Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2016’

  • Ale Pullen 1

    Alé Pullen

    Alegra was born in the Arizona southwest desert and has always had a deep love of nature, art, and passion for learning. Her grandfather was a green thumb and a cherry farmer in Oregon.  She loves to grow and propagate things everywhere she goes, from …

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  • Decolonize Mural

    Decolonizing “Permaculture”

    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 this world (at least here in the US) mostly look like white settlers to this land. …

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    Susan Park

    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, urban farming and permaculture. She envisions a world of deep systemic change that will move us …

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  • Max Brotman The Mycelial Metaphor

    The Mycelial Metaphor

    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, individualism, and of gender binary. This session will examine fungal ecology and the nutrient cycle, revealing …

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    Maximilian Brotman

    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 laboratory at the Omni Commons in Oakland, Ca. Max tends the Courtland Creek Garden in east …

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  • Urban Roof Top Garden

    Urban Permaculture: From Toronto to Tel Aviv

    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. Presented By: Jillian Hovey  

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  • Marna Schwartz 2

    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 mat into daily life. She has studied permaculture and is passionate …

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    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 optimize interpersonal energy ecology. Practices include postures, breath, mindfulness, voice, listening, and connecting deeply with self …

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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 are already available in Spanish, Polish, and Arabic with French, Russian, …

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    Pennie Opal Plant

    Pennie Opal Plant, (Yaqui, Mexican, English, Dutch, Choctaw, Cherokee and Algonquin Ancestry), has been an activist for over 30 years, working on anti-nuclear, environmental, and indigenous rights campaigns. Pennie is a founding member of Idle No More Bay Area California, working ceaselessly to address climate …

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  • Hannah Shadrick Interoceptive Yoga

    Interoceptive Yoga

    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 connection between what’s happening outside your body and what’s happening within it. Together, we will make …

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  • Hannah Shadrick

    Hannah Shadrick

    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 Trauma Center at JRI. Appropriate for her Kapha-Pitta nature, Hannah’s yoga teaching has been described as …

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  • Blackhorse Shasta

    Blackhorse Shasta

    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 includes community building, volunteer coordinating, program design and development, networking, fundraising and the onsite management of …

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    Organizing Indian Women in Permaculture Food Self Sufficiency Systems

    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 in India are the heart of equitable distribution of all resources for families and agricultural needs. …

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  • Padma

    Padma Koppula

    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 November 2017. India has a large government watershed program, in which Aranya has been responsible for …

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    Combining the Sciences of Permaculture & Aquaponics


    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. Aquaponics is one of the most sustainable and productive farming systems in the world. It combines …

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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 and ecological reserve offering green job training and sustainable living skills …

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  • Matt Powers Workshop E1472509317863

    Regenerative Seed to Table Cooking with The Permaculture Student

    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 seed to table planning and cooking, and regenerative preservation and preparation habits. Includes guided group exercises: …

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  • Christian Stalberg

    Christian Stalberg

    Christian Stalberg currently manages Enersim, Ltd., a building energy performance simulation and training company. His interest in sustainability, i.e. ecovillages, comes from having grown up off the grid and a 10+ year career in disaster recovery and hazard mitigation where he worked with both the …

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  • How To Start An Ecovillage

    How to Start an Ecovillage

    Today ecovillages represent some of the best solutions we have for correcting human habitation living at cross purposes with the natural world, addressing sectors such as housing, energy, transportation, food, water and human behavior. Come learn about the requirements necessary for a successful ecovillage from …

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