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Thursday, September 20
 

10:00am

Micro to Macro: Soil Science Made Easy with Matt Powers
Trained 1:1 by world renowned soil expert Dr. Elaine Ingham to convey complex ideas to a K-12 audience, Matt Powers is an educator that can make soil understandable. Dive deep with Matt and learn about the world beneath your feet in and out of the garden sourcing Dr. Elaine's work, Radical Mycologist Peter McCoy's work, and dozens of experts from around the world as well as his own experience growing in 140F soils in Central Valley California. Join Matt for a fun, inspiring, and informative workshop on how to build soils, how to remediate soils, how to feed soil life, and how it all works micro to macro, and then learn how to apply the information to your own site!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Powers

Matt Powers

Permaculture Designer, The Permaculture Student
Matt Powers is an author, educator, and entrepreneur focused on radically transforming the K-12 experience for children everywhere by aligning their education with current regenerative science, natural principles, and clear ethics: earth care, people care, and future care. Through... Read More →


Thursday September 20, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
BIO-DOME

3:30pm

Ecology in Permaculture: Fire Ecology
We will explore the role of invasive annual grasses in the recent Sonoma County fires.
There will be a presentation of the role that vegetation, particularly invasive, non-native, annual grasses, played in the rapid and far-reaching spread of the recent Sonoma County fires. A focus will be on how these grasses affected fires in different zones: urban, suburban, country, and wildlands. Ideas will be presented about what could be done to reduce their impact for future fires, and what research needs to be done to better understand this complex, important, and rarely-discussed topic.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Boss

Mike Boss

Sonoma Horticultural Nursery & The Forest Garden
Mike is a plant ecologist (MS in Plant Ecology), an award-winning garden maker (Rock & Rose Landscapes), an educator (M.Ed Science Education), a nursery owner (Sonoma Horticultural Nursery) and a permaculturist (2014 with OAEC and 2016 with Toby Hemenway and Daily Acts). He has presented... Read More →


Thursday September 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Solar Stage
 
Friday, September 21
 

TBA

History, chemistry, applications and impact of biochar
In this presentation you will deep dive into the cutting edge science of this resilient material. The opportunity to shift away from fossil carbon dependencies is more and more within reach. Our forests and farms are bursting with dangerous fuel loads; it's a good time to reconnect with good fire. Possible demonstration.

Speakers
avatar for Nik Bertulis

Nik Bertulis

Place
Nik's Bio:  Nikolas Bertulis is a regenerative designer/builder, ecological innovator and facilitator. Advanced water systems are his specialty. He studied with Bill Mollison, Pliny Fisk and Paolo Soleri and has B.A.S. degree in Ecological Design from Colorado College. His professional... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 TBA
TBA

TBA

Appropriate Cooking Technology – The Fossil Fuel-Free Meal!
Appropriate cooking technology harnesses renewable energy to cook meals that are healthy for our planet and us. Solar thermal energy is a readily available and renewable way to cook our food; dehydrate our fruits and vegetables; and pasteurize water. Rocket stoves use a fuel-efficient combustion chamber to minimize the amount of wood needed for cooking. Come learn how to build and use these technologies as we cook and enjoy a fossil-fuel-free snack!

Speakers
avatar for Brennan Blazer Bird

Brennan Blazer Bird

SolutionCraft
Brennan Blazer Bird is an ecological educator, natural builder, appropriate techie, & water harvester who has led a diverse array of artistic and ecological projects around the world. He is the founder of the Peace On Earthbench Movement (POEM), an international movement that inspires... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 TBA
Community Kitchen

TBA

Cheap Booze
In this workshop we will learn how to preserve abundant fruit harvests and make hard cider and mead. There will also be an overview on Fermentation, how it relates to gut health and many common modern misconceptions being sold in stores these days. We will also sample some bubbly spirits to celebrate being together


Friday September 21, 2018 TBA
Community Kitchen

TBA

How we treat the Soil is how we treat everything – Including Death -- OR – The Soil – how we treat the living soil is a reflection of how we treat Death
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This workshop will examine our outlook on death as an integral part of a sustainable and rejuvenative aspect of how we relate to the Earth. For a millennium people have cared for each other in life and in death. It is a natural part of who we are as responsible earthlings. In our current time, we have allowed a system for hire to take over and determine death practice. This practice is an abusive relationship to natural Earth living. It is time to reclaim hands-on care of death.

Speakers
avatar for Judith Fenley

Judith Fenley

Harmonizing Health Choices
AUTHOR BIOS: Rev. Judith Karen Fenley Judith is an Ordained Metaphysical Minister, a Pagan Priestess, a Certified Home Funeral Guide and Death Midwife, a Health Practitioner, a Gardener and Garden Consultant, a Mother, a Grandmother, a Peasant woman reincarnated, and a Wild Dancer... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 TBA
Grief Space

9:30am

CA AB 816 "Consumer Cooperative Corporation Law"
Daniel has worked in the fields of solar energy, aquaponics, permaculture, farming, landscaping and construction. One thing has been the same for him the entire time, and that is that the invisible structure of the workplace has been a pyramid, rather than a circle. He aims to deliver, through his talk in the form of a dialogue with the audience, a poignant and past-due discussion on the ethics of permaculture as they pertain to these invisible structures in the workplace. After dissemination of the 'problem' of a pyramid capitalist workplace, Daniel will then go on to describe CA Assembly Bill 816, "Consumer Cooperative Corporation Law" in which the state of CA has recognized that, "A worker [owned] cooperative has the purpose of creating and maintaining sustainable jobs and generating wealth in order to improve the quality of life of its worker-members, dignify human work, allow workers’ democratic self-management, and promote community and local development in this state."

This law was passed in 2015. How many Worker Owned Co-Ops do you know of? How many companies do you know of that use the word 'permaculture' and yet may be stuck in the past with an un-democratic invisible dynamic in the workplace? How can we best live out the ethics put forward in the Permaculture Designer's Manual?

These questions and more will be put forward in this talk.

Speakers
DB

Daniel Brodell-Lake

Gaia University, Grid Alternatives Solar, Wave St. Studios, Schoolgrown Aquaponics
Daniel is from the mid-peninsula of the SF bay and the Monterey bay area. He received a BA in 'Ethnography and Photography' at UCSC with a minor in Spanish Linguistics and an MSc in 'Integrative Ecosocial Design' from Gaia U. Daniel is passionate about healing himself and the world... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 9:30am - 9:30am
Grape Vine

9:30am

Panel: How to Make a Maker Farm
The Regrarians Platform® bridges the work of Permaculture, Keyline Design, and Holistic Management to determine the priority of different elements of landscape development, their respective permanence and the order in which we design and plan production landscapes and their associated enterprises.

In this presentation this all-star team will introduce the Regrarians Platform® for land planning. The presentation will examine the context from which The Platform was adapted by world renowned farm designer and educator Darren Doherty. The steps of the platform will be introduced and discussed with a focus on the concept of relative permanence in the landscape. We will examine each step through the lens of a live client, Fruitwood Nursery, an established Humboldt food forest and rare fruit nursery. We invite participants to bring their own questions and projects as this is an interactive session.


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Friday September 21, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
BIO-DOME

9:30am

Processing Wild Harvested Clay
Attendees of this workshop will be getting their hands dirty! This will be an introduction to the process of sourcing Wild clay from the Earth, and converting it into a material usable for topical medicine, ceramics, or building material. The class will begin with a discussion of where one might find wild clay, and what tests one can perform to determine various qualities. Following the discussion, participants will use simple tools to crush, sift, and hydrate clay. We will end with muddy skin, and a follow up discussion. Upon request, participants can delve deeper to experiment with making simple vessels, and perform test firings in a pit or wood-fired oven, and, with some luck, take home a wildcrafted vessel.

Speakers
CB

Cyrus Bacon

Cyrus is a homesteader located in Northern California. He aims to minimize his impact on the planet by learning the skills necessary to provide for oneself outside of the context of industry and a monetary economic system. His work includes growing vegetables for his community, tending... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Village Commons

9:30am

Celtic Ancestors
Dive deep into the past when Europeans lived by hunting game with bow and arrow, worshiped Oak trees, and lived in tribal harmony with nature. Hear forgotten legends and languages brought to light.

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Friday September 21, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Dock

9:30am

Urban Soils and Safe Food Growing
This workshop will provide processes to assess urban soils and manage risk. Participants increase understanding of how to sample soils, map those samples and their sample results in order to prevent urban contaminant exposure and manage risk. The workshop concludes on urban soil safety in context of safe-growing and risk management in production, backyard, community and school farms and gardens, with continued emphasis on best practices.

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Friday September 21, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
BIO-DOME

9:30am

Intro to Permaculture
Intro to permaculture course taught by Bay Area urban gardener and urban ecologist, seedsman and seed librarian, community gardener and community organizer Christopher Shein. He brings 17 years of teaching a PDC at Merritt College, many more years of teaching in community gardens and public schools, and knows he doesn't know everything about permaculture or teaching or ...
Christopher brings the most diverse students together (race, class, gender, etc...) to build the most plant and species diverse public gardens in the commons in urban SF East Bay. www.wildheartgardens.com, www.merrittlandhort.com

Speakers
CS

Christopher Shein

Christopher Shein has been busting ass for 27 years in Berkeley and Oakland, a visionary and hands-on community gardener, he has started BASIL (Bay Area Seed Interchange Library) 20 years ago at the Ecology Center, Spiral Gardens 27 years ago, Ploughshares Nursery 14 years ago, Merritt... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
the Oasis

9:30am

Emergent Masculinity
A sacred men's council to co-create deeper connection and embodiment through vulnerability, accountability, courage, and listening.
Men will be given the opportunity to share, to be challenged, and to support one another in finding a deeper groove in authentic connection and witnessing/acknowledging the impact of our choices to the Life around us.
Technologies that will be woven into the council will include breathwork, authentic relating, shadow work, and conflict resolution.

Speakers
JM

Jason McKenzie

Jason's purpose is to co-create environments that unfurl, grow, and steward harmony. He co-builds spaces for people to feel themselves, understand their emotional intel, then embody their purpose to serve this world. He has led men's circles and retreats in the US, has co-organized... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
SUN TEMPLE

9:30am

Radical Relations: Embodied Connections for Social Healing
Remembering how to be in relationship to all of life, human and more-than-human, is no small task in a time of distress and disconnection. In this workshop, we will explore how to come back into meaningful connection with others through dialogue, experiential practices, and small group explorations in order to create a sturdy foundation to rise from. By tapping into our bodies innate wisdom, we will re-member the power of being with one another, creating the connections that will restructure the world.

Speakers
avatar for Tayla Ealom

Tayla Ealom

tayla ealom is a bodyworker, writer, medicine maker, and embodiment counselor that works to weave the together the worlds of somatic psychology, women's spirituality, ecofeminism, earth based wisdom, and social justice in order to be of service to the larger earth community. Currently... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
Grove

9:30am

11:00am

Greywater 101
Greywater 101 will cover the basics of water resources and techniques for reusing water. We will define grey- and black-water and go over different mechanism to recycle water, such as branch drain systems and laundry-to-landscape systems. Freshwater is a finite resource and we need to keep it fresh!

Speakers
NG

Nina Gordon-Kirsch

Greywater Action
Nina has over ten years of experience working with water systems locally and abroad. From rainwater harvesting systems in Uganda, to water filtration devices in India, Nina has a worldwide perspective about water. Her Master's thesis was focused on treating and recycling Palestinian... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dock

11:00am

Techno Cities or Biological Towns?
I perceive two radically different approaches to sustainability developing, one of dense, 'smart' cities and another of dispersed eco-villages and market towns. I suspect that most advocates of each approach are at best mildly aware of the other concept, but choosing wisely bids us understand both well. A summary of the 2 approaches, their advantages and constraints, will be presented, followed by discussion.

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Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
BIO-DOME

11:00am

Return of the village: Tao of Sustaining Self and Community is a feedback loop.
Regenerative and collaborative Leadership as a means to support full purpose realization for all participants of a system.
What the world needs is people who have come alive ~Howard Thurman.
Unpacking concepts from Systems Theory (Bowens emotional nuclear systems, Social Dominance Orientation, Systemic oppression), trauma recovery and spiritual technologies, consent and council, methods of facilitation and modes of creative thinking (divergent, convergent, and emergent), as well as learning styles and needs assessments.

Speakers
SM

Sahar Muhsin

Sahar Muhsin holds a Masters in Social Change. She is the Director of Return of the Village. With board members specializing in many fields including permaculture, alternative energy, and alternative education. Company has the mission to establish equality and self sustaining individuals... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grape Vine

11:00am

Embracing Complexity: Collective Leadership from the Inside Out
Join us for an engaging conversation as we explore the skills and practices to empower and sustain your leadership in an increasingly complex, interconnected world. We believe leadership starts within. By practicing self care and living aligned with one’s purpose and values, we can have a transformative effect that ripples out from our lives and organizations into our broader community, moving us towards the systems change our world needs.

We will work with the skills of reflection, self-renewal, and the power of choice as the first ripple in strengthening one’s personal leadership. Participants will discuss and reflect on how to apply one’s values and strengths to affecting more potent and inspired change in the world. We’ll discuss what emergent leadership looks like, how we can foster environments for co-creation, and what key competencies are needed to model truly collective leadership for a just and sustainable future. At Daily Acts, we believe that every choice we make matters and that personal transformation is essential to affecting transformation in our lives, communities and world. We also recognize the critical importance of healthy, sustained leadership given the immense challenges of our time. We are excited to offer this workshop as a way to share the insights from our Leadership Institute for Just and Resilient Communities 10-month training program.

Speakers
KF

Kerry Fugett

Daily Acts Organization
Kerry’s search for awareness of inner purpose and alignment of passion with her outer journey to take action has led to a rich layering of leadership experiences, and a deep desire to help others ignite and actualize their passions to unleash their full potential. From leading international... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hops Tipi

11:00am

Ayurvedic Agroforestry
This workshop will explore the foundations of each Ayurveda and Agroforestry, then utilize Ayurvedic wisdom to learn how to design and tend place-based edible ecosystems. Using elemental approaches to maximize health and balance, this workshop will explore plants from the dual lenses of Ayurveda and agroforestry that can benefit people and the land. From the constitution of landscapes to permaculture plant guilds, we will spend dive into ancient perspectives on the orchard ecosystem. Specific plants will be covered through their guild functions as well as Ayurvedic herbal wisdom.

Speakers
avatar for Spencer Nielsen

Spencer Nielsen

Regenerative Design Institute, Sivananda Yoga Farm
Spencer Nielsen is a guide to Nature inside and out, in the wild lands, gardens, and consciousness. He is a permaculture designer and educator based in Fairfax, California. He has formally studied Ecology, Environmental Education, and Eco-Social Design, as well as Permaculture, Yoga... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Yurt

2:00pm

Certified permaculture caretakers program
Certified permaculture caretakers is a program that offers training in permaculture and access to land with a focus on single mothers and women of color. It is designed to be nested into a larger comprehensive back to the land movement and create a network of continued skill building and opportunities with in the emergent culture.

Speakers
avatar for Alexa Bernard

Alexa Bernard

Alexa bring a background of consciousness studies, social justice and permaculture into synergistic new work to expand and scale up the arena of social permaculture. Her foundational premise is the need for a whole systems design for culture. Inherent in this premise is the need for... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
PLACEMAKERS TEAHOUSE

2:00pm

Access to Water, Access to Life
This panel assumes that water rights equate to the most basic human right to life. We will be looking at concepts that have lead to a global water crisis, where 1 in 4 people lack access to safe drinking water to be able to live.

“Right to Life” is defined not just for humans but for all life, including plants, animals, ecosystems, and microorganisms. Viewing policy reform not as a political entity but as an essential component to creating change.

A social, ecological and human rights perspective exploring themes such as environmental racism, social and environmental justice, landscape resiliency, and environmental, ecological, social, political, and structural repair of the water cycle in the modern day.

This panel intends to explore the frontlines of environmental consciousness: cultivating mindfulness in our relationship to water and discuss action steps that could lead toward a revolution where all beings have an absolute right to clean water.

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Friday September 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Solar Stage

2:00pm

Exploring Ownership Models for Ecovillage Development
We will explore current ecovillages and their ownership models. Look at crafting ownership foundations where vested interested is insured affordability a value. This is a movement away from single ownership models and an exploration into cooperative ownerships, land trusts, and other forms of ownership, stewardship and other definitions.

Speakers
FB

forest berg

Forest Berg is a visionary, teacher and life coach. Expert in group facilitation and environmental research. With a B.S in Natural Resources. Forest has been involved the environmental field for twenty years. He has worked for governmental agencies such as the Forest Service, Oregon... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Solar Panel

2:00pm

The New Economy: Beyond Capitalism and Socialism
To create a new economy where people care, earth care, and fair share are the norm, we must use the same level of intentionality to design our organizations that we apply to our land. The New Economy is in a totally different paradigm from Capitalism, Socialism, or Communism. This way of thinking is emergent and still largely misunderstood, even in the Permaculture community. Jacki Saorsail has spent 15 years developing a set of design principles for Regenerative Enterprises called Regenerative Dynamics that operate in this new paradigm. This workshop will introduce these principles and begin a conversation on how we can embody the new paradigm in bringing Permaculture to the world.

Speakers
JS

Jacki Saorsail

Founder, Regenerative Dynamics
As an entrepreneur and community organizer, Jacki Saorsail has spent the last 15 years exploring alternative business management and ownership structures for a more just and sustainable society. She founded the Oklahoma Cooperative Housing Association, a non-profit that managed housing... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BIO-DOME

2:00pm

Yoga for the Inner Landscape
Through breath, awareness, and movement, this yoga class invites you to connect with your internal landscape and integrate all that you are exposed to and engaged in at the Convergence. Please bring a yoga mat (or something comparable) if you have one. (Organizers: Please feel free to edit as you see fit).

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Friday September 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grove

2:00pm

Building Courage & Hope Through Embodied Interconnectivity
Based in the The Work that Reconnects by Joanna Macy, this workshop initiates a palpable sensation through ritual and authentic sharing that will support you connecting with all living things on a deeper level. The way we truly walk in reverence of our Earth is through honoring the pain AND the gratitude that we share, building compassion, strength and courage to support in the healing of the planet.

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SG

Shayna Gladstone

Shayna Gladstone is a community leader, transformational facilitator, sustainable farmer and co-founder of Earth Journeys and NuMundo, both organizations promoting personal and planetary transformation. Shayna is trained in Joanna Macy’s “Work that Reconnects”, has a Permaculture... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hops Tipi

2:00pm

Anchor The Dream
Anchoring The New Dream of Earth
Since 2005

ANCHORING THE NEW DREAM OF EARTH is a large group visionary stewardship process that activates us into our bliss and sense of connection with one another and all of life so that we can create new “blueprints” for earth Life.

From this place of harmony and mutual cooperation. People from all walks of life and religious traditions are invited to participate, with the understanding that we are celebrating our Unity in our Diversity, and connecting with the Universal Power and Presence of Love in non-religious yet intrinsically “spiritual” ways that are non-exclusive.

THE PROCESS FOLLOWS PARTICIPANTS’ PASSIONS ABOUT PARTICULAR EARTH-LIFE TOPICS, FOR EXAMPLE:

• How could our children’s education be the most loving, empowering, confidence building, joy inducing experience possible for them?
• Could politicians be World Servers?
• What do you want the environment to be like?
• How do people get well?
• Can all corporations become Earth Stewards, creating with sustainable technologies?
• Can all our technologies to be sustainable?
• What does it look like? What does it feel like?
• How could government be in its highest aspect based on harmony and love?
• How could international relations be at their highest level of harmony and mutual sustainability?
• And more.

The group discovers their passion for topics of earth life that are most alive for them at that present moment of the workshop.

WHAT’S YOUR VISION FOR THE BEST OF THE BEST POSSIBLE FOR LIFE ON EARTH?

Participates learn to retrieve Source Sanctioned Visions for Life on Earth and/or their Organization or Community in this Visionary Stewardship Playshop. Accolades for the experience have come in since its inception in 2005. Pods co-create a visionary theater piece to express this new vision for earth life, with the most fun ever! Dynamic, synergistic Reality Creation at its best.

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Friday September 21, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dock

2:00pm

Wet Solutions for Drought, Climate Change, & Poverty
What we learned in school about hydrological cycles was in many cases oversimplified and its importance, understated. We were never taught how human habitat, infrastructure, design, and habits affect the watershed, micro and macro water cycles, and the global climate. Learn to connect each drop of water you use –and how you use it– at home, to the bigger picture. Topics include greywater, rainwater, stormwater, groundwater recharge, waste management and regenerative water management design.

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Friday September 21, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Yurt

2:00pm

EcoKosm
EcoKosm: practical tools and technologies for personal and community practice towards a world of belonging. This workshop is for people committed to tending the soul of community, the ethics of organizations, and the vibrant interconnectivity of all of life. Let's look at the world through life's eyes and explore how we can align our consciousness, our practice and our understanding of what's valuable with a viable evolutionary pathway through the anthropocene. Expect a playful, experiential blend of mind mapping, embodied practice and truth telling.


Friday September 21, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dock

2:00pm

Bringing permaculture to Neighborhoods with the Resilient Hubs Initiative
How can we bring permaculture into homes and neighborhoods? What are some effective strategies for neighborhood organizing using our permaculture know-how? How can local governmental agencies support permaculture and community resilience?

Learn about the Resilient Hubs Initiative, a collaboration between the NorCal Resilience Network and Daily Acts, is an exciting new model that uses permaculture principles to create create a network of homes, schools and neighborhood centers that are “ready for anything” - better prepared for natural disasters, climate change and other stresses in our community.

The first hour will describe the project and the organizations behind it, supported by a panel of representatives from community farms and homesteads who are part of the pilot project. The second hour will look at specific sites and how this model can be used to transform the site into a model Resilient Hub. The third hour will look at how this project can go viral, from looking at government agencies and other funding sources to getting media attention.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Silber

Susan Silber

Founder, NorCal Resilience Network
Susan has worked as both a community organizer and environmental educator for the past 25 years. She is proud to have introduced thousands of youth to the joys of nature, working with the Green Schools Initiative, Hostelling International, the Peace Corps and other educational programs... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Oasis

2:30pm

Holistic Menstrual Support: Herbs and Nutrition for Vibrant Hormonal Health
Come explore the natural phases of female hormones! In this class we will discuss how to holistically support the menstrual cycle with herbs, foods and mind/body medicine practices. Through understanding our bodies unique needs in each phase of our cycle, we open an intimate dialog with our bodies and gain new insights on our monthly self care practices. Weaving together clinical perspective and deep womb wisdom for nurturing and inspired moon time support!

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Friday September 21, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
MASHH

3:30pm

Celebrate Your Soul: A Musical Journey Through Bhakti
We live in the Kali Yuga: the age of quarrel and hypocrisy. With so much external stimuli and illusory distractions bombarding our everyday surroundings (maya), we often forget to listen to the inner voice that resides within our Being. Through this interactive course, we will examine the seven elements of music through the chakra system so we can become in tune with our Higher Selves. We will dive into the teachings of Bhakti Yoga; discovering our purpose, and hearing the stories and pastimes of Hindu demigods so we can learn to become instruments of the Divine.

Speakers
JA

Jamil Apostol

Jamil is a fresh, new voice dawning in an age of quarrel and hypocristy. His drive as a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-insturmentalist comes from a passion he has for learning and connecting with others through creativity. His modern storytelling groove with a traditional... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grove

3:30pm

Reimagining the Commons: GENNA Alliance
Collaboration is happening! Explore new collaborative potential within our regenerative movement. GENNA Alliance is a growing platform of individuals and organizations for a thriving communities network in North America. Five organizations have partnered to reimagined the Commons for practical application - shared agreements, resources, projects, and technology. Learn how you can engage, explore similar initiatives around the world, and network with fellow participants during this interactive session.

GENNA Alliance initial partners: Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC), VillageLab, NuMundo, NextGENNA

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Tina

Cynthia Tina

founder, GENNA Alliance
Cynthia Tina is a founder of GENNA Alliance, a collaborative platform for individuals and organizations serving the regenerative communities movement within North America. She has visited over one hundred intentional communities and ecovillages across four continents. Since 2015... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
BIO-DOME

3:30pm

Emotional Literacy & Reading Human Landscapes
Are you emotionally intelligent? Do you know what is going on inside yourself and others? Can you ‘read’ human landscapes like you read land systems? The dominant culture has not supported us in being connected with our emotions - indeed, we are often shut down, especially males. Permaculture meant to help us move forward into more sustainable paths, and has People Care as core ethic, and does talk about ‘invisible landscapes,’ but the place from which permaculture was taught and practiced has not always supported the development of emotional awareness of ourselves or others, or the skill of reading human landscapes. A central aspect of permaculture is designing so that needs can be met in healthy, regenerative ways. Human needs and wants, and our ways of trying to get them met, are extremely complex and powerful ecologies, and affect almost all of our permaculture design work. Developing awareness and skill in emotional literacy, and being able to read human needs and patterns in the ‘Zone 00’ of others and ourselves, supports us in being more response-able permaculturalists. This interactive workshop will give powerful insight into human ecologies and help us lift up emotional intelligence, which is much-needed as we transition into the next age of consciousness and we grow a more wholistic understanding of permaculture landscapes & practices.

Speakers
avatar for Jillian Hovey

Jillian Hovey

Executive Director, The Sustainable Living Network
Jillian is an experienced practitioner of regenerative systems, who facilitates transformative learning experiences in permaculture and ecovillage design. Starting in the early 1990s, she has supported people and groups to apply whole systems design in a wide range of settings - at... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hops Tipi

3:30pm

Empowered Birthing Today
How are we bringing the next generation onto this planet? Come to learn pregnancy, birth, and postpartum information to empower your relationship to birth. What you most likely didn't learn in school. Simple tools to make pregnancy, birth, and conception an empowered experience. We will also address helpful questions to ask care providers, and topics to discuss long before your birth.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Hinds

Rachel Hinds

HPP (homeless Prenatal Program in SF)
Rachel has spent years exploring community, communication, and the feminine. Recently, she has been living on the Big Island of Hawaii immersed in the exploration of intimacy in partnership, and in community. Rachel find much learning and inspiration from one of her elders Jack Zimmer... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
MOON TEMPLE

3:30pm

Cultivating Resilience Through Defending the Sacred
More and more, the worlds of radical land defense and tending the wild are converging. As witnessed at Standing Rock, as well as at other long-term land occupations and encampments, the knowledge and skills of the permaculture world are needed for the successful defense of sacred sites. Whether guerilla gardening to provide food for the occupiers, building biosand filters to provide clean water, or installing composting toilets in sub-zero temperatures, permies are needed on the frontlines. This panel discussion will hold a conversation between the cultures of resistance, reskilling, and rewilding, as a means of cultivating greater resilience in these times of the Great Turning.

Speakers
MW

Michael Wellman

Michael Wellman is a doctoral student in the Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Revolving at the intersection of resistance, reskilling, and rewilding, his research encompasses the cultures of radical land defense, tending... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Solar Panel

3:30pm

STEP INTO YOUR POWER and Amplify your Impact in the World.
This workshop is designed as invitation for people step into their power and create a bigger impact in the world. Through conversation, exercises and sharing, participants will connect with what inspires them and how they might use this as fuel to take action. Participants will leave with a self-designed action and community support. The world needs these kinds of people more than ever before and now is the time to activate!

Speakers
JB

Janine Bjornson

Janine Bjornson Coaching
Janine Björnson is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (C.P.C.C.) She works with people to help them transform areas of their life that are not working. With their dreams, values and inner purpose as the guide, Janine helps people see what is in the way of living their most... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Solar Panel

3:30pm

Grain Processing - Learn how to grow and process grains by hand
Staple crops can be an important, fun, and easy part of a regenerative system. This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn about growing and processing different grain crops by hand. There will be a discussion on planting and harvesting, then practice threshing, winnowing, and grinding different grains. There will be wheat, amaranth, and grinding corn to practice on, and you can take seeds home if you want!

Speakers
SB

Shane Brown

Shane has been practicing ancestral arts since he left high school at the age of 15. Since then he has dedicated himself to learning and sharing the skills that it takes to be a human living in deep connection to other living things. This has led him to attend Teaching Drum Outdoor... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ancestral Arts

7:00pm

9:15pm

International Permaculture Slideshow Odyssey
Join international permaculturalist Jillian Hovey on a pictoral odyssey of her work in over 30 countries, from large eco communities, to urban ag, to biological waste treatment systems, and large-scale swales. See Tamera community and other work with Sepp Holzer, Hobbit House builder's home, projects across Europe, arid lands in the Middle East, coastal sites in Africa, the recent IPC in India, and David Holmgren's home and other projects in Australia, Jillian will be will be your guide with stories, knowledge, and humour. Be inspired by seeing people like you, bringing the patterns of permaculture to life in a range of landscapes. Suitable for beginners to advanced.

Speakers
avatar for Jillian Hovey

Jillian Hovey

Executive Director, The Sustainable Living Network
Jillian is an experienced practitioner of regenerative systems, who facilitates transformative learning experiences in permaculture and ecovillage design. Starting in the early 1990s, she has supported people and groups to apply whole systems design in a wide range of settings - at... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 9:15pm - 10:00pm
Yurt
 
Saturday, September 22
 

8:00am

Renew You - Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
A dynamic yoga practice to strengthen the nervous system, detoxify the body and renew your vitality.

Known as the “Yoga of Awareness”. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a dynamic technology which utilizes breath work, mantra, mudras, asana and body locks to repair the nervous system, balance the glandular system, expand lung capacity and purify the blood. Each class will include a kriya (a sequence of exercises designed to create a particular effect), deep relaxation and meditation. The practice will leave you feeling elated, clear and open. All levels welcomed.

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Saturday September 22, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Grove

9:00am

OPENING CIRCLE
Saturday September 22, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Solar Stage

9:00am

DIY Fire Cider
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
MASHH

9:30am

Palletable Cobin Cobversation
We will be having a discussion about how to build a Palletable Cobin as an excellent solution for super low cost, well insulated, durable, beautiful housing.

This workshop will cover an in depth overview of the process of building a hut using pallets, insulated with straw, or plastic and covered in an earthen cob plaster. A super quick, affordable, durable and beautiful housing design. Covered in the workshop will also be an overview of cob building and protecting your cob structures from the elements.



Saturday September 22, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
BIO-DOME

9:30am

9:30am

Diversity of Participants, Diversity of Ideas, Diversity of Solutions from Around the Globe: Come Learn About the International Permaculture Convergences
Come learn how these grassroots global convergences are organized, what the challenges are for host organizations, and contribute your ideas of how to keep them strong and resilient in the future.

Attending the International Permaculture Convergences (IPC) since 2005, Margie Bushman & Wes Roe are founding members of the Friends of the International Permaculture Convergences (FIPC), and the International Permaculture Convergence Council (IPCC). Recently returned from IPC India, they will share their experiences from this exciting event where nearly 1000 people from around the world attended. They will also share the news of the next IPC in Argentina in 2020.
The International Permaculture Convergences are the lifeblood of the global permaculture movement. Started in the early 1980’s when permaculture was still relatively unknown, IPCs are now a bi-annual event hosted by a different permaculture organization in a different country and region of the world each time. We learn in the deepest way what our fellow global citizens and permaculturists are experiencing as societies around the world enter in an era of interconnected challenges. Participants from many parts of the world come ready to share their skills, projects & knowledge. With as many as 70 countries attending there is a diversity of participants, for a diversity of ideas, resulting in a wonderful diversity of solutions.

Come learn how these grassroots global convergences are organized, what the challenges are for host organizations, and how you might participate.


Speakers


Saturday September 22, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Grape Vine

9:30am

Cultivating Zone 0 in the Garden
Health and well being in the garden.

Yes, it’s been proven, getting your hands dirty is good for your emotional health. But what about your physical body? are you using it in ways that will support your overall health? Do you know how to avoid structural injury? Join expert Jeanne Charboneau to learn how to care for your body as you cultivate your garden.

Speakers
JC

Jeanne Charbonneau

Jeanne has many years of experience guiding people of all ages and walks of life to a greater freedom of movement by becoming more aware of posture, movement patterns, strength and balance. She is a "Prevention Specialist", with a passion for helping people learn to prevent and recover... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Grove

9:30am

Beyond dairy--goats in restoration and more
Learn how we use Goats in a small ecovillage for restoration, food, and labor.

Learn how Emerald Earth Sanctuary’s goat herd helps in oak savannah and woodland restoration, while providing dairy, meat, fertilizer, and even work as beasts of burden.

Speakers


Saturday September 22, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Yurt

9:30am

Farming
Saturday September 22, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Solar Stage

9:30am

Primitive Ceramics
We will learn how to process clay sourced from the earth beneath Little Lake Valley, making it usable for medicine, ceramic or building material
Attendees of this workshop will be getting their hands dirty! This will be an introduction to the process of sourcing Wild clay from the Earth, and converting it into a material usable for topical medicine, ceramics, or building material. The class will begin with a discussion of where one might find wild clay, and what tests one can perform to determine various qualities. Following the discussion, participants will use simple tools to crush, sift, and hydrate clay. We will end with muddy skin, and a follow up discussion. Upon request, participants can delve deeper to experiment with making simple vessels, and perform test firings in a pit or wood-fired oven, and, with some luck, take home a wildcrafted vessel.


Speakers
CB

Cyrus Bacon

Cyrus is a homesteader located in Northern California. He aims to minimize his impact on the planet by learning the skills necessary to provide for oneself outside of the context of industry and a monetary economic system. His work includes growing vegetables for his community, tending... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Ancestral Arts

9:30am

Fruitwood Nursery Live Design Demonstration using the Regrarians Platform®
"The Regrarians Platform® bridges the work of Permaculture, Keyline Design, and Holistic Management to determine the priority of different elements of landscape development, their respective permanence and the order in which we design and plan production landscapes and their associated enterprises.

In this presentation this all-star team will introduce the Regrarians Platform® for land planning. The presentation will examine the context from which The Platform was adapted by world renowned farm designer and educator Darren Doherty. The steps of the platform will be introduced and discussed with a focus on the concept of relative permanence in the landscape. We will examine each step through the lens of a live client, Fruitwood Nursery, an established Humboldt food forest and rare fruit nursery. We invite participants to bring their own questions and projects as this is an interactive session.

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Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
OASIS STAGE

9:30am

Understanding Systems of Oppression
Understanding how systems of oppression function and how our social identities relate within these systems can enhance cross cultural communication and ground us in the knowledge needed to change these systems and create better ones.

Cross cultural communication can be enhanced by understanding how Systems of Oppression function. We will explore our social identities as they relate to these systems and see where our privileges and lack of privileges intersect. Cultivating empathy for differing perspectives and tending to trauma release is key to healing longstanding social divisions. When we understand how historical and present day oppressions influence our sense of identity and underlying habits we create the awarenesses needed to re-wild and re-indiginze our selves in connection with our tribal ancestors as steward of the earth.

Speakers
AH

Anna Hope

Anna Hope has lived in giant redwood trees, planted fruit trees with children at their schools all over California, converted diesel buses to run on vegetable oil, made herbal medicine, and organized community events. She is versed in both permaculture principles and diversity awareness... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
Hops Tipi

9:30am

The Urban Healers’ Creative Challenge for Tending and Sharing Healthy Masculinity
Urban Healer's Ceremony for Male Vulnerability is an opportunity for mvn (men+vulnerability) to create deeper bonds of emotional support through the healing power of sharing vulnerability. In this workshop Jewel Love, the Creative Director of Urban Healers, will give each mvn an opportunity to express the parts of himself that are hidden, repressed, and denied, in a supportive way. His goal is to support immediate bonds of brotherhood that help reset the definition of manhood for participants in a more inclusive and nurturing way.

Speakers
JL

Jewel Love

Jewel Love is a multiracial psychotherapist in Oakland, California who specializes in working with Black Executive Men. In addition, he is the founder and creative director of Urban Healers, which initiates the world into male vulnerability through ceremony and ritual. Jewel enjoys... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
SUN TEMPLE

9:30am

Ayurveda the Human Experience on Planet Earth
Our inner & outer landscapes are created by the elements; by listening, communicating and taking action, balance is possible.

Our human form is experiencing very similar imbalances as the earth itself. If we can learn to listen to the elemental symptoms of our bodies, perhaps we can better support the environment around us.
Why reinvent the elemental health wheel, when so many amazing cultures have already figured it out? Let’s back up and look at how we are all brilliantly designed maps, unique in nature, and be willing to listen to ourselves and act accordingly for the sake of balance and shared space.

Speakers


Saturday September 22, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
Dock

11:00am

Resilience and Repairing of the Sacred Water Cycle
An exploration of holistic water practices for communities and villages to explore the reparation of the water cycle

Introduction and exploration of sustainability practices that both repair broken parts of the water cycle, and increase water resilience in communities and villages to be prepared, conscious, and motivated to change the current pattern amidst an unknown future. Systems/Themes to be explored include: Setting up rainwater catchment systems on a micro level and also efforts made in whole villages, the importance of grey water systems, and water filtration systems to eliminate plastic water bottles practices to reduce water consumption. Discussion on the importance of soil health as it pertains to groundwater.

Speakers


Saturday September 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
BIO-DOME

11:00am

FairShare: The People's Permaculture
Interactive discussion that strategizes The People’s use of the permaculture power tool!

Come join Town and City Permaculture as they facilitate another interactive and invigorating workshop. That will implore participants to really delve into the question “What is Permaculture?” and how can the community use it a diverse and dynamic tool for building ecological economies of environmental equality.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Horton

Troy Horton

Town and City Permaculture
Troy Horton of Town and City Permaculture is a permaculture designer focused on urban community organizing, youth education, inter-generational re-connections, FairShare and permaculture diversity.



Saturday September 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grape Vine

11:00am

Autumn Equinox Despacho Ceremony
In this ancient, sacred ceremory, participants will collaborate to create a prayerful nature mandala that honors the Autumn Equinox.

Despachos are an ancient ceremonial tool that are practiced by many South American cultures to release prayers, express gratitude, ask for assistance and promote healing. This particular Despacho Ceremony will utilize the process taught in the Pachakuti Mesa Shamanic Tradition.
After ritualistically “opening” the five directions, participants will use natural and man-made objects to create a beautiful prayer-filled nature mandala. The Despacho is then bundled, used for ritualistic cleaning of the participants and “released” through burning, burying or placed in flowing water.

Speakers
AH

Alaina Hernandez

Alaina Hernandez is a ceremonialist, group facilitator and ritual artist. Alaina brings her experience as a Wilderness Therapy guide, her training in ceremonial arts from the Pachakuti Mesa Shamanic tradition, and her life-long love of visual arts to facilitate group and individual... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grove

11:00am

CircleSong: Copperwoman -- Music is the Medicine
Join Copperwoman in singing songs that nourish feelings of closeness and unity, and assist in raising vibration, creating a fertile ground for prayer and healing. Bask in the Divine Silence that fills the space between songs. Copperwoman "catches" songs that emerge out of the energy and common experiences of our growing beings. They inspire us with wisdom and insights and rise from a place of core connection. Songwords will be provided—the songs are easy to learn and nurture our feelings of being earth family. Music IS the Medicine!

Speakers
CS

Copperwoman Saso

self employed
Copperwoman is a gatherer of voices to sing. Her message is strong and comes through Divine Inspiration. Her music offers a gift—one of unity, love and the uplifting vibration of spirit. She has been gathering people to sing for decades. Copperwoman spins her musical spell around... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
PLACEMAKERS TEAHOUSE

11:00am

Regenerative Technologies Revealed
This panel will explore several innovative technologies from thermal energy production, quantum power cells, bio-refineries, off grid eco-resorts power systems, zero waste systems and waste to energy production, closed loop technology-run aquaponics systems, and much more!

New energy technologies which are pushing the boundaries of physics, chemistry, biology, electrical and mechanical engineering will transform the way that we live so much that the next 20 years will make the industrial revolution pale in comparison. This panel will explore several innovative technologies from thermal energy production, quantum power cells, bio-refineries, off grid eco-resorts power systems, zero waste systems and waste to energy production, closed loop technology-run aquaponics systems, and much more!

This robust panel is facilitated by SymbioNet and Delphi Village’s Chief Technology Officer, Rolland Gregg, who is also the founder of Imagin.com, a clean technology incubator in Seattle, WA.

Speakers
RG

Rolland Gregg

Join us for an interactive discussion and demonstration of multiple regenerative technologies. We will see how alcohol distilled from waste or low cost local sources, can burn clean and provide locally produced and consumed affordable clean fuels. We will learn about how to harvest... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Solar Stage

11:00am

Regenerative Technologies Revealed
Join us for an interactive discussion and demonstration of multiple regenerative technologies. We will see how alcohol distilled from waste or low cost local sources, can burn clean and provide locally produced and consumed affordable clean fuels. We will learn about how to harvest, store and efficiently transform thermal energy into electricity and locomotive power through new high efficiency turbines, motors and generators. The team will share their experience taking Eco-resorts 100% off-grid as well as what can be done to improve your community, country or corporation's energy, water, waste food and shelter systems.

Speakers
RG

Rolland Gregg

Join us for an interactive discussion and demonstration of multiple regenerative technologies. We will see how alcohol distilled from waste or low cost local sources, can burn clean and provide locally produced and consumed affordable clean fuels. We will learn about how to harvest... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Solar Stage

11:30am

12:30pm

Sound Check
Saturday September 22, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm

12:30pm

2:00pm

Restoring Cannabis Therapies for Access and Holistic Healthcare
Restoring Cannabis Therapies for Access and Holistic Healthcare.

In this workshop, Forrest Hurd and Douglas Reil will explore the history of compassion programs, the impacts of legalization, the work with the Bureau of Cannabis Control and legislators to address the needs of vulnerable communities, and possible future models for approaches to bring effective cannabis therapies to all.

Forrest Hurd and Douglas Reil, founding members of the California Compassion Coalition, have been on the front lines working to restore compassionate use and establish compliant pathways for programs serving the most vulnerable communities in California. In this workshop, they will explore the history of compassion programs, the impacts of legalization, the work with the Bureau of Cannabis Control and legislators to address the needs of vulnerable communities, and possible future models for approaches to bring effective cannabis therapies to all.

Key areas we will cover include:

• The Prop 215 era and the foundations of compassionate use
• Prop 64 and the impact of legalization on compassion programs
• Updates on the fight to establish a compliant pathway to serve vulnerable communities
• Future visions for cannabis healthcare that is holistic, community-oriented, and patient-focused

Speakers
DR

Douglas Reil

Budding Compassion Network
Douglas Reil is a Bay Area medical cannabis advocate, local food organizer, and publishing/media consultant specializing in sustainability, cannabis, and regenerative culture. He is the Program Director of the East Bay Canna Compassion Program which provides free cannabis medicine... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BIO-DOME

2:00pm

The Bio-Cultural Corridor, Everything We Need It To Be.
Designing a complex evolutionary back to the land movement.
The bio-cultural corridor is a collaborative design template for a comprehensive and complex land based social movement that propels us well beyond the inadequacies of surface level paradigm modification. The bio-cultural corridor provides context and structure so that we can more vigorously face the current challenges as well as design cultures worthy of our emergent level of consciousness.

Speakers
avatar for Alexa Bernard

Alexa Bernard

Alexa bring a background of consciousness studies, social justice and permaculture into synergistic new work to expand and scale up the arena of social permaculture. Her foundational premise is the need for a whole systems design for culture. Inherent in this premise is the need for... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grape Vine

2:00pm

2:00pm

Transition to Permaculture: Scaling Up for Community Resilience

Learn how to effectively apply Permaculture ethics, strategies, and principles to build a thriving movement for community resilience right where you live.

The international Transition Towns Movement was founded in 2005 by UK-based Permaculture teacher Rob Hopkins in order to engage entire communities in implementing Permaculture solutions for a more resilient future. Since that time, the Transition Movement has spread to over 1,200 communities in 50 countries, including 163 official Transition Initiatives located throughout the US. These initiatives have been successfully revitalizing local food systems, strengthening local economies, reducing dependence on fossil fuels, and reweaving the torn fabric of community for more than a decade now. Come learn from Transition US Co-Director and certified Permaculture Designer, Don Hall, about how to effectively apply Permaculture ethics, strategies, and principles to build a thriving movement for community resilience right where you live.

Speakers
DH

Don Hall

Transition US
Don Hall has had the good fortune to participate in the international Transition Towns Movement in a variety of capacities over the past decade. Initially serving for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, he went on to found and direct Transition... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Yurt

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

Ayahuasca Integration: Inhabiting The Ceremony of Life
This workshop offers tools, practices and perspectives for integrating the potent work with Ayahuasca into your daily life.

Ayahuasca work is a potent catalyst for transformation, bringing direct experiences of truth, transcendence and healing. In the aftermath of such a powerful journey, many people find it challenging to integrate their experience. Whether it is through psychic opening, personal healing & empowerment, shadow work, or a renewed sense of connection to the unified web of life, integration is the process of anchoring these experiences into our daily life, so we can move forward into the world with a deeper sense of wholeness. In this workshop we will work with perspectives and tools for deepening in healthy relationship to ourselves and the world around us, including the realm of Spirit. We will also discuss themes of responsible relationship and cultural appropriation as they pertain to Ayahuasca work.

Speakers
MS

Marni Samuels

For over a decade, Marni has been studying and practicing the teachings of various healing and wisdom traditions. The original foundations of her healing journey were laid in traditional yoga and meditation, Advaitya Vedanta (non-duality) and Tantra, and later expanded to the counseling... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dock

2:00pm

Ranching
Saturday September 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Solar Stage

2:00pm

Empowerment & Earth Connection for Modern Witches
Empowerment & Earth Connection for Modern Witches is about building resiliency through understanding of self. Utilizing plant medicine, magick, and non-violent communication herbalist Julie Benefico will lead an interactive workshop to help folks gain insight into stories, projections, and stuck energy that may be blocking us from personal and collective prosperity. When people can gain awareness of these aspects of self they can shed unhealthy tendencies and work toward holistic healing. In order to heal the world humans must first do the self work. This class is a beautiful opportunity to tune into the shadow & transform old patterns into your deepest desires! Julie will share self care practices, a fall equinox releasing ritual, plant allies for empowerment, and group process work.

Speakers
JB

Julie Benefico

MASHH
Julie is a Certified Clinical Herbalist & with an undying passion to help others uncover the mysteries of their soul and heal naturally. She has a handcrafted herbal skincare & aromatherapy line for self-care, intention setting, and nourishment Called Opal Elements Cosmic Apothecary... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
MASHH

2:00pm

Designing the Regenerative Economy

Next Economy design principles and strategies for vocation and regenerative enterprise design

In this session, we’ll collectively explore the possibility of how we can redesign the economy to create regenerative outcomes of security, prosperity and a stable climate rather than outcomes of exploitation and inequity. By gaining an understanding of the design constraints of the business as usual economy we will chart a pathway of transformation, using permaculture design principles, methods and ethics, to an economy that works or the benefit of all life. Through small exercises, group discussion and case studies we will explore how to design enterprises and organizations that provide needed goods and services in ways that enhance and restore environmental and social prosperity.

Speakers
EA

Erin Axelrod

LIFT Economy
Erin Axelrod is a partner and worker-owner at LIFT Economy, specializing in accelerating the spread of climate-beneficial and land-based businesses in the Next Economy. She does this through a range of initiatives including client work, a regenerative agriculture investor network... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
OASIS STAGE

2:00pm

Love in Action: Ecology of Leadership
Join this interactive workshop with Co-Directors of the Ecology of Leadership to explore how we can root our efforts, actions, and leadership – in our own lives and on behalf of all life – in the power of love, in beauty, and in grace.

With many of our hearts stretched and breaking in these turbulent times, what is the most potent inner source for our leadership? How do we find, cultivate, and lead from that source, while composting the old stories, patterns, and structures that don’t support and serve life – within us and around us? What kind of leadership arises in deep contact with the living earth and in communion with a circle of trusted allies that help us to do our most important – and often vulnerable – inner work? And how can we root our efforts and actions – in our own lives and on behalf of all life – in the power of love, in beauty, and in grace? Join Ecology of Leadership Co-Directors, Christopher Kuntzsch and Katia Sol, for this engaging and participatory workshop that will give you an opportunity to reflect on your own path and leadership journey and connect with others asking similar questions.

Speakers
CK

Christopher Kuntzsch

The Ecology of Leadership
Christopher is a leadership and life coach, facilitator, workshop leader, and Founding Co-Director of Ecology of Leadership Programs. Along with decades of deep nature connection and ceremonial work, he also served as a biologist on dozens of wildlife conservation projects over 20... Read More →
avatar for Katia Sol

Katia Sol

The Ecology of Leadership
Katia Sol, Ph.D. is passionate about helping individuals cultivate the personal shifts that in turn enable them to transform their lives, their communities, and the world. Katia has spent the last 20 years facilitating educational, international development, and leadership programs... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Hops Tipi

2:00pm

Our Intimate Nature
Will Love and Intimacy enrich our designs?

We’re going to have beautiful and literally delicious meditations that range from heart opening to sensual and soul expanding. There will be dance, connection, embodiment, amazing energy, breath work, community, fun, tenderness, nurturing, vulnerability, bliss, conscious touch and sacredness. A full range of all the beauty our human experience has to offer.

Speakers
DP

Deva Presence

Déva Presence is a conscious lyricist, author and guide. He has been leading people for over a decade in retreats and workshops on many topics including relationships, permaculture, yoga, spirituality and conscious sexuality. None of it compares to his real life experience of becoming... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Grove

3:30pm

Drawing Basics for Permaculture Plans
A hands-on workshop using simple drawing and design techniques to enhance your Permaculture Design Plans.

Workshop participants will apply permaculture principles towards developing drawing skills to improve conceptual and physical aspects of their design plans. Focus will be on the principles, “Observe and Interact”, Design from Patterns to Details” and “Integrate rather than Segregate” to explore methods of gathering, organizing and expressing design concepts from your brain to the paper. Everyone from complete beginners to experienced artists and designers is welcome. An interest in the natural world and visual expression is encouraged.

Speakers
BB

Bonnie Borucki

BCB Design
Bonnie Borucki is an artist, gardener and educator. She received her Permaculture Design Certificate at Merritt College, where she had an emphasis in landscape design, freehand and botanical drawing. She is a founding member of the non-profit, We Bee Gardeners and the garden coordinator... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
BIO-DOME

3:30pm

Disaster Collectivism: Stories of Empowered Community Action
Through stories, guests and shared dialog, we will explore how we can collectively create a people-powered mutual aid response to climate and other disasters.

2017 was a record year for weather and climate disasters in the United States and we must now ask if this is a “new normal”, and what can be done to avert or prepare for the disasters to come. We must also look at how communities themselves can create networks of mutual aid and resilience away from relying on and complying with government, military and mega NGO dominance during disasters.

This strategy session will begin with 3 case studies from hurricane Sandy in NYC, the Tubbs Fire in Northern CA, and hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico along with guest speakers who have done on-the-ground work during these disasters. We will then move into a structured group discussion where participants will be asked to share their own stories and knowledge of community response and preparation to these kinds of crises.

Additionally, we will look at the notion of disaster capitalism, and using moments of crisis as opportunities to disrupt the dominant economic and institutional systems in a way that empowers frontline communities, as opposed to corporations looking to profit off of clean-up and rebuilding efforts.

Tom Llewellyn is the Strategic Partnerships Director at Shareable.net, and a lifelong sharer, commoner, and story teller. He’s an active consultant to community, municipal, and international initiatives, coordinates several annual global sharing campaigns, speaks internationally about real, equitable sharing, and is the co-editor of 2 books, “How to: Share, Save Money & Have Fun” (2016) and “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons” (2018). Lately he has been busy producing a podcast series on the topic of Disaster Collectivism.
Mara Ventura is currently the Director of North Bay Jobs with Justice, a coalition of more than 20 local labor and community organizations dedicated to building power for workers across the North Bay. Before her time with North Bay Jobs with Justice, Mara was a labor union organizer for 6 years, supporting workers in various industries including homecare, healthcare, security and janitorial services. Before that, Mara spent 5 years organizing students in post-secondary education to fight for student parent childcare, veterans support, student loan reform, and for immigrant rights across all fronts. In her two years with North Bay Jobs with Justice she’s helped 500 waste workers win a union contract and raise environmental standards, and is working with a coalition to pass Zero Waste Ordinances city to city across Sonoma County. She’s also launched a Workplace Raid Defense program, and partnered with two community organizations to create a fire relief fund for undocumented immigrants called UndocuFund. You can reach Mara at NorthBayJobsWithJustice.org, on facebook, or at northbayjwj@gmail.com.
Lily Mazzarella, MS, CNS, is a clinical herbalist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, educator, writer and wellness consultant. She is the owner of the apothecary and integrative clinic Farmacopia in Santa Rosa, CA. In over a decade of clinical practice, she has helped her client base and her community find natural solutions to overwhelming and “non-diagnosable” health problems. Since 2006, she has been on faculty at the California School of Herbal Studies. Lily also served as an herbal consultant for doctors at Sonoma County Indian Health Services from 2006-2010, and has been an Expert Advisor to The Ceres Community Project since its inception in 2007.
Lily believes that our physical, mental and spiritual health is woven together with the health of our varied communities, and our planet. When the disastrous fires of October 2017 hit Sonoma County, Lily utilized the infrastructure of her business to organize dozens of volunteers and allocate thousands of dollars in resources and donations to provide easily accessed holistic care to fire-affected individuals. Since then, she continues to partner with other healthcare providers and community leaders to make on-going post-fire care available to under resourced communities. She is a strong believer that plants as food and medicine make us more resilient, happier and healthier.
Susan Juniper Park is grateful to be living on beautiful Chochenyo Ohlone ancestral lands (aka Oakland, CA). Originally from the Gyeongsang-Do providence of South Korea (where folks are known to be extra spicy) and long rooted in the East Bay, she is a radical activist who works at the intersection of social and ecological justice, practices anti-colonial solidarity, and facilitates group dialog. She is also a garden-based ecological educator for Elementary School students and devoted to rekindling ancestral Earth skills. Perhaps most dear to her heart, following a 20-year trajectory in healing and spiritual work, she is currently cultivating a justice-based, psycho-spiritual healing practice that honors the connection between individual struggles with systemic oppression, intergenerational trauma and displacement from ancestral lands.She is also a community organizer with the NorCal Resilience Network, an organization that is strengthening the connections between grassroots groups focused on community-based ecological solutions. NorCal Resilience Network is a partner organization to the 2018 Permaculture Convergence.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Juniper Park

Susan Juniper Park

none at the moment
coming soon...



Saturday September 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Solar Stage

3:30pm

Healing Ancestral Trauma
Connect with the knowledge of your body, which connects you with Mother Earth and your Ancestors.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe (Lakota) stated that

” The effort to protect Mother Earth is all of humanity’s responsibility, not just aboriginal people. Every human being has Ancestors in their lineage that understood their umbilical cord to the Earth and to always protect and thank Her. Therefore, all humanity has to re-connect to the Indigenous Roots of their lineage – to heal their connection and responsibility to Mother Earth.”

Our Ancestors reside within all of us through our DNA, and we are being influenced by this in our daily lived experience through the web of life and their consciousness. Our Ancestors had their programming, patterns, beliefs, attitudes, and this created karmic imprinting for us.

They play a huge role in our circumstances in our present lived experience, even if we are unaware of this. Their traumas affect us, through their karmic imprinting. If this imprinting is negative and it’s not resolved, it will continue to get passed down through our lineage.

We need to heal the memories from our bones & blood, where we store all our memories & hidden codes that connect us with Mother Earth.

Speakers


Saturday September 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Dock

3:30pm

Dynamic Farm Organization
Presenting an organizational model utilizing dynamic self governance coupled with dynamic equity splits to creat a fair and legal framework for collaborative business.

The Dynamic Farm Organization workshop is a presentation of the Passiflora Model, an organizational framework for creating fair share collaborative enterprise. The model blends Dynamic Self Governance (sociocracy) along with Dynamic Equity (Slicing Pie) into an LLC corporate structure specifically built for regenerative community farms. This is CSA 2.0, a manner by which community investment of all types can be legally appropriated to a collectively stewarded Farm business. The truly dynamic nature of this model allow for a tremendous amount of flexibility as it applies itself to various iterations and contexts.

Speakers
avatar for erik hjermstad

erik hjermstad

Blue Sky Center / Blue Sky Farms
Erik Hjermstad is a permaculture practitioner dedicated to creating collaborative organizational models for empowering community based businesses and farms.



Saturday September 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grape Vine

3:30pm

Men's Ecological Grief Circle
Men coming together to honor and express our complex grief and emotion as we witness ecological destruction and work towards regeneration.

This men’s circle is a safe space to honor and express the complex web of grief and other emotions that come up as we do the work of building regenerative systems. The ecological crisis calls us to listen to our hearts and hold space for our emotions as we witness Mother Earth’s pain and work towards solutions. Together we can hold space, witness, empower, and inspire one another.

Speakers
OM

Ojan Mobedshahi

Happy Planet Landscaping
Ojan is a second generation Iranian American born and raised in the Bay Area. Working as both a landscape designer and a finance director for a real estate cooperative, Ojan sees social and environmental justice as integrally linked and interdependent. Learning from his own process... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
SUN TEMPLE

3:30pm

Time-Based Currency 101 for Resilient Communities
Intro to time-based currency, alternative agreements of exchange, and how-to develop your own community currency and/or time-bank for strong local, regional and global trade networks based on mutual aid and reciprocity.

Redefining ‘value’ as we move from an economic system based on usury, scarcity and debt, into a paradigm of exchange systems based on mutual aid, reciprocity and respect. Understanding the difference between ‘money’ and ‘currency’. Introduction to time-based currencies & time-banking for local communities, regional networks, or international trade. Learn how to start & grow your own community currency and/or time bank with online directory!

Speakers
avatar for Alais Clay

Alais Clay

Alais Clay
Alais Clay is a passionate musician, activist and community igniter spreading a message of awareness, hope and evolution through personal work and positive, collective action. Alais is the founder of StarTribe Alliance, an organization dedicated to growing the global eco-village and... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Yurt

3:30pm

Nervous System + Womb Health
Speakers
MC

Marissa Correia

Marissa (she/her) is a holistic womb wellness guide and educator. Her path began with birth work, training as a doula and then going on to study traditional Midwifery with Whapio of The Matrona. After attending births as a doula for a couple of years, and doing a brief but intensive... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
MOON TEMPLE

3:30pm

Psychadelics-Assisted Therapy
Speakers
avatar for Tayla Ealom

Tayla Ealom

tayla ealom is a bodyworker, writer, medicine maker, and embodiment counselor that works to weave the together the worlds of somatic psychology, women's spirituality, ecofeminism, earth based wisdom, and social justice in order to be of service to the larger earth community. Currently... Read More →
MW

Michael Wellman

Michael Wellman is a doctoral student in the Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Revolving at the intersection of resistance, reskilling, and rewilding, his research encompasses the cultures of radical land defense, tending... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
PLACEMAKERS TEAHOUSE

3:30pm

Tending the Forest for Fire Prevention and Watershed Regeneration

We will explore case studies of placemaking work we are doing with marginalized communities.

City Repair has over 20 years of experience with grassroots, community-initiated placemaking in Portland, Oregon. Our model for building place-based empowerment is inspiring communities across the nation and even globally from countries like Canada, the UK and even Australia. Here in Oregon, however, our biggest learning edge is integrating a social justice lens to ensure that the people and the places that we are working with provide benefit to some of the most vulnerable groups in our community. For us it has meant working with People of Color in one of the most ethnically Caucasian cities and also with folks experiencing houselessness. We will share stories of placemaking with these communities and how they contribute to what we are calling Place Justice.

Speakers
BP

blair phillips

Blair Phillips, the founder of Abuela Gardens (2013), and Common Vision (1999) Has a BA in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Agroecology and education (2006). Blair is a certified permaculture designer and teacher who has studied with the best(2007). Teachers like Dr. Elaine... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ancestral Arts

4:30pm

Healthy Masculinity to Dismantle Patriarchy
Speakers
VR

Vanessa Raditz

Queer Ecojustice Project
Vanessa is a queer farmer, environmental educator, and culture-shifter dedicated to transformative project that support community healing, opens access to land and resources, and fosters a thriving local culture and economy based on human and ecological resilience. Vanessa holds a... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
SUN TEMPLE

4:30pm

5:00pm

The Weaver Network - Happy Hour Networking & Gathering
This workshop will introduce how people around the world are using permaculture to respond to disasters, such as hurricanes, fires, and other unexpected catastrophes. It will explore the importance of social capital and knowing who are neighbors are, both for when disaster strikes and the good times in between. It will end with a fun "speed dating" where everyone will get to know the others in the room and build tighter bonds.

Speakers
SG

Susana Guimarães

Reflorestar Portugal


Saturday September 22, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
OASIS STAGE

5:30pm

Peace Day Panel
Saturday September 22, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Solar Stage

5:30pm

6:00pm

6:45pm

Evening Ceremony
Saturday September 22, 2018 6:45pm - 7:00pm
Solar Stage

7:00pm

Hazel (Tom Ward) KEYNOTE
Hazel lives in a little Buckbrush cabin in Little Wolf Gulch, just below Little Bear Butte and just above the Little Applegate River and is having just a little bit of fun but does not brag about it. And this is the modest little story of her life.

Speakers


Saturday September 22, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Solar Stage

8:00pm

After the Fires: The power of community in disaster response, recovery and rebuilding
In an era of climate disruption and devastating weather events, the 2017 Northern California wildfires were the costliest and most deadly in state history. Northern California is also home to a strong, vibrant grassroots movement and network that immediately jumped into action to protect people and place and begin organizing for the long recovery ahead. A range of grassroots leaders will share success stories and challenges including:
·      A local indigenous perspective on these fires
·      Creating a coalition to galvanize community voice and place equity at the center of recovery
·      Launching a decentralized and community-powered emergency response system
·      Creating a grassroots justice and resilience fund to raise and distribute funds
·      Mobilizing across government, business and community for watershed protection
·      Addressing the mental health challenges that come with crisis
·      Re-landscaping the rebuild with a permaculture lens and community-powered approach

Speakers
AD

Alegria De La Cruz

Chief Deputy Counsel for Sonoma County
Alegría is responsible for Intergovernmental Tribal matters, cannabis policy development & regulation, Housing and Community Development, and general Infrastructure matters, by serving and advising Sonoma County’s Board of Supervisors, Community Development Commission, and other... Read More →
avatar for Kerry Fuget

Kerry Fuget

Manager of Leadership Institute and Resilient Hubs Program at Daily Acts and member of the Sonoma county Climate Action Advisory Committee
Kerry’s search for awareness of inner purpose and alignment of passion with her outer journey to take action has led to a rich layering of leadership experiences, and a deep desire to help others ignite and actualize their passions to unleash their full potential. From leading international... Read More →
avatar for Chris Grabill

Chris Grabill

Board of Directors at Sonoma County Conservation Action and Santa Rosa Board of Public Utilities
Born and raised in Santa Rosa, Chris grew up volunteering with the Madrone Audubon Society and the Bird Rescue Center. Worked in field ornithology labs as a teenager. Studied Urban Planning and International Policy at UC Berkeley. Has worked in Latin America and elsewhere on humanitarian... Read More →
TH

Trathen Heckman

Executive Director at Daily Acts and Board member of Transition U.S. and California Water Efficiency Partnership
Trathen Heckman is the founder and Director of Daily Acts Organization. He serves on the Board of Transition U.S. and the California Water Efficiency Partnership and is an Advisory Board member of the Norcal Community Resilience Network. Trathen helps people and groups reclaim the... Read More →
AL

Ana Lugo

co-founder of Soco Rises and Director of Communications for Community Action Partnership
Ana Lugo has called Santa Rosa home for the last 17 years and has devoted her time to making our community better through her participation in various community projects. Ana is passionate about bringing people together and inspiring them to take action to ensure that the most vulnerable... Read More →
EW

Edward Willie

Pomo tribe, permaculturist and fire ecologist



Saturday September 22, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Solar Stage

9:00pm

Las Bicicletas
Saturday September 22, 2018 9:00pm - 9:45pm
OASIS STAGE

9:00pm

9:15pm

Human
Saturday September 22, 2018 9:15pm - 9:45pm
Solar Stage

9:15pm

Pollinating the Permaculture Paradigm: Blooming Biodiversity's Global Permaculture Journey
Bloom and Anahata have travelled globally with their organization, the Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture network, living at and visiting a rich diversity of Eco-villages, intentional communities, indigenous farms, and Permaculture projects.

Bloom and Anahata have travelled globally with their organization, the Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture network, living at and visiting a rich diversity of Eco-villages, intentional communities, indigenous farms, and Permaculture projects. Through their slideshow presentation, you will have the opportunity to dive into their journey and experience vibrant photos and videos of the Permaculture gems they have been to. They will share best practices, innovative inventions, inspiring models, and paradigm shifting lessons they have learned from the multitudes of positive impact centers, followed by an open solutionary discussion counsel and action plans.

Speakers


Saturday September 22, 2018 9:15pm - Sunday September 23, 2018 12:00am
Yurt

9:45pm

Artists in Action
Saturday September 22, 2018 9:45pm - Sunday September 23, 2018 12:00am
Solar Stage

9:45pm

Dj Dragonfly
Saturday September 22, 2018 9:45pm - Sunday September 23, 2018 12:00am
OASIS STAGE
 
Sunday, September 23
 

8:00am

Mysty Moon (Womb Yoga)
Speakers
MM

Mysty Moon

MystyMoon Wellness for Women
MystyMoon is a certified holistic health practitioner, health coach trained by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, yoga instructor, massage therapist, and a certified Sacred Woman practitioner trained by master holistic healer Queen Afua. Mysty is passionate about working exclusively... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
MOON TEMPLE

8:00am

Fundamentals of Yoga Asana
Yoga is a practice that was traditionally taught one-on-one, yet today we find close to 20 people in a typical one-hour class. How can you expect to make gains in your practice with such little attention given to each individual? In this workshop we'll discuss and practice the fundamental techniques and tools necessary for continuing growth in your yoga practice. We'll work on alignment, breathing, flow, and more to help you advance in each pose, in each class, and in your overall practice, whether at home, or in a studio. Come with a mat, flexible clothes, and an open mind!

Speakers
avatar for Adam Vaughn

Adam Vaughn

Yoga/Mindfulness Teacher, Adam Vaughn
Adam Vaughn is a yoga teacher and Ayurvedic counselor who grew up in the midwest. He graduated with a degree in environmental science in NW Ohio, moved to Chicago to finish a 200hr yoga teacher training, then continued on to take a 500hr training in India. He's studied Ayurveda on... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Grove

8:00am

8:30am

9:30am

Water Harvesting Design Principles
Come learn about the basic design principles and best practices of different water harvesting techniques – rainwater collection, greywater harvesting, earthworks systems, & composting toilets.

Holistic watershed management is the critical guiding principle to any ecological design. Come learn the basics of water harvesting on a residential or land project scale – we will discuss how-to calculate rainwater flow and tank size; how-to integrate rainwater systems into your design; how-to passively collect rainwater in different earthworks systems; how-to best harvest greywater from your bathroom or laundry; how-to design compost toilets; and more!

Speakers
avatar for Brennan Blazer Bird

Brennan Blazer Bird

SolutionCraft
Brennan Blazer Bird is an ecological educator, natural builder, appropriate techie, & water harvester who has led a diverse array of artistic and ecological projects around the world. He is the founder of the Peace On Earthbench Movement (POEM), an international movement that inspires... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Dock

9:30am

International Permaculture Relationships - Delcolonizing the Western Mind, reflections and interactive discussion about IPC India 2017
Westerners and non Westerners think and behave differently about many things, who can we become more aware when relating to others of a different culture? Reflections from IPC India 2017.

What is a colonial mindset? What sorts of things happen when we think from a colonial perspective? Permaculturists working in international settings come with the best of intentions. What are the blind spots that need to be addressed? What does it mean to be a white ally? Interactive dialogue facilitated by the Permaculture Design Coordinator of the site of IPC India 2017.

Speakers
RC

Raya Cole

Raya Cole is dedicated to wholistic, integrated permaculture design, social justice, and mentoring students. She is a student and teacher of traditional ways, as well as newer regenerative methods. Raya is the coordinator and co-teacher of the Living Ecology internship program, which... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Grape Vine

9:30am

Go Underground: Grow Mushrooms
Understanding the ecology of mushrooms and how to integrate desired mushrooms into gardens.

Anyone can grow mushrooms for food or for a local market. Learn to grow mushrooms as a food to enhance health, recycle organic materials on site and as a cash crop. This workshop will present several choices of mushrooms that are suited to these uses, including Hen of the Woods, King Stropharia, Oyster Mushroom, Turkey Tail Mushroom and Shitake Mushroom. We will discuss several methods for growing these using local organic waste products.

Speakers


Sunday September 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
BIO-DOME

9:30am

Sacred Anatomy Chi Gung and Plant Sensing
We will tune into our larger energy structure then tune into the plant world to glean their wisdom

Each morning we will focus in on inhabiting our larger energetic structure- our “Sacred Anatomy.”
As we deepen our presence through the understanding of our larger energy structure, we will expand our capacity to sense the energies of plants.
Communication with plants will happen through a process of self inquiry that will then extend to the plant/ person relationship. We will sense plants individually, then as a group, sharing our discoveries. Bring your curiosity and come ready to dive deep!

Speakers
JM

Jeannie Mckenzie

Joy
Jeannie Mckenzie is a barefoot shiatsu teacher and practitioner, biodynamic cranial sacral practitioner, musician, a mime, and a music teacher. She has practiced yoga since 1972 and chi gung since 1990. In 2005 she established PineHeaven farm in the hills of Oakland. All of these... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Grove

9:30am

Land as Commons
Why It Matters

One of the main reasons our current economic system doesn’t work for everyone is because the revenue flow from the commons has been privatized. This privatization is one of the root causes of economic recessions, wealth inequality, ecological destruction, as well as social and cultural decline.

All of nature is community wealth, including—and especially—land. As communities become more attractive to live in, land becomes increasingly scarce and more expensive to live on. But since the value of land is created by the community, it therefore belongs to the community. Land has to be owned in common, and whenever people use land for themselves, they need to reimburse their local community for their exclusive use of it.

Speakers
MA

Martin Adams

MARTIN ADAMS is a systems thinker and author. As a child, it pained him to see most people struggling while a few were living in opulence. This inspired in him a lifelong quest to co-create a fair and sustainable world in collaboration with others. As a graduate of a business school... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Yurt

9:30am

How is Blockchain Driving Regenerative Solutions?
Join a vibrant discussion about how blockchain technologies are empowering whole systems economy, governance and more.

What is blockchain? Is it a key driver for rapid, scaled change? Why? What can we learn from luminaries in the space about how to better structure and engage regenerative community, culture, economy and governance? Where is it going?



Sunday September 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Solar Stage

9:30am

Council: What is the Feminine
This workshop will be more of a group sharing on the topic of the Feminine. Through personal narratives, sharing from our hearts, and listening deeply we will explore both the non-hierarchical format of the council practice, and the question "what IS the feminine". What can we discover when we sit in a circle, and trust it's wisdom? How can we bring this formate to different parts of our lives?

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Hinds

Rachel Hinds

HPP (homeless Prenatal Program in SF)
Rachel has spent years exploring community, communication, and the feminine. Recently, she has been living on the Big Island of Hawaii immersed in the exploration of intimacy in partnership, and in community. Rachel find much learning and inspiration from one of her elders Jack Zimmer... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
MOON TEMPLE

9:30am

9:30am

Social Forestry
It is all about relationships.

Social Forestry is about local communities working together to enhance and restore Oak Pine savannas, riparian corridors, brush lands, community woodlands and fire resistant old growth forests.
Our work in Ecotopia (or is it Cascadia?) of re-indigenation, de-colonization and re-wilding takes place on our forested landscapes. We are all relations of the trees, the tall standing people. Our attitude needs be of gratitude.

Speakers


Sunday September 23, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
Hops Tipi

9:30am

Fiber Processing - Learn how to take plant and animal fibers from seed or animal to finished cloth
Fiber systems are an often-forgotten, but essential part of wholistic systems of living. This is a hands-on workshop about growing and processing plant and animal fibers, from seed or animal to finished cloth. There will be wool, nettle, and flax that you will have the opportunity to practice processing, spinning, and weaving on simple looms. Bring a spindle if you have one!

Speakers
SB

Shane Brown

Shane has been practicing ancestral arts since he left high school at the age of 15. Since then he has dedicated himself to learning and sharing the skills that it takes to be a human living in deep connection to other living things. This has led him to attend Teaching Drum Outdoor... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
Ancestral Arts

9:30am

The New Masculine
Speakers
JT

John Taylor

JETaylor Coaching


Sunday September 23, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
SUN TEMPLE

11:00am

Intentional Communities: The Unfolding Story
A panel discussion on the intentional communities movement – past, present, and future.

Join us for a panel discussion on the future of the intentional communities movement. Where have we been, what is happening now, and how do we imagine the role of intentional communities into the future? Learn from community founders and network leaders. Bring your questions to this exploratory conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Tina

Cynthia Tina

founder, GENNA Alliance
Cynthia Tina is a founder of GENNA Alliance, a collaborative platform for individuals and organizations serving the regenerative communities movement within North America. She has visited over one hundred intentional communities and ecovillages across four continents. Since 2015... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Solar Stage

11:00am

Emergency Preparedness = Community Resilience
Is your community ready for anything? Join this workshop to explore the dynamic intersection between transition, permaculture, and emergency preparedness. Let’s get resilient!

How resilient is your community? How ready are you for the natural and man-made disasters and disruptions that inevitably accompany climate change? Did you know that our work in permaculture, homesteading, and building resilient community is also disaster preparedness work? Join this vibrant discussion about these overlapping fields, and explore ways of leveraging ‘crisis consciousness’ to enhance your efforts to build truly resilient community. Learn how to assemble your own “go bag,” receive great practical resilience and emergency-prep tips that could save lives, and share your wisdom and experience in this interactive workshop, hosted by experienced certified First Responders Nils Palsson of Transition US and Lesley Moore of Transition Berkeley.

Speakers
avatar for Nils Palsson

Nils Palsson

Transition US
Nils Palsson serves as Communications Director for the national nonprofit Transition US. A peaceful revolutionary and two-time candidate for US Congress, Nils has worked since 2010 on building local resilience as a community organizer with Transition Lake County. He recently earned... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grape Vine

11:00am

Who's missing at the table? Creating a more inclusive Resiliency Movement
Through presentation and group discussion, we will come up with strategies to insure fair inclusion and representation of marginalized voices in ecologically-regenerative movements.

While we all want to transition to a post-carbon future in a way that restores a balanced relationship with the Earth, we often forget that some groups of people have more access to the tools and resources required to get in on this next paradigm. This is plainly obvious to anyone who has been in these types of communities and spaces, and has taken a good look around at the faces in the room. When we talk about designing a more resilient future with bio-diversity in mind, we must not forget the diversity in our human societies. This includes not just race/ethnicity, but class, bodily ability and all variety of gender expression.

Following the Decolonizing Permaculture workshops at the Convergence from the past few years, please join the same presenter as we take a deeper dive into the WHY and HOW to create a more justice-based, equitable and inclusive Resiliency Movement.

POC, Queer, Trans and differently-abled folks especially invited to join in this conversation. Everyone welcomed!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Juniper Park

Susan Juniper Park

none at the moment
coming soon...



Sunday September 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dock

11:00am

Queer Ecology 101: The Biological Exuberance of Living Beings
Join us for an introductory conversation on Queer Ecologies and Ecojustice: Open to ALL, please bring your questions.

As people whose lives embody change and transformation, the LGBTQ+ community has necessary contributions to lend to this global struggle to protect and regenerate land, water, food, and biocultural diversity. Join us for this introductory conversation to ask questions about the different identities and experiences in the LGBTQ+ community, explore the gender and sexual diversity of the natural world, and uncover the common roots underlying the harms to the planet and the ongoing violences to the queer and trans community. Open to all, please bring questions.

Speakers
VR

Vanessa Raditz

Queer Ecojustice Project
Vanessa is a queer farmer, environmental educator, and culture-shifter dedicated to transformative project that support community healing, opens access to land and resources, and fosters a thriving local culture and economy based on human and ecological resilience. Vanessa holds a... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Yurt

11:00am

Intro to Dragon Dreaming: A Tool for Collaborative Project Design
Dragon Dreaming is a systemic design process, a philsosophy and a methodogical framweork, for the realisation of collaborative and sustainable projects, organisations and platforms, built upon three principles:

personal growth – commitment to your own healing and empowerment
community building – strengthening the communities of which you are a part
service to the Earth – enhancing the wellbeing and flourishing of all life
Our activities are build upon a culture of a triple win-win-win. A win for ourselves personally, for the communities we live in and for the Earth as a whole. With applying principles of Dragon Dreaming we are able not only to develop new skills. We also may discover new sides to ourselves and deepen our relationship with life. At the same time Dragon Dreaming helps strengthening community, building and sustain teams based on trust and cooperation, in which communication and appreciation are especially valued. Dragon Dreaming facilitates diversity, creativity and vitality, not only for ourselves and the team but rather for the whole world. Dragon Dreamings helps creating more sustainabile projects.

Dragon Dreaming offers simple and playful methods for visionary processes, planning, implementation and evaluation

Speakers

Sunday September 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
PLACEMAKERS TEAHOUSE

11:00am

Council: What is the Feminine
This workshop will be more of a group sharing on the topic of the Feminine. Through personal narratives, sharing from our hearts, and listening deeply we will explore both the non-hierarchical format of the council practice, and the question "what IS the feminine". What can we discover when we sit in a circle, and trust it's wisdom? How can we bring this formate to different parts of our lives?

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Hinds

Rachel Hinds

HPP (homeless Prenatal Program in SF)
Rachel has spent years exploring community, communication, and the feminine. Recently, she has been living on the Big Island of Hawaii immersed in the exploration of intimacy in partnership, and in community. Rachel find much learning and inspiration from one of her elders Jack Zimmer... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
MOON TEMPLE

11:00am

Posture for Permaculturists
Learn how to use your body effectively when working for a lifetime of pain-free Permaculture activism.

If we want to be doing this for life, we need to use our bodies wisely! Come learn to sit, stand, bend, dig, and craft in natural alignment. Based on the Gokhale Method, aka Primal Posture, this workshop may change your life! It’s not sustainable if you’re in pain.

Speakers


Sunday September 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grove

11:00am

Place Justice with City Repair
We will explore case studies of placemaking work we are doing with marginalized communities.

City Repair has over 20 years of experience with grassroots, community-initiated placemaking in Portland, Oregon. Our model for building place-based empowerment is inspiring communities across the nation and even globally from countries like Canada, the UK and even Australia. Here in Oregon, however, our biggest learning edge is integrating a social justice lens to ensure that the people and the places that we are working with provide benefit to some of the most vulnerable groups in our community. For us it has meant working with People of Color in one of the most ethnically Caucasian cities and also with folks experiencing houselessness. We will share stories of placemaking with these communities and how they contribute to what we are calling Place Justice.

Speakers


Sunday September 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
BIO-DOME

12:00pm

Global Sychronized Prayer for Peace
Sunday September 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Solar Stage

12:15pm

HAVDALLAH Celebration & Songs of Liberation
Sunday September 23, 2018 12:15pm - 12:30pm
PLACEMAKERS TEAHOUSE

12:15pm

1:00pm

Courageous Conversations about Whiteness and Race
Limited Capacity seats available

In solidarity with the POC Home Space, this is a space for White people to talk with other White people about whiteness and race. All are welcome, but heads up that the facilitator is White and is intended to center the work that White people must do together to show up for racial equity. Come with your curiosity intact!

Sunday September 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Village Commons

2:00pm

Indigenous Voices
Sunday September 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Solar Stage

2:00pm

Permaculture Contractor: The Ins and Outs
How to become or work with a design-build contractor,
“How I became a contractor to save the world, the lessons I learned from all my mistakes, and how we are still growing and not giving up.”
Marco Barrantes of La Loma Development Company will share stories from the trenches, instructions on ways to start a design-build company as a successful Permaculture contractor, and photos of La Loma’s diverse projects in Los Angeles. Topics will also include his experiences with urbanite, natural pools, public works, and school campus greening.
Learn how to become a contractor (or work with a contractor) to implement Permaculture design, and influence the trillion dollar landscape construction industry.

Speakers
avatar for Marco Barrantes

Marco Barrantes

La Loma
Marco Barrantes is an environmental activist, watershed and food system planner, and the President of La Loma Development Company, an ecological design-build-maintenance firm in Los Angeles County, with state licenses as a General "A" Engineering and "C-27" Landscape Contractor. Mr... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
OASIS STAGE

2:00pm

Practical Solutions for Protecting, Respecting, and Honoring Water
Mni Wiconi! We will discuss several ways in which we can improve our relationship to water, from the everyday individual action to the society level paradigm shift.

Water is the foundation of all life, and healing our relationship with water is an important step in building an abundant future. This will be an introductory presentation of several ways in which we can improve how we use and relate to water in our everyday lives, our homes, communities, and the world at large. We will discuss the current reality of the water system, and present practical solutions for some of the problems created by the current paradigm concerning water. This workshop will cover a wide range of topics, from conservation, to water harvesting, energy systems, food production, and shifts in perception. The intention is to open a doorway for you to dive deeper into the subjects that speak to you, and discover how you can be a water protector in your own community.

Speakers
JG

Jesse Grimes

Earth Care Design
Jesse Grimes is a professional permaculture designer, eco-landscaper, and educator, originally from San Clemente, California. After a 5 year career in the municipal water industry, he began traveling the west coast of North America to study permaculture and visit a variety of demonstration... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BIO-DOME

2:00pm

Empowerment and Enlightenment in Disasters
Practical survival skills and knowledge for when the grid goes down.

Community and personal resilience begins with you. Be prepared for when the lights go out and the grid goes down. Practical, educational and attitude skills to survive and actually help your family or neighbor in the event of major disasters, when the usual industrial infrastructure is off-line, for shorter or longer times. Basic tactics and tools for owning your own light and electric, no matter what the circumstance. Applicable for individuals and small community groups, no matter the disaster situation or social breakdown.

Speakers
avatar for Chaz Peling

Chaz Peling

SolSolutions, Sebastopol Grange, Sebastopol Transition, Solar Sonoma, The Emerald Cup
“Chaz Peling founded and runs SolSolutions, focused on personal empowerment and education around solar, energy use, and efficient designs in homes, farms and communities. He has been involved in community building, environmental and social activism, and the transition movement for... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Yurt

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

Social Permaculture Playshop: Clowning Theory and Praxis for Earth Activists
Let’s play: tap into the wisdom of your body as a force for activist self-care and cultural critique.

You’ve heard that these times are dire and urgent, right? So isn’t it time we had some fun? Back due to popular demand, this hands- hearts- and bodies-on workshop returns for the second year to explore play and sacred clowning as tools for social permaculture. Endless urgency and intellectual seriousness are symptoms of a mechanistic, burn-out activist culture. Social sustainability requires different skills than those practiced within the Western capitalist paradigm. Forget those creepy clowns from childhood nightmares – come learn how to use the craft of clowning and play to bring life and joy into our movements. Play facilitates honest cultural critique and creates space for creative alternatives. And, it’s very fun. Notes: No experience necessary. Come especially if you have no experience.

Speakers
AL

Annie-Rose London

Interplay, Yes! World, Berrett-Koehler Foundation, East Bay Moishe House
Annie-Rose London is a social artist who seeks to create raucous experiences of joy and pleasure to counteract systems of oppressive mind control. She draws together the fields of ecological design, community arts, and social justice through facilitation and performance. She has called... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grove

2:00pm

2:00pm

Foraging Adventures: Urban Solutions for an Ecological Economy
Learn how to shift from grocery store dependence to community resilience through foraging, farming and tending our local ecosystems.

Food is growing all around us. Explore how to tap into the abundance and decrease your dependence on the grocery store through foraging and engaging with local farms. Participants will gain an overall understanding of how to interact in a positive way with the ecology and community around them as well as learning the mental, social and health benefits of this practice. We will enjoy freshly foraged foods together as we deepen our knowledge of how to re-shape the local food economy.

Speakers


Sunday September 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grape Vine

2:00pm

Empathy & Allyship
This is an open a discussion and council on what it means to be an "Ally" in today's day and age. This is more than race or color, sex, gender, orientation, faith, nationalism, ability, classs, beliefs... this is about all of that AND a deep desire to dissolve that which separates us by being heard, seen, and empathized with. When we come together in the shared space of council we see the experiences that unite us, we connect through differences, we empathize with challenges, and we support and resource one another in ways we couldn't do on our own, because we're not alone in our efforts to create change. This intensive will offer tangible dos and don'ts, tools and wisdom to walk away and step into the inner and outer actions needed to be a ally, which is really just doing the right thing.

Speakers

Sunday September 23, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Hops Tipi

2:00pm

EcoKosm
Tend your connection to Spirit and Earth.
EcoKosm: practical tools and technologies for personal and community practice towards a world of belonging. This workshop is for people committed to tending the soul of community, the ethics of organizations, and the vibrant interconnectivity of all of life. Let’s look at the world through life’s eyes and explore how we can align our consciousness, our practice and our understanding of what’s valuable with a viable evolutionary pathway through the anthropocene. Expect a playful, experiential blend of mind mapping, embodied practice and truth telling.



Sunday September 23, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dock

3:00pm

Kombucha Talk and Tasting - Doug Reil
Speakers
DR

Douglas Reil

Budding Compassion Network
Douglas Reil is a Bay Area medical cannabis advocate, local food organizer, and publishing/media consultant specializing in sustainability, cannabis, and regenerative culture. He is the Program Director of the East Bay Canna Compassion Program which provides free cannabis medicine... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
PLACEMAKERS TEAHOUSE
  • about Douglas Reil is a Bay Area medical cannabis advocate, local food organizer, and publishing/media consultant specializing in sustainability, cannabis, and regenerative culture. He is the Program Director of the East Bay Canna Compassion Program which provides free cannabis medicine to low income patients and a founding member of the California Compassion Coalition which advocates for compliant pathways for compassionate cannabis activities in California. His thirty-year career in publishing includes serving as the publisher and executive director at the nonprofit publisher North Atlantic Books and working with authors such as Martin Prechtel, Charles Eisenstein, Andrew Harvey, Steve DeAngelo, and Vandana Shiva. In 2011, he founded Bay Food Shed, a community-based organization that creates initiatives at the intersection of local food and the gift economy. He lives in El Cerrito with his wife, son, and garden

3:30pm

Climate Change is Real, But What are the Various Causes?
In this workshop we will ask the tough questions about our changing weather and dive deep into climate change to explore the many possible causes, including controversial subjects like geo-engineering, weather modification and more.

Have you ever wondered what happened to deep blue skies, fluffy full bodied clouds and reliable rainy seasons? Have you ever questioned the corporate/government narratives? Do you feel that climate change is absolutely real, but seems to be due to more than just carbon emissions? With all the floods, droughts, unusual fires, hurricanes, typhoons, record heat and cold, dying forest, volcanic eruptions and other extreme changes to our planet’s climate, it hard not to ask why? Please join us as we explore these powerful subjects.

Speakers
avatar for Max Meyers

Max Meyers

Nor Cal Aquaponics & Green Your Grow
Maximillian Meyers is an experienced Ecological Designer, Permaculture Teacher, Consultant, Registered Aquaculturist, Aquaponic System Designer/Installer, Rainwater and Greywater System specialist, Farmer and Sustainable Living expert. He is Founder of Nor cal Aquaponics and the Executive... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
OASIS STAGE

3:30pm

Herbal Use and Integration in Permaculture Design
Discussion + Council, open to all, to dive deep as a collective of intense and beautiful experiencers that can come into fertile listening and empathy with as we build a bridge called allyship and connect intimately through our differences.

This is an open a discussion and council on what it means to be an “Ally” in today’s day and age. This is more than race or color, sex, gender, orientation, faith, nationalism, ability, classs, beliefs… this is about all of that AND a deep desire to dissolve that which separates us by being heard, seen, and empathized with. When we come together in the shared space of council we see the experiences that unite us, we connect through differences, we empathize with challenges, and we support and resource one another in ways we couldn’t do on our own, because we’re not alone in our efforts to create change. This intensive will offer tangible dos and don’ts, tools and wisdom to walk away and step into the inner and outer actions needed to be a ally, which is really just doing the right thing.

Speakers
RC

Raya Cole

Raya Cole is dedicated to wholistic, integrated permaculture design, social justice, and mentoring students. She is a student and teacher of traditional ways, as well as newer regenerative methods. Raya is the coordinator and co-teacher of the Living Ecology internship program, which... Read More →
SS

Shea Smith

Shea Smith has been a lifetime student of herbalism, health and plant studies while traveling internationally for over 25 years. Her first teachers were the forests of her childhood then Native American elders of the Zuni, Isleta and Navajo People of New Mexico. After studying at... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grape Vine

3:30pm

Stephanie Alexandra Yin Chin
Sunday September 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
MOON TEMPLE

3:30pm

3:30pm

Interconnected Wisdom & Intuition
Accessing your Intuitive Essence & the Wisdom of Nature

~ Interconnected Wisdom & Intuition ~
Accessing your Intuitive Essence & the Wisdom of Nature

Wisdom – Tapping into the wisdom of nature, plants, animals, insects, their soul & wisdom
Deeper Listening – Tuning into deeper inner listening, awareness & receptivity ~ with nature & your life
Invisible field – Opening the invisible quantum field of life force energy & connected love

You will love this course as you access your interconnected heart & intuitive wisdom-
We look forward to seeing you there!



Sunday September 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grove

3:30pm

Seaweed: ecology, use and harvest
This presentation and demo includes how to differentiate and use seaweeds, their ecology, harvest cycles, and the nutritional/health benefits of seaweed.

This informative, illustrated presentation includes how to differentiate and use our coastal “sea vegetables”. In addition to a slideshow with demonstration items, we’ll discuss seaweed ecology, harvest cycles, and the nutritional/health benefits of seaweed. Nori, Wakame, Bladderwrack and Kombu are just a few of the local seaweeds that you’ll learn about.

Speakers


Sunday September 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Yurt

3:30pm

HugelSwales - Turn Fire Hazards into Water Saving Food Forest
Create Eco-jobs with Hugel-Swales – Dig swales, fill them with fire-hazard brush, save water, grow abundant food & medicine, and improve local ecosystems.

Transform flammable fire-hazard brush into fire-resistant, water saving food forests with this easy technology – “Hugel-Swales”. Samyol will teach from his personal experience of creating jobs and improving local ecosystems with Hugel-Swales in Northern California. This workshop will teach you how to make Hugel-Swales for your own land projects or create jobs for your community by offering this essential service to other land stewards. Tips will be shared for boosting valuable vegetable, fruit, cannabis, mushroom, water catching yields, as well as discussions about benefiting surrounding ecosystems and economies with strategic planting, placement and marketing.

Speakers
SS

Samyol Soulfyre

Samyol Soulfyre has served the Earth and its inhabitants lovingly for the last 15 years. His eco-business "Full Circle Garden Solutions" helps land stewards to grow more, waste less, and regenerate their local ecosystems while growing more abundance for their communities. Before specializing... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
BIO-DOME

3:30pm

3:30pm

Ecology in Permaculture: Fire Ecology Panel
We will explore the role of invasive annual grasses in the recent Sonoma County fires.

There will be a presentation of the role that vegetation, particularly invasive, non-native, annual grasses, played in the rapid and far-reaching spread of the recent Sonoma County fires. A focus will be on how these grasses affected fires in different zones: urban, suburban, country, and wildlands. Ideas will be presented about what could be done to reduce their impact for future fires, and what research needs to be done to better understand this complex, important, and rarely-discussed topic.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Boss

Mike Boss

Sonoma Horticultural Nursery & The Forest Garden
Mike is a plant ecologist (MS in Plant Ecology), an award-winning garden maker (Rock & Rose Landscapes), an educator (M.Ed Science Education), a nursery owner (Sonoma Horticultural Nursery) and a permaculturist (2014 with OAEC and 2016 with Toby Hemenway and Daily Acts). He has presented... Read More →



Sunday September 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Solar Stage

5:00pm

CircleSong - CopperWoman
Speakers
CS

Copperwoman Saso

self employed
Copperwoman is a gatherer of voices to sing. Her message is strong and comes through Divine Inspiration. Her music offers a gift—one of unity, love and the uplifting vibration of spirit. She has been gathering people to sing for decades. Copperwoman spins her musical spell around... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
PLACEMAKERS TEAHOUSE

5:00pm

Closing Ceremony
Sunday September 23, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Solar Stage

5:30pm

6:00pm

9:00pm

Hot Chocalate Dance Party

Sunday September 23, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Solar Stage