Mission / Vision
Bloom Network's mission is to accelerate the spread of regenerative culture. Our vision is a world where it’s easy for people to share resources, resolve conflict, and live in creative balance with nature.
What is Bloom Network?
Bloom is a global collective that gathers in person and online to share tools and resources related to regenerative culture. (Regenerative culture is the opposite of extractive industry, where you’re taking more resources than you are putting back. It’s where you are creating the conditions for more life, more diversity, and more resources.)
Bloom hosts an international network of local chapters that are themselves networks of individuals, businesses and projects. Since 2009 over 80 local chapters have sprung into being across the globe. They host educational events and incubate visionary businesses through networking and skill sharing. We collaborate online across cities to replicate and scale solutions to common social problems, for example food security, alternative economic models or conflict resolution.
Each quarter the network promotes a different theme to inspire action and mobilization. Local chapters produce events such as skillshares, panel discussions or hands on action. The network hosts webcasts that bring leaders from different disciplines into dialogue to discuss solutions and share best practices. We are currently fundraising to build this website into a place where members can continue to share information, and access a public “resources bank” of solutions and best practices sourced from the global community.
Bloom Network has spawned over 50 independent businesses and engages 80,000 participants worldwide. Our whole systems framework helps people collaborate across movements and sectors to activate our collective potential.
Bloom organizers include prominent local leaders, civic activists, healers, CEO’s, artists and scientists. Here are a few examples of what we're spearheading:
Bloom Long Beach jumpstarted its own local time bank, and Baltimore helped develop a complementary currency, the B-Note, which is now accepted in over 170 independent local businesses. Members of Bloom Long Beach went on to create Long Beach Fresh, a coalition that networks, supports and strengthens the city’s local food businesses. Bloom Los Mochis collaborates with the city government and 17 local NGO's to build a network of ecoparks across the city, with community gardens and gatherings.
Several Blooms have established permanent community centers. For example, Bloom Vallejo runs a tea house called IntegriTea. It hosts community healing nights, art exhibits and lectures. They also coordinate a street team which is working with local civic groups to reduce violence. Bloom Cascadia is home to Our Sacred Acres, a regenerative business incubator.
Organizers from Bloom Victoria in British Columbia crowd funded Canada’s largest Indiegogo campaign to date. They raised $50,000 to create a livestream company called Stream of Consciousness, which broadcasts live educational events to the world. Members of Bloom LA created Seeds the Game, a video game that teaches kids how to garden.
Bloom Melbourne offers a traveling lounge at transformational festivals throughout Australia. It supports festival goers in learning about recycling and community activism, and it provides a space where deep conversations can emerge to support people in integrating their experiences.
Across the globe, Blooms host skillshare workshops on composting, rooftop gardening, meditation, civic policy making, conflict resolution, herbalism, energy efficiency, cryptocurrency, raw food classes, emergency preparedness, self-care, art and activism, barter 101, food fermentation, and more.
These efforts prepare a global network of communities to buffer the coming impacts from Climate Change and a rapidly transforming economic landscape. We take an artistic, creative approach, connecting the solutions that exist now and helping them reach a larger audience. You can learn more about our longterm goals here.