Annahata Combi

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/10257422_10152527053222161_1100319791380465547_o.jpg[/image_frame] Annahata Combi is an artist, yoga teacher, herbalist, filmmaker, permaculturalist and aspiring musician who grew up in in a international meditation community and in the Redwood forests on the Pacific Ocean in the Bay Area. She designed her own B.A. interdisciplinary degree in Cross-Cultural Social Work and Sustainable Development from University of Redlands and Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. She has been traveling, living, and working in a variety of ecovillages, intentional communities, permaculture and biodynamic farms/gardens and healing arts/yoga/meditation centers in California, Oregon, Hawaii, New York, India, Costa Rica, and Canada sharing her gifts and collaborating with passionate healers, activists, and farmers. She is a…

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Effie Rawlings

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/headshot-from-MST-congress.jpg[/image_frame] Effie Rawlings was born in California and moved to her family’s seed corn farm in Illinois as a child, just in time to witness her aunts, father, and grandmother’s final struggle to keep their business alive in a rising tide of corporate domination of the seed industry.  Her affinity for agroecology and cooperative farming was shaped by her experiences as a volunteer at Sisonke School in South Africa, and as a student organizer at UC Berkeley, where she joined the fight against privatization and skyrocketing tuition.  Her interests found a nexus at the Gill Tract Farm, where she joined other students and community members in their 20-year struggle…

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Julian Mocine-McQueen

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Screen-Shot-2015-10-04-at-1.28.42-PM.png[/image_frame] Julian serves as Director of Education and Outreach for Green For All. His career is fueled by a strong belief in authentic movements that are powered by people. To this end, he’s engaged thousands of young people in the climate movement, by going on tour with Drake and Wiz Khalifa, and by organizing Green For All’s College Ambassador program, which cultivates environmental leaders at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He launched Green For All's Fellowship program, working with seasoned organizers from all over the country and the innovative Green The Block campaign, aimed at bringing sustainability to urban neighborhoods through culture and service. In 2014 he started the Green…

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José Corona

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Jose-Corona-300x300.jpg[/image_frame] José is the Director of Equity and Strategic Partnerships under Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. In this role, José serves as senior advisor to the Mayor, with the responsibility of creating, coordinating, and facilitating public/private/ philanthropic partnerships that foster equitable opportunities and benefits for the people of Oakland. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, José served as Chief Executive Officer of Inner City Advisors (ICA) from 2004 to 2015. He led ICA to becoming a nationally recognized, award-winning organization for its work on scaling small businesses and entrepreneurs as a way to create Good Jobs, especially for people with highest need. In the ten years with ICA, he oversaw a…

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Jingtian Yu

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/jingtian_yu-2.jpg[/image_frame] JT has lived in four different intentional communities for the past 11 years - Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op (Biko, Manley), Berkeley Student Coop (Lothlorien), and Cooperative Roots (Fort Awesome). He is excited to start a new permaculture community in the Portland area in the next few years. His life philosophy is heavily influenced by Buddhism, anti-war activism, social justice, environmental justice, occupy wall street, occupy the farm and permaculture. He was born in Shanghai, China, moved to the US when we was fifteen. He had academic training in Physics, Neuroscience, and Computer Science. He's also a songwriter/producer passionate about creating conscious and transformational music.

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Lindsey Morriss

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/IMG_3375LindseyMorriss4x6-1.jpg[/image_frame] Lindsey Uluwehimailani Morriss is on a mission to ignite embodied awakening and effective group collaboration focused on evolving our selves and our world for greater purpose, harmony and connection. Lindsey has co-produced multiple embodied dance events, worldwide conscious flash mobs, and rituals and has lead groups on emergence meditation, conscious evolution and connecting with nature throughout the Bay Area and Hawaii. She is currently the Program Coordinator for the 2015 Building Resilient Communities Convergence and was the Cultural Director of The Global Summit (2014) and co-producer of last years Bay Area HiveMind. She is a passionate Dancing Freedom™ facilitator teaching the embodied practice of living oneness.…

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Bonnie Borucki

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/bonnie_FB-pic.jpg[/image_frame] Bonnie Borucki has been a member of Transition Berkeley since 2011 and active in helping to organize crop swaps, movie nights, and panel discussions on urban agriculture, alternative economies, and moving beyond cars. She is currently the chair of the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition Land Use Group. Bonnie received her PDC form Merritt College and has taught gardening classes with elementary students and seniors in assisted living facilities. She is also an artist and graphic designer, designing plans for permaculture landscapes. Merging her longtime interest in connections between people, plants and pollinators with her community, Bonnie currently coordinates activities and workshops in the Ashby Community Garden…

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Susan Juniper Park

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/SusanPark_pic-e1443910129996.jpg[/image_frame] Susan Juniper Park is an Oakland-based activist and community organizer engaged at the cross roads of food, ecological and economic justice efforts.  She is a proponent/practitioner of appropriate ecological technologies, regenerative farming/gardening, honoring ancestral knowledge and permaculture design (although she sometimes finds this last label problematic).  Her current activism includes land defense with Occupy the Farm, anti-gentrification work with Economic Development Without Displacement Coalition, intersectional identity politics, and building resilient (AND equitable) place-based communities. By day, she does development work for the Ruckus Society--an organization that supports and uplifts grassroots fights against climate, ecological, corporate and state injustices though Direct Action trainings, capacity building and strategic…

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Alejandra Liora Adler

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Liora_headshot_HH.jpg[/image_frame] Liora (Alejandra Liora Adler) has been active in the field of social permaculture, with a focus on community and event organization since her studies in Psychology and Education in the 1960’s.  Her hands-on experience led her to participate in a traveling theatre community (The Illuminated Elephants) that left California, USA for a two year tour in Mexico ending with her co-initiating Huehuecoyotl Ecovillage (Mexico) in 1982.  She is also the co-founder of la Caravana Arcoiris por la Paz, a mobile ecovillage which traveled in caravan from Mexico to Brazil overland over 13 years beginning in 1996.  Liora was an integral part of this project for seven…

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Pedro Rodriguez

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Pedro-Rodríguez-2.jpg[/image_frame] Guatemalan by birth, Pedro Rodriguez has been exploring the connections between seeds, plants, food, nutrition, health and diet related diseases for more than half of his life. Pedro has been vegetarian for 18 years, owner, manager and passionate chef of the vegetarian-vegan-healthy food restaurant El Infinito and a big fan and promoter of traditional gastronomy as well as the consumers to farmers local networking outreach. He is also promoter and supporter of the slow food festival in his home city Quetzaltenango, and founder of El Infinito Cultura Permanente, an urban sustainability demonstrative house.  With experience in the field of nutrition and indigenous superfoods, Pedro has created…

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Lesley Moore

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/lesley_moore-headshot-2013.jpg[/image_frame] Lesley Moore (MBA, MSW, PDC) is a strategic planner, writer, consultant, educator and facilitator with 15+ years experience as a fund development professional with grantwriting and regenerative resource expertise working with social entrepreneurs, grassroots groups, and community- and ecosystem-wide movements and partnerships to achieve social change and social justice through capacity and movement building; and systems, policy and infrastructure change. She is a board member of the Cob Research Institute and part of Starhawk's yearlong Advanced Facilitators Course for collaborative groups. She lives in the Derby Watershed in the SF Bay Area-East Bay.

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Ryan Rising

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/RyanRisingTeaching.jpg[/image_frame] Ryan Rising is a community organizer and permaculture educator based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. After organizing Pushing Through the Pavement: a Permaculture Action Tour with The Polish Ambassador in the Fall of 2014, Ryan co-founded the Permaculture Action Network and has worked with festivals and artists like Lightning in a Bottle and Rising Appalachia to mobilize concert-goers and festival attendees to install permaculture systems and create community spaces that move us further on the transition to a just and regenerative world. Permaculture Action Days have brought out hundreds of people at a time after concerts and before music festivals to plant public food…

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Thea Maria Carlson

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Thea_Carlson-2.jpg[/image_frame] ​Thea Maria Carlson is Co-Director of the Biodynamic Association. She is a facilitator, farmer, educator, and artist, with roots in California and the Midwest. Her diverse experience includes biodynamic and organic farming; teaching gardening, nutrition, and beekeeping; designing, building and managing urban community and educational gardens; and organizing strategic communications trainings for nonprofit leaders. Thea earned a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University, a permaculture design certificate from Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, and is trained in the Art of Hosting and consensus facilitation. 2015 Convergence Workshop: Biodynamic Agriculture and Biodynamic Community

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Sarah Mackota

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Sarah-Mackota.jpg[/image_frame] Sarah Mackota is a soul activist whose medicine is dance, ritual and mindful integration on the personal and societal level. Completing her Dancing Freedom training in 2010, she has facilitated dance journeys in Berkeley, San Francisco, Hawaii, Black Rock City, India and Santa Cruz. Certified Yoga Instructor, Reiki with Shamanism practitioner and Death Doula, she has an in depth knowledge of the physical and energetic bodies. She effectively guides others to explore the inherent wisdom that lives within each of one of us. She is dedicated to wholeness, healing and the deeper connection of all of consciousness.

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Sara McCamant

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Sara-McCamant.jpg[/image_frame] Sara McCamant is a long term local food activist, garden educator and seed saver. She helped co-found the West County Community Seed Exchange in Sebastopol, CA, one of the earliest seed libraries and seed gardens in the country. She worked with Seed Matters, an initiative of the Clif Bar Family Foundation, coordinating their Community Seed Toolkit program. She is the Garden Manager at Ceres Community Project.

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Ryan Johnston

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Ryan-J-headshot-wide-11.4.14-e1443726177534-1024x919.jpg[/image_frame] Ryan is the Program Director at the Permaculture Skills Center in Sebastopol, CA, a 5-acre demonstration site and vocational training center. PSC’s programs support individuals in aligning purpose, passion and prosperity into careers in regenerative land stewardship, through agriculture with Farm School or land management with the Ecological Landscaper Immersion. Ryan is a Board Member of the Redwood Empire Chapter of the US Green Building Council and was previously the Homegrown Program Coordinator at Daily Acts. He is passionate about reimagining our relationship to the planet, our communities, and ourselves into one of stewardship, starting with home-scale systems of self-reliance. Ryan is a tireless dreamer on the go, inspired by those elegantly bridging the gap between vision and reality through exploration.…

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Robin Liepman

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Robin_Liepman_BloomingBiodiversity-2.jpeg[/image_frame] Robin Liepman (Bloom) is a co-founder and co-organizer of the Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Tour (www.BloomingBiodiversity.org). He is a world traveller, here to re-weave the dream of the modern world into a vibrant balanced existence. Bloom was born from the warm coastal womb of central California in San Luis Obispo, educated by the fairies and tree people at the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Psychology and Cognitive Science, (and a special focus on life, the universe and everything,) and initiated into the intergalactic tribe of awakening beings during his six months of travel through Central America, becoming initiated into the modern day mystery…

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Rebecca Newburn

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/RebeccaNewburnHeadshot3x4-783x1024.jpg[/image_frame] Rebecca Newburn is the Co-Founder of Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, a free seed lending library located in the Richmond Public Library in Richmond, California. She did her first Permaculture Design Certificate with Christopher Shein, one of the founders of BASIL, the first seed library and inspiration for Richmond Grows. She studied seed saving at Seed School with Bill McDorman of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. Rebecca developed a “create a library” model that has helped hundreds of seed libraries open around the world. The sister seed library list and shared resources from seed libraries around the world are at seedlibraries.net, which is a site she developed and maintains.…

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Robert Kourik

Robert Kourik started his organic maintenance and landscape design company in 1975—long before the word sustainable "existed". Since that time his designs, consulting and books have focused on organic and sustainable gardens, water management, drip irrigation and edible landscaping. Published (Metamorphic Press) eight books. Including: Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape - Naturally, 1986. Authored six other books. Including: The Lavender Garden, (Chronicle Books, 1998).       2017 Workshop: Good Fungi, Happy Plants

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Marissa Mommaerts

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Marissa-M.png[/image_frame] Marissa Mommaerts is Director of Programs and REconomy Project lead for Transition US, part of the international Transition Network. Marissa is the co-author of two recent reports on the new economy movement, “Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement,” based on a series of interviews with new economy leaders across the US and published by Post Carbon Institute; and “25 Enterprises that Build Community Resilience.” Her vision is to empower people and communities with the tools and information we need to take back our economic and political power.

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