Seven years ago, from the rich community and landscape of Floyd, VA, and the care of those who deeply longed for a more vital and creative culture, Springhouse emerged. Now, with a vibrant and devoted community to tend to it, Springhouse thrives. Springhouse is a case study from which Sourced Design emerged. Sourced synthesizes years of study in the application of living systems principles to human design, and the data gathered from the six-year case study of Springhouse. We invite you to immerse yourself in the design, plant these principles and practices like a seed, and wait for what emerges in your community. When it does, we hope the beauty of what emerges will motivate you to take care of it. There is so much we do not know when creating something new, but by taking the Earth’s lead and applying the wisdom of living systems principles to human design, we know that whatever emerges will be magic of the most rigorous kind; magic that this world so desperately needs.