Green Your Grow

Green Your Grow:  1-Day Intensive on Holistic Cannabis Cultivation Thurs, Oct 5| 10:00am - 4:30pm| Yurt - Instructed by Max Meyers Pre-Registration Required: $75 - $195 suggested donation (Discounts for FULL Convergence Tickets) Includes delicious vegetarian lunch   Ready to Green Your Grow? Are you interested in learning how to grow clean and green Cannabis? Would you like to improve the quality of the cannabis you grow by moving beyond organic? Want to learn how to produce it using more sustainable, even regenerative practices? Well then, join us for this one of a kind class and learn how to Green Your Grow! This introductory class will help you improve your cannabis growing methods so…

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Social Permaculture

Social Permaculture 1-Day Intensive With Starhawk Thurs, Oct 5| 10:00am - 4:30pm| Hops Tipi - Facilitated by Starhawk & Malik Coburn Pre-Registration Required: $45 - $95 suggested donation (Discounts for FULL Convergence Tickets) Includes delicious vegetarian lunch   Workshop Description Social permaculture looks at the people-care aspects of permaculture. Vegetables are the easy part—people are the challenge! All groups struggle with issues of power, conflicts, and the need to make decisions. Collaborative groups may be healing, nurturing, and inspirational—or they may founder on the rocks of conflict and poor communication. In this one-day intensive, we’ll look at regenerative patterns for human interaction. How do we come together across barriers and create spaces where we are…

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Music As Medicine In Our Time

Lydia Violet (of Ayla Nereo band) will lead us through an intimate experience with Joanna Macy's Work That Reconnects (WTR), a set of teachings and group exercises that help build inner resilience, fierce compassion, wisdom, and creative responses to challenging eco-socio-political times. As we move through both the dangers and awakenings we currently face as a people, we learn tools, meditations, and concepts that we can rest into, connecting to our desires to be effective allies to both planet and people. Hearts opened by grief and celebration want to sing their songs of longing, despair, reckoning, and gentle loving kindness. We bring in music of revolution, transformation, and celebration as we…

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Lydia Violet Harutoonian

Lydia Violet Harutoonian, M.A, has a Masters in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness from CIIS. She has studied closely with deep ecology elder and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy for the past 8 years, learning how we can metabolize our pain for the world into profound communion with our human and more-than-human communities. She is also an accomplished musician who is deeply inspired by folk, blues, and protest music traditions. In her solo project she combines fiddle, banjo, and her soulful voice to offer a soul-folk revival experience. In the past year she has collaborated with Rising Appalachia, Climbing Poetree, Ayla Nereo, and the wonderful women of MaMuse. Two years ago she pioneered,…

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Bridget O’Brien

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Bridget_OBrien.jpg[/image_frame] As a caring steward of life Bridget O'Brien strives to explore resilience through many pathways. Her studies and work focus on self-care, social, and land-use design. While utilizing her diverse skills, experiences, and trainings to provide a wholistic approach to culture repair. Bridget shares her passion for playful impactful loving service through her work as a Permaculture educator and designer. She is the Program Director for New Rising Sun (an educational retreat center, farm, and community developing in Ganges, Michigan), and is the creative inspiration of 'Adapt' - A Permaculture Game, in collaboration with PermaculturePrinciples.com. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Adapt – A Permaculture Game "Create a world you want to live in."

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Adapt – A Permaculture Game “Create a world you want to live in.”

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Bridget_OBrien_Adapt3.jpg[/image_frame] Each choice we make is a vote for the kind of world we want to live in. The mission of 'Adapt – A Permaculture Game' is to educate individuals and groups how to design in the ethics and principles of Permaculture to each aspect of our lives. We will play through the creating of a world to thrive in by applying principles, patterns, and collective knowledge pools to cultivate caring choices for our communities and our own self-care needs.  This playshop will provide you with the inside scoop on the evolutionary teaching tool – ‘Adapt’ – while participating in a few rounds of game play. Explore with…

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Catalyzing the Evolution of Collective Consciousness & Culture Through Design

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/collective-consciousness-app1-360x240.jpg[/image_frame] If we believe that permaculture can save the world, then it is social permaculture that can implement this on a grander scale. It is social permaculture that can go beyond the linear process of paradigm transitioning, to truly address the core issues we face, not just addressing them at surface/current manifestations. In culture design we anchor in the highest vision first, then bridge with the descending paradigm process. Everything we need to create this highest vision is available, it is just still dispersed and embedded in the descending paradigm, thus unable to be fully realized. To put new culture elements together in more comprehensive ways, in…

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Alexa Bernard
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Alexa Bernard

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Alexa-bernard.jpg[/image_frame] Alexa has studied consciousness research in college, with a focus on the evolution of consciousness. gained political awareness and activation on the streets of Eugene, and embraced her true calling in the discovery of permaculture. Weaving her experiences and passions together to help develop social permaculture as a shared tool box, conceptual framework for culture design and as a synergy filled social movement. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Catalyzing the Evolution of Collective Consciousness & Culture Through Design

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Social Permaculture & Community Organizing

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/1441593989096.jpeg[/image_frame] How can we build stronger relationships within our local communities and groups? Explore fun and practical applications of the permaculture principles in organizing working groups, community events and actions that foster authentic and lasting relationships. Join Jasmine Fuego for an interactive and engaging workshop on Social Permaculture & Community Organizing. This workshop is about community organizing from a grassroots, local level that will introduce the concept of designing for social cohesion and inclusion within groups. It will also introduce the model used to create the national Permaculture Action Tour. Resiliency begins from a local level. Participants of this workshop will leave this session with the basic…

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