Keynote Speaker

Resilience and the Global Revolution: Saving Humanity from Itself

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The extractive economic model is destroying the natural world and creating greater social inequality. In response, the first-ever global revolution–a grassroots, values revolution–is demanding that instead of money values ruling over the life cycle, we must have life values rule over the money cycle. Instead of subordinating people and nature to the economy, we must subordinate the economy to the needs of people and nature. Reiki Kitchen 5:00pm

Dr. Kevin Danaher is a Co-Founder of Global Exchange, FairTradeUSA, the Green Festivals, the Environmental Service Learning Initiative, and the Green Guardians. He has played a major role in Global Exchange’s 30-year record of merging social enterprise with human rights activism. His 1983 PhD in sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz was based on his dissertation, The Political Economy of U.S. Policy Toward South Africa, which allowed him to synergize his academic work and his international activism in the anti-apartheid movement. He has travelled widely in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, China, Europe and most U.S. states. He is the author or editor of 13 books on the global political-economy, including his two latest“The Green Festival Reader: Fresh Ideas from Agents of Change”; and “Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grass Roots”. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, and he has spoken at colleges and community organizations in 47 states and many foreign countries. Described by The New York Times as the “Paul Revere of globalization’s woes,” Dr. Danaher’s analytical expertise, sense of humor and blunt eloquence make him an exceptionally dynamic speaker.

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Friday Opening Reception


Shelly Covert is a Tribal Spokesperson for the Nevada City Rancheria and Executive Director of the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP)


Heart Intention


Dr. Kathleen Riley will facilitate a heart focused intention breathing exercise on Friday evening to bring everyone together collectively through the heart center.

Making a Stand


Whiterabbit is one of the many Water Protectors whose life was changed after “making a stand” at Standing Rock. After walking a path; he then realized why his why his name is Whiterabbit! He’s voicing for his sisters who go missing (#MMIW) to bring awareness, and more. “The time to act is NOW”… (we’re alone on the government side)… it is time for Mother Earth to heal. Reiki Kitchen opening reception

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Resilient Cities Network


Lou CasaBianca is a writer, producer, social impact entrepreneur, the Executive Director of ARC: the Alliance for Resilient Communities; and CEO of New Paradigm World — publishers’ of ARC™ + BiTØPIA™ + CareFørces™ + CRØ™ + Golden Road + Resilient Cities Network™ + STREAMTEAM™ eMagazines, video, websites, and live events. The primary focus is on the application of next-generation ai + avatars + blockchain + machine learning and XR transmedia publishing to global resilient social impact causes and regenerative climate change solutions.Editorial supports social impact entrepreneurs and developers with news and trends in the leading emerging technologies including augmented reality, cryptocurrency, deep learning, distributed apps. Reiki Kitchen 11:00am

It is Time for Environmental Medicine


Dr. Lu is a 3rd generation female medical doctor. She teams up with community leaders and healing practitioners, and reveals hidden root causes of chronic diseases: from brain fog, insomnia, ADD, anxiety, autism to Parkinson’s and Dementia; from weight gain to exhaustion; from autoimmune diseases to cancers. Reiki Kitchen 11:30am



What is in Our Water Works?

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David Howland loves our planet and has moved his scientific and communication skills into offering what we can easily do to protect health and bring game to activism with facts and information. Let us make all questions and answers really easy to understand so this information can make a positive difference. What is in our water? How does it get in our water? What toxins does public water treatment reduce and what does it NOT reduce in our water? What toxins does water treatment add to our water and WHY? What does water testing tell us and what does it cost? Is all water testing from all advertisers equally appropriate? What are the alternative water treatment concepts and why are they not considered by water purveyors? How do we select suitable water filtration and what may we purchase that meets the highest standards?

Creating the New Design with Permaculture

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The current design is unjust, corrupt and killing the earth and all who dwell on her. Learn the basics of Permaculture and creating a new resilient design based on ethics and interconnectedness with nature and fairness for all. Cathe’ Fish is a permaculture designer, instructor and consultant. Reiki Kitchen 12:30pm

Traditional Ecological Knowledge


Ali Meders-Knight is a Mechoopda Tribal Member of Chico California. She is a traditional basketweaver that has worked many years teaching in various programs instructing about Traditional Ecological Knowledge and traditional land restoration practices. Serving as a community artist, Ali also creates murals and other arts promoting and interrupting Indigenous earth relations and activism. Reiki Kitchen 1:30pm

What it Means to “Be the Community” Displaced

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David Leon Zink is a musician and management consultant who has worked with Paradise Community Guilds to live into their vision to “Be the community you want to live in.”  He will share the story of how this small-but-mighty organization has continued this challenge in service to its displaced community post-Camp Fire, and how it is working with other groups to advocate for a greener and more fire-resilient future for Paradise. Reiki Kitchen 2:00pm

How to Plant a Lush &  Edible Landscape


Susan Gouveia founded the Society of Garden Goddesses, a group of men & women that focuses on homesteading, & living sustainably. She is an International Personal Chef and focuses on creating Farm-Fresh Culinary Delights for her clients. Currently, she lives in Grass Valley, CA and teaches in the community about Edible Landscaping, Organic Gardening, and Farm to Table Cuisine. Reiki Kitchen 2:30pm





Thomas Edrington has been involved with cannabis business strategy since regulations began sweeping through the states. He has worked in the industry from seed to sale, and uses an outlaw ethos to frame his policy and cultural analyses. His history in the Public Interest Research Group and other activism and lobbying groups has given him the tools to provide strategic, technical, and logistical support for multiple cannabis activism organizations in California and nationally. Currently, Thomas is a business strategy consultant in Humboldt County, focusing on cannabis business planning and permitting, working one-on-one with cannabis business owners to break down policy, regulation, and business best practices for cannabis businesses entering the regulated market. Reiki Kitchen 3:00pm

Independent Media: How Did We Get Here, and What Can We Do Now

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Rahasya Poe is the Author of two books, the latest one is To Believe Or Not To Believe: The Social & Neurological Consequences of Belief Systems. Rahasya and his wife Dhara publish the Lotus Guide Magazine here in Northern CA geared towards alternative health & lifestyles. Rahasya has his column, “Rahasya Uncensored” in which he covers a multitude of subjects that profoundly threaten our way of living and health. Rahasya also has a radio show called Spiritual Activist on where he has interviewed everyone from CIA whistleblowers and UFO researchers to people on the frontline speaking out about the direction we are headed in this country and our world. Rahasya has been a guest on the Coast to Coast radio show along with many other guest spots talking about our place and responsibility in the world. Reiki Kitchen 3:30pm

Radical Brilliance


Arjuna Ardagh is a bestselling writer, public speaker and executive coach, who has trained more than 2000 coaches over the last 25 years. He is the author of nine books, including the 2005 #1 National Bestseller The Translucent Revolution. His latest book, Radical Brilliance, is the anatomy of how and why people have original ideas which change the world. He has been a speaker at conferences all over the world, including at Google and the United Nations. He lives with his wife, Chameli in Nevada City, California. They have two grown sons and two mischievous kittens. Reiki Kitchen 4:00pm

Building a Resilient Food and Farm Community


Rachel Berry is passionate about promoting community health.  With a master’s degree in Health Psychology, she has worked in public health, agriculture, the sustainability movement, higher education and herbalism.  With over 15 year’s experience managing programs in the government and non-profit sectors, she is committed helping people live healthier lives.
Rachel’s involvement in the Nevada County local food movement started in 2009 when she moved here with her family and started working with Living Lands Agrarian Network, which later became Sierra Harvest.  In her off time, Rachel enjoys gardening and wild-harvesting with her husband and daughter, and teaches community classes. Reiki Kitchen 4:30pm

The Haven

Art,  Frequency,  and DNA Activation

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Artistic talent combined with life-long exploration of consciousness and devotion to self-realization has given Daniel B. Holeman an ability to depict uplifting and profound sacred imagery.  His inspirational paintings often have a strong impact on people.Daniel feels it is not so much the beauty, but the place it stirs within that people are responding to.  He invites the viewer to dive into a deeper dimension of consciousness while viewing his paintings, allowing the high frequency imagery to activate their own higher frequencies within.  The imagery activates forgotten awareness of a felt-sense of HOME – a warm, familiar and heartfelt state of mind – and his videos are a deeply moving experience to behold. The Haven 3:00pm


Intelligent Resilient Platform


To achieve the full promise and benefits of a City’s Emergency Preparedness Planning it is critical that the City Administration, Business and Resident Population co-create the most Intelligent Resilient Platform possible to Safely move into a Sustainable Future. KVMR 12:00pm


Natural Living Design


Pablo Loayza is the developer of the, a Director of the Natural Living Design & Build team, and the Founder of the Natural Living School.  Coming from a background in construction and finance, he was motivated to find a way to bring natural building into the main stream.  He believed that if people knew how unhealthy their dwellings were and knew that natural building to code was a possibility, that people would choose natural building over conventional construction.  His building systems are based on two main principles.  One, use what is available in the area where the building is constructed.  Two, build it in the way that uses the least amount of resources and produces the least amount of waste.  Working with the county and engineers, his building systems are easy to construct, and use a lot of the same building techniques as conventional building, to help lower cost and speed up the building process. KVMR 12:30pm

Creating a Resilient Collaborative Community for Sustainable Solutions


Dr. Kathleen Riley is a resilience and Performance Coach, biofeedback expert, lecturer, and trauma recovery specialist, as well as a musician, who has woven her expertise into a powerful approach for helping clients in creating Resilience by reducing stress and anxiety, and help recovery from trauma. Kathleen’s main interest is in how she can be effective in fostering community healing and recovery in community. KVMR 1:00pm


Resilience in the Context of Economics & Government


John Pomeroy is a farmer, educator, activist and polymath who lives and works in Nevada County. He is an active member of the California Guild and calls Banner Community Guild his home chapter. John is passionate about living sustainably and actively engaged in building a community around doing so. His wife Leslye and their three sons were the motivation for the name of the their farm in Penn Valley – 3 Suns Farm. KVMR 1:30pm

Victory Gardens (and Farms) 2.0


Pamm Larry is the “Initial Instigator and Chief Rabble Rouser” for the Good Food Brigade. She’s a food justice advocate since 2011 working on GMO labeling, GMO Free Zones, Organics, Regenerative Ag and all things food. She pulls no punches about the predicament we are in concerning the Climate Unraveling.  No matter where you think it originates, we all see it’s here.  How about instead if arguing about where it comes from, we unite by changing our focus and creating strong local food systems to “weather the changes” together.  As a government sponsored effort, Victory Gardens brought our country together in the last century’s wars. Victory Gardens (and Farms) 2.0 aims to mobilize us, again, to grow our own food.  But this time, let’s re-frame the Victory to one of us learning to come together for food security, food sovereignty, food justice, fun, community, tasty food and Love. KVMR 2:00pm

Restoring and Improving Soil

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Stacy Reuhl has over twenty years of cultivation experience, from commercial vegetable and flower nursery to large warehouse cannabis grows. Fueled by her passion for regenerative agriculture, helping, teaching, and continuous improvement she started Fleurish Advisors, a cannabis-focused consulting company. She continues to enhance her skills and knowledge becoming a UC Master Gardener and is currently working towards a Certificate in Permaculture Design. KVMR 2:30pm

Healing Our Disconnection for Unification


Why has the majority of us failed over and over to unite strong enough for good causes, while a small minority have been able to exploit the earth and our health? We have not gone deep enough to the cause. Seven years ago Joa discovered virtually everyone has a heart wall, an unconscious emotional barrier to intimacy that keeps us not trusting each other enough to be able to work together in solidarity. In this talk, Joa Janakoayas will demonstrate freeing people of their resistance to intimacy – instantly! Joa is President of the University of Mount Shasta, educating Spiritual Psychology, Holistic Healing, and Life Coaching in a one year life changing masters program. KVMR 3:30pm

“A Beatnik’s Take on Addiction Recovery”

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Tomás Chavez is the author of Zen Matador, his memoirs of life in the crazy lane with notable writers and poets like Ken Kesey, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs, Jr. He was an activist during Cesar Chavez’ United Farmworkers (UFW) strikes and a leader in the Chicano Student Movement in San José. After decades of hardcore drinking and using that often resulted in near-death situations, he has studied the vast topic of addiction and is now the clean & sober President of Recovery for All, Inc., an organization that brings viable, leading-edge, and life-saving info to the public. With his partner Dru Isanda, he is producing a major event and website on the subject. Details at Learn about some of the highly successful alternatives now available for making the break from addictions of all sorts. Don’t miss this fascinating trek. KVMR 4:00pm

Sociocracy: Consent as a Means for More Resilient Organizations


Thomas Spellman is a life-long resident of the Yuba Watershed and a co-founder of Yuba Village, a nonprofit dedicated to cultivating community harmony with a focus on creating and sponsoring events that bring people together from all walks of life to create and beautify community space.  Yuba Village is structured and operates according to the principles of Sociocracy, a consent-based decision-making model.  Thomas will share how Sociocracy, with consent as the central tenet, strengthens the organization to be more resilient and immune to some of the weaknesses of both top-down and consensus styles of decision-making.  He will also explore some other models of collective organizing, like the Bahá’í Faith, that contribute to community resilience on a local to global scope. KVMR 4:30pm

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Family Health

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Talk presented by Penelope Sullivan on taking charge of your health / the empowerment of knowing how to care for your family and yourself. Remedy Garden 11:00am to 12:00pm



Boost Your Bone Broth

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Talk and tasting by Heidi Garrett, owner of Blum and Bru Broths, on how to transform ordinary bone broth into a potent, nutritious and healing brew. Come broaden your soup making horizons by learning the benefits of using herbs in your bone broth and soup stocks! Remedy Garden 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Sustainable Herbalism

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Talk by Amy Branum, teacher at The Wild Temple School of Yoga and Herbalism. Creating sustainable harvesting practices and using alternatives for endangered herbs. Remedy Garden 3:30pm to 4:30pm




Adaptogens: Herbs for Resilience

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Talk by Daylin Wade. Remedy Garden 5:00pm to 6:00pm