Friday, October 18th
How do we tune in to the Earth for guidance on how to partner with nature to live sustainably on our beloved planet? Come explore the medicine under our feet as we practice some simple, everyday ways of tuning in and listening to what the Earth has to teach us.
October 18th | 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm | Meet at the Bioneers Info Booth Near the Central Lawn
As we confront the alarming manifestations of climate disruption and local environmental challenges, we become acutely conscious of both our love for the places and species in our lives and of our sorrow for what’s happening to them. In this workshop, we explore how surviving—and actually thriving—in hard times means holding the balance between these two deep and valid emotions. We’ll offer a simple practice for staying connected with the places we care about during hard times. Participants will also take a short reflective solo walk outside on the grounds of the Marin Center to look for signs of nature’s balance around the lake, the wetland, even in the weeds in the sidewalk cracks. With: Polly Howells, co-leader of Reclaiming Our Lives, Reclaiming Our Earth workshops; Trebbe Johnson, founder/Director of Radical Joy for Hard Times.
October 18th | 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm | Hands-On Workshop Space
Saturday, October 19th
From the Civil Rights Movement to South Africa to 1960s folk and rock, music has long been a powerful force for change. In this workshop with accomplished singer-songwriter and music educator Noe Venable, we’ll learn songs from a variety of traditions that can help bring us back into right alignment with: spirit, our own deep selves, the Earth, and each other. Everyone (at any level of musical ability or any age) welcome: Come connect, have a great time, and leave uplifted and renewed, equipped with powerful new songs to help you through life’s struggles.
October 19th | 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Come learn about a host of appropriate technologies and creative ecological solutions from solar cooking to wood-efficient rocket stoves to natural building methods and zero-waste systems. SolutionCraft seeks to inspire the building and use of simple ecological solutions accessible to all! With: Brennan Blazer Bird.
October 19th | 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm | SolutionCraft Booth
In this thrilling outdoor workshop, passionate chocolate-maker extraordinaire Jonas Ketterle of Firefly Ceremonial Cacao will share his deep knowledge of cacao (gained in part from working with Indigenous Maya farmers). He covers its origins, rituals and myths, regional varieties, processing techniques, cultural/economic/social realities, culinary uses, and health-promoting and mind-expanding properties. He will also lead us in a “hands-on” demonstration of ancestral stone ground chocolate-making, which we’ll get to sample (a once-in-a-lifetime experience!).
October 19th | 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm | Hands-On Workshop Space
Russell and Suki Munsell have forty years’ experience in a wide range of mind-body modalities, movement disciplines, and somatic therapies. Join them in this outdoor workshop as they share their Dynamic Vitality Method, a unique full-body experience for all ages and fitness levels. You’ll learn Dynamic Walking, a biomechanically based method to create balance between your mind, body and intention. Embody a more vibrant, graceful presence as you move through your life.
October 19th | 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm | Meet at the Bioneers Info Booth Near the Central Lawn
Sunday, October 20th
Holistic watershed management is the critical guiding principle to any ecological design. Come learn the basics of water harvesting on a residential or land project scale through hands-on demonstrations and real-life practicums. Brennan Blazer Bird and Mauricio Rivera will show us how to: calculate rainwater flow and tank size; integrate rainwater systems into our designs; passively collect rainwater in different earthworks systems; best harvest greywater from our bathroom or laundry; and live in better relationship with water.
October 20th | 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm | Hands-On Workshop Space
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