Rocket Stove & Sustainable Architecture Combined Workshop! April 19 – 26, 2015 at Cal-Earth, Hesperia CA

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Come join Cal-Earth as we combine sustainable architecture with sustainable heating systems! This combination workshop is very hands-on and is geared towards anyone who wants to learn to build and create a useable space right away. In this workshop you will learn how to build your own house and how to build a super high-efficiency rocket stove (masonry heater)... Read More

Build a Cob Outdoor Classroom with Ray Cirino, Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10am to 5:30pm at Wonderland School, Los Angeles

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After rolling in the mud for 13 years of cob, I thought it would be easier building with Lego® style cob blocks called Raygo® blocks. Kids get it and so do adults. At this workshop we’ll be building a foundation for the circular cob bench and build some bricks. I just finished building a brick press that you can rent for your project. You will learn the techniques... Read More

Film Screening: “Brilliant Soil” Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:30pm at L.A. Eco-Village

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About the Award-Winning Film “Brilliant Soil” — This touching and urgent film deals with the use of lead-based glazes on pottery from Michoacan and how this toxic element affects the quality of life and health of the artisans. More info on the film: http://www.brilliantsoil.org/ You can see the trailer here: http://youtu.be/txqI6C-_YlE Dignicraft artist and film... Read More

Create Your Own Water-Wise Home & Landscape, Book talk, Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:30pm at L.A. Eco-Village

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With simple plumbing alterations and smart landscape changes, every home has the potential to create a sustainable water supply with an ecologically productive landscape. From reusing greywater, to collecting rainwater, to installing waterless composting toilets, our collective efforts can transform our home water systems.   This accessible guide–The Water-Wise Home:... Read More

Home Funerals & Green Burials workshop, Silver Lake, CA, Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 2 to 5pm

When a loved-one is nearing transition, navigating the choices offered by the funeral industry can be both confusing and expensive. This informative workshop illustrates today’s options for green and natural after-death care, home funerals and final disposition. Lively, informative afternoon facilitated by Death Midwife and founder of Sacred Crossings Rev.Olivia Bareham.... Read More

Communify Un-Conference in San Diego, Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9am to 6pm

Join us at COMMUNIFY San Diego:     Communify un-conference A gathering of pioneers, seekers, neighbors, organizers, dreamers, trainers, leaders, and activists reclaiming a more sustainable world through intentional communities, cooperative culture, deep democracy, and participatory economics.   Saturday, March 7, 2015 9am-6pm at San Diego Friends Center   People in intentional... Read More

Permaculture Voices 2015, March 4-8, 2015 Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina: San Diego, CA

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PV2 features speakers such as Diana Leafe Christian, Paul Stamets, Gunter Pauli, Maddy Harland, Dr. Elaine Ingham, Starhawk, Mark Shepard, Larry Santoyo, Toby Hemenway, Pandora Thomas and more Overall there will be over 60 presenters and 100 hours of content talking about everything from broadacre permaculture to social permaculture to green business. There will be extensive... Read More

The Economics of Happiness Conference in Portland OR February 27 – March 1, 2015

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Videos from our past conferences The Portland area is a hotbed of localization initiatives and we will be joined by at least 50 partner organizations, offering workshops on everything from local investing to storytelling, alternative economic indicators to earth-based education. There will also be more than 20 speakers from around the US and the world, who will be covering a range... Read More

Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit, February 24-25, 2015 at the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles

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Conference website:  http://urbansoil.org/  * Living Soil +Carbon Sequestration + Native Plants = soil security = water security. Twenty prominent presenters over two days in dialogue with Summit attendees will share strategies for: • Restoring urban soils • Reducing drought • Creating a more verdant and economically viable city, and • Sequestering carbon in the soil biome... Read More

Profitable Urban Farming Workshop, February 7 – 8, 2015 in Long Beach CA

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Is it possible to make a good living on less than an acre of land? Learn how you can farm on just a quarter acre of land and make $50,000, or even $100,000 on half an acre. Curtis Stone is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm in Kelowna, BC. Since 2010, he has been successfully farming on multiple urban lots in the cities downtown, and will demonstrate... Read More

Contact Information

117 Bimini Place #221
Los Angeles CA 90004
crsp@igc.org