Ryan Rising of Rising Roots Design will be facilitating a workshop, storytelling, and dialogue at Symbiosis Gathering 2013 (www.SymbiosisGathering.com) of Transforming Spaces: implementing permaculture through direct action. Symbiosis Gathering takes place September 19th through 23d in Oakdale, CA and will be hosting a permaculture intensive, Elementary Alchemy, before the gathering September 14th through 18th.
Transforming Spaces workshop
This workshop will explore how we can act directly to change the world
in which we live and transition our created environments, urban and
otherwise, to be in greater balance with the earth's natural ecosystems.
We will start with a story telling of direct actions over the past two
years that have gone outside the realm of what is necessarily legal to
create permaculture in the world around us; transitioning from systems
based on resource importation and relationships of domination and
capital to systems that embody symbiosis, mutual aid, and horizontal
structures. From liberating busy city streets to allow the human
movement of dance, to emancipating the earth below our feet for growing
food, this conversation will explore the many ways in which we can
create environments that foster community, ecology, and vitality.
hear stories from the occupy farm, renegade festivals, the struggle to
save neighborhood gardens, and politically-active tent cities, and share
some of your own. We will talk about future plans for a regional
Village Building Convergence and the creation of greenhouses, plant
nurseries, urban farms, and accessible kitchens in each and every square
mile of the places we inhabit. Join in a dialogue around how each of
us can create permaculture where you live, whether by creating a
guerrilla garden in an abandoned lot near your home, or facilitating a
skills and assets mapping of your whole town to connect people in a gift
economy of food, medicine, and other needs and services. What can you
think of outside the bounds of the current paradigms of hierarchy and
capital? What is it you want to create? Come learn how to imagine,
organize, and act together!