Caspar Walsh
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I’ve been involved in community based projects since I cleaned up from drugs and alcohol in 1988. I began by volunteering for the Dorset Countryside Volunteers when I was 21 and bought home a giant Christmas tree for the drug rehab I was living in at the time. This was my first real contribution in my recovery, something that wasn’t just about me.

I’ve always had a strong connection to the outdoors. I get a sense of belonging from being in the countryside and this is one of the main reasons I recently moved to Devon with my fiancé. I was drawn to Dartington in Totnes partly because I wanted to get involved with Transition Town Totnes project.

It’s easy for me to hide away in my home and make no effort to connect to my neighbours. A real challenge for me is in making connections with people I would normally avoid. It’s obvious to me that my future happiness lies in working in community on many levels. I’ve devoted a big part of my life to this vision both personally and professionally.

Community projects

The National Trust
Research consultant collating all local oral and written history

New Deal Initiative
Grass Roots – Bristol 2003
Audio Newspaper project working within housing estate to give residents a radio voice on subjects ranging from crime, the environment and health.

Redcliffe Community Forum – Inner City Bristol.
2005-06 Open Spaces Project.
18 month contract to develop environmental awareness through a series of projects including: Environmental art and graffiti, Recycling, Gardening.

The Quest - A Band of Brothers
Personal and professional development training for young men looking to discover connection to authentic feeling and find true direction in their lives.

Mankind Project – New Warrior
Ongoing work with men in small and large groups to support authentic lives of purpose and meaning. Throughout UK.

Insider Art conference 2007
Presentation and discussion on The Importance of art as a Therapeutic Process.



‘For community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other.’ - Millard Fuller

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