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
Join an engaging conversation on intergenerational solidarity and the reciprocal learning that occurs when people at different life stages work together. The discussion will revolve around youth-led movements, adult ally-ship and the magic of sharing wisdom across generations. With: Carolyn Norr of Youth vs. Apocalypse (350.org’s Bay Area youth-led climate justice initiative); others TBA.
October 19th | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm | Sausalito Room
With local legendary all-women DJ collective, the B-side Brujas; followed by DJ Santero, spinning an eclectic mix of international danceable music ranging from African to Latin to South Asian and everywhere in between.
October 19th | 9:30 pm to 11:59 pm | Exhibit Hall
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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