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August 2020

Sonoma County Environmental Stewardship Panel: Education, Predators & Balanced Ecosystems

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This panel was formed to create an open, amicable, and educational discussion regarding wildlife management, land conversion, local policy & livestock predation, specifically addressing how these issues affect our local food supply & grazing for fire fuel load reduction. This is a grassroots effort to gather information, experience, and knowledge in a manner that honors and respects all voices. To bring together all parties of an emotionally heightened, culturally fractioning topic in order to provide education, while reducing the animosity…

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Keeping Fashion Close to Home for Better and Lighter Living

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Objective: To highlight community solutions for reversing unsustainable trends in fashion and textiles Description: Our wardrobes and textiles protect us from the elements and enable expressions of culture and individuality. Responsibility for closing the fashion loop lies not only with consumers, who are affected by price, trends, advertising, and available options but also with communities and companies who design, produce, and market products and set the policy infrastructure. The fashion industry sector and textiles stand out because people identify so…

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September 2020

Regenerating Our Textile Systems Course: Session 4

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Session 4: Understanding Our Role in Whole Systems Towards whole natural food, fiber, and dye systems: Integrating animals and land. Moving into a biomimetic form of agriculture.¬†Additional details to come.¬† Register here  

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Radically Rural Remote – Fiber: Building a Regional Fibershed in this New Frontier

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Do you promote a locavore lifestyle in your rural community? Have you thought about the next step of growing, producing, and composting local textiles? Our prospective speaker, Rebecca Burgess is working on just these goals in her northern California community and wants others to build Fibersheds too. Fiber offers a new frontier for localizing efforts that can have powerful economic, environmental, and social impacts. Soil-to-soil fiber systems can play a vital role in generating lasting prosperity with positive effects on…

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