Bring Us with You: Engaging Community in Transforming the Food System

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Food insecurity is a reality faced by many low-income urban families, however the food access movement goes beyond developing local gardens, farmers markets, grocery stores, etc. This workshop is for those who are seeking methods on how to engage community members in altering the food system. Come join this interactive hour long workshop and learn about resident- led projects, in food swamps like Oakland and Bayview Hunters Point, CA, which integrated community engagement for local and governmental level change. Presented By: Jasmine Vassar

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Permaculture Action Network: How We’re Organizing and How To Get Involved

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/1441593989096.jpeg[/image_frame] Ryan Rising of the Permaculture Action Network gives a how-to on getting involved with the organization's movement of mobilizing concert-goers and festival-audiences to Permaculture Action Days - one day events where people build the viable alternatives of the just & regenerative paradigm in their own communities. In 2014, the group carried out the first "Permaculture Action Tour," mobilizing hundreds of concert-goers at a time in 32 cities throughout the United States to come take action the next day - building urban farms, planting community food forests, installing rainwater catchment systems, natural buildings, and more. Hear a short report back on this past year of developing a…

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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/rynflint1.jpg[/image_frame] Rye N Flint resides in a balck oak Savannah in Northern California. He surthrives in an off-grid tiny home, and runs a edible plant nursery and mycoremediation business. He has a B.S. degree in Soil Science, and a permaculture design certification. He gives talks and workshops on rewilding and food forestry, and leads walks through the natural areas in Northern California. 2015 Convergence Workshop: Rewilding: Trophic Cascades

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