Pre and Post Convergence Tours

Come visit some of the most inspirational permaculture sites in Northern California before or after the Convergence! See urban homesteads, permaculture business, no-till farms, private-public partnerships, and more — there is something for everyone!

BAGTThis Oakland-based nonprofit provides experiences and events that demonstrate the sustainable economy in action. Their expert local guide will introduce you to the people behind these projects, many of whom are presenters and speakers at the Convergence. Check out their website for more information about the tours.

CANCELLED: East Bay Showcase: Tuesday September 13th, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 

Cost: $65, plus optional $15 lunch

Join us before the Convergence with a Food Justice Tour featuring urban farms and innovative sustainability projects in San Francisco’s East Bay.  We’ll address concerns about food access, jobs, policy, and education, and engage with progressive leaders who are strengthening the local foodshed and building a resilient future for their communities. Your day includes behind-the-scene visits to several stops, including the Gill Tract Community Farm, Planting Justice and an urban homestead. We will start and end from the North Berkeley BART station. More info can be found on this webpage.

OptionalA bus will be leaving from the BART station at roughly 5 pm to go up to the Solar Living Institute, with a stop for dinner, for an extra cost.

North Bay Showcase: Monday September 19th (9:30-4:30)

Cost: $80, plus optional $15 lunch

Dive deep into permaculture and local resilience with visits to educational centers and grassroots projects on this post-Convergence tour of San Francisco’s North Bay. Tour stops include Singing Frogs Farm, Permaculture Skills Center , amodel cob house, built by Miguel “Sir Cob-a lot” Elliott of Living Earth Structures. and Daily Acts (touring a public Food Forest and urban homestead). The bus will start from the Solar Living Institute and end at the El Cerrito BART station. More info can be found on this webpage.

Register for the Tours Here

  • Pre-and Post Convergence Tour Tickets are at the bottom beneath the other tickets.

For  more information go to this webpage; and for additional questions about the tours please contact Bay Area Green Tours at: