Hayley Covarrubias & Michael Coppola
Hayley is a certified Permaculture Designer, a sustainability and food systems academic and educator, land activist, and lover of plant medicines. She has facilitated educational spaces and conversations centered around these topics for multiple years, at music festivals up and down California, permaculture convergences, social justice conferences, and in urban farms around the Bay Area.
Michael has a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Global Food Systems from UC Santa Barbara. He has worked for multiple years with companies prioritizing ethical and conscious food. From sustainable fisheries, to navigating the ins and outs of American partnerships with worker cooperatives in the global south, Michael has seen many sides of the global ethical food system. With additional interests and studies in eco-psychology, Michael is also passionate about mending the the disconnect between the human and the non-human through evaluating parallels in the structure of the inner and outer worlds.