Andrew Baskin

Serving as Student Representative on SAEA’s Steering Council and the External Advisory Board of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis, Andrew K. Baskin pioneered original research as a McNair Scholar with departmental honors…

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Neil Bertrando

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Based in Reno, NV, Neil Bertrando manages a 1.3 acre homestead with his wife Katie and the help of many in the community. His passion is enriching bioregions by…

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Loren Luyendyk

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Loren Luyendyk is a Certified Teacher of Permaculture, with over 15 years of practical experience in Permaculture Design, ecological farming, sustainability, and horticulture. He has a degree in Botany…

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Community Drought Solutions – Building Resilience and Abundance Through a Wholistic Design Approach

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] With many years experience in water harvesting and permaculture design, Loren, Neil and Jeremiah will share case studies of water harvesting designs and installations from small residential active system…

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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…

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Water Panel

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Presented by: Brock Dohlman, Dr. Elizabeth Dougherty, Christina Bertea, Trethan Heckman Thursday September 15th | 10 AM – 11 AM | Main Stage

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Courageous Conversations: A Dojo for Embodying Resilience

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] This three hour workshop has been designed as an opportunity to dive deep and face off with our own need and longing for alliance with one another across the…

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Chris Tittle

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Director of Organizational Resilience Chris co-leads Sustainable Economies Law Center’s Housing, Commons Governance, and Money & Finance Programs, and coordinates SELC’s grant writing, grassroots fundraising, and internal governance. He…

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Carmen Gonzales

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Carmen is a Permaculture Designer and Environmental Scientist who has been  dedicated to protecting water, land and people through her work for the past 16 years. Carmen has always…

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Will Wiltschko

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Will Wiltschko is a graduate of UCLA with a B.A. and an M.A. in Political Science. At UCLA, Will worked as a student organizer for civil rights and studied…

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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…

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Bob Randall

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Bob Randall, Ph.D. was the founding Executive Director of Urban Harvest, Inc. in Houston, TX. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Permaculture Institute of North…

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Arthur Deicke

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Arthur Deice is the owner of Environmental Pollution Solutions based in Sonoma County, provider of water quality services, pollution prevention services and other environmental services to industrial, commercial, construction…

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Permaculture and the Indigenous Contribution: A Courageous Conversation

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] How can permaculturalists best acknowledge that permaculture was not “invented” by Bill Mollison? That Indigenous People have practiced permaculture principles like Food Forests while observing nature for millenia? This…

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Hank Herrera

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Hank Herrera is President & CEO of the Center for Popular Research, Education & Policy (C-PREP), a non-profit community based organization. C-PREP serves vulnerable communities with participatory action research,…

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Ana-Marie Jones

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Ana-Marie Jones is the Executive Director of CARD - Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters, a nonprofit located in Alameda County, California. Created by local community agencies after the 1989…

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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…

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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…

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Community Resilience = Emergency Preparedness

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] How resilient is your community? How ready are you for the natural and man-made disasters and disruptions that inevitably accompany climate change? Did you know that our work in…

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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…

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