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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Indigenous Rising

This workshop will discuss how to best support Indigenous peoples rising to address issues of land and food sovereignty, natural resources, and cultural restoration.and how to engage others across the boundaries of culture, class, and community. This workshop is inspired by the rise of indigenous peoples for the protection of our sacred waters. Its facilitators have first hand experience in organizing and activating for standing rock and for the California waters where the salmon will run. They will share how best to show up in support of indigenous communities working to address issues of land and food sovereignty, natural resources, and cultural restoration. Learn the do’s and the dont’s of how…

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Desirae Harp

Desirae Harp is a member of the Mishewal Wappo tribe from the central coast of California, and she is a descendant of the Diné Nation from the Southwest. She is a singer/songwriter, cultural bearer/activist, and teacher. She sings with Audiopharmacy, an internationally acclaimed world music/ reggae/ and hip hop ensemble. She uses her music as a teaching tool to facilitate workshops on cultural survival, social justice, and environmental justice with youth across the country. She is the founder of the Mishewal Ona*staTis language revitalization program, and she works with the run4salmon campaign to restore the California water ways, salmon runs, and indigenous ways of life. Indigenous Rising  

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Food Forest Gardens

Grow your own! It doesn’t get more local or fresh than your own yard. Want to create a personal Garden of Eden for you, your clients, or your community? Want to eat fresh, local, organic produce while reducing your environmental footprint? This workshop will focus on the how-to’s of creating a beautiful, functional and food-generating garden, no matter how much space you have. There will be an emphasis on incorporating ecological principles, such as soil building, using perennial edibles, and planting for habitat enhancement. The more food we grow at home and in our neighborhoods, the more food resilient we become, relying less on remote agribusiness and for-profit supermarkets. We reduce…

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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 Center and his second with Toby Hemenway and Daily Acts in 2016-7. He recently founded The Edible Nursery Project in San Francisco which makes available to San Francisco and Bay Area residents perennial plants that produce edible roots, fruits, and shoots.       Food Forest Gardens Friday, Oct 6 | 12:30 PM – 1: 30 PM | Zocalo

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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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Film: “Adventures in Permaculture: Transition West Coast”

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Permie-journos Steven Saint Thomas and Trudy Thomas traveled from San Francisco to Seattle to document the West Coast's burgeoning Transition movement. See how permaculturists are taking design principles to the collective level, transforming whole communities to build resilient, local food systems. "Adventures in Permaculture: Transition West Coast" documents how permaculturists are transforming whole communities to build resilient, local food systems. This film follows on the heels of "Adventures in Permaculture: Australia." We interviewed leading West Coast permaculturists and Transitionists - including Penny Livingston, Trathen Heckman (Daily Acts), Brock Dolman (Occidentl Arts & Ecology Center), Carolyne Stayton (Transition US), Jackie Cramer (Beacon Food Forest) and Matt Bibeau…

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Harrison Quigley

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Harrison is a Founder of Onchenda Open Global Food Co-op, a start-up Utah Benefit Corporation social enterprise. An educator, management trainer and consultant for over twenty-five years, Harrison worked with organizations on four continents in the software, legal, retail, automotive, manufacturing, telecommunications, market research, and health care industries. A Permaculture enthusiast since living in Australia in the 1980s, career opportunities brought Harrison to China and Taiwan, revitalizing his interest in restoration of natural capital and ecosystem services. Harrison created Onchenda Open Global Food Co-op to help others interested in restoration of natural capital and ecosystem services, and profitably providing the wherewithal for transition to a balanced,…

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