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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Dragon Dreaming the Future

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ivan-dragon-dreaming.jpeg[/image_frame] Dragon Dreaming is a methodology based upon the principles of personal and group empowerment. Drawing upon the insights and experience of Living Systems Theory, Deep Ecology, Transpersonal Psychology, group dynamics, and organizational development, and from indigenous Third and Fourth World cultures and applying them to community enterprises, local or personal projects, activists and for non-profit organizations. Presented By: Ivan Sawyer Sunday, September 18th | 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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Building a Movement for Permaculture to Cool the Planet

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Global.jpeg[/image_frame] It's possible, we can reverse climate change through permaculture/ regenerative agriculture. And the "we" is everyone on the planet. There is a movement building globally and we need your participation. This workshop will give you skills to add your voice and talents to building the global movement. We'll go over messaging, social media, storytelling, and how your unique skills, no matter what they are, can help spread the word. Presented By: Lauren Tucker Sunday, September 18th | 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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Lauren Tucker

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Lauren Tucker is a community organizer and the Executive Director of Kiss the Ground. Kiss the Ground is a nonprofit dedicated to the vision that a new view has emerged where people are reverent of our interconnectedness with nature and our planet is restored, balanced, and abundant. Lauren’s passion for community building has led her to projects in Washington, D.C., West Africa, New Orleans, and Southern California. Lauren has studied permaculture design, biodynamic farming, and earned a B.A. in International Studies and Psychology from American University. She is a mother and urban farmer. 2016 RED Talk Presentation: Building a movement for permaculture to cool the planet

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John Valenzuela

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] John Valenzuela is a horticulturist, consultant, and permaculture educator. He has been a lead permaculture design course teacher at the Bullock Family Homestead in Orcas Island, Washington, for 10 years, also having taught in Costa Rica and throughout urban and rural California. His special interests are home gardens, plant propagation, rare fruit, food forests, agroforestry, ethnobotany, and native ecosystems. After living in Hawai'i for 15 years, he is now based in his original home state of California, where he maintains ornamental and edible landscapes and a small nursery, while sharing his passion for plants. John has served as the chairperson for the Golden Gate Chapter of…

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Jim Collins

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Jim Collins, Ph.D., known as "Redtail," is a wisdom-keeper in the lineages of both the Lakota Sun Dance tradition and the Laika shamans of Peru. He is also an ecopsychologist, self-mastery coach, master gardener, sustainability activist and former psychotherapist whose extensive experience spans nearly four decades. Redtail has led numerous workshops and retreats for more than 25 years encompassing a variety of topics, including sustainable organic gardening, permaculture, seed saving, wilderness survival, epigenetic medicine, ecospirituality, self-mastery and nature awareness. In addition to his coaching practice, he is co-founder and former garden manager of the Community Teaching Garden at Shasta College in Redding, California; serves as a…

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Jeremiah Kidd

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Jeremiah is a certified Permaculture Designer and is an accredited and certified Rainwater Catchment Professional through ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association). He has taught and consulted on several projects in the USA, Africa, Central America and Asia. Prior to establishing San Isidro Permaculture, Jeremiah was a partner at Living Structures, Inc., a permaculture-based design/installation green building firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Established in 2000, San Isidro Permaculture is a design and installation company focused on water catchment, grey water systems, native and edible plant landscapes, erosion control, and land restoration. San Isidro Permaculture has served Santa Fe and the surrounding area working for the…

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Narsanna Koppula

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame]   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 focus for 25 years has been empowering poor rural communities. He educates and assists villagers in transforming their lands that grow GMO monocrops into food self sufficient permaculture farms. He facilitates a large government watershed project that implements rain water harvesting and vegetative plantings on 37 500 acres of land. He has been responsible for planting millions of trees on government…

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Community Food Forestry Initiative

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Mario will introduce the Community Food Forestry Initiative (CFFI), a national initiative funded by USDA Forest Service Community & Urban Forestry grant. The initiative takes a unique and innovative approach to address the challenge of urban and community tree canopy loss due to re/development by providing planners, developers, policy-makers, designers and practitioners a comprehensive set of resources that integrate food-producing trees and plants into the urban landscape. In addition, it will help raise public and professional awareness around the issue of using urban places to grow food. Presented By: Mario Yanez Sunday, September 18th | 4:10 - 4:30 PM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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Mario Yanez

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Mario Yanez has dedicated his life’s work to envisioning and inspiring a transition toward life-sustaining, resilient human communities. He has a professional background in finance, information systems and ecology. Mario has several decades of experience applying systems thinking in nonprofits, developing and funding cutting-edge programming. As an educator, Mario creates provocative and relevant active-learning curriculum supportive of a much-needed cultural evolution. As a Permaculture practitioner, he is applying design at various scales, implementing regenerative productive landscapes, enterprises, and organizational and social systems. Mario is native to the Greater Everglades bioregion and is well versed in tropical/sub-tropical food production. 2016 RED Talk Presentation: Community Food Forestry Initiative …

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Taking Permaculture to The Mainstream – Allies and Assets

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Allies and Assets is about making use of existing social, community and built infrastructure for taking permaculture further to the mainstream. The presentation will describe a variety of city programs, community entities, built infrastructure found in almost any town or city, that can be used to advance the ideals of permaculture. The presenter will explain real life examples from the Pacific Northwest for building bridges - neighborhood associations, mapping your neighborhood, bike tours, front yard gardens, suburban permaculture convergence, faith communities, place making and more. Presenter Jan Spencer, has had extensive experience with this subject. Presented By: Jan Spencer Saturday, September 17th | 11:40 AM -…

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How To Intergrate Permaculture Into Every Day Life

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Permaculture Magazine, North America publisher Hannah Apricot will share ideas about how to take permaculture from the field and integrate it into everyday life. Insight will be given about how to apply the principles into home, school, work, relationships, and other aspects of daily living. A gift for you: 50% off digital subscriptions to the new Permaculture Magazine, North America at www.PermacultureMag.org with discount code: NAPC2016 Presented By: Hannah Apricot Saturday, September 17th | 11:20 - 11:40 AM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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Hannah Apricot Eckberg

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Hannah-HAE-Headshot.jpg[/image_frame] Hannah grew up on a rural, coastal ranch in Southern California where she developed a deep connection to nature and growing food. At the age of 19 she became President of Get Oil Out, recognized as America’s first grassroots environmental organization. During her time at UC Santa Barbara, she started an organization to educate about the environmental benefits of Industrial Hemp. She has done massage therapy, property management, event organizing,  media production, and environmental journalism. Since she was a teenager, Permaculture has been a huge influence in her life. She has traveled internationally with it, and is now helping publish the North American version of Permaculture…

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Invisible Structures: A Cooperative Model for Local Food Production & Distribution
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Invisible Structures: A Cooperative Model for Local Food Production & Distribution

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"] [/image_frame] Harrison Quigley, Founder of Onchenda Open Global Food Cooperative, will present the Onchenda cooperative social enterprise business model, and how it is intended to regenerate healthy local communities, economies and ecosystems once launched. He will be seeking participation from workshop attendees on perfecting the model in a manner that would motivate them to collaborate with Onchenda long-term in their respective areas of expertise. Presented By: Harrison Quigley and Colleen Dick Friday, September 16th | 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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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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FairShare Permaculture

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/fairshare-permaculturejpg.jpg[/image_frame] Town and City Permaculture will put on an interactive workshop. About how diversity helps permaculture truly realize it's expressed ethics. We will delve into, how can we design. For inclusivity within the permaculture movement. Our workshop will be interactive. It is relevant to Building Resilient Communities and permaculture. In the way that we will be focusing. On how to bring POC, food workers, migrant workers, and other under represented folks. To the permaculture table for a much needed pow wow. Presented By: Troy Horton and Sasha Shankar

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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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What is Adaptive Agriculture?

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/What-is-Adaptive-Agriculture-1.jpg[/image_frame] With so many categories, ideologies, philosophies, styles of growing food sustainably, it is challenging for beginning farmers to enter the local food system with their own identity. Adaptive Agriculture is the concept that the science, art, and business of growing food is going to be entirely unique to the individual or group managing the system, and it MUST be flexible enough to change. Defining your context requires: identification of your values and intentions, placing yourself consciously in your surrounding ecology, and understanding the markets and communities of which you are a participant. Our contexts are constantly in flux, and adaptive agriculture necessitates an awareness and openness…

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Embodying Permaculture

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/robin-bloom-and-annahata.jpg[/image_frame] The Embodying Permaculture workshop is an interactive experience that integrates the permaculture principles and ethics with body-centered awareness practices including transformational theater, collective musical creation, and guided exercises that activate the 5 senses. We complete this journey with a solution-focused discussion counsel, culminating in the cultivation of direct action plans for co-creating a thriving, resilient, regenerative global ecosystem. This workshop is all about integrating the permaculture concepts into our being in a physical, interactive and fun way. It builds bridges between those who are drawn to movement, music, theater and the arts, with the ideas and practices of permaculture. I have facilitated this workshop in many…

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Rick Valley

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Rick-head-shot-resized.jpg[/image_frame] Rick has always gardened and foraged, and has had a long interest in edible plants, snails and bugs. He has gardened in climates and soils of many sorts, from the glacial soils of the northwoods to the Sonoran Desert and Coastal Ecuador. He's lived longest and currently in the Pacific Northwest and has been team teaching permaculture since '87. (including the first PDC's in Oregon, Belize, Alaska and Canada.) He currently resides on a 1/2 acre suburban farm in Eugene and is a partner in a design/build LLC, Earthkeeper Landscaping, working all around W. Oregon. He relaxes working with beavers in Nelson Cr. at his love's…

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