All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Ecological Stewardship & Regenerative Design’

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    Loren Luyendyk

    Loren Luyendyk is a Certified Teacher of Permaculture, with over 15 years of practical experience in Permaculture Design, ecological farming, sustainability, and horticulture. He has a degree in Botany from UC Santa Barbara, and is a Certified Arborist and Master Gardener. He has experience with …

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    Love, Leadership and the Sacred

    In these turbulent times – with many of our hearts stretched and breaking – what is the most potent inner source for our leadership toward that more beautiful world our hearts know is possible? How do we find, cultivate and lead from that source, while …

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    Max Meyers

    Maximillian Meyers is an ecological designer, permaculture teacher, commercial aquaponic system designer/installer, rainwater and greywater system specialist, farmer and the executive director of the Mendocino Ecological Learning Center (MELC) – a nonprofit educational organization and ecological reserve offering green job training and sustainable living skills …

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    Maximilian Brotman

    Max Brotman is a radical mycologist and member of Bay Area Applied Mycology, a non-profit that practices mycoforestry with public and private land managers, and operates an open mycology laboratory at the Omni Commons in Oakland, Ca. Max tends the Courtland Creek Garden in east …

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    Michael Pilarski

    Michael Pilarski founded Friends of the Trees Society in 1978 to double the world’s forest cover. He has been studying, writing, teaching and doing hands-on earth repair activities ever since. He has been active in the permaculture movement since 1982 at the local, regional, national …

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    Miguel “Sir Cobalot” Elliott

    Miguel Elliott, knighted as “Sir Cobalot” has been leading cob workshops, teaching in schools, and running his business Living Earth Structures for over 12 years. His vast array of projects include building an organic nightclub and yoga studio in downtown Chicago, building a mushroom shaped …

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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 …

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  • Rye Flint Mycofoodforest

    Myco-Food-Forestry

    Come explore some of the mysterious realms of symbiotic fungi and how they live with their plant hosts. Stack some functions! Learn how to integrate mushrooms and fungi into your perennial food forest environment. Your host Rye N. Flint, co-owner of the oldest Truffle Farm …

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    Narsanna Koppula

      Narsanna Koppula is a permaculture pioneer in India. Bill Mollison visited him in 1987 and created a village permaculture project. He is cofounder of Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, host to the next International Permaculture Convergence in November 2017. He is a permaculture social activist whose …

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    Natasha Florentino

    Natasha Florentino is a documentary filmmaker and video producer. She recently completed Abundant Land: Soil, Seeds and Sovereignty, a feature length documentary about a Hawaiian community challenging the biotech industry’s use of their island to test genetically engineered seeds. In 2014 she was selected as …

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    Neil Bertrando

    Based in Reno, NV, Neil Bertrando manages a 1.3 acre homestead with his wife Katie and the help of many in the community. His passion is enriching bioregions by building community and broadening the local genetic resources of practical plants and animals to relocalize resource …

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  • Networking The Transformational Ecosystem

    Networking the Transformational Ecosystem

    Networking the Transformational Ecosystem consists of a number of social enterprises and non-profits (generally 15) giving 3-minute presentations in front of the participants, and then connecting with the participants directly at tables. The organizations present on who they are, what they do, what their needs …

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    Nik Bertulis

    Nik Bertulis is an ecological innovator who is fascinated by humanity’s intrinsic regenerative potential. He has a degree in ecological design from Colorado College and has been developing regenerative infrastructure around California, the U.S.A. and Mexico for more than 20 years. He is currently a …

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    Our 200 Year Plan: Designing our Future Together

    What is our 200 year plan—for our planet? For our permaculture and communities movements? What are our best strategies? How do we achieve these? Liora Adler, co-founder of Gaia U, will facilitate a panel of permaculture and community leaders to inspire group discussion by attendees. …

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    Permaculture and the Indigenous Contribution: A Courageous Conversation

    How can permaculturalists best acknowledge that permaculture was not “invented” by Bill Mollison? That Indigenous People have practiced permaculture principles like Food Forests while observing nature for millenia? This workshop will bring together Indigenous voices to share stories about their cultures and discuss how we …

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    Permaculture Projects with Villagers in a Drought Affected Area of India

    This workshop will talk about the permaculture work Living Ecology and Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, hosts of the next International Permaculture Convergence are doing in Telangana, India. They work with the state’s poorest farmers to bring a drought resilient alternative to the GMO crops the villagers …

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    ReInhabiting the Village: Interactive Workshop

    What is the Culture of the Modern Village and how are we creating a Global Village? As we become increasingly aware of our interconnection on this one shared home called Earth, there is a compelling call to find our common threads and become the stewards …

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    Resetting the Dinner Table, Rebuilding Our World

    Holistic Regenerative Food Shed Design for the Next Century Rebuilding our local food systems means not just connecting local consumers to local farmers, but actually rebuilding our local foodshed into a robust interconnected community. We have begun to recapture the art of applying holistic design …

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    Resilience in the Face of WildFires – The Lake County Story

    Panel of three people: Nils Paulsen, Brenda Quintero and Fairlight Alghren share three perspectives and highlight community service work we are involved in. Highlights will include building collaborative partnerships, working with forestry and CalFire on land mitigation after forest fires, working with funding agencies and …

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  • Mother Earth By Novembro

    Resource or Being, how do we treat our place in the world?

    Is our earth a resource or a being? This workshop will engage the participants in an interactive dialogue to explore the stories of the places we come from and our relationship to them as designers, gardeners and farmers. We will actively seek solutions to the …

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