Carolyne Stayton

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Carolyne Stayton is the Executive Director of Transition US (the national hub of the international Transition Towns Movement). She has an advanced degree in nonprofit management and her background includes serving as Director of New College’s North Bay Campus of Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community, an innovative educational institution that promoted advanced studies in leadership and community-building. Carolyne resides in Graton, California where she participates with others in building a future to live into. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Building Resilient Neighborhoods with Transition Streets

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Bridget O’Brien

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/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 2016 Convergence Workshop: Adapt – A Permaculture Game "Create a world you want to live in."

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Bryan Arturo

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Bryan Arturo is a permaculture land steward working at East End Eden in Ojai, CA. After studying Business Management & Entrepreneurship in Chicago, he worked at regenerative projects and facilitated socially impactful gatherings throughout Latin America. Bryan supported NuMundo‘s global impact center database since it’s inception and is organizing The Sustainable Living Tour occurring October 2016. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Regenerative Enterprise & the 8 Forms of Capital

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Miguel “Sir Cobalot” Elliott

Miguel Elliott, knighted as "Sir Cobalot" has been leading cob workshops, teaching in schools, and running his business Living Earth Structures for over 12 years. His vast array of projects include building an organic nightclub and yoga studio in downtown Chicago, building a mushroom shaped hut in Italy, 2 restaurants in Guatemala, an orphanage in Thailand, and at least 200 cob structures along the West Coast. His most meaningful natural building experience was in Patagonia, where he participated in numerous work parties, or "Mingas" and has been working to integrate this tradition locally. Having been dedicated to natural building for so long, Miguel has developed many tricks of the trade to…

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Don Tipping

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"][/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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