2015 Workshops

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2015 WORKSHOPS THEMES

  • Water, Land & Nature Stewardship
  • Leadership Development & Organizational Capacity Building
  • Home & Neighborhood Resiliency
  • Regenerative Business & Equitable Economy
  • Skills Shares & Appropriate Technology
  • Social Justice, Education, & Culture
  • Inner Resilience and Social Permaculture
  • Governance, Policy & Movement Building
  • Public & Private Partnerships
  • And Much More!

SKILL SHARES:

  • DIY Skills in Permaculture
  • Natural Building
  • Seed Saving
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Alternative Economies Economy
  • Clean Energy
  • Food production
  • Herbal Medicine

 

2015 WORKSHOPS :: TITLES & DESCRIPTIONS


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“Dirt Cheap Housing”

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In this hands on natural building workshop, participants will construct a small house in just a couple hours. Miguel “Cobalot” Elliott will …

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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 …

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Biodynamic Agriculture and Biodynamic Community

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The deep principles and innovative practices of biodynamic agriculture can be taken up by any farmer or gardener wanting to …

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Transition Streets

Building a Resilient Neighborhood with Transition Streets

Transition Streets is a neighbor-led project to reduce household energy and water use, build resilient local food systems, and build …

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Building Networks to Catalyze Regenerative Action: A Permaculture Action Tour Report

Hear a report back from the Permaculture Action Tour – a tour that partnered with a well known music producer …

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California’s Food Forests: Wildtending in Zone 4

Our native Californian landscape possesses a unique heritage – in pre-European times, this land was home to the greatest biodiversity …

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Ceremony for a Sacred Life

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This ceremonial offering is one that is traditionally celebrated throughout the Andes of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. In Andean cosmology, …

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

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Wether you are a beginner, a backyard hobbyist, a homesteader, or a skilled professional wanting to grow more food sustainably …

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

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Join Green For All’s Julian Mocine McQueen and Emerald Cities Collaborative’s Tara Marchant for an interactive dialogue looking at deep alliance building …

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Collaborative Action to Take Community-Based Solutions to Scale

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Given the scale of the challenges we face, how can we strengthen our organizations and networks and take these vital …

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Collaborative Economy

What are the ways in which we can cooperate and collaborate to make a stronger, more resilient economy? How can …

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Al Weinrub Workshop

Community Choice Energy: A Pathway to Resilient, Energy-Secure Communities

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As the social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate change become more pronounced, Community Choice energy can be a powerful …

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Climate Change City

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 …

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Creating Green and Resilient Homes, Neighborhoods, Culture and Economy

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This presentation will show and tell greening a suburban property and neighborhood in Eugene, Oregon for taking care of more …

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Dancing Freedom: Embodying Resilience

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Ritual predates human language and is the art of changing consciousness at will. We are hard wired for self expression …

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Design Your Regenerative Enterprise

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Direct discussion and learning to take your ethical regenerative enterprise aspirations into reality or further towards your vision. This workshop …

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Designing in Resistance: Beyond Solutionary Permaculture

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  Permaculture is about solutions. This, we know. Describing how they see their own theories of change, many permies, transitioners, …

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Designing Systemic Change Processes

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Joel Glanzberg will be leading us in this participatory workshop. All living systems follow the same patterns, from ecosystems to economies, …

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Climate Change Solutions

Dirt is Everything!: Climate and Food Solutions Through Living Soil

2015 is the International Year of Soils, as defined by the United Nations, and people all over the world are …

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John Valenzuela

Discover Fantastic Fruit for Our New “Weird Weather” Challenges

You can grow wonderful fruit in spite of our recent drought and warm winters. John Valenzuela will share simple and …

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Discovering the Living Earth: Learning to Live in the Spiritual Dimension of the Planet

In this experiential workshop we will learn how to connect and communicate with the soul of the land and its …

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Ego-System Re-Story-ation: Ecology of Awakening

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In order to create truly just and resilient communities, it is essential we Re-Story ourselves out of the predominant narrative …

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Embodying Permaculture – 5 Senses Exploration through Movement, Theater & Music

Embodying Permaculture: 5 Senses Exploration through Movement, Theater and Music is an experience designed to integrate mind, body, heart and spirit …

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Feminine Leadership for Men & Women

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Why is everyone talking about Awakening of the Divine Feminine?  Ultimately, it’s about realigning the human species with life itself. …

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Gaia U: 10 Years of Supporting EcoSocial Designers. What’s Next?

In 2006 Gaia U opened its (virtual) doors to 40 intrepid actionists–ready to self-design and direct their learning and unlearning …

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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 …

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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 …

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Fyodor Ovchinnikov Introduction To Evolutionaty Leadership

Introduction to Evolutionary Leadership: Redesigning Cultures and Institutions for a More Just, Sustainable, and Flourishing World

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Are you absolutely happy with how things are in the world? If you aren’t, here is something to think about: …

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Introduction to Holzer-Style Permaculture

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Joshua Chambers will lead this workshop about the work of Sepp Holzer, the Austrian rebel who has been innovating in …

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It’s On! Water Challenges and Solutions for 2016 and Beyond

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Everyone knows we are facing a serious water crisis in California and globally. The hottest temperatures on record, unprecedented forest …

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Jobs vs. Environment: A False Choice

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The reality is that we deal with this everyday. We can probably even think about moments of our own experience …

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Local Currencies & Economic Resilience

From 1970 to 2010, the world has witnessed 145 banking crises, 72 sovereign debt crisis and 208 monetary crashes. Writers …

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Making Equity and Sustainability in Business Real: Walking our Talk

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In our communities, local business leaders have made headway in creating thriving, sustainable, ethical and just business models, but there …

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Mining the Urban Waste Stream

The reverse skill set of shopping backwards through the urban waste stream is an essential one to have. Resilience means …

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Mobilize and Organize Beyond the Convergence: Launching the NorCal Community Resilience Network

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The Convergence brings together hundreds of movers and shakers, and dozens of organizations from the grassroots on up. How can …

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Meditation

Morning Meditation

One hour of collective silence to encourage and support introspection, contemplation, and mental regeneration. A simple sit each morning at a …

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Peepeeponics

In biology there is no free lunch. Since the beginnings of plant and animal life the gift of urine has …

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Permaculture Contracting: Building Businesses That Care for Earth and People

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Learn best practices for starting and sustaining your own permaculture contracting or design company using the principles of permaculture. In …

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Placemaking: Techniques for Creating a Happy Healthy Place

  Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, …

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Plant Medicine & Community Health – Past, Present & Future

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Medicinal plant knowledge presents a timely opportunity to create healthier and more bio-diverse world from the ground up. What can YOU …

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Policy Making for Resilient Local Economies

To create socially and economically resilient communities, we need to change or create thousands of city, state, and federal laws. …

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Regenerative Funding: Raising Resources for the Movement

How do we use the permaculture ethics and practices in resource development that is regenerative? What funding opportunities exist to …

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Regenerative Wealth: Community Investing, and Sustainable Growth Panel

This is a big conversation about the future of money through the lens of permaculture. Together, through this conversation and …

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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 …

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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 …

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Relating Yoga

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How can yogic practices help cultivate and empower awareness, congruence, intuition and communication? Relating Yoga is a nourishing synthesis of …

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Resilient, Local Economic Development Without Displacement

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Gentrification and displacement is a painful reality for many families and communities. Longtime residents of Oakland, particularly its vibrant Black …

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Rewilding: Trophic Cascades

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Rye N Flint leads this session on reconnecting with your wild roots.  Learn about how humans have lived in harmony with …

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