2018 Speakers

Shane Brown

Shane has been practicing ancestral arts since he left high school at the age of 15. Since then he has dedicated himself to learning and sharing the skills that it takes to be a…

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Stephanie Alexandra Ying Chin

Stephanie Chin is a certified Hypnotherapist, and holds a certificate in Earth Based Rituals and Sacred Leadership. She continues to mentor through Maria Owl's exceptional Energy Medicine School Sacred Future in which she is…

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Sasha Shankar

Sasha Shankar of Town and City Permaculture is a permaculture designer and urban farmer. She is passionate about resilient community building, cultivating healthy, healing relationships with people and land, permaculture education and training, diversity…

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David Blume

Founder of Blume Distillation, Inc. David Blume is an American permaculture teacher and entrepreneur. He has been an especially prolific public speaker, and is a vocal advocate for production of ethanol fuel, especially at…

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Chris Patton

Founder of Phase 5 Chris owned a gold and diamond operation in West Africa in the mid 90's because it seemed like a good idea at the time. He survived through the Liberian Civil…

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Kevin Fretz

Founder of Greenearthology Inc. Mr. Fretz is North America’s leading Eco-Capitalist, with over 30 years of multi-disciplinary experience in business development and environmental product engineering. Mr Fretz pioneered the emerging food waste management and…

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Chris Grabill

Born and raised in Santa Rosa, Chris grew up volunteering with the Madrone Audubon Society and the Bird Rescue Center. Worked in field ornithology labs as a teenager. Studied Urban Planning and International Policy…

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Katia Sol

Katia Sol, Ph.D. is passionate about helping individuals cultivate the personal shifts that in turn enable them to transform their lives, their communities, and the world. Katia has spent the last 20 years facilitating…

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Brandi Mack

Brandi Mack is a mother of three beautiful daughters,  a  Holistic Health Educator, Therapeutic Massage Therapist,  Trauma Informed Youth developer , Powerful Presenter and  Permaculture Designer. She holds a bachelor's degree in Human Service Management,…

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Bright Sky

Bright Sky is an ecological educator, retired superhero, and current caretaker for Fruitwood Nursery. She took her PDC in Thailand with Christian Shearer in 2012, after joining the Possibility Alliance- a bike powered annual…

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Marc & Corrina

Marc and Corrina have spent the last 20 years creating and running an intensively planted 5 acre food forest and permaculture homestead on a steep slope above the Klamath River in Northern California.They manage…

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Neil Bertrando

Based in Reno, NV, Neil Bertrando runs RT Permacultue, a small design business, is a member of Permaculture Design International, and is an active board member in Reno Food Systems, a non-profit focused on…

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Christopher Shein

Christopher Shein has been busting ass for 27 years in Berkeley and Oakland, a visionary and hands-on community gardener, he has started BASIL (Bay Area Seed Interchange Library) 20 years ago at the Ecology…

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Marco Barrantes

Marco Barrantes is an environmental activist, watershed and food system planner, and the President of La Loma Development Company, an ecological design-build-maintenance firm in Los Angeles County, with state licenses as a General "A"…

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Ashley Bonn

Ashley is a Placemaking Organizer for the City Repair Project. Her work involves assisting with facilitative leadership for the Village Building Convergence and providing direct service to local community sites that implement placemaking projects…

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Trathen Heckman

Trathen Heckman is the founder and Director of Daily Acts Organization. He serves on the Board of Transition U.S. and the California Water Efficiency Partnership and is an Advisory Board member of the Norcal…

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Copperwoman Saso

Copperwoman is a gatherer of voices to sing. Her message is strong and comes through Divine Inspiration. Her music offers a gift—one of unity, love and the uplifting vibration of spirit. She has been…

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Jamil Apostol

Jamil is a traveler, world musician and a friend. He travels around the world associating with fellow artists, seekers, sages and monks. Apostol aims to share the path of Bhakti (Love and devotion) by…

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Samyol Soulfyre

Samyol Soulfyre has served the Earth and its inhabitants lovingly for the last 15 years. His eco-business "Full Circle Garden Solutions" helps land stewards to grow more, waste less, and regenerate their local ecosystems…

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Adam Vaughn

Adam Vaughn is a yoga teacher and Ayurvedic counselor who grew up in the midwest. He graduated with a degree in environmental science in NW Ohio, moved to Chicago to finish a 200hr yoga…

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