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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Food As Medicine

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Maya_Blow_FoodasMedicine.jpg.jpg[/image_frame] Many of our most common garden weeds contain highly valuable medicinal properties. These wayside weeds living all around us possess special nutritional and healing powers that often surpass cultivated plants. Traditionally these medicines were eaten as foods in cultures across the globe. In this workshop we will discuss medicinal plants that can easily be incorporated into our everyday diets for maximum health benefits as well as learn some simple recipes and methods of preparation. We will also discuss the nutritional benefits of home grown animal products and how to raise process and preserve a complete diet on a homestead. Food as Medicine is relevant to building…

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Gift Economy: Nature’s Economy

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] This talk is an invitation to take a deeper look at nature’s economy, also known as the gift economy. We will be using the tree as an analogy for understanding how humanity can embody a more natural way of life, one in where we are all here to give of our gifts in service to one another. By combining vision with real life experience, Blackhorse Shasta will be sharing his insights on how gifting culture is the key to building resilient and sustainable communities, and for reaching greater spiritual heights on an individual and collective level. Blackhorse has been living on the gift economy for the…

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Grey Water-ReUse

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ozzi-Kleen-Residential-Grey-Water-Treatment-Diagram.jpg[/image_frame] In this time of drought it is more important than ever to appreciate our access to clean water and to consider using it twice when it is safe and legal to do so. You will get an overview of how easy it is to create a home grey water system. We'll start with an introduction to grey water and what it is, including information on safety, health, legality and grey water approved detergents for your washing machine. We will discuss site assessment, grey water sources, rain water integration, tools and parts needed, layout and set up, and how to create mulch basins to catch grey water…

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High efficiency greywater systems as a game changer for widespread adoption

How to design high tech and low tech greywater systems, new technologies allowing for integrated control and management systems for greywater, rainwater and freshwater irrigation. High efficiency greywater systems as a game changer for widespread adoption of greywater irrigation as a core element of green infrastructure. Training new greywater professionals in this rapidly growing sector of water conservation technology. Greywater systems are a highly practical, multilaterally beneficial pillar of the broad spectrum permaculture design palette. Participants will learn both the unique underlying design considerations and constraints of greywater systems as well as specific technical aspects of the most common traditional and new cutting greywater system designs. The presentation will use several…

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How to Design New Social Architectures

  Understanding the principles new social architectures are based on, and then having a go at designing some of these new systems. We look at the process of designing/inventing social architectures like World Cafe, Nonviolent Communication, Timebanks, and Sociocracy. The underlying principles of new systems will be sketched. We will work together to brainstorm/tinker with social, economic, and governance structures for your projects and the world. This teaches people that they are not locked into the given ecosocial structures. And they can create new systems for their projects. Also for the world we need new social, economic and governance structures to be invented. Friday, Oct 6| 5pm| Bioregional Hub Presented by Alpha…

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How to Start an Ecovillage

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/How-to-start-an-ecovillage.jpg[/image_frame] Today ecovillages represent some of the best solutions we have for correcting human habitation living at cross purposes with the natural world, addressing sectors such as housing, energy, transportation, food, water and human behavior. Come learn about the requirements necessary for a successful ecovillage from someone who has started one. Participants will learn best practices for the process of creating an ecovillage.Ecovillages are a convergence of the various strategies and techniques for living in harmony with the natural world including, but not limited to, energy, food, water, waste, community, democracy, and trust and support systems. I will present a 15-20 minute powerpoint then open it up…

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Intentional Communities: Workshop Series

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/10487371_633955656711363_6155588328357200126_n.jpg[/image_frame] Workshop 1) How Intentional Communities Can Change the World Intentional communities have been acting as laboratories and social experiments for cooperation, sustainability, and social justice since the 1930's. The current movement encompasses a broad array of models and organizations that bridge historic communities with new innovations responding to global issues. This workshop will provide an overview of the different kinds of intentional communities, the organizations at play, a bit of the history, the current state of affairs, and the role of the communities movement in the larger movement towards cooperation, sustainability, and social justice. Presented By: Sky Blue, Jingtian Yu Sunday, September 18th | 2:00 PM…

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Jamaica Stevens – ReInhabiting the Village

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Jamaica Stevens is the Author and Project Manager for “ReInhabiting the Village: CoCreating our Future” in partnership with Keyframe Entertainment. As an Organizational Design Consultant, Jamaica works with Whole Systems principles empowering people, projects and organizations to THRIVE! She is also an experienced event producer, workshop leader, group facilitator, community organizer, project manager, writer and life coach. She is a core consultant with Village Lab, creator of Tribal Convergence Gatherings, executive producer of Awaken Visionary Leadership Summit, co-founder of Tribal Convergence Network, producer and Program Coordinator with Lucidity Festival. With a focus on urban and rural community village based projects, Jamaica is devoted to promoting a…

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Jan Spencer

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Jan Spencer lives in Eugene, Oregon and has been a strong advocate for creating a green and resilient economy and culture for years. He has a degree in Geography and has traveled to over 35 countries on four continents. Jan has been transforming his 1/4 acre suburban property for 16 years where he grows food, produces passive solar energy, collects rain water and has hosted close to 2000 visitors. He has presented on the East and West Coasts and at many universities and conferences along with numerous radio interviews. Jan designed and coordinated the 2015 Northwest Permaculture Convergence in Eugene which was held in a suburban…

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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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Larry Goldberg

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Larry Goldberg is a founder of Transition Humboldt and the executive director of Humboldt Plan it Green, an environmental education nonprofit that focuses on sustainability issues and building resilient community. He is a member of the NorCal Community Resilience Network. He recently worked as the North Coast Regional CivicSpark Climate Change program supervisor, and has an extensive background in energy management, business development, tribal relations, project financing and IT. He is married with one son and lives in the coastal community of Trinidad, CA. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Community Resilience = Emergency Preparedness with Nils Palsson    

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Leadership and Innovation Embodiment

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Crystal_Huang_Leadership_and_Innovation_Embodiment.jpeg[/image_frame] In partnership with the NorCal Community Resilience Network: Are you leading a grassroots organization or just new to the scene? FUTURE-READY NOW! is the Leadership Training for Powerful Co-Creators of the Planet. In this workshop, you will practice new ways to be more creative, generative, and collaborative in all that you do. You will have the opportunity to embody the capacities needed to build teams that stay creative in a rapidly changing environment. You will discover clear tools to align your purpose with your action and, when things get tough, turn the feeling of powerlessness into motivation. Join the professional guild for people working across domain…

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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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Maya Blow

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/maya2.jpg[/image_frame] Maya Blow is an herbalist and classical homeopath practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She studied herbal medicine at the California School of Herbal Studies in Northern California and also completed four years of homeopathic medical school at the Institute of Classical Homoeopathy in San Francisco. After graduating Maya went on to teach materia medica at the ICH. She is also currently on the faculty of the Institute of Urban Homesteading based out of Oakland California. Maya has been studying, practicing and making herbal medicine for over fifteen years and brings to her practice an innate sensitivity, empathy and powerful intuition towards her clients. Besides…

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Megan O’Neil

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Megan O’Neil is the Community Choice Outreach Coordinator at the Local Clean Energy Alliance, where she has helped build a county-wide coalition of over 50 organizations supporting a Community Choice program that brings real benefits to our communities. Megan joined the Local Clean Energy Alliance with over seven years of experience focusing on energy efficiency, environmental issues, sustainable development, and finance, primarily in Asia. After several years in Mongolia and Nepal, Megan is happy to be back in her hometown of Oakland, contributing to climate change solutions rooted in local empowerment and social, environmental, and climate justice. Megan holds a B.A. from Kenyon College in Economics…

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Mike Lomuto

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Mike_Lomuto.jpg[/image_frame] Mike Lomuto is dedicated to strengthening the local small business community in the Bay Area.  He grew up in San Francisco's Sunset District and believes very strongly in bringing the old-school principles of Village living into the modern economy.  Mike is excited to bring his experience of small business development and project management to Bay Bucks. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Transforming Money to Benefit Society

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Myco-Food-Forestry

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Rye_Flint_Mycofoodforest.jpg[/image_frame] 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 in America, will walk you through your very own garden of eatin'. Presented By: Rye N. Flint

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Nik Bertulis

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] 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 resident designer at PLACE for Sustainable Living in Oakland CA. 2016 RED Talk Presentation: Peepeeponics    

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Nils Palsson

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Nils Palsson is Communications and Special Projects Coordinator at Transition US, and a founding member of Transition Lake County. He is a father, author, teacher, radio host, and former candidate for U.S. Congress, with a passion for building bridges from the world of Transition and Permaculture to our mainstream brothers and sisters, scaling up our movement and creating a world of thriving resilience -- with social, environmental, and economic justice for all. He lives in the North Bay Area, and is completing his Master of Fine Arts at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Read more at www.nilspalsson.org 2016 Convergence Workshop: Community Resilience = Emergency Preparedness with…

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