Morning Meditation

Morning Meditation
Karmendra Rossy

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/meditation-1024x628.jpg[/image_frame] One hour of collective silence to encourage and support introspection, contemplation, and mental regeneration. A simple sit each morning at a central location, with no guidance. Will begin and end with…

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Building Networks to Catalyze Regenerative Action: A Permaculture Action Tour Report

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/RyanRisingConsultingPermacultureDesign-2-300x200.jpg[/image_frame] Hear a report back from the Permaculture Action Tour - a tour that partnered with a well known music producer to host 32 Action Days in cities across the…

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Regenerative Funding: Raising Resources for the Movement

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Unilever-highlights-good-business-sense-of-sustainability_strict_xxl.png[/image_frame] How do we use the permaculture ethics and practices in resource development that is regenerative? What funding opportunities exist to support our work? What impacts our ability to access,…

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Ego-System Re-Story-ation: Ecology of Awakening

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/kerry-brady-wksp.jpg[/image_frame] In order to create truly just and resilient communities, it is essential we Re-Story ourselves out of the predominant narrative of people and planet as commodity into the reality…

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Community Choice Energy: A Pathway to Resilient, Energy-Secure Communities

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Al_Weinrub_Workshop.jpg[/image_frame] As the social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate change become more pronounced, Community Choice energy can be a powerful vehicle for democratizing energy, spurring local sustainable economic development,…

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Discover Fantastic Fruit for Our New “Weird Weather” Challenges

Discover Fantastic Fruit for Our New “Weird Weather” Challenges
John Valenzuela fantastic fruit

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/John-Valenzuela.jpg[/image_frame] You can grow wonderful fruit in spite of our recent drought and warm winters. John Valenzuela will share simple and effective growing strategies and techniques, with water wisdom and…

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Youth Stories from Youth Programs: Planting Seeds with the Next Generation

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/KellyCarlisle_MG_1410CREDITDavidFentoncrop.jpg[/image_frame] You’ll get seriously inspired during this multi-generational storytelling workshop with some of the most innovative youth food justice and permaculture programs in the Bay Area. Youth and staff representatives…

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Sustainable Leadership: What Does it Take To Thrive?

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Main_WomenLeaders-1024x461.jpg[/image_frame] Arianna Huffington’s landmark book Thrive makes the case for a “Third Metric” for defining success. As leaders, we are hardworking, passionate and good at what we do. But how…

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Building a Resilient Neighborhood with Transition Streets

Building a Resilient Neighborhood with Transition Streets
Transition streets Marissa Mommaerts

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/transition-streets-1024x768.jpg[/image_frame] Transition Streets is a neighbor-led project to reduce household energy and water use, build resilient local food systems, and build community resilience on your street. It takes the systemic…

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Dancing Freedom: Embodying Resilience

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/11329880_10153338281990435_3718743456497437272_n.jpg[/image_frame] Ritual predates human language and is the art of changing consciousness at will. We are hard wired for self expression in community. In this conscious dance workshop, we will…

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Mining the Urban Waste Stream

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Ken-with-Herb-mandala.jpg[/image_frame] The reverse skill set of shopping backwards through the urban waste stream is an essential one to have. Resilience means being resourceful in our material sourcing. There is so…

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Biodynamic Agriculture and Biodynamic Community

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Thea_Carlson_BiodynamicAgricultureBiodynamicCommunity-21.jpg[/image_frame] The deep principles and innovative practices of biodynamic agriculture can be taken up by any farmer or gardener wanting to enhance the health and vitality of their soil and…

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Embodying Permaculture – 5 Senses Exploration through Movement, Theater & Music

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Robin_Liepman_BloomingBiodiversityWorkshops-2.png[/image_frame] Embodying Permaculture: 5 Senses Exploration through Movement, Theater and Music is an experience designed to integrate mind, body, heart and spirit with the values and principles of permaculture. As facilitators…

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Transition 101: State of a World in Transition

Transition 101: State of a World in Transition
Transition movement Marissa Mommaerts

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/transitions-wordle.png[/image_frame] The Transition Movement, an international network of communities committed to moving away from fossil fuel dependence toward local resilience, just celebrated its 10th anniversary and is now in 50…

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California’s Food Forests: Wildtending in Zone 4

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/food-forests-wildtending.jpeg[/image_frame] Our native Californian landscape possesses a unique heritage - in pre-European times, this land was home to the greatest biodiversity on the North American continent, as well as the…

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Rewilding: Trophic Cascades

Rewilding: Trophic Cascades
Rewilding Trophic Cascades Rye N Flint

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/rewilding-trophic-cascades.jpg[/image_frame] Rye N Flint leads this session on reconnecting with your wild roots.  Learn about how humans have lived in harmony with the Earth for thousands of years.  Embrace the wild…

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Making Equity and Sustainability in Business Real: Walking our Talk

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/EquitySustainability.jpg[/image_frame] In our communities, local business leaders have made headway in creating thriving, sustainable, ethical and just business models, but there is still a ways to go. What models are…

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Mobilize and Organize Beyond the Convergence: Launching the NorCal Community Resilience Network

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/norcal-logo07-100.png[/image_frame] The Convergence brings together hundreds of movers and shakers, and dozens of organizations from the grassroots on up. How can we stay connected both online and offline; and how…

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