Drought-Proofing California…not in the news

Drought-Proofing California…not in the news
3-tiered swale system
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By Warren Brush of Quail Springs Permaculture and Casitas Valley Farm Digging our well-surveyed swales I woke up this morning, put on my gum-boots and went out for a walk around our family farm…

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Lesley Moore

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/lesley_moore-headshot-2013.jpg[/image_frame] Lesley Moore (MBA, MSW, PDC) is a strategic planner, writer, consultant, educator and facilitator with 15+ years experience as a fund development professional with grantwriting and regenerative resource expertise…

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Ryan Rising

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/RyanRisingTeaching.jpg[/image_frame] Ryan Rising is a community organizer and permaculture educator based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. After organizing Pushing Through the Pavement: a Permaculture Action Tour with The…

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Thea Maria Carlson

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Thea_Carlson-2.jpg[/image_frame] ​Thea Maria Carlson is Co-Director of the Biodynamic Association. She is a facilitator, farmer, educator, and artist, with roots in California and the Midwest. Her diverse experience includes biodynamic…

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Sarah Mackota

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Sarah-Mackota.jpg[/image_frame] Sarah Mackota is a soul activist whose medicine is dance, ritual and mindful integration on the personal and societal level. Completing her Dancing Freedom training in 2010, she has…

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Sara McCamant

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Sara-McCamant.jpg[/image_frame] Sara McCamant is a long term local food activist, garden educator and seed saver. She helped co-found the West County Community Seed Exchange in Sebastopol, CA, one of the…

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Ryan Johnston

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Ryan-J-headshot-wide-11.4.14-e1443726177534-1024x919.jpg[/image_frame] Ryan is the Program Director at the Permaculture Skills Center in Sebastopol, CA, a 5-acre demonstration site and vocational training center. PSC’s programs support individuals in aligning purpose, passion and prosperity into…

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Robin Liepman

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Robin_Liepman_BloomingBiodiversity-2.jpeg[/image_frame] Robin Liepman (Bloom) is a co-founder and co-organizer of the Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Tour (www.BloomingBiodiversity.org). He is a world traveller, here to re-weave the dream of the modern world…

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Rebecca Newburn

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/RebeccaNewburnHeadshot3x4-783x1024.jpg[/image_frame] Rebecca Newburn is the Co-Founder of Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, a free seed lending library located in the Richmond Public Library in Richmond, California. She did her first Permaculture Design…

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Robert Kourik

Robert Kourik started his organic maintenance and landscape design company in 1975—long before the word sustainable "existed". Since that time his designs, consulting and books have focused on organic and sustainable gardens, water management,…

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Marissa Mommaerts

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Marissa-M.png[/image_frame] Marissa Mommaerts is Director of Programs and REconomy Project lead for Transition US, part of the international Transition Network. Marissa is the co-author of two recent reports on the…

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Lindsay Dailey

Lindsay Dailey
LIndsay Dailey

Lindsay is passionate about connecting people to nature and brings her broad experience in curriculum development, program management, and ecological restoration to her current position as co-Founder of The Oak Granary, and Director of…

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LeeAnn Mallorie

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/LeeAnn-Mallorie.jpg[/image_frame] LeeAnn Mallorie, CEO of Leading in Motion, is a dynamic facilitator of movement, conversation and culture change. Her passion is teaching personal sustainability and body-based mindfulness to mission-driven leaders…

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Ken Foster

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Ken-and-Darryl-e1443725711233.jpg[/image_frame] Ken Foster was born in the sixties and raised by Quaker parents. Ken is a native of Santa Cruz, California. In 1985 Ken was an apprentice at the U.C.…

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Katrina Zavalney

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Katrina_Zavalney.jpeg[/image_frame] Katrina consults with non-profits, businesses and governments to become more efficient and effective in upholding their mission. She has a Masters in Organization Development, with 15 years of experience, she…

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Karmendra Rossy

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/karmendra-rossy.jpg[/image_frame] Karmendra Rossy is owner of Nucleus Permaculture, an Ecological Landscape Design Build Company, located in West Sonoma County and is a certified Permaculture Designer and Teacher since 2005 and…

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John Valenzuela

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Unknown.jpeg[/image_frame] John Valenzuela is a horticulturist, consultant and educator specializing in productive perennial polycultures, with an emphasis on fruit and nut bearing trees shrubs and vines. He has experience growing…

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Betsy Morris

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/betsy-morris.jpg[/image_frame] Betsy Morris, PhD, is founder/CEO of Planning for Sustainable Communities. She has been a regional and community economic development planner, researcher, and consultant for 25 years. She and her…

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Relating Yoga

Relating Yoga
marna schwartz

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/relating-yoga.jpg[/image_frame] How can yogic practices help cultivate and empower awareness, congruence, intuition and communication? Relating Yoga is a nourishing synthesis of self care, self expression, and embodied listening. Facilitated sharing…

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