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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Resistance and Resilience: Unifying the two movements

Resistance to the federal administration has been fast and furious. How can Resilience and Resistance work more effective together to build the thriving world we all want to live in? A panel of speakers from the Resistance Movement will share some of the campaigns they are working on, and then we will bring up representatives from our Community Resilience Movement to strategize about ways to unify the two movements. Saturday Oct 7| 3:30pm| Main Stage Presented by Susan Silbar

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Resilient Hubs Deep Dive

How can we integrate permaculture features, disaster preparedness and sharing into one model? Daily Acts and the NorCal Resilience Network will share the vision for the Resilient Homes Initiative, an innovative model that scales up and replicated resilience in homes, neighborhoods and impact centers. The first hour will introduce the project and homes and neighborhood centers who are already doing this work. The second and third hours will be an interactive sessions, with participants sharing ideas about how to role out this model in Northern California, from developing criteria to funding with government agencies to organizing work parties and other convenings to build community and resilience. Saturday Oct 7| 9:30am-12:30pm| TBA…

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