2015 Speakers & Workshop Presenters

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Pedro Rodriguez

Guatemalan by birth, Pedro Rodriguez has been exploring the connections between seeds, plants, food, nutrition, health and diet related diseases …

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Rachel Kaplan

Rachel Kaplan is a permacuture educator, somatic healer, political agitator, and mother. She works in the lineages of generative somatics, …

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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 …

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Raya Cole

Raya has been involved with organic agriculture, permaculture, and sustainable systems since 1996. She is an herbalist with a medicinal …

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Rebecca Newburn

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Rebecca Newburn is the Co-Founder of Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, a free seed lending library located in the Richmond Public Library …

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Robert Kourik

Published (Metamorphic Press) eight books. Including: Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape – Naturally, 1986 Authored six other books. Including: …

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Robin Liepman

Robin Liepman

Robin Liepman (Bloom) is a co-founder and co-organizer of the Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Tour (www.BloomingBiodiversity.org). He is a world traveller, …

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Ryan Johnston

Ryan is the Program Director at the Permaculture Skills Center in Sebastopol, CA, a 5-acre demonstration site and vocational training center. PSC’s programs …

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Ryan Rising

Ryan Rising is a community organizer and permaculture educator based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. After organizing Pushing …

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Rye N Flint resides in a balck oak Savannah in Northern California. He surthrives in an off-grid tiny home, and …

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Samantha Sweetwater

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Loved internationally for her infectious capacity to initiate joy-fueled transformation, Samantha Sweetwater is an educator, sacred activist, wisdom leader, artist …

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Sara McCamant

Sara McCamant

Sara McCamant is a long term local food activist, garden educator and seed saver. She helped co-found the West County …

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Sarah Mackota

Sarah Mackota

Sarah Mackota is a soul activist whose medicine is dance, ritual and mindful integration on the personal and societal level. …

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Starhawk

Starhawk is a committed global justice activist, organizer, speaker, teacher, and the author or coauthor of ten books. Starhawk is …

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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 …

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Susan Silber

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Susan is co-producer of the Building Resilience Communities Convergence. She has worked as both a community organizer and environmental educator …

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Tara Marchant

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Tara Marchant, Emerald Cities Oakland Director, brings eight years of experience in energy efficiency policy and workforce development, including five …

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Thea Maria Carlson

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​Thea Maria Carlson is Co-Director of the Biodynamic Association. She is a facilitator, farmer, educator, and artist, with roots in …

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Toby Hemenway

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Toby Hemenway is the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, which was awarded the Nautilus Gold Medal in …

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Trathen Heckman

Trathen Heckman

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Trathen Heckman is the co-founder of Daily Acts Organization, Board President of Transition U.S. and a front yard farmer. Trathen …

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Yassi Eskandari leads Sustainable Economies Law Center’s City and Regional Policies work, identifying municipal-level barriers to SELC’s work and producing …

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