Upcoming Events

A list of workshops and events happening in conjunction with Community Transformations:

July 5,   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at
Vistara (805 Horn Ln)

Earthen Floor Construction.   

Rob Bolman

Learn the fundamentals of earthen plastering from Eugene’s most experienced natural builder and sink your hands and feet deep into the wonderful world of cob. $10 – $20 donation. Space is limited. Please call to confirm participation.

July 6, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at
Dharmalaya (356 Horn Ln)

Humankind’s Reluctant Yet Certain Transition to Sustainability. Rob Bolman

A look at sustainability through the lens of rigorous criteria, and why our leaders aren’t taking the necessary steps to achieve sustainability-touching on economics, democracy, education and consciousness. Conclusion is a cross between a psychology lecture and a new-age-spirituality tent revival. $3 -$5 donation.

July 13, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at  

Dharmalaya (356 Horn Ln)

Rocket Stoves: Theory and Application to Ecovillage Infrastructure.

 John Zelinsk

Rocket Stove technology produces incredible sustained heat from a relatively small amount of biomass. This visionary program will present advanced Rocket Stove designs that can have applications for cooking, space heating, water tank heating, crop drying, greenhouse heating, distillation, waste incineration, etc. – efficient energy for an ecovillage. Suggested $3 – $5 donation.

July 19, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at  

Vistara (805 Horn Ln)

Winter and Fall gardens. Lauren Bilbao  Suggested $3 – $5 donation.

* this one is not yet confirmed but we’re hopeful it will happen.

July 20, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at
Dharmalaya (356 Horn Ln)

Transforming Diet through Bioregional

Perennial Polycultures.

Heiko Koester

An opportunity to absorb Heiko’s deep insights on merging an awareness of a health supporting diet with permaculture inspired backyard ethnobotany. $5 – $10 donation.

July 27, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at
Dharmalaya (356 Horn Ln)

Global Trends – Local Solutions

Jan Spencer

A action oriented smorgasbord of visionary initiatives for creating greener communities. Topics include relocalized economics, urban land use, permaculture, human potential and voluntary downsizing to create opportunities for family, community, and living a people and planet friendly life. $3 – $5 donation.

July 30, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at
Dharmalaya (356 Horn Ln)

Alternative governance and decision making for community organizations.   

Sociocracy is rule by the “socios” – people who have a social relationship with each other, as opposed to rule by the “demos,” the general mass of people.

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