Leah Grant

Leah Grant is Co-Founder of Delphi Southern Nevada and Delphi Village's Chief Marketing Officer. She owned a marketing consulting firm in San Francisco and an event production company in Los Angeles. She owns and runs an international consulting, coaching and training firm that focuses on business growth, innovation, collaborative teaming and process development. TBA Delphi Village

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Delphi Village

Delphi Village is an emergent technology showcase built as the infrastructure for a permanent festival grounds and music festival theme park. Cal-Nev-Ari is a 520-acre town in Southern Nevada that we are acquiring to transition into a regenerative community. We have a plan for over 5000 acres of land in the Southern Nevada area to create as a conscious business and regenerative showcase. This is an extensive plan incorporating regenerative technologies for water and power, time banks, next-level composting, community design, conscious business practices, multi-stakeholder cooperative, and a Non-Profit Project. Delphi Southern Nevada is assembling over 5000 acres for the purpose of establishing regenerative communities using emergent technologies and new paradigm…

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Northern California Community Resilience Network

norcalresilience.org Our Vision The vision of the NorCal Community Resilience Network is to transform our homes, neighborhoods, and communities into vibrant, regenerative places. We are a building a Network of solutionaries – citizen activists, businesses and grassroots organizations who are turning despair into action through people-powered, nature-inspired, and community-based solutions which are addressing some of the most pressing social and environmental problems of our time. Here in Northern California, we are blessed with an abundance of community groups working to realize the sustainable future we need. The NorCal Community Resilience Network seeks to unite these groups into a coalition that offers strategies for collective impact and builds collaboration for a more resilient world. Across…

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Margie Bushman & Wes Roe

Margie Bushman & Wes Roe are co-founders of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, an educational non-profit founded in 2000 that has sponsored hundreds of workshops and events about permaculture and sustainability to Santa Barbara region. Margie was also the Program Coordinator for the Santa Barbara City College Center for Sustainability. Wes Roe served as board member & President of the Permaculture Credit Union. Both have served as a volunteer coordinators for the International Permaculture Convergence Support Group since its inception in 2005, that later evolved into the Friends of the International Permaculture Convergences (FIPC) & the International Permaculture Convergence Council (IPCC). Saturday Oct 7| 9:30am| Willow Grove Diversity of Participants, Ideas,…

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Diversity of Participants, Ideas, and Solutions from Around the Globe: Come Learn About the International Permaculture Convergences

The International Permaculture Convergences (IPCs) are the lifeblood of the global permaculture movement. Started in the early 1980’s when permaculture was still relatively unknown, IPCs are now a bi-annual event hosted by a different permaculture organization in a different country and region each time. We learn in the deepest way what our fellow global citizens and permaculturists are experiencing in their regions as societies around the world enter in an era of interconnected challenges. Participants from many parts of the world come ready to share their skills, projects & knowledge. With as many as 70 countries attending there is a diversity of participants, for a diversity of ideas, resulting in a…

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The Balance of Polarities

This hour-long workshop is about balancing masculine and feminine energies in context of the microcosm (human being) and the macrocosm (the universe). The workshop explores these dual energies as they appear in foods, astrology, yoga, ancient Indian texts of Shiva and Shakti, and modern society. It includes in group share-outs, brief personal writing time, relevant yoga poses, a check in, and a check out. Balance feminine and masculine energies through yoga, foods, and more. Saturday Oct 7| 11am| Mediterranean Garden Presented by Jada Imani

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“Natural” Beekeeping a Holistic Approach

Yasir will share excerpts from Soul Flower Farms Intro to Natural Beekeeping class. Challenging the commercial beekeeping practices, which breeds disease, that many backyard and permaculture beekeepers have adapted and Yasir will offers solutions for more sustainable beekeeping. Shared excerpts from Soul Flower Farms Intro to natural beekeeping classes. Challenging the commercial beekeeping practices, which breeds disease, that many backyard and permaculture beekeepers have adapted and offers solutions for more sustainable beekeeping. 60-70% of all food which feed Resilient Communities come from the pollination which Bees perform. This Workshop is geared to raise the consciousness of better Beekeeping methods so the permaculture community can assist in reducing the decline of the…

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Permaculture 101

An introductory class on the ethics, principles, and techniques of permaculture. We will go over the history of permaculture and how to integrate it into cities, landscapes, businesses, and homes.This class will give people a better understanding of the basics of Permaculture and how to apply it to all areas of their life. Permaculture has become a catch phrase but many people may not be aware of the origins, the ethics, or the principles. Most people I talk to think that permaculture is just a better alternative to agriculture when the reality is permaculture can be applied to organizational structures, economies, and even whole towns (transition movement). This class will give…

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Chloe Buzzotta

Chloe has a background in environmental activism. Her passions include permaculture and intentional community living. Every day she aims to embody those passions; through her work with Austin Permaculture Guild and other like minded organizations including the Global Ecovillage Network and her personal organization, DIrect Action Valhalla.   Friday Oct 6| 5pm| Yurt Permaculture 101

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Jessica Bates

Jessica Bates Is a transplant from Washington D.C. who has been establishing her roots here in the Bay Area for the last 15 years. Jessica has been gardening for over 20 years, run multiple gardening education programs, co-founded the Berkeley Ashby community garden, worked with multiple Bay Area landscapers, and is a certified permaculture teacher and designer who cares about decolonizing our food system. A Master Composter and Master Gardener, she owns and operates a Food Forest Farm West - a permaculture business in which she designs, teaches and installs local gardens. Her specialty is in perennial vegetable and annual food production and propagation, as well as CA native and "Bay friendly" plants. Jessica aims to constantly deepen her understanding…

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UC Gil Tract Community Farm

http://ucgilltractfarm.wixsite.com/gilltract About Us The UC Gill Tract Community Farm is a collaborative community project between the University of California Berkeley and the local community, focused on issues of food justice and urban farming.  It is located in Albany, CA, at the corner of San Pablo Ave and Marin Ave and has been providing local, sustainable food since 2013. The UC Gill Tract Community Farm is one of the increasing number of urban agriculture and alternative sustainable food systems worldwide that exist to develop innovative local solutions to social, environmental and economic injustices. It is an urban farm where you can come and harvest food for yourself and your family in exchange for help with weeding, planting, and watering; it aims to supply…

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HIPCAMP

hipcamp.com  Our mission Get more people outside Our overall mission is to get more people outside and, more specifically, to inspire the next generation of people who are passionate about exploring AND protecting our lands. Spending time outdoors has proven health benefits and fosters a deeper connection to the awesome, wild world out there. And we’re firm believers that people will only protect what they connect to and care about. Getting more people outside really starts with access; access to land, but also to information about that land. We don't think finding somewhere to camp should be such a time-consuming, convoluted and confusing process, which is why we started Hipcamp. We…

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Bonterra Organic Vineyards

bonterra.com  Our Commitments Bonterra vineyards have been farmed organically since 1987, long before organic products were widely available in America. The inspiration for farming this way was simple: organic grapes produce the purest expressions of the varietals and land on which they are farmed. At Bonterra, we have a deep respect for the environment. Organic farming and regenerative practices enrich the biodiversity in our vineyards year after year. Our three ranches (Blue Heron, McNab and Butler) are certified Biodynamic® by Demeter and our status is reviewed annually to ensure that each ranch adheres to the Demeter Farm Standard. The principle of Biodynamic farming is the simplest way to understand what it is: a…

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Applied Permaculture – Forest Garden Design Charrette

What is a charrette? What is a Forest Garden? What is Permaculture? Permaculture ethics and principles are powerful guidelines applicable to any type of design work. A forest garden mimics the architecture, relationships and diversity of an established forest. A charrette supports a group in the co creation of a design. This exploration of the basics of permaculture theory coupled with an experiential group design process brings people to a multi-faceted understanding of how each of our individual steps can add up to significant movement towards food security and more as it applies to our urban environments. This topic is at the heart of building resilient communities and permaculture. We address…

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Delia Carroll

Delia Carroll is a lifelong resident of the bay area. She is a founding member of the 13 Moon CoLab, http://www.13mooncollaborative.com/, a teaching collective dedicated to bringing forth a balanced and integrated approach to the art and practice of permaculture. Delia created and curates the PlaceMakers TeaHouse, which serves herbal teas and facilitates conversations at gatherings up and down the west coast. Sunday Oct 8| 9:30am| Hops Tipi Applied Permaculture - Forest Garden Design Charrette

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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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