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.

Workshops & Presentations

  • Regenerative Farms as an Answer to Climate Change

    90 min | Altar of Air

    This forum is an exploration of community farm as an appropriate response to the present context of our changing world. This discussion is a follow up on "Design for Drought, Fire & Flood", presenter earlier in the weekend and will explore the role that regenerative agriculture and other sound land management strategies might have in addressing these challenges. Topics will include Permaculture, Sociocracy, Smart Contracts, Ecological Economics and the Regulatory Space.

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