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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Seed preservation using Clay and Manure Sealed Baskets

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] This is a hands on workshop teaching the traditional seed preservation techniques of India. Seeds are preserved using ash and antimicrobial and insecticidal leaves in baskets sealed with clay and manure. This method preserves seeds without the use of modern products and is important for the post oil world. Presented By: Narsanna Koppula Saturday, September 17th | 2:00 - 3:00 PM |Mediterranean Garden

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What the Designers Manual Didn’t Tell You…

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Don_Tipping_What-the-Designers-Manual-Didnt-Tell-You.jpg[/image_frame] After more than 20 years of focused broad-acre, farm scale applied Permaculture there have been many successes with our design, also some failures and re-corrections. We may be one of the first generations in modern history to be starting farms from scratch, so a steep learning curve is to be expected. Don Tipping will share stories and anecdotal wisdom winnowed from the chaff pile of two decades of permaculture farming at Seven Seeds Farm & Siskiyou Seeds. Presented By: Don Tipping

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Don Tipping

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Don-Corn.jpg[/image_frame] Don Tipping has been offering hands on, practical workshops at Seven Seeds Farm since 1997. We are a small, organic family farm in the Siskiyou Mountains of SW Oregon, situated at 2,000 feet elevation on a 7,000 tall forested mountain with rushing spring fed creeks flowing through the land and nestled among old growth forests. Here we produce fruits, vegetables, seeds, herbs, wool, eggs, and lamb. The farm has been designed to function as a self-contained, life regenerating organism with waste products being recycled and feeding other elements of the system. Lauded as one of the best examples of a small productive Biodynamic and Permaculture farms in…

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