We are Living Systems Network
We are a peer-to-peer collective network, testing the leading edge between our current economy and what’s coming next. We seek to create a regenerative commons of systemic and scalable solutions that nurture deep and collective wellbeing for ourselves and our ecosystems.
Designer/Builder, Philosopher, Lifestyle Architect, Community Collaborator & Activist, Amateur Frisbee Tosser
Danny’s many goals are related to reimagining and developing local, sustainable food systems by incorporating permaculture principles into urban architecture.
In collaboration with others via cohousing, coworking and cooperative businesses, the intent is to incorporate everyone’s needs and interests into a combination of overlapping and symbiotic places and spaces while reducing unneeded overhead and waste in a frisbee friendly environment (frisbee optional).
Danny’s toolbelt includes: commercial line & prep cook, general handyman, woodworking with an assortment of power-tools & jigs, metalwork, mechanics, school of construction & architecture, passive design, building science & renewable energy systems, CAD design & fabrication shop drawings, greenhouse sales & customer design, garden landscaping & amateur permaculturist, avid learner of new things including hydroponics, aquaponics, food-tech, electronics, software and the human condition.
Community Network Activator, Gardener, Artist, Ping Pong Enthusiast
Diane is most often found these days in the coFood collaborative garden or in conversation at her favourite neighborhood coffee shop, cultivating the soil and planting seeds—literally and symbolically— for deep systemic change. She invests her time and resources co-developing Living Systems Network—part of an emerging "glocal" community of peers and allies working together on the innovative projects humanity needs if we are to thrive now and into the future.
"Seed" passions include learning more about co-housing and cooperatives of all kinds, especially platform cooperatives for food networks; complementary currencies, value accounting, mutual credit and holochain.
An eclectic list of prior pursuits—elementary French teacher, small business owner, volunteer outdoor instructor, depth psychotherapist and non-profit community arts organizer—have all been a fertile training ground for current projects.
Network Catalyst, Connector, Creator, Facilitator, Regenerator
Emily is a partner of WholeWorld, spearheading a wholesome and biomimicry approach to catalyzing peer to peer, cooperative and collaborative networks around complex systemic issues. By piloting and growing community structures for collaboration,she's seeking to combine our collective potential and intelligence to make change real and tangible, from urban agriculture and data ownership through to cohousing, coworking and coproduction.
Emily's path is grounded in agricultural sciences and Bioresource Engineering, with seriously in-depth study of the intersection of food and waste in modern urban settings. She walks, reads, self-reflects and practices the sometimes elusive state of mindfulness.
Jenny van Enckevort
Community Network Activator, Facilitator, Storyteller, Plant Whisperer
Jenny is a community leader and facilitator. She advocates for queer and trans inclusion, and practices Buddhism and mindful, nonviolent communication in service of just and sustainable society.
Jenny is a cofounder of coFood Vancouver, and a collaborative gardener who learns plant wisdom—for people and the planet—from Aboriginal mentors. She brings 14 years of marketing and communications experience to Living Systems Network, and practices leadership through socially-conscious storytelling, and good food education.
coFood Vancouver is a collective of neighbours and projects doing good work in our communities. We explore collaborative urban farming through #permaculture principles, and convene dinners and dialogues around food security issues.
Alpha Aquaponics is taking experimental urban farming to the next level with a DIY pilot aquaponics system housed in a shipping container with a greenhouse roof retrofit, located in the coFood Collaborative Garden.
Our Holonode is gathering together to draw inspiration from and help implement the post-Blockchain distributed Internet software #Holochain.
The Common Spaces node is piloting and honing methods for effective collaborative management of common spaces. Together we are working to bridge between the private and the public, to #coWork and #coGrow.