Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2015’

  • Katsteele 2016

    Kat Steele

    Kat Steele is a permaculture activist, designer, educator and founder of the Urban Permaculture Guild in Oakland, CA. She facilitates workshops on ecological design, sustainability, facilitation, permaculture and holistic healing. Kat speaks publicly about eco-social design, city repair, social permaculture and the power of placemaking. …

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  • Rana In Nature2

    Rana Lehmer-Chang

    Rana Chang started House Kombucha in 2009 as an on-the-ground, community-based startup. Kombucha brewing is an ancient Asian tradition of fermenting tea into a living, probiotic beverage. Rana learned to make kombucha as a child by watching her mother grow the weird “mushroom tea” in her kitchen cupboard …

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    Aaron Lehmer-Chang


    Aaron is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of House Kombucha, a community-based startup. He also co-founded Bay Localize, a local ecological justice group that works to build equitable, resilient communities in the Bay Area and beyond. He also serves on Earth Island Institute’s Program Committee …

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  • Kevin Bayuk

    Kevin Bayuk

    Kevin Bayuk works at the intersection of ecology and economy where permaculture design meets cooperative organizations intent on meeting human needs while enhancing the conditions conducive to all life. He is a partner with LIFT Economy where he provides strategy and technical support for social …

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  • Maria Gutierrez Midwifing The New Earth

    Maria Christina Owl

    2017 Convergence Workshop: Midwifing the New Earth: Unplug from Old Paradigm Conditioning and Claim Your True Power to Create Reality Previous Workshops: 2015 – Indigenous Mind: Re-awakening Our Connection to Nature & Cosmos with Maria Owl Gutierrez

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  • Don Corn

    Don Tipping

    Don Tipping has been offering hands on, practical workshops at Seven Seeds Farm since 1997. We are a small, organic family farm in the Siskiyou Mountains of SW Oregon, situated at 2,000 feet elevation on a 7,000 tall forested mountain with rushing spring fed creeks …

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  • Nikki

    Nikki Silvestri

    Over the last ten years, Nikki has been a thought leader in creating social equity for underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, climate solutions, and economic development. She had the honor of being named one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential African …

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  • Maxpic

    Max Meyers

    Maximillian Meyers is an Ecological Designer, Permaculture Teacher, Commercial Aquaponic System Designer/Installer, Rainwater and Greywater System specialist, Farmer and the Executive Director of the Mendocino Ecological Learning Center – a nonprofit educational organization and ecological reserve offering green job training and sustainable living skills to …

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    Joel Salatin

    Joel Salatin, 57, is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents’ ideas. The farm services more than 5,000 families, 10 retail outlets, and 50 restaurants …

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  • Kevin Bayuk Workshop Design Your Regenerative Enterprise

    Design Your Regenerative Enterprise

    Direct discussion and learning to take your ethical regenerative enterprise aspirations into reality or further towards your vision. This workshop is for individuals with an idea for a regenerative enterprise, a nascent venture or even just the intention to someday start your own enterprise. We …

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    Whole Systems Seed – Breeding and Adaptation for Resiliency

    Thoughtful selection, breeding and adaptation of our vegetable cultivars can enable plants to adapt to climate, disease, drought, pests and other environmental stresses. Commercially available varieties are often grown in overly controlled, input subsidized scenarios. Designing whole systems seed systems begins with fostering good resilient …

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    Closed-Loop Aquaponics: Combining the Sciences of Permaculture & Aquaponics

    Wether you are a beginner, a backyard hobbyist, a homesteader, or a skilled professional wanting to grow more food sustainably and for less work, Aquaponics has something to offer. Aquaponics is one of the most sustainable and productive farming systems in the world. It combines Aquaculture …

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    Bryant Terry

    Bryant Terry is a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system.  He is currently the inaugural Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco.  In …

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  • EagleAndCondor

    Indigenous Mind: Re-awakening Our Connection to Nature & Cosmos

    Maria Owl Gutierrez will be speaking on the relevance of nature-based ritual, ceremony and rites of passage for creating resiliency and harmony in our modern culture. Through interactive processes participants will be invited to look at simple yet effective ways to integrate ritual and/or rites …

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  • Doria Robinson E1438666511224

    Doria Robinson

    Doria Robinson is 3rd generation resident of Richmond, California and the Executive Director of Urban Tilth, a community based organization rooted in Richmond dedicated to cultivating a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. Urban Tilth hires and trains residents to develop the capacity to …

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  • Brandi Mack

    Brandi Mack

    Brandi Mack is a mother, holistic health educator, therapeutic massage therapist, and permaculture designer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Service Management and a certification from Starhawk’s Earth Activist Training. Brandi has worked and trained in the youth development sector for 15 years. Brandi …

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