Regenerate! Fundraiser for Starhawk’s Regenerative Land Management Training Program!
Join us for a night of FUNdraising March 28th at Omni Commons, Oakland for Starhawk's new Regenerative Land Management Training Program. The funds go towards Diversity Scholarships to enable youth and leaders from frontline communities to gain the skills and experience to redress climate change and forge career paths in growing food, community, and healthy rural and urban ecosystems.
**Our goal is to raise $5,000+ for Diversity Scholarships! Help us reach beyond this goal!!**
Fundraiser for Starhawk’s Regenerative Land Management Training Program!
Thurs March 28th
7-10pm (Dinner @ 6:30pm)
Omni Commons - 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA
Sliding scale $15-30 (Dinner $10)
FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/301172997420435/
Activities and Entertainment:
Starhawk will share about her new Regenerative Land Management program and lead us all in a Spiral Dance!
Hot Buttered Bluegrass Collective – hootenanny!
Pupplet Plex presents the Big Tadoo Puppet Crew's Food for thought, a modern tale of puppet farming.
SeaStars, womens A Cappella group will sing about sustainability with a fun lyrical twist!
Neptune – ecstatic dance DJ & earth activist
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Food – dinner @ 6:30pm
Kids Area - family friendly event – child care!
House Kombucha and Elixirs
Regenerative Agriculture groups will table to learn, collaborate, participate in the resiliency movement! Endorfin Foods will sell chocolates from a regenerative cacao farming project in Ecuador
Event produced by Aranya Solutions nonprofit. Donations are tax-deductible. www.AranyaSolutions.com
Please come and get out the word for a fun night of fun!
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6:30 - DJ Neptune play chill music during dinner
7pm – Puppet Plex, Big Tadoo Puppet Crew, Jonathan Youtt
7:30 - Sea Stars A Capella
8pm - Hot Buttered Bluegrass Collective
9pm - Starhawk speaks
9:30pm - Spiral Dance led by Starhawk
Neptune will play through the night to keep the vibe alive.
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FULL DESCRIPTIONS – MORE INFORMATION:
Regenerative Land Management Training
This fundraiser is raising funds for diversity scholarships for people to attend this new long term program (2 years) in Regenerative Agriculture and Land Management led by Starhawk, Charles Williams and many other guest speakers and mentors. It’s based around two ten-day intensives, short internships, a longer-term apprenticeship and many shorter courses, all guided by a personal mentor who will help tailor the program to participants’ goals and needs. Internship sites will be sought across North America and internationally, so that students can learn from a variety of enterprises, approaches and gain exposure to land management practices and challenges in different cultures. The goal is to develop pathways for more farmers, ranchers, organizers and businesses that are focused on regenerative land management. 20-30 students per course, this new long-term program is designed to give the skills, experience and confidence to run a farm, ranch, retreat center or urban farm in ways that heal damaged ecosystems and sequester carbon. The student often become teachers and leaders who will pass this knowledge on.
Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher, and a prominent voice in modern earth-based spirituality and ecofeminism. She is the author or co-author of thirteen books, including The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess and the ecotopian novel The Fifth Sacred Thing, and its sequel City of Refuge.
Her most recent non-fiction book is The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, on group dynamics, power, conflict and communications.
Starhawk founded Earth Activist Training, teaching permaculture design grounded in spirituality and with a focus on activism. She travels internationally, lecturing and teaching on earth-based spirituality, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism.
The Spiral Dance is a participatory ritual of regeneration. Dance the spiral, look into one another’s eyes, and raise the energy and ecstasy we need for renewal. The spiral dance is a group dance where people form a spiral as they dance through the space, it is a fascinating and uplifting experience associated with the Reclaiming movement. It is designed to emphasize community and rebirth, and is also used to raise power for a given cause. The spiral dance will be led by Starhawk.
Hot Buttered Bluegrass Collective
Local favorites Hot Buttered Rum have been rocking the Bay and touring the country and for the last twenty years. These years of travel have given the band the chance to visit the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the Newport Folk Festival and, of course, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, to name just a few. Over that time, their original string-band sound has progressed into an upbeat improvisational mix of song-oriented string music with a groove that shuffles between bluegrass, folk, rock, country and back again. For this very special benefit, current HBR members will be joined by co-founder Zac Matthews and his quartet Transit of Venus, another gifted, genre-bending Bay Area string band, for a night of high-stepping collaborative hijinks.
The Seastars are a band of six sisters dedicated to using art as a vehicle for engagement. They weave six-part vocal harmonies to remind us of the harmony of humans and nature, and the interdependence that fuels all Life. The Seastars have performed at sustainability conferences like GreenBiz's VERGE, major events including Global Climate Action Summit side events and Daybreaker, and festivals like Burning Man.
Sea Stars: Facebook and YouTube channel
PuppletPLEX / Big Tadoo Puppet Crew
PuppetPLEX presents the Big Tadoo Puppet Crew's Food for Thought, a modern tale of puppet farming. The Big Tadoo Puppet Crew is a Bay Area based puppet collective, which creates and performs politically and environmentally conscious puppetry. Since 2002, they have combined storytelling with elements of poetry and song, and have graced the stage with memorable jingles and lessons of sustainability and democracy. The shows are accessible to youth of all ages and reach multiple generations within the same production. Additionally they have toured over 25,000 miles on bio-fuel across the country performing at county fairs, farmers markets, schools, music concerts and festivals.
NEPTUNE (Beat Church, Audio Alchemy, #Neptuninturnon)
For over 30 years Neptune has been a professional DJ and avid collector of tunes across the entire musical spectrum, compiling one of the most vast and eclectic collections in the world. He has mastered the art of reading and tapping in to the dynamic of a room and crowd while reaching into his musical pallet to play the perfect music for the moment. With no limits on style or genre, he eloquently, creatively and seamlessly transitions between tracks. On an even deeper level, as a Sonic Shaman, Neptune continues to develop the art of transforming people through Music as he guides the dancer into their Bodies, awakening Emotions, and calling upon their Spirits. Through the Magic and Mystery of a Sonic Journey, he helps to create a Musical Map of the Soul’s Evolution.
He is a rotating resident Dj for most of the Ecstatic Dances throughout California; you can see Neptune on the lineups for many of the conscious dance events and festivals throughout the west coast & abroad.
Event organized by Aranya Solutions nonprofit
Aranya Solutions is a partner organization to this Regenerative Land Management Training program for partnerships, internship placement and diversity scholarships support. Aranya Solutions serves in a role of capacity building and management support. Our purpose is to enrich quality of life and be a bridge to resources. We focus on creating systemic place-based solutions to enhance the daily lives of people through meaning and economical vitality. Our method is to assist communities to implement environmentally friendly building and agricultural methods, life skills workshops, local business development, leadership skills, education initiatives, capacity building and provide necessary infrastructure. Aranya Solutions is a 501c3 nonprofit, started by Katrina Zavalney, incorporated in 2018 to do livelihood support with villages in Nepal through agriculture trainings and womens empowerment. In 2019 Aranya Solutions expanded into doing more work locally in the United States through aligned partnerships focused on regenerative agriculture and ecological disaster relief. Aranya Solutions has also partnered with the Rotary Club to expand into Africa and beyond. Join in the solutions! Join our mailing list. We will be doing more events like this, it is our life’s calling and we like it J Please join us! Thank you to all who participated in this event – near and far*
Flow Kana will have the first regenerative organic certification in the cannabis space. Organic agriculture is a movement that has been around for a long time and is currently seeing commercial success. In the last 40 years, hundreds of thousands of acres of land has converted to organic farming by essentially going back to the sustainable roots of agriculture and building and caring for the soil. Outdoor cannabis farming is essential as a model for true carbon-footprint reduction and we need to support outdoor cannabis production. This is especially important in areas with a long and storied history of growing medical cannabis, places where shifting state regulations have made it difficult for small scale homestead farmers to make a living doing what they do best.
In an effort to help the cannabis homestead farms that grow under the sun using the most sustainable, organic, regenerative farming practices possible, Flow Kana, along with various brands, certification bodies and industry associations have worked together to create the Sun+Earth Certified program. This is a non-profit project designed to promote sungrown, ultra-sustainable cannabis production. Sun+Earth Certified is for outdoor farms that make almost all their own fertility inputs with on-farm resources.
Elixart is a non-alcoholic bar and lounge, serving plant-based drinks and raw treats that elevate and nourish the body and mind. Come discover the treasures of nature while you connect with others in this magical setting, to get relief from the day's intensity or to cultivate more energy. Exotic ingredients and healing herbs. Mocktails, tonics, specialty lattés, kava, fermented beverages and tea.
Elixart is providing the drink “Blue Dream”- Blue lotus flowers, organic blueberries, rare freshwater blue avatar phytoplankton powder, full spectrum hemp (cbd), and peppermint bring the mind and body to a calm and expansive state.