All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Food’

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    Intentional Communities: Workshop Series

    Workshop 1) How Intentional Communities Can Change the World Intentional communities have been acting as laboratories and social experiments for cooperation, sustainability, and social justice since the 1930’s. The current movement encompasses a broad array of models and organizations that bridge historic communities with new …

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    Invisible Structures: A Cooperative Model for Local Food Production & Distribution

    Harrison Quigley, Founder of Onchenda Open Global Food Cooperative, will present the Onchenda cooperative social enterprise business model, and how it is intended to regenerate healthy local communities, economies and ecosystems once launched. He will be seeking participation from workshop attendees on perfecting the model …

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    Jessica Bates

    Jessica Bates (El Sobrante) Is a transplant to the bay area from Washington D.C. She has been establishing her roots in the bay area for the last 13 years. Jessica has been gardening for over 15 years, run multiple gardening education programs (adult, high school, …

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  • Jim Collins Gardening The Little Known Path Of Effective Activism

    Jim Collins

    Jim Collins, Ph.D., known as “Redtail,” is a wisdom-keeper in the lineages of both the Lakota Sun Dance tradition and the Laika shamans of Peru. He is also an ecopsychologist, self-mastery coach, master gardener, sustainability activist and former psychotherapist whose extensive experience spans nearly four …

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    John Valenzuela

    John Valenzuela is a horticulturist, consultant, and permaculture educator. He has been a lead permaculture design course teacher at the Bullock Family Homestead in Orcas Island, Washington, for 10 years, also having taught in Costa Rica and throughout urban and rural California. His special interests …

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  • Crystal Huang Leadership And Innovation Embodiment

    Leadership and Innovation Embodiment

    In partnership with the NorCal Community Resilience Network: Are you leading a grassroots organization or just new to the scene? FUTURE-READY NOW! is the Leadership Training for Powerful Co-Creators of the Planet. In this workshop, you will practice new ways to be more creative, generative, …

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    Love, Leadership and the Sacred

    In these turbulent times – with many of our hearts stretched and breaking – what is the most potent inner source for our leadership toward that more beautiful world our hearts know is possible? How do we find, cultivate and lead from that source, while …

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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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    Maya Blow

    Maya Blow is an herbalist and classical homeopath practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She studied herbal medicine at the California School of Herbal Studies in Northern California and also completed four years of homeopathic medical school at the Institute of Classical Homoeopathy in …

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  • Michael Wellman

    Michael Wellman

    Michael is a doctoral student at the California Institute of Integral Studies with an emphasis in radical ecology and ecospirituality. His interests reside at the intersection of permaculture, rewilding, radical activism, and consciousness studies. 2016 Convergence Panel: Feeding the Revolution: Permaculture in a time of …

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  • Rye Flint Mycofoodforest


    Come explore some of the mysterious realms of symbiotic fungi and how they live with their plant hosts. Stack some functions! Learn how to integrate mushrooms and fungi into your perennial food forest environment. Your host Rye N. Flint, co-owner of the oldest Truffle Farm …

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    Nicodemus Ford

    Nicodemus has lived a life of service and has an unwavering commitment to youth and communities. Nicodemus is a co-founder of University Prep High School in Detroit, Michigan. He was hired by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Community Regional Food Systems to explore and …

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  • Nik Bertulis

    Nik Bertulis

    Nik Bertulis is an ecological innovator who is fascinated by humanity’s intrinsic regenerative potential. He has a degree in ecological design from Colorado College and has been developing regenerative infrastructure around California, the U.S.A. and Mexico for more than 20 years. He is currently a …

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    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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    Resetting the Dinner Table, Rebuilding Our World

    Holistic Regenerative Food Shed Design for the Next Century Rebuilding our local food systems means not just connecting local consumers to local farmers, but actually rebuilding our local foodshed into a robust interconnected community. We have begun to recapture the art of applying holistic design …

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    Rick Valley

    Rick has always gardened and foraged, and has had a long interest in edible plants, snails and bugs. He has gardened in climates and soils of many sorts, from the glacial soils of the northwoods to the Sonoran Desert and Coastal Ecuador. He’s lived longest …

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    Rob Bennaton

    Rob joined UC Cooperative Extension in 2013 as the Bay Area Urban Agriculture Advisor. Rob has over 20 years of experience in horticulture/community development, habitat restoration and youth programming. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Cogarden: The NeighborFood Network together with Sunil R Nair     

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  • Ruthie King

    Ruthie King

    Ruthie King grew up in Southern California before heading east to attend Columbia University, where she studied planning and design with a focus on ways to integrate sustainability into the built environment. After graduating with a degree in Architecture and Sustainable Development, she moved to …

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    Seed preservation using Clay and Manure Sealed Baskets

    This is a hands on workshop teaching the traditional seed preservation techniques of India. Seeds are preserved using ash and antimicrobial and insecticidal leaves in baskets sealed with clay and manure. This method preserves seeds without the use of modern products and is important for …

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    Seth D Peterson

    Seth Peterson is a second generation urban farmer, who grew up among chickens and mulch piles, and then going on to gain his wealth of knowledge and culinary experience living, working and cooking in the U.S., Mexico & Brazil over the last 25 years. Upon …

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