January 4, 2011
Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm will be one of several prominent national speakers at the upcoming Sustainable Local Food and Farming Conference, scheduled for January 22nd. The event features a full day of lectures on the subjects of sustainable agriculture, farm to consumer direct marketing, and raising nutrient dense food and much more. The mission of Nevada County Grown is to foster a sustainable local agricultural economy by making the community aware of locally grown agricultural products and assisting qualified agricultural producers to promote their products. For more information go to www.nevadacountygrown.org
December 28, 2010
Jess Rimington is a social entrepreneur, spoken word artist and global advocate for the power of international grass roots communication to ignite crowd-accelerated innovation and affect local social change. Jess serves as Executive Director and Founder of One World Youth Project, a youth-for-youth powered movement linking schools globally in service-learning to prepare the next generation for the globalized 21st century. She will be joined on Conversations with members of her staff as well as local youth activists.
December 21, 2010
Gabrielle Roth makes records that people can move to. She is a recording and performing artist, author, teacher, director and creator of the 5Rhythms school of moving meditation and ecstatic dance. The sound of Roth and her band The Mirrors ranges from world music to urban street beat to the chant of Buddhist mantras.
December 14, 2010
John Robbins is a bestselling author, social activist, and humanitarian. He is the recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, the Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award, and Green America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. John’s latest book is The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less. He is also author of many other books including the international bestseller Diet for a New America and the Food Revolution. John serves on the Boards of many non-profit groups working toward a thriving, just, and sustainable way of life.
December 7, 2010
Osprey Orielle Lake, is a lifelong advocate of social and environmental justice issues. She is the Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus, on the governing Board of Praxis Peace Institute and an advisor to the International Eco-Cities Standards initiative. Osprey has traveled to five continents studying ancient and modern cultures while making presentations at international conferences and universities. Her themes concern new cultural narratives and the way public imagery and stories either enhance or distance our relationship with the Earth. Her book, Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature, has just been released.
November 30, 2010
Dr. William Bengston, PhD. is a professor of sociology and has been involved in energy medicine research for more than 30 years. His research has appeared in a variety of professional publications and journals and he lectures widely throughout the US and Europe. He has also appeared on Oprah and friends. His new book, The Energy Cure: One man’s Quest to Unravel the Mystery of Hands On Healing has just been published.
November 16, 2010
Professor, lecturer and workshop leader Charles Eisenstein is the Author of The Ascent of Humanity and the upcoming Sacred Economics, and two influential essays on money: Money and the Crisis of Civilization and Money and The Turning of Age A faculty member of Goddard College, he speaks and writes about civilization, economics, and the evolution of human consciousness.
November 9, 2010
Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy and localized economies. In 2010 the Boston Globe called him “probably the nation’s leading environmentalist” and Time magazine described him as “the world’s best green journalist. He is the founder of 350.org He is also the author of many books including The End of Nature which has been translated into 20 languages and his latest Earth: making a life on a tough new planet. www.billmckibben.com
November 2, 2010
Sharon Salzberg is one of America’s leading spiritual teachers and authors. She is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. Sharon has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (loving kindness) are the foundations of her work. In her book The Force of Kindness, Sharon offers practical instruction on how we can cultivate kindness within ourselves.
October 26, 2010
Andrew Harvey is a renowned and distinguished mystical scholar, Rumi translator and explicator, poet, novelist, spiritual teacher and writer, and architect of Sacred Activism. He has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, Hobart, and William Smith Colleges, The California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality as well as the at various spiritual centers throughout the United States. His latest book is The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism.