Ripen was formed in 2016 to provide learning experiences and development services that focus on relationships, reflection and growth.


The Story of the RIPEN Pear

Ethylene is a natural plant hormone, and is used in agriculture to speed the ripening of fruits.  For thousands of years, people have used various techniques to boost ethylene production even if they did not quite know it.  Chinese farmers would leave pears in closed rooms with incense burning.

RIPEN works like ethylene by recognising the existing and natural talents of people and providing experiences and learning environments that promote reflection, development and growth.

Respectful, Insightful, Participative, Enabling, Nurturing