Regenerate Cascadia: An Invitation
Klahowya tillikum! Stewards of Salmon Nation.
Thank you for taking the time to read this invitation and join us here.
When people come together to share their stories, it’s not uncommon for them to feel an alive crackle of potential. When the conditions for sharing knowledge and learning are present, we get a taste of what might be possible together. Yet, routinely the people doing the work on the ground are left out of the decision-making process. Too often, decisions are outsourced to experts and institutions with little or no direct relationship to the bioregion.
So, how do we begin to take back our agency to restore a felt sense of right relationship with the land and each other? How do we weave ourselves coherently across many different watersheds and territories to connect the work done on the ground? How do we imagine new forms of bioregional governance while honoring and celebrating our unique stories of place?
Regenerate Cascadia is emerging from our time in the Salmon Nation and Terran Collective Edgeprize, for eight weeks, a community of Edgewalkers – weavers on the edge of different communities but tied to the whole – gathered to share open-source Indigenous knowledge for a more resilient world.
Our communities know what they need. Edgewalkers are weaving the work.
But what comes next? Through an activation tour happening from September 28th-October 30th and a bioregional summit November 3rd-12th, we aim to create a shared vision and framework, grow watershed hubs, explore bioregional frameworks and governance, and grow an ecosystem of regenerative funding that can support this work in every watershed of the Cascadia bioregion.
Our names are Clare Attwell and Brandon Letsinger. While we are the primary conveners for Regenerate Cascadia, we are excited to partner with a fantastic community of catalysts from around Salmon Nation to ask ourselves one simple question – how can we empower all of our work and connect it with the resources we need, for the long term regeneration of the Cascadia bioregion? For more than 40 years, Cascadia has played a central role in this organizing. Now it is time for us to step up and take responsibility for the stewardship of our bioregion and the regeneration of our Planet. We can’t wait to see what work we weave together.
In bioregional solidarity,
Clare Attwell and Brandon Letsinger
A Growing Network of Regenerators
I am a cartographer, bureaucrat, gardener, ecologist, organizer, and activist, working in the Puget Sound restoration industry. I am cultivating mobile bio-cultural restoration field stations, a regional natural resource governance wiki and original works in bioregional cartography in addition to working for pay on restoration funding, ecosystem service quantification and providing technical assistance to local, tribal, state and federal restoration partners. Before that I worked in landscape construction and agroforestry.
Tech Nerd to Disaster Nerd to Regenerative Responder. Site Steward in training, host of fossil fuel free group camping infrastructure classes.
I’m a Canadian prairie farm kid turned grocer turned regen ag accelerator. I owned a seasonal grocery store whose focus was on local, in season regenerative and organic foods.
I kickstarted the savory institute hub in Manitoba and then spent the last 3.5 years living in New Zealand working with a start up who was seeking to “make regenerative action valuable”
I’m a regen ag enthusiast and am interested in how bioregional economies (social capital, financial capital, knowledge etc) can bring abundance.
I like being outside, walking in forests, swimming in rivers, gardening, food, people, music, and doing the doing.
I have had an organic farm and seed company here in Southern Oregon for the past 27 years. My seed company is called Siskiyou seeds. We have also been a living example of permaculture in action for that entire time. We actually earn our living through farming and have many examples of food, forest animal systems, Permaculture farm techniques, ecological, forestry, and water harvesting.
Business Owner, Consultant, Ecological Land Designer + Student of Water Stories on route to becoming a Water Restoration Practitioner based on Quw’utsun Territory in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island / Check Out www.remedyecodesign.com
Professional background in building codes and design. Involvement with permaculture groups and sustainable Ballard.
Bioregional chronology: OZARKS New Destiny Federation: edited food land energy journal “Swallows” /OACC 1979-84, then NABC / Turtle Island Bior Congresses since 1st‘.84 SONORA
Soleri Associate 85-92, doc film “Soleri’s Cities” 92 / Musician: Songs with a Sense of Place ‘93 Settled in CASCADIA City Repair /Cascadia Education Project/Cascadia Planet /Goddard College MA Health Arts & Sciences: Expressive Healing w movement, art and music (Anna Halperin and Zuliekha dance lineage) Peter Berg was my intellectual father. I now work as a pediatric first responder in public schools, and sing, dance snd play music as much as possible.
All about permaculture and local, regenerative food systems and would like to participate more in creating local (urban) food systems that EVERYONE can participate in/have access to. Community heals ❤️ I’m also a Reiki practitioner and healer. The collective trauma and grief everyone is experiencing on this planet right now is something I also feel called to address and be of service to help heal.
Robin Youngblood is a Wisdom Keeper who has traveled the world sharing the perspectives, values and wisdom of her indigenous Coastal and Inland Salish peoples.
Retired biological field station director and conservation technology researcher
I’m a transplant from Austin, Texas. Happy to be here, connect with like minded folks and collaborate. Hoping to one day buy into a shared land community and establish an awesome little village with co-collaborators utilizing regenerative systems.
Co-steward of White Lotus Farm & Inn, nestled at the headwaters of Ludlow and Chimacum creeks at the heart of Beaver Valley in Chimacum, WA. Land, water, perennial and animal caretaker, place based educator, connective event coordinator, farm stay host, regional networker and weaver.
Elder, lived on an island without electricity 14 years; returned to urban life to be near grown children and to advocate for permaculture and regeneration of ecosystems
I serve on the board of TRANSITION FIDALGO. WE are part of the Salish Sea Hub and work to build community resilience through leading projects focused on enrolling community and building self reliance here on our island. Our projects include: Seed Share library, locally grown open pollinated heritage varieties of seed. Fix it Days to build a repair and restore economy. Forest Monitoring to measure the changes caused by climate change in our local forest lands. Garden to Kitchen class at our middle school. Mentoring the high school Green Club. Share the Bounty organizing local farmers to serve the community with fresh harvested organic food at give away stations.
Retired FNP co founder The Center for Human Flourishing carbondale co
Resident of Roaring Fork Valley watershed since 1965. Bioregional fanatic since meeting Joe Brewer November 2022
My name is Aviathar and I am an “institutionalized communitarian” . This means that I have lived in different community systems over a 45 year period. ( Im 69). I am presently the president of The Evergreen Land trust listed below. We have five urban properties and three rural ones. This includes Prag Farm 20 acres in Snohomish county( A vital part of the Tilth movement), River Farm 65 plus acres in Whatcom county, and my home Walker creek in Skagit county. Looking forward to seeing the direction this movement goes.
I facilitate Programs in Earth Literacies. We take our vision from Thomas Berry.
Born in the West End of Vancouver in 1948, at home with cedar, squirrel, ocean air and pea soup fogs, walking everywhere with my grandmother, my bones are steeped in West Coast essence.
I am interested in bio regional regeneration globally
Deep connection to the natural environment, science educated
I am a transplant from the east coast, and couldn’t be more delighted to call the PNW home. I have always loved farms, plants, nature, and animals of all kinds. I’d like to learn as much about regenerative agricultural practices as I can, and hope to own a farm/animal rescue/sanctuary one day. Also available to volunteer to help someone with their land/practices and to learn.
Grandparent interested in how I and others can come together to preserve, restore, and advocate for protection of our natural world in all aspects
I am a teacher and student, lifelong Cascadia resident and mother of two.
I am an Education and Earth advocate. At this point in my learning journey I am trying to better understand how to live in harmony with nature, learning from others who have been on that journey longer than I have. I also have a background in technology and organization. I am passionate about the ocean as well and have volunteered for ocean education programs. I am also passionate about the arts as a beginner musician and volunteer in several arts related projects and non profits.
Retired retired park ranger naturalist master gardener regional ecotourism expert.
Owns and operates Childs Creek farm arts and ecology gardens. Planted and maintained Skagit County’s first conservation reserve enhancement project started along Childs creek in the middle Skagit Valley. 1999…much more support for local conservation organizations and community.
I’ve been involved with bioregional counter-cultural and permacultural activity since 1974. In 1976 I was a lead organizer of a bioregional gathering intended to establish a regional federation of cooperatives. I’m the fc0-ounder and program director of the Dharmalaya Center in Eugene, the Director of the PROUT Institute (proutinstitute.org), and the primary instructor for Transformation Education (https://transformation-education.teachable.com/). A primary hat I wear is that of an ordained meditation teacher in the yogic tradition. I’ve authored four books on new paradigm political theory, including “Transformation to a New Era.” I lectured extensively internationally as well as giving many webinars. In 1993 I was invited by the Governor of the Russian Far East state of Khabarovsk to draft a development plan based on the post-capitalist social philosophy, PROUT. I was the lead organizer for three regional permaculture gatherings in the early 2000s. Dharmalaya, where I live is a model of sustinable living. Dharmalaya has held many trainings, including a summer program called “Community Transformations” that gave participants an integrated vision of regenerative communities. Dharmalaya is in the heart of the “River Road permaculture zone” in Eugene and has involved in many permaculture and regenerative community initiatives and gatherings.
I grow food and study organics, permaculture, and regenerative practices.
I am a global trade activist and a Proutist.
I am an artist and share at Instagram #dorisoliversart.
I have kids and grands.
I’m a sustainable community steward.
I’m here mostly to listen, learn, and be adjacent to this community. My family moved here, from Louisiana, when I was a baby; I’ve grown up and made a home here ever since. Because of the slight cultural dissonance between the South and the PNW, and my affinity for this area, I’ve always been searching for more rootedness here.
I have a practical interest in affordable and climate friendly building methods, an intellectual interest in permaculture, and much concern for the overall welfare of the bioregion.
My background is in the field of IT, which has caused me to think of life in terms of systems. I understand how a small change in one place, can have a big impact in another. I support my local farmers, and I grow what we can in our small garden, enthusiastic about learning how to work with nature to optimize food availability and nutrition. My healthcare is supported through homeopathy, and I have gained a energetic perspective of the world through long discussions with my doctor over the years. I believe that with all the chaos that appears to surround us, our first step towards a solution is always love.
I’m passionate about designing a brighter future for our world. As a cultural architect, I’m committed to nurturing a regenerative and enlightened civilization.
I believe in the power of synergy, collaboration, and innovation. My work is grounded in the principles of living systems and the profound intelligence of the cosmos.
With over three decades of experience at the intersection of consciousness, storytelling, and social potential, I’ve dedicated my career to fostering evolutionary culture, regenerative technologies, feminine intelligence, and the wisdom of indigenous knowledge.
My Professional Journey:
– Host of the “Awakening Together” Podcast
– Member of the Steward’s Council for the Earthwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization
– Designing an incubator for social profit and regenerative initiatives with Commons Engine, focused on the new economic paradigm
– Co-author of a chapter in a book titled, “The Holomovement: Embracing Our Collective Purpose to Unite Humanity”
– Co-founder of Indymedia.org in 1999, a global media network with 250+ centers worldwide that pioneered global citizen journalism and global-local coordination.
Convening & Facilitation Work: Tribalize Summits, Puerto Rico Mastermind, Wheel of Cocreation Community Convergence; Awakening Leadership Retreat; Open Money Mexico (origins of MetaCurrency/Holochain); Journalism That Matters PNW; Images of the Future; Storyfield Conference; Evolutionary Salons (Cultivating Social Creativity); Reclaim the Media, a national 5-day conference that had significant impact on national media policy; Indymedia Charter Summit, and more (ranging from 10-90 participants), and more.
Over 25 years, I cultivated an extensive toolkit of extensive and advanced training and practice in social transformation processes in creativity, collaboration, mindfulness, innovation, and collective intelligence and wisdom; leadership development; dialogue and circle practices.
Academic Background: Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies; Specialization in Organizational Systems Renewal; Rooted in the Design Principles of Natural Law.
Beyond Work: I’m a mystic at heart, finding solace in nature’s embrace and exploring hidden pockets of wildness and ecstasy. I cherish harmonious relationships and am deeply connected to the Earth.
I aspire to be a clear channel for the divine, dedicated to midwifing heaven on earth.
Let’s connect and co-create to make a positive transformational impact on our world!
Hello! I am a bioregionalist dedicated to the transformation of our institutions toward sustainable and equitable Bioregional nationhood.
Landscape Designer, consultant and educator with 20+ years experience of making food forests, native plant and rain gardens in Whatcom County, Washington. Her training includes rain garden design and low impact development (Department of Ecology), Permaculture Design Certification (Earth Activist Training), & B.A. in Art & Design from Hampshire College. In 2014 Janaki completed an internship at Cloud Mountain Farm Center and has been a rain garden educator at various events, including the Whatcom County Master Gardeners Advanced Training. She is now an ecoPRO Certified Professional offering comprehensive design services through her business Wonder-Flora Landscape Designs. Janaki’s five year position as Landscape Specialist at The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, WA focused on culinary plants and sustainable systems.
My personal calling is to champion inclusive and regenerative living systems and to support the inner development and resilience of change makers and their projects and initiatives.
Currently I facilitate Regenerative Constellations on environmental, social, economic, organizational, ancestral and leadership / personal issues, for bioregions and other regenerative initiatives around the globe
As an international Leadership, Team and Organizational Coach and Consultant I am passionate about developing conscious, embodied and regenerative leadership, working with team and organizational dynamics and facilitating transformation and culture change.
Besides 20+ years of (eco)systemic coaching education and experience along all scales, I bring 15 years of experience in staff and leadership positions with the University of Groningen and Dutch Government, as Head of the Insurance Division of the Ministry of Finance and as Deputy Director-General of the Dutch Competition Authority.
I love to dance, also with the paradoxes of life.
I am an architectural designer looking to further connect with the ecosystem I am a part of. This connection could be through physical labor, design efforts, or other miscellaneous collaborations.
Community, nature and regenerative connections orientation.
Pamela Pascual is an emergent strategist and designer working in the intersection of Web3 and biodesigned experiments.
She is the founder of Amber Initiative, a non-profit that uses Web3 tools to re-imagine how we create and exchange value for cooperative communities and living systems. These community-led projects range from village rebuilds, architectural ecologies and floating citizen science labs.
I am Nicole, a massage/craniosacral therapist interested in all things nature. My partner and I are opening a healing retreat center on a piece of forested property on the Skagit River. I have just recently been turned on to permaculture, and am now investigating how to incorporate it into our project.
I don’t have a lot of time and have some health challenges, but this work makes sense to me and want to spend time with it in whatever way. I find that reading about regenerative work informs my internal healing and discovery process.
podcaster, educator, therapist, eco-lover, artist, writer,
I’m an ancestral lineage healer and weaver between the seen and unseen worlds, including the nature spirits and beings of the land. I also work in peer-led mental health and believe that connection to place is the foundation to good mental health
I’m working as a mediator and counseling-specialist, focused on conflict resolution in businesses, families and communities.
My book ‘Learning to Love’ is a practical guide to unconditional acceptance and loving, and is just one of the ‘tools’ that I’ve developed for understanding and modifying individual and collective human behavior.
Howard Sharfstein is a co-founder and serves as President of the Kulshan Carbon Trust. He is a retired environmental attorney, having worked as legal counsel to Kimberly-Clark’s environmental, energy, safety, and sustainability teams for nearly 25 years. He is also a former corporate sustainability leader. In fact, Howard was a charter member of the Atlanta Sustainability Leadership Forum.
After his retirement in 2017, Howard taught Environmental Law and Energy Policy at Western Washington University and is a climate resilience and restoration advisor in his hometown of Bellingham, WA.
I grew up on a farm in Lynden, Washington. Attended WSU to study Agriculture Technology and am now I am the Vice President of Planet One Solutions. I am starting a Food Forest / Permaculture Design and Install Company and am looking to partner with and learn from entrepreneurs and enthusiasts.
I currently work with the PROUT Institute and with my neighborhood association hoping to instill a =n understanding of holistic systems change in community activities.
I just moved to place I am designing for just outside of Bellingham Washington. I am looking for inspiration and connection in growing this project- to provide for the family, repair the earth, grow community, and provide an example of permaculture in action.
Having long exercised intentional community and chosen family, and now with grown children, I think anew about how daily life can better match my values and how to explore this across generations. My work-for-pay focus started in AI and linguistics then migrated to sustainable economic development, which led me to green building in Pittsburgh, and to salmon and watershed restoration in BC. Did some work in healthcare, some training in ecological restoration. Now, rather than participate in work-for-pay, I pursue my interests in permaculture, soil restoration, earth-based spirituality, and bioregionalizing. The places I have called home: now Vancouver BC and before that Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston, Providence, Hagerstown MD and St Louis. Plus I have touched some other good places by traveling.
I am a retired software developer, living in a cohousing community in Bellingham. I am an avid practitioner of Buddhist meditation and philosophy,
I worked in the Houston area for a major corporation for 34 years leading R&D programs but retired at the end of 2021. My partner and I relocated to this area to be able to do more outdoor activities and live a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. We purchased a 34-acre property that had originally been a dairy farm (homesteaded in 1878). The property had been severely abused by the previous owner for the past 40 years. We are working to regenerate the property for both agricultural use and natural habitats. In our first two years, most of our effort has been:
+ removing trash and invasive species;
+ beginning to improve soil quality with organic material (ag and forestry waste), cover crops and biochar;
+ beginning to plant fruit trees, berries, grapes, native plants and seasonal gardens.
Being new to the PNW, we are on a steep learning curve: climate, flora, fauna, etc.
I have been in the Corporate Social Responsibility industry for 15 years, and has a passion for using business for good. As a technologist Boone started working on Proof of Concepts for high impact use cases of DLT and Tokenization in 2020. And in 2021 incorporated Blockchain Laboratories as a web3 venture studio to bring to market the next generation of dApps that have triple bottom line ROI.
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Decades of work and study with plants and ecosystems. Community gardens, organic agriculture, permaculture, foraging, eating “weeds”, landbased cooking, food preservation, herbal medicines, observation of natural cycles.
Chronologically in my life I have played overlapping roles as student, musician, spiritual aspirant, woodworker, sales and marketing representative, home improvement entrepreneur, husband, primary caregiver single father, caregiver for my own father, non-profit co-founder, and community organizer.
Dreamseed is an arts collective and retreat center offering natural spaces to host healers, artists, yoga instructors, ceremony guides and teachers to share their gifts with eager participants. Dreamseed Arts Collective members also present their works at festivals and community dance events around the Cascadia region.
Systems design for regenerative futures.
Sunshine Coast based -work at the intersection of nature, tech, monetary reform, art and community. Interested beyond the visible.
Dedicated Permaculture trainer, Social Permaculture practitioner and community organizer. Group facilitator & integration coach.
I’m a civic and service designer creating systems-based solutions to renewable energy transition, circular economy, and inclusive economic development. I use collaborative design techniques to create accessible and practical civic engagement tools.
I help lead Circular PNW and NextCycle Washington and early stage for NextCycle Oregon
Steve is a passionate philosopher of life, who puts his energy into various types of arts; the culinary, landscape, foodscape, and building design kinds. He is a major community organizer and finds pleasure and purpose in helping to build and maintain healthy community relationships.
Educator on a mission to reduce waste and enliven a climate conscious community. Some call me an enroller to composting too!
Topics of interest:
• Resource Recovery, Consumption Reduction, & Circular Economy
• Soil Health, Food Systems & Regenerative Agriculture
• Ocean Conservation & Blue Economy
Hello! I am Hailey Lampe and I run Cruising Climate, a regenerative garden coaching and landscape design company in the Salish Sea bioregion. Through 1:1 coaching, landscape re-designs, custom soil care routines, and garden planting schedules, I empower folks to achieve their backyard, garden, farm, and homestead goals, all while using regenerative methods. Cultivating our soil lets us cultivate the community and the future that we want and is an action we can all take together!
The alarming rise in chronic unexplained inflammation and autoimmune disease I have seen in 30+ years of clinical practice has made clear – we must restore the health of our soils if we are to regenerate human and community well-being. Bioregional, community-led, soil-first and regenerative food systems is a critical acupuncture point of transformation. It is key to a thriving commons and our collective future.
I am the author & publisher of my book.
Hopi Prophecy Now: One Heart Awakening
I am passionate about creating a regenerative new economy that empowers women and underrepresented populations. I love collaborating with kindred spirits to create new models for communities and the planet to thrive. Currently I’m on a journey to discover how my business and social impact background can best serve the future we are co-creating. My skills include scaling up organizations based on new models of operating. I’m keen to learn and collaborate with this community!
mother, permaculturist, environmental steward. retired naturopathic pediatrician, board certified lactation consultant, and midwife. she/they
I live in Washington state and consider myself a social permaculturist (exploring “invisible structures”), and am involved with the Transition Initiative movement as a co-initiator of Transition Whatcom. Transition Training in 2008 from the original UK Trainers Sophy Banks and Naresh Giangrande, and Permaculture Design Certificate earned at Inspiration Farm (where I lived for about a year and a half), 2009. I have a particular interest in what I call Integral Permaculture, as well as PatternDynamics (TM) (informed by both Integral theory and Permaculture) as a facilitator of the PatternDynamics workshop.
I was excited to organize Joe Brewer’s visit to Bellingham and Whatcom County in 2019, and am excited to to see the Bioregionalism Activation tour in 2023!
Passionate about the intersection between systems change + collective leadership + consciousness.
I moved to Bellingham, WA from Tucson, AZ in September 2023. I have been educated in bioregional herbalism and received my permaculture design certification in the Sonoran Desert. I moved up here to be in a more abundant water environment and to be in closer relationship to the spectacular natural spaces of this area. I love to paint, draw, design, create… I have been doing this for as long as I can remember. My goal is to merge design and art with permaculture. I am also passionate about healing the body through the breath, movement, and artistic expression. My healing journey is directly reflective of my ability to contribute to healing the earth.
I am focused on promoting the best human practices in order to elevate our current mindset/reality.
I enjoy boldly expressing myself in all the colors of the world, encourage others to do the same with their own palette, and especially enjoy working with kids and elders, engaging community in creative projects.
I bring people together for the greater good. I have run a leadership program, managed a foundation and worked in academics. I am currently devoted as a warrior for the human spirit and work to help others discover patterns with human systems dynamics. I am a weaver of community and a literal community weaver – helping others to see that they are part of something larger than themself.
Entrepreneurial Data Scientists, Yogi, Solarpunk designer. Working full time in web3 since 2018. MSc. Computing Science. Founder Longtail Financial. Currently with Kwaxala.
Supporting Regeneration Changemakers as an activator with the Global Regeneration CoLab.
I am a recently retired high school science teacher currently serving as a climate change education consultant. Have been involved in environmental, sustainability and climate change education for over 40 years. Have lived in WA for 24 years, including several years in the Port Townsend Ecovillage. Currently delving into the intersection of theories and practices related to the transformation of consciousness and existential threat. Do the facts point us to the conclusion of inevitable collapse or are quantum leaps into news ways of perceiving and relating to the world and each other possible? What do you think?
Founder and Director of Navigating Our Future (navigatingourfuture.org)
Political Economic Systems Change Consultant and Social Impact Marketing Communications
I am a whole community systems change consultant and Founder/Executive Director, Navigating Our Future, a 501 (c) (3) organization. (navigatingourfuture.org).
I work to develop specific elements of a new societal systemic design of our capitalistic, social and political systems to support values that our nation was built upon and move toward a society that realizes the dream of equality for all, strong, participatory democracy, liberty, social justice, regenerative community development and economics.
I started as a marketing communications consultant who became interested in using my skills to effect social change.
Following selling my business, Network Direct, Inc, after a successful 30+ year career in the call center services and direct marketing business, I retired to focus on cause-related work in education and building healthy, vital, sustainable communities and economies.
My skills include:
– bringing people together around positive, hopeful, yet attainable visions and practical ways to implement them to attain a better future society;
– expertise and experience in integrated, mass media direct response marketing to achieve socially responsible goals and objectives;
– a passion about and understanding of subjects like systems change, sustainability, climate change, participatory democracy and education to create new forms for educating and engaging citizens.
I am an artist, sound healer and group facilitator. I teach the process of Touch Drawing and have published SoulCards 1&2, Portals of Presence, and books on creative process. I offer a weekly Song Bath Sanctuary.
Retired design engineer, some software background, involved with SEEDS regenerative currency, blockchain dabbler.
Having grown up on 3 different continents and observed the universal human trait of bias, I learned from experience to let go of the idea of ‘normal’.
A natural born Revolutionary, I struggled for decades to find my ‘place’.
Now, as a former minister and engineer turned holistic relationship and leadership mentor, I understand from the inside out the challenges sensitive leaders face trying to operate within societal norms – aka ‘business as usual’ practices – that ultimately are just plain unhealthy for humans. I believe that WE ALL – from CEOs to convicts – need and deserve a safe space!
Some other ‘labels’ I go by: Advisor. Cocreative. The Peacemaker’s Daughter. Igbo “Daughter of My People”. Single Mother.
20 Year background in internet consulting, marketing and development. Working towards building a sustainable livelihood in community with others. Currently, getting my permaculture design course certificate through OSU>
Learned about bioregionalism from Planet Drum & Gary Snyder while in college. Worked at RAIN magazine after college, which helped grow the Cascadia bioregional movement. Got involved in organizing Cascadia bioregional congresses after attending the first one in 1986 at Evergreen State College. Was lead organizer for the Bioregional Congress of Pacific Cascadia at Breitenbush in 1988, & the Mish Bioregional Gathering at Deception Pass in 1990. Been involved in various indy media projects since working at RAIN, including the Portland Alliance, Seattle Community Catalyst, the Seattle Independent Media Center, Eat the State!, & Catalytic Community. Was grateful to see the Cascadian bioregional resurgence in the 21st century, & connected with Brandon Letsinger several years ago to see how I could be of service. Helped launch Cascadia Spoke.
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Hoosier translated to Pacific Northwest circa 1986. Lived in Seattle 1986-2007, with 2 years in Hudson River Valley/NYC/Brooklyn. Professional experience in print journalism, office admin. Creative passion for screenwriting, fiction. Volunteer Producer for documentary films. Back to Bloomington, IN 2007-2022, cared for Mom and learned Radio Journalism: Local news, arts programs, podcasts, for community and public radio. Published a novel and several short stories. Five years grant writer for two nonprofits focused on helping Indigenous tribes revive their languages. Returned to PNW/Everett in 2022, relocated to Whidbey in June 2023. *Interested* in all of your topics above, but ready to contribute and connect it all through media & broadcasting. Dreaming of a radio/podcast/streaming interview show on regenerative topics for Salish Sea bioregion. Beginning with a blog about what is happening already to regenerate watersheds and bioregions.
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My life has been organized by independent music.
Ingrid Edstrom is total nerd with a hungry mind and a passion for helping others be their best selves in service to our beautiful world. Her superpowers are manifestation and positive change, even (especially) when change is scary. She loves asking the big questions that confront people with their own personal freedom, and really enjoys developing collaborative relationships with people who are brilliant, grounded in spirituality, and also working to save the world. She is on the board of the Post Growth Institute, is a founder of the Accounting Alchemy Network, volunteers as a course moderator for the Pachamama Alliance, and participates in several other org communities, such as YesWorld Jams, School for the Great Turning, New and Ancient Story, Humane Leadership Institute, and others. Professionally, Ingrid coaches businesses on developing regenerative and values-based approaches, and teaches courses on networking, leadership, mental fitness, and regenerative accounting principles. She is a Certified Business Coach through the Woodard Institute, a Certified PQ Mental Fitness Coach through Positive Intelligence, and just got certified as a Working Genius consultant. She is also working with her local chapter of the Pachamama Alliance and Oregon Water League to develop rights of nature for the Rogue River and surrounding local watershed, and working to use some of the education from that experience to develop rights of nature for the 2 acres she stewards where she grows most of her own food, including goats and chix. When Ingrid is not actively working to heal the world, she is usually playing Irish music, doing a Joe Dispenza meditation, or having a deep conversation about quantum physics & chaos magick.
I’m an entrepreneur, regenerative practioner and creative strategist. This year my husband/co-designer Rich Haskell and I launched Newledo Exploration Hub, just outside of Newport, OR. We’re transforming an 18 acre dairy farm into a regenerative exploration and education center.
Keala is a whole systems design consultant, regenerative practitioner and permaculture teacher with a background in the healing arts and group facilitation.
Keala is a co-founder of Atlan Community in the White Salmon River watershed in the Columbia River Gorge in Central Cascadia and serves as a Network Steward Circle member and Regional Liaison to the Global Ecovillage Network representing North America.
As a co-steward of Inspiration Farm for the past 20 + years, Brian has a wide breadth of practical knowledge on how to partner with natural systems to bring forth stability and abundance.
Being interested in gardening and appropriate technology since I was a kid, I have followed a path towards a regenerative lifestyle. Inspired by my grandpa Jerry who ran an integrated farm on South Whidbey island. He was visited by Bill Mollison in the early 70’s. After taking many short workshops on animals, grafting, gardening etc. my wife took a PDC with the Bullock brothers which I visited often. We held a PDC in 2009 here at Inspiration Farm featuring Robin Francis and Doug Bullock as instructors among others.
Inspiration Farm is an 13 acre homestead styled farm since 1994. Integrating Biodynamic and Permaculture practices in relation to annual & perennial food systems, animal husbandry, appropriate technology, land/water nutrient management. Currently we have 1.5 acres in annual production and 2 acres of fruit, nut and other perennials. We have chickens, milk cow, goats and raise turkeys and pigs most years. Our vision at Inspiration Farm is to co-create an environment to experiment and learn methods of creative and regenerative, resilient thriving.
Biodynamic farming is a type of organic farming that incorporates an understanding of natural dynamic forces not yet fully understood by science. By working creatively with these subtle energies, we are able to significantly enhance the health of our farm affecting the quality of the soil, nutrition and flavor of the food grown.
Throughout the year we have a variety of Events, Tours and Workshops. This year we are hosting several workshops on permaculture and sustainable practices. Contact us if you would like to be notified on workshops that we will be hosting or would like to bring a group for a experiential farm tour.
Are you interested in taking a Permaculture Design Certificate Course? We want to hear from you. 619 E Laurel rd.
Bellingham Wa 98226
Undergrad student at WSU Vancouver working on my Bachelors in Earth and Environmental Science with a certification in Water Resource Management. Obsessed with maps and geology, pursuing a career in GIS where I can help protect the environment.
Global Changemaker and globally recognized data expert with over 24 years government experience in data IT. Currently COO and founder of Ecoheart Coaching and Consulting, which focuses on data and sustainability solutions. Impact Economics Certified. Oxford University AI Programme. Experience with transportation, public health and safety, health care, social services, law enforcement and judicial data, grants, GIS, strategic planning, tribes, cities, state and federal agencies, corporate and nonprofit. I am also an artist, outdoor enthusiast, a trained life and business coach, and gardener.
I’m a climate realist. I have worked and trained in horticulture for the past 25 years. Nothing is more important to me then working to rewild every area I can
Ian a PhD candidate in transformative studies at CIIS. I am a retired movement specialist and a free expressionist dancer. I live in Dungeness Bay in Sequim with my husband and dog .
Intentional communities, co-ops, shared housing former consultant & speaker. Syd trained in facilitating consensus and more recent learned some about Sociocracy. Has done climate justice organizing and has years of being involved in Community Land Trusts.
Working on technologies to support nested resilience in the urban-rural continuum.
Oxfordshire bioregions & watersheds.
Fay Weller is a community organizer, writer and researcher with a PhD focused on social transformation. Fay co-initiated Gabriola Island’s Climate 12 Action as well as C2C Threads, which turns textile waste into repurposed products. She co-created a community investment co-op, an energy co-op, a community bus system, and a waste vegetable oil into fuel and soap initiative. She worked in the Green Economy Secretariat, Cabinet Policy, and Community Partnerships within the BC government prior to moving to Gabriola Island. In 2018 she released her first book entitled Changemakers: embracing hope, taking action and transforming the world. She believes it is crucial to change our stories about economics in order to respond to climate change.
Hello! I’m Shera Potka, a Computer Science PhD student hailing from the University of Victoria. My academic journey revolves around Data Analysis within Recommender Systems and Large Language Models. When I’m not diving into the world of research, I find solace in Web Design—a passion nurtured during my undergrad and grad years in Germany, where I delved into Media Computer Science. Crafting web identities is more than a hobby; it’s a testament to the significance of a digital presence.
I live in the Upper Columbia Kootenay bioregion and also spend time in Victoria. I have been involved in bioregionalism , sustainability, climate education, public engagement and community animation since the 1980’s.both in grassroots and academic spheres. I also have been an Integrative Body Psychotherapist practitioner and teacher for many years. My MSc is in Holistic Science focused on Deliberative Democracy and my PhD focused on Commons Governance and Economics. After working for many years trying to understand why we seemed so challenged in making the choices that would help us overcome the challenges which faced us I began to study adult cognitive development and methods of scaffolding collective evolution. I have been active with Earth Regenerators for almost 3 years.
I am a resident of the Osa Peninsula Bioregion in the watershed of the Gulfo Dulce…As a community weaver interested in connecting our small bioregion into a larger network of other activated bioregions I have had the honor of working with a number of key players in the Regenerate Cascadia activation through the Earth Regenerators Network.
– early adopter/ promoter of LETSystem in Toronto 1990-1998
– co-chair Regenerating Toronto
– active in promoting indigenous world view
– involved in u-school for awareness based systems transformation
Poet & interviewer Paul E. Nelson is the son of a labor activist father and Cuban immigrant mother. Born on Chicago’s west side in 1961, he’s lived in King County since 1988. He founded the Cascadia Poetics LAB (formerly SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB)) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, CPL has produced hundreds of poetry events & 700 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists. https://PaulENelson.com
Richard Lukens has spent the past four decades orchestrating world-class live events to support humanitarian, environmental and social causes. He has assisted in the production of some of some of the most important cause-related events in history, such as the first live interactive “Space-Bridge” between the former Soviet Union and the United States, the Live Aid concert, the White House Conference on Global Climate Change, events for the United Nations and many others.
Greetings, I’m Michael Baker, also known as a Community Orchestrator. Over the past 15 years, my journey has been dedicated to understanding and designing communication, sharing, and exchange systems that empower individuals and local communities to establish decentralized economic systems. My passion lies in assisting fellow entrepreneurs in mastering the art of collaboration and creating innovative business models, open-source technologies, and social systems that benefit communities and their environment. Having had the privilege of founding and leading various businesses, my current focus centers on nurturing changemakers within local communities. I’m dedicated to leveraging community intelligence technologies to support locally connected, decentralized economic systems through initiatives like community innovation hubs or community action centers, with a focus on promoting regenerative agriculture, community entrepreneurship, immersive health education, and community-owned real estate development
Living in Colorado but connections to Cascadia through previous life as a Paraglider, interested to see if anyone from that world will come through this portal the way I have.. way better to live fully on the ground than fly through the sky.
Currently living in Beaverton/Chakeipi, Atfalati Kalapuya Land, Portland Tri-Met Area, Willamette Valley, Southern Cascadia. Interested in supporting bioregional megaquake resilience, regenerative livelihoods, and climate justice. Professional background as a teacher and in non-profit environmental media.
Grew up in New Jersey. As a teenager worked on a renewable energy aquaponics project at the Great Swamp Refuge in the 1970s. Got into technology, computers and electronics. Moved to Colorado late 1990s. Now doing work to support the Design School for Regenerating Earth, and living part time in Barichara Colombia.
Hey wonderful humans!
My name is Kiersten, and I’m currently based in Portland.
I am an artist, and am passionate about community uplifting and permaculture, and I’m excited to learn and grow on this journey with you all!
My love for mother Gaia is expressed through permaculture, herbalism, bioregional regeneration, holistic wellness, song and dance, social forestry, and many many different forms of art.
Young adult on a bioregional education journey, exploring places, projects, ideas, movements etc. and connecting with folks along the way.. Interested in Agroforestry, Regenerative education to name a couple.. Cascadia based.
Creating space and processes within Earth Regenerators where we can self organize around the purpose of facilitating bioregional learning on a planetary scale. Also exploring ways in which we can create onboarding processes so that anyone seeking a regenerative profession can co-learn the role of the bioregional catalyst with the community and be supported in those efforts. I am designing and hosting sessions, writing posts, publishing videos, and forming connections to further our aims.
Co-Founder for the Design School for Regenerating Earth. In the Design School for Regenerating Earth, we host online courses on organizational development, landscape restoration, and cooperation. One of our main focuses in the school is facilitating learning exchanges between bioregions doing ecosystem restoration and working to create local living economies in their landscapes. We help to weave dialogues within and between bioregions, and we provide shared language, shared tools, and resources for organizing for regeneration at the landscape scale.
My work as co-founder includes managing operational activities, finances, administration, technical support, and customer service for the school. In addition, I bring to the school my expertise in project management, community development, prosocial facilitation, biodynamic healing and trauma resolution, unified science, integral philosophy, and regenerative practice. With my comprehensive background in business, finance and project management, I bring a unique combination of heart and organizational expertise to the school.In the Design School for Regenerating Earth, we host online courses on organizational development, landscape restoration, and cooperation. One of our main focuses in the school is facilitating learning exchanges between bioregions doing ecosystem restoration and working to create local living economies in their landscapes. We help to weave dialogues within and between bioregions, and we provide shared language, shared tools, and resources for organizing for regeneration at the landscape scale. My work as co-founder includes managing operational activities, finances, administration, technical support, and customer service for the school. In addition, I bring to the school my expertise in project management, community development, prosocial facilitation, biodynamic healing and trauma resolution, unified science, integral philosophy, and regenerative practice. With my comprehensive background in business, finance and project management, I bring a unique combination of heart and organizational expertise to the school.
Joe has a unique background in physics, math, philosophy, atmospheric science, complexity, and cognitive linguistics. More than a decade ago, he left the academy to trail blaze a path for other practitioners to follow. Awakened to the threat of human-induced climate disruption while pursuing a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, he switched fields and began to work with scholars in the behavioral and cognitive sciences with the hope of helping create large-scale behavior change at the level of global civilization.
Just starting to learn about regeneration.
Worked in a nonprofit research group in the behavioral sciences.
Massage therapist well.
Clare Attwell has long worked in community cultural development from the local to provincial level, and is also a textile and multi-media artist. She currently works with several local and global communities deeply engaged in every aspect of Earth Regeneration. These include the Design School For Regenerating Earth, Regenerate Cascadia, for which she is the co-founder, and Conversations for a One Planet Region Society, a local, Victoria based non-profit helping to catalyze a Bioregional conversation across the region.
My name is Brandon Letsinger. I’m the founder of CascadiaNow! and the Department of Bioregion, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building a world of planetary bioregions and interconnected bioregional movements. I am working with Clare Attwell to help convene the Regenerate Cascadia campaign and was a steward in the Salmon Nation edge prize program.
I am a data scientist from Cascadia!
Control room Supervisor for local area television stations, and I communicate daily with News director and assignment editor in the Eugene area with broadcast to Florence, Roseburg and Coos Bay.
My career has spanned Information Technology since 1982, currently I am working on two blockchain-based projects. In addition, I am a Permaculture Certified designer and an artist, composer and musician.