Trathen Heckman

Trathen Heckman is the co-founder of Daily Acts Organization, Board President of Transition U.S. and a front yard farmer. Trathen educates and works with engaged citizens and leaders to provide innovative solutions, which harness the power of nature and inspired action to build leadership and local self-reliance. This ranges from installing community food forests to dozens of greywater systems and planting hundreds of gardens in a weekend through the 350 Home and Garden Challenge. He lives in the Petaluma River Watershed where he grows food, medicine and wonder while working to compost apathy and lack. 2015 Convergence Panel: It’s On! Water Challenges and Solutions for 2016 and Beyond 2015 Convergence Panel: Collaborative Action…

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Erik Ohlsen

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Erik_Photo1-2-e1443936166537.jpg[/image_frame] Erik is the Executive Director of the Permaculture Skills Center, a vocational training school which offers advanced training in ecological design, landscaping, farming and land stewardship. He is also the Founder/Principal at Permaculture Artisans, a fully licensed contracting firm specializing in the design and installation of ecological landscapes and farms throughout California. Erik is an internationally renowned certified permaculture designer/practitioner and certified permaculture teacher. He is a well-known and seasoned activist organizer, and has been working within permaculture and activist movements since 1998. In the field of ecological land development and management, Erik has extensive experience with projects that range from small urban lots to 100+ broadacre design and implementation. His many…

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Starhawk

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Starhawk-copy.jpg[/image_frame] Starhawk is a committed global justice activist, organizer, speaker, teacher, and the author or coauthor of ten books. Starhawk is founder of Earth Activist Training, and travels internationally teaching magic, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism for diverse groups, communities and audiences. Starhawk is perhaps best known as an articulate voice in the revival of earth-based spirituality and Goddess religion. Besides her inspiring, much-read books, she is a cofounder of Reclaiming, an activist branch of modern Pagan religion, and continues to work closely with the Reclaiming community. Her works include The Spiral Dance, long considered the essential text for the Neo-Pagan movement, and the…

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Kelly Carlisle

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/kelly-carlisle.jpg[/image_frame] Kelly Carlisle, Founder and Executive Director of Acta Non Verba, is a veteran of the United States Navy and has been the recipient of many awards, including the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. She is an avid gardener and is an Alameda County Master Gardener Trainee. She is an active member of the Farmer Veteran Coalition. Ms. Carlisle was selected as one of 200 U.S. Delegates to Slow Food International’s Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto in 2012 and 2014. Ms. Carlisle is the December 2011 Bon Appetit Good Food Fellow. She has worked with and mentored pre-teen and teenage youth since the age of…

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Jeanette Acosta

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Jeanette-250.jpg[/image_frame] Jeanette Acosta serves the Land & the Peoples with her participation in numerous committees and groups, including a growing emphasis on building collaboration among Indigenous nations to uphold the United Nations' Declaration Rights of Indigenous Peoples, with particular emphasis in the protection of sacred burial and ceremonial sites. Jeanette is a certified teacher/teacher trainer and designer of permaculture principles, and specializes in maritime culture, herbalism, ethnobotany, and biodynamic principles.In her work, she emphasizes humankind’s symbiotic relationship between earth and sky. Moreover, she is a spiritual counselor, a certified Kundalini Research Institute professional and Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher/teacher trainer. Her experience dealing with international business people,…

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Brock Dolman

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Brock_Dolman.jpg[/image_frame] Brock Dolman is nationally recognized as a leading permaculture educator and innovative design consultant. He is co-­founder and program director of the widely acclaimed Occidental Arts and Ecology Center and a co­founder of the Sowing Circle, LLC, intentional community. He has been working in the fields of horticulture, biology, landscape design, and installation for more than 20 years. He co­-directs the WATER Institute, Permaculture Design Program and Wildlands Program. He has taught Permaculture and consulted on regenerative project design and implementation internationally in Costa Rica, Ecuador, U.S. Virgin Islands, Spain, Brazil, China, Canada, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cuba and widely in the U.S. He…

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