Gaia U: 10 Years of Supporting EcoSocial Designers. What’s Next?

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] In 2006 Gaia U opened its (virtual) doors to 40 intrepid actionists--ready to self-design and direct their learning and unlearning pathways through documented hands-on local projects while creating regenerative…

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Alejandra Liora Adler

Alejandra Liora Adler, CEO, is a visionary social actionist facilitator, psychologist, holistic nutritionist, event organizer, photographer and dancer. Throughout the 1970’s and 80’s she explored intentional and traditional communities as a means to create…

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Wildflower Seed Balls & Art Mural

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Wildflower Seed Balls: Creating wildflower seed balls with Circle of Children is a fun, interactive, and educational experience for children of all ages! Children will be invited to come…

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Decolonizing “Permaculture”

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Decolonize-Mural.jpg[/image_frame] Principles and practice of permaculture are borrowed heavily from existing and historical Indigenous cultures from their respective bioregions. Yet, the membership of the permaculture community and those uplifted within…

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Susan Park

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Susan Juniper Park is an Oakland-based activist and organizer engaged at the cross roads of ecological, economic and social justice efforts. She is also deeply engaged in healing work,…

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The Mycelial Metaphor

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] The Mycelial Metaphor shows us patterns of interaction and organization that are shape of resiliency and co-operation. Examination of fungal ecologies and life cycles reveal the narrowness of reductionism,…

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Maximilian Brotman

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Max Brotman is a radical mycologist and member of Bay Area Applied Mycology, a non-profit that practices mycoforestry with public and private land managers, and operates an open mycology…

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Urban Permaculture: From Toronto to Tel Aviv

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Join international permaculturalist Jillian Hovey on a slide show tour of urban permaculture in Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Cardiff, London, Barcelona, the Hague, Cologne, Hamburg, Bucharest, and Tel Aviv.…

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Marna Schwartz

Marna was certified more than 10 years ago in Kripalu Yoga, a gentle hatha yoga practice with a compassionate approach and emphasis on meditation, physical healing and spiritual transformation that overflows from the yoga…

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Permeaculture

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] What can yoga teach us at the individual, relationship, and group levels to empower thriving communities and appropriately permeable culture? We'll learn yogic tools to increase awareness and help…

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Matt Powers

Matt Powers is an author, teacher, and family guy with online courses, books, and videos that help families, individuals, students, schools, and school districts live  better lives more in harmony with nature. Translations of his books…

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Interoceptive Yoga

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] So often in our everyday, we are asked to discount our own experiences, to dismiss our intuition, to invalidate our judgment. Interoceptive yoga invites you to re-establish this broken…

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Hannah Shadrick

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Hannah Shadrick, a recent transplant to SF from Chattanooga, TN, is a 200-hour trained Vinyasa yoga teacher. She recently completed 40 hours in Trauma Sensitive Yoga training through the…

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Blackhorse Shasta

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Blackhorse Shasta is the founder and executive director of Circle of Children. He has been directing a diverse array of experiential programs for the past 8 years. His work…

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Organizing Indian Women in Permaculture Food Self Sufficiency Systems

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Padma Koppula of Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, host of the next International Permaculture Convergence, will speak about her work organizing thousands of poor village women in food self sufficiency. Women…

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Padma Koppula

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Padma Koppula is the cofounder of Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, a 17 year old permaculture nonprofit organization in India. Aranya is the host of the next International Permaculture Convergence in…

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Combining the Sciences of Permaculture & Aquaponics

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Wether you are a beginner, a backyard hobbyist, a homesteader, or a skilled professional wanting to grow more food sustainably and for less work, Aquaponics has something to offer.…

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Max Meyers

Maximillian Meyers is an ecological designer, permaculture teacher, commercial aquaponic system designer/installer, rainwater and greywater system specialist, farmer and the executive director of the Mendocino Ecological Learning Center (MELC) - a nonprofit educational organization…

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Regenerative Seed to Table Cooking with The Permaculture Student

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Learn how to apply permaculture to your diet with seed to table cooking! Using holistic management and permaculture design concepts, Matt Powers will take you through an exploration of…

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Hip Hop For Change: Re-Education in Hip Hop

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Hip Hop For Change Inc. will produce an educational workshop that teaches about the history and importance of hip hop culture. Together participants will take the corporate veil depicting…

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