Alé Pullen

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Alegra was born in the Arizona southwest desert and has always had a deep love of nature, art, and passion for learning. Her grandfather was a green thumb and…

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Decolonizing “Permaculture”

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Decolonize-Mural.jpg[/image_frame] Principles and practice of permaculture are borrowed heavily from existing and historical Indigenous cultures from their respective bioregions. Yet, the membership of the permaculture community and those uplifted within…

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Susan Park

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Susan Juniper Park is an Oakland-based activist and organizer engaged at the cross roads of ecological, economic and social justice efforts. She is also deeply engaged in healing work,…

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The Mycelial Metaphor

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] The Mycelial Metaphor shows us patterns of interaction and organization that are shape of resiliency and co-operation. Examination of fungal ecologies and life cycles reveal the narrowness of reductionism,…

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Maximilian Brotman

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Max Brotman is a radical mycologist and member of Bay Area Applied Mycology, a non-profit that practices mycoforestry with public and private land managers, and operates an open mycology…

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Urban Permaculture: From Toronto to Tel Aviv

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Join international permaculturalist Jillian Hovey on a slide show tour of urban permaculture in Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Cardiff, London, Barcelona, the Hague, Cologne, Hamburg, Bucharest, and Tel Aviv.…

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Marna Schwartz

Marna was certified more than 10 years ago in Kripalu Yoga, a gentle hatha yoga practice with a compassionate approach and emphasis on meditation, physical healing and spiritual transformation that overflows from the yoga…

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Permeaculture

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] What can yoga teach us at the individual, relationship, and group levels to empower thriving communities and appropriately permeable culture? We'll learn yogic tools to increase awareness and help…

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Matt Powers

Matt Powers is an author, teacher, and family guy with online courses, books, and videos that help families, individuals, students, schools, and school districts live  better lives more in harmony with nature. Translations of his books…

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Pennie Opal Plant

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Rick-head-shot-resized.jpg[/image_frame] Pennie Opal Plant, (Yaqui, Mexican, English, Dutch, Choctaw, Cherokee and Algonquin Ancestry), has been an activist for over 30 years, working on anti-nuclear, environmental, and indigenous rights campaigns. Pennie…

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Interoceptive Yoga

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] So often in our everyday, we are asked to discount our own experiences, to dismiss our intuition, to invalidate our judgment. Interoceptive yoga invites you to re-establish this broken…

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Hannah Shadrick

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Hannah Shadrick, a recent transplant to SF from Chattanooga, TN, is a 200-hour trained Vinyasa yoga teacher. She recently completed 40 hours in Trauma Sensitive Yoga training through the…

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Blackhorse Shasta

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Blackhorse Shasta is the founder and executive director of Circle of Children. He has been directing a diverse array of experiential programs for the past 8 years. His work…

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Padma Koppula

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Padma Koppula is the cofounder of Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, a 17 year old permaculture nonprofit organization in India. Aranya is the host of the next International Permaculture Convergence in…

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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 (MELC) - a nonprofit educational organization…

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Christian Stalberg

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Christian-Stalberg.jpg[/image_frame] Christian Stalberg currently manages Enersim, Ltd., a building energy performance simulation and training company. His interest in sustainability, i.e. ecovillages, comes from having grown up off the grid and…

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How to Start an Ecovillage

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/How-to-start-an-ecovillage.jpg[/image_frame] Today ecovillages represent some of the best solutions we have for correcting human habitation living at cross purposes with the natural world, addressing sectors such as housing, energy, transportation,…

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