Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

Sivanda Ashram Yoga Farm  About the Yoga Farm The Sivananda Yoga Farm is part of the International Sivananda organization founded by Swami Vishnudevananda. Our mission is to spread peace, health and joy through yoga and a yogic way of life. All are welcome to come and learn about how yoga can help maintain a healthy body, mind, and soul applied in daily life. Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center (SYVC) The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a non-profit organization named after Swami Sivananda, one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the 20th century and founded by his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda. The mission - to spread peace, health and joy through yoga. All are…

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Resetting the Dinner Table, Rebuilding our World

Learn all about cooking, preservation, fermentation, delicious nutritious traditional recipes, and more with a permaculture chef, Seth Peterson. A home garden providing the benefits of eating locally and seasonally is a most revolutionary and transformative act. Using the intersection of agriculture and cooking to frame our physical world and daily lives, local chef and permaculturalist, Seth Peterson, discusses growing and eating our own food. Making the connection between garden and kitchen, this conversation offers practical tips and information on growing, harvesting, preserving and cooking your own food. It addresses everything from growing a simple herb garden to big picture considerations like redesigning our local food shed to support our farmers and…

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Montania

montaia. com Montaia™ is an online global community platform dedicated to connecting explorers with spiritual centers, intentional communities & festivals, transformational events, and sustainable volunteer opportunities worldwide. Our mission is to inspire international relationships that mutually benefit personal growth, intercultural exchange, and the health of the planet.

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The Third Ethic: Practicing Fair Share Permaculture

Intended to be an interactive and innovative experience, this workshop will challenge participants to consider the third ethic of permaculture, Fair Share, in new ways while exploring effective techniques, tools and resources for putting it into actual practice. The verifiable value of Fair Share  - the sharing of earth’s bounty in balanced ways that benefit everyone  - is mimicked beyond our gardens and reflected in our social relationships too.  Its application can help to build bridges into community at a grassroots level, reaching the underserved and underrepresented we work with.  As a real time example, Town & City Permaculture is an organization founded and run by Black folks, working and serving…

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Sue Bennett and Simon Mont

 Sue’s insures the organization's office space and internal operations contribute to the wellbeing of staff, and the effectiveness of Sustainable Economies Law Center’s programs . Sue has spent 25 years working in the nonprofit sector in a variety of program and administrative roles and feels it’s her professional destiny to advance The Law Center’s mission. This feeling is fostered by her personal/political value alignment with The Law Center’s structure and this opportunity to develop and share the lessons learned by the Law Center's practice of worker self direction and deep democracy . Sue’s community activism is rooted in understanding and minimizing the impact of class and classism and is based on…

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Worker Self-Direction: Distributing Leadership for Just & Powerful Organizations

In order to create a just and sustainable world, we don’t just need to change what we do, we need to change how we do it. Organizational structures that use bureaucracy and rely on top down power can be replaced by deeply democratic collaborative processes that nurture whole beings; by organizations that support communities and individuals to grow, learn, and act. They will envision and support the development of organizations that embody radical political visions in the way they do their work. The workshop will share personal experiences, facilitate conversations, and provide specific strategies to build the organizations we crave. Replace top-down power and hierarchy within your organization with deeply democratic…

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Sacred Healing Circle

The Ceremony is to cultivate intimacy and improve communication within one's own Infinite Intelligence, the primal feminine aspect of self and the sisters of the community. This is also a space to release, burn and transform conditioning inherited and formed as well as a space to heal the life stream of the soul beyond space and time. A Ceremonial and safe space will be created through Gayanee's ability to perceive and function in the subtle strata of creation for the healing portion. Will be using journeying, breathing and moving techniques as well as story telling to connect within and without. A special healing for the ancestors are called in to heal…

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10th Element of Hip Hop Health & Wellness

Did you know that Hip Hop culture has 10 elements? The newest element, the 10th Element, is called Health & Wellness. Why did we add it to Hip Hop culture? What are the implications of this new element? How can we each play a part in developing this new phase of Hip Hop? How can it effect your life? Your community? And the World? The 10th Element of Hip Hop is Health & Wellness and our Proclamation reclaims the original intent and purpose of Hip Hop culture by reinvigorating its transformative narrative, using the power and influence of Hip Hop to create a healthier community that will sustain and support future…

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Michael Lott

Michael Lott is a visionary abstract artist whose work is heavily inspired by his travels, our relationship with nature and our movement towards spiritual integration, and by the worlds opened up to him via dreams and the collective unconscious. The unique style that Michael’s work takes on is inspired by synesthesia, a “neurological phenomena” in which Michael’s senses overlap and he perceives music and sound visually as a flowing, interwoven dance of colors and abstract patterns. Michael believes that his work holds rich subconscious symbolism, and that it can be seen as a foreign yet universally familiar language. For more of Michael’s work, check out  www.MichaelLottArt.com

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Community Resilience = Emergency Preparedness

How resilient is your community? How ready are you for the natural and man-made disasters and disruptions that inevitably accompany climate change? Did you know that our work in permaculture, homesteading, and building resilient community is also disaster preparedness work? Join this vibrant discussion about these overlapping fields, and explore ways of leveraging ‘crisis consciousness’ to enhance your efforts to build truly resilient community. Learn how to assemble your own “go bag,” receive great practical resilience and emergency-prep tips that could save lives, and share your wisdom and experience in this interactive workshop. Is your community ready for anything? Join this workshop to explore the dynamic intersection between transition, permaculture, and…

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Co-Creative Community Art Circle
"Incantations of a Soundless Dawn" by Michael Lott

Co-Creative Community Art Circle

Join us for a co-creative art circle in the Visionary Art Zone, with experiential art games, the creation of a collaborative community painting, and an art discussion with the artists! We will be exploring art and creativity and it's role within the larger scope of permaculture, community, and personal development. Friday Oct. 6 / 3pm / Visionary Art Zone  Presented by the 2017 Visionary Artists of the Convergence, John Hutton and Michael Lott 

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Abundant Land: Soil, Seeds, and Sovereignty

Abundant Land follows a group of Hawaiian residents on the island of Moloka’i as they oppose the biotech industry's use of their land to test genetically engineered seeds and work to restore an integrated food system based on ancient Hawaiian farming practices and permaculture. http://abundantland.com/ Saturday Oct 7| 9pm| Yurt

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Healthy Community Connections: How Plants Communicate

Healthy plant ecosystems are connected in many ways and through many allies, including through sharing of essential water, minerals, sugars, and more. There is also the expression of warnings to others about pests and disease, and direct defenses against those, with an immune response of phytochemical substances that can also stimulate our own human health. Learn how common permaculture practices can encourage these healthy relationships in our own bodies, gardens, farms and wild places. Science is catching up to explaining some of the complex beneficial relationships embedded in natural ecosystems, some of these hidden productive exchanges have been revealed, and can be supported by common permaculture practices. Presentation of ideas, discussion,…

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John Valenzuela

John Valenzuela is a gardener, consultant and educator specializing in fruit tree care and productive perennial polycultures, by way of Cornucopia Food Forest Gardens. He is active with the California Rare Fruit Growers, volunteering as Orchard and Fruit Tree Nursery Manager at the Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden College of Marin, and serves on the board of the Felix Gillette Institute which preserves heritage fruit tree varieties of the Sierra. Friday Oct 6| 3:30pm| Solar Panel: Red Talks Healthy Community Connections: How Plants Communicate

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Herb Spiral Garden

Join Bloom and Anahata, co-founders of Blooming Biodiversity, in the Solar Living Institute’s Spiral Garden to build a beautiful Herb Spiral!    Herb Spirals stack many functions, and are a key ingredient in the Permaculture garden. Some plants grow best with more sunlight; others like to chill in the shade. Some plants like to grow at higher elevation, others like to be closer to the ground. We will discuss the Social and Environmental integration of the relevant Permaculture principles embedded in Herb Spirals, including: “Integrate rather than Segregate,” “Use & Value Diversity,” “Design from Patterns to Details,” “Catch & Store Energy,” and “Use the Edge & Value the Marginal.” As our teacher, Starhawk, loves to say: “It’s not truly Permaculture…

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Dr. Kevin Danaher

Dr. Kevin Danaher is a Co-Founder of Global Exchange, FairTradeUSA, the Green Festivals, the Environmental Service Learning Initiative, and the Green Guardians. He has played a major role in Global Exchange’s 28-year record of merging social enterprise with human rights activism. His 1983 PhD in sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz was based on his dissertation, The Political Economy of U.S. Policy Toward South Africa, which allowed him to synergize his academic work and his international activism in the anti-apartheid movement. He has travelled widely in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, China, Europe and all 50 U.S. states. He is the author or editor of 12…

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