The Convergence is THE dynamic and celebratory WORKSHOP-FESTIVAL HYBRID of the West Coast; 
You WON’T Find This At Another Festival! 


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The largest permaculture and resilience gathering in North America, we offer workshops, keynotes, and expert panels alongside incredible live music from national headliners, sustainably-sourced meals, yoga/movement classes, camping, sacred fire, green marketplace and much more. 

Come learn game-changing, cutting-edge skills to live in greater harmony with nature, and find community.

Full Convergence Passes Include Admission to these Day-long Pre-Convergence Workshops:

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SOCIAL PERMACULTURE 1-Day Intensive With Starhawk

Social permaculture looks at the people-care aspects of permaculture. All groups struggle with issues of power, conflicts, and decision-making. Collaborative groups may be healing, nurturing, and inspirational with the right tools! In this one-day intensive, you’ll learn regenerative human interaction and explore answers to the question: How do we come together across barriers to create spaces that celebrate the full complexity of who we are? 

VILLAGE DESIGN INTENSIVE – A 1 Day Village Design Intensive

Our interactive Village Design Workshop will allow you to learn the blueprints of a Regenerative Community directly with people passionate about juicy and high-quality conscious community and Whole Systems Design.

GREEN YOUR GROW:  1-Day Intensive on Holistic Cannabis Cultivation Instructed by Max Meyers. 

Are you interested in learning how to grow clean and green Cannabis? Would you like to improve the quality of the cannabis you grow by moving beyond organic? Want to learn how to produce it using more sustainable, even regenerative practices? Well then, join us for this one of a kind class and learn how to Green Your Grow! 

MIDWIFING THE NEW EARTH: Guiding you to awaken your most empowered Self

Have you ever felt like you are here to participate in something big and wondered what your purpose is? Do you long to be of service in a way that truly makes a difference? If we’re going to birth a just, sacred and sustainable new culture on Earth, we must discover that we have the power to transform our self-doubt, fear, and confusion.


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 100+ World-Renowned Activists, Solutionaries, and Visionaries Present World-Changing Solutions 

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~ Starhawk~
Renowned Global Justice Activist, Award Winning Author, Teacher, Speaker
~ Jon Young~
Mentor, Naturalist, Author, Speaker; 8 Shields Mentoring and Nature Connection
Max Meyers ~ Permaculture Educator, Aquaponics Specialist; NorCal Aquaponics
Trathen Heckman ~ Daily Acts Co-Founder; Transition US Board President
Miguel Robles ~ Organizer of Soil Not Oil Coalition
Maria Owl Gutierrez ~ International Speaker, Spiritual Mentor and Ceremonial Leader
John Roulac  ~ Founder and CEO of Nutiva

A Few of Our 70+ Workshops

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons
Building a “Palletable” Cobin
Rainwater Harvesting: Infiltration, Catchment, Distribution
Wildtending: Permaculture in Zone 4
Anti-Racism 101: Removing Blind Spots, Building Bridges
Yoga and Interpersonal Resilience: Sustainability in Connection
Compost \Toilets, Parasites and Social Change
Food Forest Gardens
Building Healthy Soil Communities with Bioactive Compost
The Biodynamic Approach to Regenerative Agriculture
Zone Zero and Sustainable Relating: Permaculture Counseling
Creating an Herbal Apothecary


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Fantastic Music, Performing Artists, Dancing

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Climbing PoeTree

infuses our movements for justice with healing and imagination. Co-creators Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman are committed to reframing the story through multi-voice spoken word, hip hop, world music, and multimedia theater that catalyzes their audiences to transform themselves and their communities.

Dustin Thomas

Big hair, big smiles, and a whole lot of love- Wild-hearted Dustin Thomas is making waves across oceans with his infectious blend of beat-box/soul-folk. Armed with his voice, a guitar, and universal anthems of love and war, Dustin is known worldwide for his captivating performances.

Dustin has built a unique grassroots following online and boasts over a half a million streams on his website alone. Dustin Thomas has shared the stage with the biggest names in conscious music including SOJA, Xavier Rudd, Trevor Hall, Rising Appalachia, and Nahko and Medicine for The People. 

As an advocate for both social and environmental justice, his mission is to inspire consciousness about issues with his music that encourages all people to unite in peace, joy, and love.  

Diane Patterson

Folkgoddess sings the world awake with strong voice, rocking guitar, sweet ukulele, and revolutionary lyrics.

Diane’s been performing at festivals and venues since 1989, her sincere spirit and wild heart joyfully plant seeds of love and light in every listener.

Youssoupha Sidibe 

is a Grammy-nominated Senegalese West African kora (African harp) player with a rockin’ reggae band. Youssoupha has performed at the world’s most famous festivals with top artists.

Youssoupha’s collaborated in the studio and on stage with Matisyahu Charles Neville (Tree of Life), Midnite (For All), Michael Franti (What I Be), India Arie, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Chris Berry Trio, and much more.

New Opportunities – Connections, Friends, Your Next Job: Experience The Village at a Beautiful Sustainable Living Demo Site

Healing Sanctuary, Green Vendors, Sustainably-sourced  Meals, FREE Childcare, Camping and More!


Venue – Solar Living Institute

You will love visiting this inspirational 12-acre renewable energy and demonstration site, complete with an eco-gift shop, one of northern California’s largest grid-tied solar arrays and an edible garden. The Institute is located on Highway 101 in Hopland, CA, approximately 2 hours north of San Francisco. Established in 1998, the Solar Living Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission of “Promoting sustainable living through inspirational environmental education”.







It’s not a Festival, It’s not a Conference… It’s the Convergence.

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