5-10 design partners, strengthening our alumni next work to ensure continuity of our service (life affirming culture building), and distributing literature through Sourced Press globally.
If you are interested in learning more about the design, register for the Sourced Design Lab at https://springhouse.org/sourced-design/. The Lab is a prerequisite for our cultural design program and becoming a Sourced Design partner.
If you are interested in following Springhouse, or purchasing literature from our press, sign up for our newsletter at springhouse.org for more information.