Permaculture Weekend: Social Permaculture and Community Building
with Ryan Rising
November 22 - 24, 2019
This is part of the series of monthly Permaculture Weekends.
Permaculture lays out a path for how we can approach our world under the current socio-political and economic climate to re-integrate ourselves into the ecological web of life and cultivate relationships of mutual aid and reciprocity with one another. Sometimes the most direct way to challenge and alter the dominant systems that shape our lives is to directly approach how we create what we need and how we take care of one another.
This workshop will look beyond the ways we grow our food, access water, build shelter, and tend to ecology to see how permaculture can also guide us in relating with one another and building community as we reclaim our lives and translate personal healing into collective healing.
The course will start with an introduction to permaculture design methods for reweaving ourselves into the natural world symbiotically, and move toward applying the principles of permaculture communities, relationships, and the social realm. The course will explore how we make decisions together as well as methods for conflict resolution and restorative justice. We’ll also look at alternative economies, placemaking, and collaborative group dynamics for liberatory communities.
Friday Afternoon: Registration and Arrival
7:00pm Orientation welcome
8:00pm Satsang: guided silent meditation, chanting and lecture
06:00am Morning Satsang
08:00am Yoga class
11:00am Workshop: Intro/Refresher on Permaculture Design, Ethics, Principles, Framework
12:00pm Workshop: Applying the Permaculture Principles to People & Communities
01:30pm Workshop: Guided Conversation to Digest Information
02:00pm Workshop: Learning to teach modifications
03:00pm Workshop: Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Accountability Process & Restorative Justice
4:00pm Yoga Class
8:00pm Evening Satsang
06:00am Morning Satsang
08:00am Yoga Class
11:00am Karma Yoga
12:00pm Workshop: The Yoga of Social Permaculture
01:00pm – 02:00pm Workshop: Building Spiritual Community
Ryan Rising is a community organizer and permaculture educator based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. After organizing Pushing Through the Pavement: a Permaculture Action Tour with The Polish Ambassador in the Fall of 2014, Ryan co-founded the Permaculture…
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