The training draws on frameworks from:
Concrete tools include:
Who should take the training?
RDCM Training is well-suited for social change makers, permaculture design
course graduates, educators, artists, community leaders, and institutional
decision-makers. It is a two-day version of the five-day certificate training in
Regenerative Design for Change Makers at Omega Institute.
Priority seats given to participants of color and indigenous participants.
Experience the Social Design Lab
Bring an existing or nascent project to design during the Social Design Lab
portions that make up a bulk of the training!
Each two-day training will end with a concert by Jasmine Fuego and a local artist,
and Poetry by Abrah Dresdale.
Concentric Rings of Influence
Participants are supported to bring the tools and frameworks from the training back to their home organizations and communities and teach the next concentric ring of change makers there…
“I feel like there is so much more to learn and so many layers, and this is an exciting feeling...I don’t feel as alone anymore. [The training] opened a vortex towards realizing my full potential.”
--Victoria Hernandez, Bioneers
“I believe your ‘stacking the deck’ to make sure there were majority people of color and folks working cross-sector who ‘design’ in society for change and justice without being expressed ‘permaculturalists’ was really powerful. Making sure that your course requires DIVERSITY makes it unique.”
--Ashara Ekandayo, Impact Hub Oakland
“I have a road map for moving forward and some powerful mapping tools. I have a lot more clarity about where I am (Context) and a sense of how I can use existing assets to affect the change I need/want.”
--Maclovia Quintana, Earthjustice
“Social application of permaculture frameworks in a diverse, powerful community with space for ancestral cultures to weave in.”
--Cedar Ranney, Sacred Witness Media
“I feel a faith in my work that was not present when I walked in...It gave me a confidence in my capacity to make change and create...The presence of people of color made this a unique experience of learning about regenerative design. I felt safer to share and mirrored in the feedback. I felt hope seeing us together and supporting one another. This does not feel common in the eco-movement.”
--Jazmin Calderon, Weaving Earth & Planting Justice
“It was a good way to think about how my project bridges to my own life and larger social movements. It was a very sensible way of thinking holistically across scales."
--Alex Werth, Good Culture & UC Berkeley PHD candidate
“Jasmine and Abrah’s energy and enthusiasm for helping change makers do their work effectively and for the long-haul is electric!”
--Effie Rawlings, UC Berkeley Gill Tract Farm
Jasmine Fuego is an East Bay based musician, event curator, social permaculture facilitator, and youth mindfulness educator.
She is a bridge builder who focuses her myriad skill set on the intersection of how art and mindfulness can be used to catalyze social and environmental engagement. She received her permaculture training at the Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute (IMAP) and the Regenerative Design Institute (RDI).
She has facilitated and taught alongside esteemed educators such as Penny Livingston, Pandora Thomas, and StarHawk.In 2014, she co-founded the Permaculture Action Network, where she now sits on the advisory board and is currently the co-director of Regenerative Design for Change Makers, an organization that takes ecological design principles and applies them to organizational development.
@JasmineFuego More at JasmineFuego.com
Abrah Dresdale, M.A.
Abrah is an educator, curriculum designer, group facilitator, and a cultural shift consultant in the fields of social permaculture, prison food justice, Jewish earth-based traditions, and organizational regeneration.
Abrah is on Faculty in the Sustainable Food and Farming program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. In her educational consulting business, she works with mission-driven institutions such as the Franklin County Jail, Jewish Farm School, and Greenfield Community College to develop eco-social justice curricula. She served as the David Bird Ecological Design Fellow to India, Africa Conflict Transformation Fellow to Rwanda, and as a solicited presenter for the Siach Vision 2022 Conference in Jerusalem.
As a cultural artist dedicated to justice, she is well versed in anti-oppression work, restorative justice, and teaches co-counseling with an emphasis on eliminating racism. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning from the Conway School, a certificate in Permaculture Design, and is writing the forthcoming Regenerative Design for Change Makers: A Social Permaculture Guidebook. Abrah is a spoken word poet and a believer in the power of words to shape and collectively call forth our future into being. More at AbrahDresdale.com
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