Bring Back the Salmon! A Call to Action from Chief Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe

My name is Chief Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, I’m the fifth leader in an unbroken traditional leadership since settler contact. Our ancestral territory expands all along the McCloud River watershed below Bulyum Puyuk (Mt. Shasta). In the 1940s, with the installation of the Shasta Dam, my people were flooded out of our homelands and our Salmon relatives were blocked from returning to their spawning grounds. SALMON ARE SACRED We believe that when Creator put us on this Earth we had no voice. Our Salmon relatives saw we needed help and gave us their voice.  In return, we promised to always speak for them. Today, climate change, GMO farming,…

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Green Your Grow

Green Your Grow:  1-Day Intensive on Holistic Cannabis Cultivation Thurs, Oct 5| 10:00am - 4:30pm| Yurt - Instructed by Max Meyers Pre-Registration Required: $75 - $195 suggested donation (Discounts for FULL Convergence Tickets) Includes delicious vegetarian lunch   Ready to Green Your Grow? Are you interested in learning how to grow clean and green Cannabis? Would you like to improve the quality of the cannabis you grow by moving beyond organic? Want to learn how to produce it using more sustainable, even regenerative practices? Well then, join us for this one of a kind class and learn how to Green Your Grow! This introductory class will help you improve your cannabis growing methods so…

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Social Permaculture

Social Permaculture 1-Day Intensive With Starhawk Thurs, Oct 5| 10:00am - 4:30pm| Hops Tipi - Facilitated by Starhawk & Malik Coburn Pre-Registration Required: $45 - $95 suggested donation (Discounts for FULL Convergence Tickets) Includes delicious vegetarian lunch   Workshop Description Social permaculture looks at the people-care aspects of permaculture. Vegetables are the easy part—people are the challenge! All groups struggle with issues of power, conflicts, and the need to make decisions. Collaborative groups may be healing, nurturing, and inspirational—or they may founder on the rocks of conflict and poor communication. In this one-day intensive, we’ll look at regenerative patterns for human interaction. How do we come together across barriers and create spaces where we are…

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Village Design Intensive

ReInhabiting the Village and VillageLab present - A 1 Day Village Design Intensive Oct 5th, 10am- 4:30pm - Co-Facilitated by Jeff Clearwater and A. Keala Young Pre-Registration Required: $45 - $95 suggested donation (Discounts for FULL Convergence Tickets) Includes delicious vegetarian lunch Workshop Description All over the world there are modern day 'Villages' emerging with a multiplicity of forms and a common intent, to become the imaginal cells, the pioneer crucibles that can develop the solutions that humanity needs. The work is of immense value to us all as they model sustainable lifestyles, develop tools, technologies, processes that demonstrate that a Regenerative path is not only a dream but a true potential. Each of…

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Jeff Clearwater

Jeff has been a leader in whole systems regenerative design for over 40 years with a special passion for intentional community, ecovillage design and applied new paradigm economics. Jeff has played a major role in the sustainable and regenerative communities movement – having co-founded the Ecovillage Network of the Americas (ENA) and Living Routes Ecovillage Study Abroad in 1997 and as Ecovillage Director at Sirius Community until 2001. Jeff has provided integrated systems and renewable energy design, consulting and installation in rural villages, businesses, governments and sustainability projects all over the world since the 1980s. Jeff’s prime passion is to illuminate a new paradigm in economics. Grounded in a long cultivated…

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A. Keala Young

Keala is a whole system designer​,​ regenerative practitioner ​and permaculture teacher ​with a background in the healing arts. His rich study of permaculture and ecovillage design includes certificate programs from Findhorn Foundation to Esalen Institute and is complimented by experiential learning in co-production of multiple design courses and intensives. Keala is a co-founder of Atlan Living and Learning Center near the Columbia River Gorge in Central Cascadia, is a co-author and contributing editor of ReInhabiting the Village and is Co-Director of VillageLab's RegenSolutions Initiative.     Pre-Convergence Workshop: 1 Day Village Design Intensive Thurs, Oct 5| 10:00am - 4:30 pm| Solar Panel

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Midwifing the New Earth

Our Sacred Future Lies in the Hands of an Awakening Generation of Light-Leaders Oct 5th, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm - With Maria Owl Pre-Registration Required $45 - $95 suggested donation (Included with FULL Convergence Tickets) Workshop Description Have you ever felt like you are here to participate in something big? Like you are a piece of a larger, intelligent whole that is on the verge of waking up? Do you ever wonder what your role is in the "Great Turning"? Many of us are sensing an inner-calling to rise up and be a leader in our communities, in a whole new way than has ever existed on the planet before. We…

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Lydia Violet

Lydia Violet (of Ayla Nereo Band) is deeply inspired by folk, blues, and protest music traditions. She uses her stunning violin sounds, intricate 3-part harmonies, lyrical banjo, and strong instrumental arrangements to bring her listeners into a soul-folk revival experience woven into with new wave of protest music. Lydia has also studied closely with deep ecology elder and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy for the past 9 years, learning how we can metabolize our pain for the world into profound communion with our human and more-than-human communities. In the past year she has performed alongside Climbing PoeTree, Ayla Nereo, The Polish Ambassador, Wildlight, Rising Appalachia, MaMuse, and  Joanna Macy. From civil right songs to old-fashioned…

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Dustin Thomas

Big hair, big smiles, and a whole lot of love- Wild-hearted globe-trotter Dustin Thomas is making waves from America to Australia with his infectious blend of beat-box/soul-folk. Armed with his voice, a guitar, and universal anthems of love and war; this young singer-songwriter continues to inspire hearts around the world on his mission of peace, joy, and unity. As a touring artist Dustin Thomas is known worldwide for his captivating and unifying performances and soulfully crafted sing-a-longs. As a recording artist, Dustin has built a unique grassroots following online and boasts over a half a million streams on his website alone. Truly a man of the road, Dustin Thomas has shared…

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House Kombucha

http://www.housekombucha.com/ House Kombucha is a family-run, community startup dedicated to bringing the ancient tradition of fermenting a living, probiotic tea into modern light. Beyond just making a great tasting and healthy beverage, they are a young, owner-operated, triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) endeavor. They value quality craftsmanship, local economic development, and community stewardship.

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Food Forest Gardens

Grow your own! It doesn’t get more local or fresh than your own yard. Want to create a personal Garden of Eden for you, your clients, or your community? Want to eat fresh, local, organic produce while reducing your environmental footprint? This workshop will focus on the how-to’s of creating a beautiful, functional and food-generating garden, no matter how much space you have. There will be an emphasis on incorporating ecological principles, such as soil building, using perennial edibles, and planting for habitat enhancement. The more food we grow at home and in our neighborhoods, the more food resilient we become, relying less on remote agribusiness and for-profit supermarkets. We reduce…

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Mike Boss

Mike Boss is a plant ecologist and garden maker. He founded the award-winning company Rock & Rose Landscapes in 1989. His home garden is one of San Francisco's oldest food forest gardens. He took his first PDC in 2014 at The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center and his second with Toby Hemenway and Daily Acts in 2016-7. He recently founded The Edible Nursery Project in San Francisco which makes available to San Francisco and Bay Area residents perennial plants that produce edible roots, fruits, and shoots.       Food Forest Gardens Friday, Oct 6 | 12:30 PM – 1: 30 PM | Zocalo

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Nutiva

https://nutiva.com/ Nutiva's Mini-festo In a world where the industrialized food system has led us down a tangled path, where food choices have been reduced to the lesser-of-evils, and where distrust reigns, we are the champions of the greater good. Tireless seekers of pure and delicious foods that will nourish our bodies and our planet, we have devoted ourselves to a dream, a vision, a mission. We will revolutionize the way the world eats! And in so doing we will bring nourishment and balance, health and well being, sustainability and community to people and planet. We know change is hard but we want to make it easy. We went out looking for…

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Empowerment Works Inc.

http://www.empowermentworks.org/ Founded in 2001, Empowerment WORKS (EW) is a global sustainability think-tank in action advancing community-led solutions for a thriving world. Impact In the world's most culturally rich, yet economically challenged communities, access to markets, appropriate technologies and education can empower people to transform critical problems into opportunities for a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable future. Empowerment WORKS brings these vital tools within the grasp of citizens on the front lines of poverty and climate change. Approach Promoting global collaboration in support of local solutions, Empowerment WORKS fosters a diverse, cross-sector network of Partners in Empowerment (PIE) united in action by an ecologically social innovation framework called 7 Stages to Sustainability…

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Ocean Farming & Restoration

  Restoring California's majestic giant kelp forests will sequester carbon, increase biodiversity and create blue green jobs. Over 95% of California’s kelp forests have disappeared in the past 150 years. We will explore re-planting our native kelp forests, state coastal regulations, coastal native tribe participation, cutting edge projects including Bren Smith’s GreenWave and Marine Permaculture, potential markets for kelp and sea greens and how vibrant kelp forests support aquatic life bio diversity. Saturday Oct 7| 3:30pm| Yurt Presented By: John Roulac

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John Roulac

John W. Roulac is the founder and CEO of Nutiva, the world’s leading organic superfoods brand of hemp, coconut, chia, and red palm. John founded Nutiva in 1999 with a mission to nourish people and planet. In 2002 Nutiva along with the HIA, Dr Bronners and Nature Path sued the U.S. DEA in the 9th Circuit leading to a successful ruling in 2004 that cleared the way for hemp foods to be legally sold and consumed. He helped jumpstart the modern home-composting movement in the early 1990s and has written four books on environmental topics that have combined sales of over one million copies. A longtime advocate for healthy people and…

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Orion Freeman

Orion Freeman is a singing, songwriting, guitar-playing seeker from the woods just beyond the mortar and bricks of Philadelphia. His souled-out, sometimes reggae-infused, flamenco-tinged, bluesy folk-rock aspires to move: your shoes; your heart; the cobwebs, so as to allow your soul to shine. Hovering somewhere within the chasm between the worldly and the divine, his music is an intimate glimpse into the spiraling states of freedom and folly, playfulness and prayer. In April of 2017 Orion released Morning Son, his second full length record, and will be spending the rest of the year touring throughout the US, with Thomas Seyoum providing harmonic support. “This second record of mine comes at a…

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Los Nadies

Los Nadies have created one of the freshest sounds to come out of the Bay Area’s Latin music scene in a long time. Filling a vacuum in Northern California that their southern counterparts Ozomatli deliver so well in L.A., Los Nadies bring a keen mix of politics, poetry, street party and musicianship every time they step on to a stage. Their unique blend of rock, nueva trova, South American folklore and Afro-Latin rhythms follows and expands on the tradition of celebration and protest put forth by musicians like Silvio Rodríguez, Manu Chao, and Santana. Front man Juán Cuba’s vocals, along with José Vergelín’s drums, and Francisco Ferrer’s lead guitar, serve as…

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Yoga and Interpersonal Resilience: Sustainability in Connection

When building any community it's important for the individuals to stay attuned to the truth in themselves as well as cultivate a sensitivity and space to receive the truth of others. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” -Victor Frankl This class helps provide participants with a felt sense awareness of self as well as the space to choose their response and increase their freedom, which is of benefit to the progress of any endeavor. Marna will guide an all levels yoga journey and interweave practice connecting with others while staying…

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Designing for Water – Tools and Techniques

How much rain can you catch? In this hands on workshop we will work on-site to learn the tools and techniques of rain-water harvesting. We will find water storage potential of structures, discover the contours of the landscape, and identify “key-points” of catchment, storage, and sequestration. This will be a hands on workshop using tools of the trade, bunyips, laser level for finding contours, and measuring tape to find roof catchment potentials. Presented By: Karmendra Rossy

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