Community Based Solutions Panel
Erik Hjermstad is a Permaculture Designer, deep in his work of Regenerative Agriculture and Community Farming.
Dr. Brian Hewlett aka “Dr. L.I.F.E.” created a foundation and ministry dedicated to lessons promoting limitless ideas and free environments (L.I.F.E.) and offers L.I.F.E. Lessons that focus on sacred knowledge and practices that help shift human consciousness, cooperative practices that produce more for communities through cumulative resource management and exchange, and self-directed enterprise that ensures communities break the chains of dependency fostered by capitalist models of economics.
Derrick Broze is a freelance investigative journalist, author and activist who focuses on empowering communities by promoting decentralized solutions for our physical, spiritual, mental, and psychological worlds. He is the co-author of The Conscious Resistance trilogy, a series which explores the intersection between the physical struggle for freedom and the spiritual path.
Avery Hardy is an ecologist, land steward, and lover of wild places who lives and works as a Research Coordinator at Quail Springs Permaculture, a 450-acre off the grid community and demonstration site in the high desert sagebrush country of the Cuyama Valley, due East of Santa Barbara.