All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Leadership & Organizational Development’


    Oscar Chavez

    Oscar works for the Sonoma County Department of Human Services. Prior to joining the County, Oscar served as the Executive Director of the Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County, one of the largest community benefit organizations in Northern California. Oscar has dedicated himself to establishing …

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

    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 …

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    Permaculture and Art

    How can “art” be used to communicate permaculture and ecological principles? How can “art” incite curiosity and delight that opens people to new ideas and optional new behaviors? This will be a quick survey of artworks that either demonstrate and embody permaculture solutions or point …

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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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    Region Lewis

    Region is the co-founder and co director of Full Harvest Farms, a half acre permaculture farm in East Oakland. The farm has animal husbandry, community workshops focused on the impact of our changing climate, permaculture education, and rein-visioning our dependency on traditional systems. He also …

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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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    Robin Liepman

    Robin Liepman (Bloom) is a co-founder and co-organizer of the Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Tour ( He is a world traveller, here to re-weave the dream of the modern world into a vibrant balanced existence. Bloom was born from the warm coastal womb of central California …

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    Rogér Knoren

    Roger Knoren, Outreach and US Engagement for Pachamama Allicane Roger focuses on expanding the reach and impact of the Pachamama Alliance Up to Us engagement pathway. He is also responsible for supporting Awakening the Dreamer Facilitators and community development program. Roger’s previous activities include his …

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    Ryan Rising

    Ryan Rising is a community organizer and permaculture educator based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. After organizing Pushing Through the Pavement: a Permaculture Action Tour with The Polish Ambassador in the Fall of 2014, Ryan co-founded the Permaculture Action Network and has worked …

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    Sara Smith-Rubio

    Sara Smith-Rubio is an urban homesteader and mother in Sacramento. She was blessed to be raised white in the heart of a black community in Berkeley California. Sara holds PDC’s from both the Instituto de Permacultura e Ecovilas do Cerrado and the Regenerative Design Institute. …

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    Senator Mike McGuire

    Senator Mike McGuire is a third generation Northern Californian, whose family farmed prunes and grapes in the Alexander Valley for nearly a half century.  Raised by his mom and grandma, Mike worked his way through high school and college and enjoyed a career in the …

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  • Share Your Story: Public Speaking 101

    We delve into the world of public speaking during this workshop, sharing tips and best practices while providing a safe space for participants to practice speaking about a topic of their choice. Are you one of those individuals whose greatest fear is public speaking? Want …

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    Sharing Our Stories

    From sitting around the campfire to going to a blockbuster movie, stories are all around us and critical to building our movement. This panel will feature a diverse intergenerational panel sharing their inspirational stories about variety of ways permaculture programs and projects have affected themselves, …

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    Sky Blue


    Over the last 18 years, Sky Blue has been a member of Twin Oaks Community, a housing collective, a student housing cooperative, a cohousing community, and two small worker co-operative businesses. He current works as the Executive Director for the Fellowship for Intentional Community. He’s …

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  • Stalking the Wild Mind

    Finding our wild mind and heart in a colonized world There is a growing conversation about “decolonizing”, but in this discussion we will ask what this really means, especially from those still steeped in a ‘white’, western way of doing things. How do we better …

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    Stephen Cataldo

    Stephen Cataldo is the author of Cognitive Politics. He leads workshops and is beginning to develop web applications that break down partisan divides and encourage healthier dialogue. 2016 RED Talk Presentation: Connecting Across Partisan Divides

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    Supervisor James Gore

    James Gore is a Sonoma County native who was born in Healdsburg and raised in the 4th District. The Gore family has deep roots in Sonoma County’s community and has been in the Bay Area for 6 generations. James’ father partnered in founding a successful …

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    Susan Park

    Susan Juniper Park is an Oakland-based activist and organizer engaged at the cross roads of ecological, economic and social justice efforts. She is also deeply engaged in healing work, urban farming and permaculture. She envisions a world of deep systemic change that will move us …

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  • Susan Silber

    Susan Silber: Susan was introduced to community resilience after learning about the Transition Movement and co-founded the Berkeley Transition Initiative five years ago. Susan was co-producer of the Building Resilience Communities Convergence in both 2013 and 2015, and Community Resilience Challenge for two years. She also worked …

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