Networked intelligence in nature and the mouldy way to grow your NGO
Ant colonies, slime moulds and the mycorrhizal root network or 'wood wide web' are superorganisms that are greater than the sum of their parts. They map territories, distribute resources and predict patterns in time to ensure collective resilience, and science is yet to understand how they do it. What can we in the charity sector learn from the networks in nature that can help us to respond to global challenges we have failed to meet as individuals?
Danny Diskin is the founder and co-director of RAIN (Regenerative Agroforestry Impact Network), a charity devoted to mutual aid and community-led ecosystem restoration.
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