TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE (T.E.K.) WORKSHOP
Reclaiming Indigenous Worldviews: Implementing the Rights of Nature in the Bay Area and Beyond
Join Indigenous culture bearers to explore ways that First Peoples’ worldviews can be adopted into law to protect natural systems for all peoples. Co-hosted by California Indian knowledge bearers, this one-day workshop offers a rare opportunity to learn about how Indigenous worldviews connect people to place. Engage in intimate discussion, cultural arts and hands-on activities. Hosts and special guests will share how Rights of Nature legal frameworks can be adopted in urban and rural ancestral territories, empowering participants with the know-how to organize for the “Rights of Nature” in their communities.
With Maui Solomon (Moriori); Sage LaPena (Nompitom Wintu); Vincent Medina, (Muwekma Ohlone); Dean Hoaglin (Coast Miwok/Pomo/Wailaki/Yuki); Edward Willie (Pomo/Wailaki/Wintu); Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil of Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF); and featuring the Tribal Youth Ambassadors (Pomo) from the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center.
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. PT, Shuttle from Embassy Suites at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $195, discounts for students and educators, $5 Parking.
Location: McNears Beach Park, San Rafael, California. PLEASE NOTE: This is an offsite event, optional transportation from conference venue is provided. Please indicate if transportation is needed when registering.
Included: Light breakfast and traditional Native harvest lunch by Chef Crystal Wahpepah, CEO Wapehpah Kitchens.
Shuttle leaves Embassy Suites @ 8:15-8:30 a.m.
CARBON FARMING INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
Carbon Farming Breakthroughs—Building Soil to Radically Mitigate Climate Disruption
Co-sponsored with the Marin Carbon Project
“Climate change, quite simply, cannot be halted without fixing agriculture.” – Michael Pollan
Capturing and storing carbon in the soil—carbon sequestration—is among the most practical and promising ways to mitigate climate disruption on a large scale. Carbon farming also has multiple agricultural benefits: protecting against drought and flooding, enhancing fertility, and boosting production.
We’ll spend the day at the beautiful Stemple Creek Ranch in West Marin, a thousand acres protected in perpetuity in an agricultural land trust, which raises grass-fed beef and lamb using strict animal welfare practices, and which has protected three miles of riparian area and planted 1,000 trees to help control erosion, provide shade, and create habitat for wildlife.
We’ll discover firsthand how carbon farming practices work and their enormous potential. Our guides will be: Loren Poncia, rancher/owner of Stemple Creek (which has been in his family for a century); John Wick, rancher, carbon farmer, and sustainable land management advocate, co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project and co-owner of the Nicasio Native Grass Ranch in Marin; and Calla Rose Ostrander, a strategic advisor to individuals and organizations committed to stabilizing Earth’s climate who worked for 10 years in municipal climate policy for the cities of Aspen and San Francisco and also worked at Earth Economics and the Rocky Mountain Institute; Whendee Silver, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley; Rebecca Burgess, Executive Director of Fibershed, board chair of the Carbon Cycle Institute; Paul Muller, co-owner of Full Belly Farm, a pioneering northern CA organic farm; Puja Batra, Ph.D., founder of Batra Ecological Strategies, highly experienced sustainability consultant; Janaki Jagannath, coordinator of the Community Alliance for Agroecology; Elly Brown, Director of the San Diego Food System Alliance, a coalition with a mission to develop a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system; and Mark Shepard, CEO of Restoration Agriculture Development and Forest Agriculture Enterprises, author of Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers.
Monday, October 23rd, 2017 from 10am-5pm PST
Location: Stemple Creek Ranch, Tomales, CA
Price: $195 (includes lunch)