Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2015’

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    Annahata Combi

    Annahata Combi is an artist, yoga teacher, herbalist, filmmaker, permaculturalist and aspiring musician who grew up in in a international meditation community and in the Redwood forests on the Pacific Ocean in the Bay Area. She designed her own B.A. interdisciplinary degree in Cross-Cultural Social …

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    Wanda Stewart

    Today, Wanda Stewart is an urban farmer and homesteader, educator, mother of twins and comrade to many in the movement to educate and inspire others to grow their own food and communities.  She believes that the skills to grow food and medicine, to maintain a …

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  • Effie Rawlings

    Effie Rawlings was born in California and moved to her family’s seed corn farm in Illinois as a child, just in time to witness her aunts, father, and grandmother’s final struggle to keep their business alive in a rising tide of corporate domination of the …

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    A Toolkit for Creating The Permaculture City

    Based on Toby’s latest book, The Permaculture City, this presentation shows that urban permaculture is about much more than gardening in the city. Growing food is only a small part of the challenges we face in solving our essential and increasingly urgent problem of coexisting …

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    Jobs vs. Environment: A False Choice


    The reality is that we deal with this everyday. We can probably even think about moments of our own experience (or others) where corporations have pitted workers against communities working to protect their health and environment. In this workshop, we’re removing the choice all together to …

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    Collaboration: The Permaculture of Relationship Building for a Green and Equitable Future

    Join Green For All’s Julian Mocine McQueen and Emerald Cities Collaborative’s Tara Marchant for an interactive dialogue looking at deep alliance building with unlikely stakeholders that create effective, authentic partnerships that transform our communities, cities and societies. What practices and strategies are involved in building juicy relationships …

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    Herbs in the Food Forest

    Learn how to incorporate culinary and medicinal herbs in the food forest.  In this interactive workshop, Marisha Auerbach will highlight the medicinal uses, ecological functions, and niche of some of her favorite herbs for the understory in the food forest.  Afterwards, participants will get to …

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    Unlearning the Patrix (Patriarchal Matrix)

    The Patrix, that unwanted but prevalent patriarchal matrix that includes (amongst other memes) racism, sexism and classism, sure needs unlearning and chasing away. Increasingly folks in permaculture are on to it and this workshop looks at strategies in use by Gaia U for accelerated patrix …

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    Confronting Climate Change, Challenging Capitalism: Local Community Resilience Heroes Converge  

    It has become clear we face two distinct possible futures:  Economic Transition or Ecological Collapse.  If we stay the current course of a globalized industrial model, collapse is inevitable. The dominant economy asserts that young black men are completely expendable,  mountaintops and the peoples in …

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    Rekindling a Seed Culture

    The first link of a resilient food system is seed- learn about the innovative ways that  people have brought seed back into the commons by creating local exchanges, seed libraries, regional seed companies and farmer breeding projects.  More than just preserving heritage it is about …

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    Women in Permaculture: Celebrating Our Successes, Honoring Our Challenges

    Women have been leading and practicing Permaculture for decades though not always on stage many have made their presence and voices clearly heard as teachers, designers, practitioners  organizers and activists. We’ll hear from 7 women of diverse backgrounds, ages and experiences in the permaculture movement. …

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    Resilient, Local Economic Development Without Displacement


    Gentrification and displacement is a painful reality for many families and communities. Longtime residents of Oakland, particularly its vibrant Black and Latino communities, are being increasingly been pushed out as rents have skyrocketed. Come explore creative, equitable strategies and policies for treating land as our …

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    Julian Mocine-McQueen

    Julian serves as Director of Education and Outreach for Green For All. His career is fueled by a strong belief in authentic movements that are powered by people. To this end, he’s engaged thousands of young people in the climate movement, by going on tour …

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    José Corona


    José is the Director of Equity and Strategic Partnerships under Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. In this role, José serves as senior advisor to the Mayor, with the responsibility of creating, coordinating, and facilitating public/private/ philanthropic partnerships that foster equitable opportunities and benefits for the people of Oakland. …

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    Jingtian Yu

    JT has lived in four different intentional communities for the past 11 years – Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op (Biko, Manley), Berkeley Student Coop (Lothlorien), and Cooperative Roots (Fort Awesome). He is excited to start a new permaculture community in the Portland area in the …

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    Lindsey Morriss

    Lindsey Uluwehimailani Morriss is on a mission to ignite embodied awakening and effective group collaboration focused on evolving our selves and our world for greater purpose, harmony and connection. Lindsey has co-produced multiple embodied dance events, worldwide conscious flash mobs, and rituals and has lead …

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    ReInhabiting the Village: Co-Creating our Future

    Jamaica Stevens ~ Author of ReInhabiting the Village: Co-Creating our Future What is the Culture of the Modern Village and how are we creating a Global Village? As we become increasingly aware of our interconnection on this one shared home called Earth, there is a …

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    Bonnie Borucki

    Bonnie Borucki has been a member of Transition Berkeley since 2011 and active in helping to organize crop swaps, movie nights, and panel discussions on urban agriculture, alternative economies, and moving beyond cars. She is currently the chair of the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition Land …

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    Designing in Resistance: Beyond Solutionary Permaculture


      Permaculture is about solutions. This, we know. Describing how they see their own theories of change, many permies, transitioners, and other ‘solutionaries’ sometimes reference Buckminster Fuller’s quote “you never change things by fighting the existing reality. Instead, you build a new model that makes …

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    Susan Juniper Park

    Susan Juniper Park is an Oakland-based activist and community organizer engaged at the cross roads of food, ecological and economic justice efforts.  She is a proponent/practitioner of appropriate ecological technologies, regenerative farming/gardening, honoring ancestral knowledge and permaculture design (although she sometimes finds this last label …

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