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Amazon #1 Best Seller
The World Peace Diet
Will Tuttle, Ph.D.
Wed Dec 28th 


"A Night in Vienna"
New Year's Eve Ball
The grandest Ball
in the bay area


Petaluma
Poetry
Slam
Thursday
29th Dec


New Year's Eve
Gala Concert
|at the Petaluma Museum
6-8pm


FREE Introduction to Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)


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Holiday & New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve Gala Concert |at the Petaluma Museum 6-8pm

"A Night in Vienna" New Year's Eve Ball The grandest Ball in the bay area

Rivertown Ball at the Vets Hall

Home for the Holidays - portraits! - Murray Rockowitz

Events/Art Shows/Music/Dance/Film/Fundraisers

Winter Show "Photoshopped or Not"? - Cathy Thomas

Call To Artists - Cathy Thomas

Give the gift of dance for the holidays! Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Salsa! - Helen Andrade

"A Night in Vienna" New Year's Eve Ball

New Year's Eve Gala Concert at the Petaluma Museum

2017 In Love With Earth Benefit Calendars available now! - Leslie Curchack

Small Works Holiday Show is now up !!! Visit Aqus Cafe for hyper local holiday gifts

Hands On Hanukkah Family Celebration - Carol Appel

Please Join Us For Live Oak Charter School’s Annual, Dec 15th

Hanukkah Story Slam and Latke Fest - Carol Appel

"Scenes from Sonoma County" & "Landscapes and Reflections" - Cathy Thomas

 

Meetings/Lectures/Classes/Workshops/Retreats/Education

Lunchtime Lesson at WORK: Fred Krawchuk on Managing Change and Transitions - Friday, Jan 6 - Natasha Juliana

Regenerative Rights-of-Way: A Conversation with Brad Lancaster on Rainwater Harvesting - Daily Acts

Rivertown Poets Announces January 2nd Poetry Reading - Sandra Anfang

Become a Petaluma Wetlands Alliance Docent

A Simple Road Map to Successful & Sustainable Health and Weight Loss - Jesse Ryan

Join Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training in 2017 - Sylvia Dolce

 

Community Free Events

Selling books for charity - Rhonda Nilsson

Petaluma River Tours

 

Community - Information Sharing

Why $15 Now in California? - Martin Bennett

Classified: Housing/Rentals/Offices and Retail Space

WORK Petaluma: Free Trial of our downtown coworking space - Natasha Juliana

WORK Petaluma: Beautiful, Affordable Meeting Rooms in Petaluma by the hour or day - Natasha Juliana

Westside home available for short term rental

Need a Room in Petaluma for about Four Months

 

Classified: Jobs/Volunteer/Intern Positions

Looking to hire YouTube expert to film, edit and post a series of craft videos - Peggy Ackley

Classified: other

Home for the Holidays - portraits! - Murray Rockowitz

 

Aqus Community Members Newsletters
Portworks

The Giving and Receiving Spiral - December 2016 Essay - Create The Good Life

Riverfront - Dec2016 RAG

Sustainvest Q2 2016 Newsletter: Brexit, Big Oil Revenues Collapse, and Family Foundations Investing Green - Dale Wannen
Tara Firma Farms
Village Network of Petaluma
Petaluma Grange Newsletter
Copperfield's Books
Project Censored
WORK Petaluma
Friends of the Petaluma River





 
Calendar

 

Dec 23
Fri
The Incubators at
Aqus Cafe with
Robin Sylvester
Dec 25
Sunday
Chinese
&
Movies
Dec 26
Mon
Aqus Community
Newcomers
Social
(at Aqus)
Dec 28
Wed
Blue Grass
and
Oldtime
Dec 28
Wed
Ethical Eating and World Peace - The World Peace Diet - Will Tuttle, Ph.D.
Dec 28
Wed
Hanukkah Story Slam and Latke Fest
Dec 29
Thur
Petaluma
Poetry
Slam
Dec 30
Fri
Robbie
Elfman
Dec 31 Museum
Concert
Dec 31 Viennise
Walz

Dec 31 Rivertown
Ball
Sat
Morning Jan 6
10:30AM
The Haas Family
Annual
New Year's
Concert
Jan 21 GEORGE LAKOFF

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Scenes from Sonoma County" & "Landscapes and Reflections"

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Riverfront Art Gallery's end of year show features breathtaking "Scenes from Sonoma County" by oil painter Henry White.  Photographer, Michael Riley shows "Landscapes and Reflections" of awe.  The show runs from November 9, 2016 through January 8, 2017.  

Show opening and Art Walk reception on Saturday, November 12 from 5-9 PM with musical interludes of mellow jazz by Bob Johns on keyboard.  Enjoy Sonoma County wines and tempting edibles.  Meet these two featured artists, and  other incredible artisans of many mediums.

Gallery open Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday from 11am - 6pm, and Friday & Saturday 11am - 8pm

Voted "Best of the North Bay" by readers of the Bohemian 2008-2013.  Voted "Petaluma's People Choice" for 2016!

 

 

 

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Looking to hire YouTube expert to film, edit and post a series of craft videos - Peggy Ackley

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I am planning to establish a YouTube channel featuring short (5 mins. or less) videos of colored pencil instruction and am looking for professional assistance in the filming, editing and posting process. Payment is negotiable, but I'd prefer a flat rate per video.  Please email: peggy@pinkinkstamps.com or call: 707-769-9693.  

 

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Watercolor Nature Journaling: Along the Petaluma River - Val Richman

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December 10th
 from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Petaluma Arts Center 

Join Kristin for a day of watercolor nature journaling basics with a focus on the river in the heart of Petaluma. The day begins with an introduction to mixing the eight pigments in your palette to create a wide range of colors, followed by simple exercises that will give you hands-on experience in transferring what you see to your journal. Writing a few descriptive or poetic words add depth to the memory of your experience and Kristin will provide you with prompts to spark your imagination. Weather permitting, we will spend time on the river experiencing it with your new skills. Your compact kit includes a palette with 8 pigments, a journal, waterbrush and additional tools. (If you have a kit from one of Kristin’s previous workshops, you may waive the kit fee, but no substitutions please). This workshop is for all levels, 16 and up.
PAC members: $85.50
General: $95

 

 

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Watercolor Nature Journaling: Along the Petaluma River - Val Richman

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December 10th
 from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Petaluma Arts Center, Join Kristin for a day of watercolor nature journaling basics with a focus on the river in the heart of Petaluma. The day begins with an introduction to mixing the eight pigments in your palette to create a wide range of colors, followed by simple exercises that will give you hands-on experience in transferring what you see to your journal. Writing a few descriptive or poetic words add depth to the memory of your experience and Kristin will provide you with prompts to spark your imagination. Weather permitting, we will spend time on the river experiencing it with your new skills. Your compact kit includes a palette with 8 pigments, a journal, waterbrush and additional tools. (If you have a kit from one of Kristin’s previous workshops, you may waive the kit fee, but no substitutions please). This workshop is for all levels, 16 and up.

Tickets are available on our website at https://petalumaartscenter.org/art-classes/?eid=10195.

 

 

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Westside home available for short term rental

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Lovely westside 2 bedroom 2 bathroom bungalow with separate 1 bedroom 1 bathroom cottage
Living room with gas fireplace
Large kitchen/dining area
Private  landscaped back yard with hot tub 
Large patio and deck with roomy seating area
Available February-April 2017
Prefer to rent for entire period but will consider other possibilities
Please contact us if you are interested or know someone who may be
email: msimpson1015@gmail.com
text or phone: 707-364-1363


 

 

 

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WORK Petaluma: Beautiful, Affordable Meeting Rooms in Petaluma by the hour or day - Natasha Juliana

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Perfect for team off-sites, client presentations, coaching sessions, and board meetings, we have convenient downtown Petaluma conference rooms in six different configurations. Starting at just $12.50 per hour when you buy time in bulk, we're affordable, stylish, and centrally located. 

Find the room that is right for you here: http://workpetaluma.com/project/meetings-offsites/

Natasha Juliana: WORK  owner/founder: www.workpetaluma.com
cell: 707-721-6540

 

 

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WORK Petaluma: Free Trial of our downtown coworking space - Natasha Juliana

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WORK Petaluma is perfect for these situations:

~ Do you work from home but miss the good parts of going to the office? (Like a reason to get out of your PJs, a more interesting colleague than the cat, and separation from distractions like kids, chores, and the refrigerator.)

~ Is the commute to your official office taking up too much of your life? (When you could probably telecommute a day or two per week.)

~ Would you benefit from a more professional setting? (Upgrading from your kitchen table or the coffee shop for you and your clients.)

~ Do you just need a great place to get your work done? (For an affordable price with no long-term commitments.)

If you answered 'yes' to any of these, you should try WORK! We offer a free day of coWORKing to all newcomers at our Downtown location (10 Fourth St, Petaluma, CA 94952) during normal business hours (9-5 M-F). 

Sign up here: http://workpetaluma.com/free-trial/

 

 

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Lunchtime Lesson with Genna Mori: Five Shifts To Creating More Wealth In Your Life - Fri, Dec 16

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With the end of the year and the holidays upon us, many of us feel the added stress and pressure of money worries. The holidays should be filled with joy and ease, so let’s dive into new ways of looking at, interacting with, and managing our money.

Join us to discuss:
• getting clear on your current relationship to money will free you to create more wealth in your life
• changing your relationship to money allows you to take control so you are running it and it is not running you
• putting systems and structures in place will help you uncover hidden money
• creating clear money goals and taking consistent action towards them will create fast action to reaching them
• shifting from hard effort to joyful effort will create more joy, peace and wealth in your life

Noon-1 PM in the WORK Library, feel free to bring a bag lunch.
$10 at the door for Non WORK Members, WORK Members FREE (including Friends of WORK). 
For more info: http://workpetaluma.com/lunchtime-lesson-five-shifts-to-creating-more-wealth-in-your-life/
RSVP (suggested): https://www.meetup.com/WORK-Petaluma/events/235938071/

 

 

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"A Night in Vienna" New Year's Eve Ball

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Petaluma is Having a Ball!

A festive New Year’s Eve Ball, ”A Night in Vienna,” will transport you to the bygone era of Old World grace, lively music, wine, and fine food. The December 31st ball is presented by Sky Hill Cultural Alliance in conjunction with the San Francisco Waltzing Society. A 19-piece orchestra will be conducted by the first violinist, just as Johann Strauss did! A sumptuous gourmet buffet will feature traditional Viennese dishes and desserts, with a no-host bar and complimentary champagne for a midnight toast. Festivities begin at 8:30 p.m. and run until 12:30 a.m. to accommodate those who attend the New Year’s Gala concert at the Petaluma Museum.

Suggested dress is white tie or black tie and ballgowns, but any dressy attire will be fine. For those without a dance partner, rest assured the Waltzing Society will make sure you enjoy as many spins around the room as you desire. If you are interested in learning the Viennese waltz in advance, take one or both of the two-hour waltz workshops offered on 12/11 and 12/18 from 2-4 p.m. (both Sundays); $15 per class at the door. Keep in mind, you needn’t dance to have a delightful evening . . . the food and music will provide more than adequate delight!

The ball and classes take place at Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma, with plenty of free parking. Tickets are $150 and must be purchased in advance online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2710470 or www.skyhill.org. Sky Hill is offering a special discount to members of the Petaluma Museum Association and the Hermann Sons Lodge ($125). For more information, call Elizabeth Walter at (707) 583-3340

 

 

 

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New Year's Eve Gala Concert at the Petaluma Museum 

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You're cordially invited to join us for our 8th Annual New Years’ Eve Gala concert, presented by Sky Hill Cultural Alliance and the Petaluma Museum Association, as we kick off the New Year! This year’s concert will feature Beethoven's Piano Trio in C minor (Op. 1, No. 3) and Tchaikovsky's String Sextet in D minor, "Souvenir de Florence" (Op. 70). 

For more info: http://www.petalumamuseum.com/concerts/#3
Tickets available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2712584 or at the Petaluma Museum (707) 778-4398

 

 

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2017 In Love With Earth Benefit Calendars available now! - Leslie Curchack

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For the seventh year running, Leslie Curchack has created her unique eco calendar "In Love With Earth." With her own images of nature's grace chosen to reflect seasons and themes, she pairs quotes and inspirational content to promote awareness of our deep connection to the Earth and the imperative to care for this amazing home planet of ours, as well as each other. Profits benefit our renowned local sustainability group Daily Acts.
Please go to www.earthlovinglens.com to order via Paypal, or look for the calendar at local outlets such as Copperfields, Mail Depot, Seed Bank, Petaluma Market, Olivers, Ace Hardware, Cottage Gardens, Corricks, Community Market, Sebastopol Hardware and others.

 

 

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Give the gift of dance for the holidays! Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Salsa! - Helen Andrade

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Steppin' Out Dance Studios in Petaluma offers group, private lessons and workshops throughout the year in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa and Country! Holiday specials on private lessons are now $279 for 4 private hours, (:50), for a single or a couple. (Normally $340). Give the joy of dance to your friend or partner, the gift that lasts a life time! Learn to lead and follow, relax on the dance floor and get ready for all those holiday parties.
www.steppinoutdance.net
707-292-8795

 

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Call To Artists - Cathy Thomas

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Riverfront Art Gallery has a "Call To Artists" to show in January and beyond.  We are looking for artisans of all mediums.

We invite you to visit us at http://riverfrontartgallery.com/how_to_show_in_gallery.html for all the info you need.

For further information, please feel free to contact either Jerrie or Lance direct
at 707-775-4278.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

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Save the Date and Space for JAN. 29th event with GEORGE LAKOFF

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Place: VINTAGE HOUSE, 264 First St. East, Sonoma
Tickets:
 Lecture - $20. *  Workshop -  $35
Lecture and Workshop tickets, when purchased in advance: $50 

Tickets Available online: www.praxispeace.org/events.   
Or, call 707-939-2973
Or, at the door.

             GEORGE LAKOFF

George Lakoff, one America’s best-known cognitive scientists, has been a Professor of Linguistics at UC Berkeley since 1972 . He has taught at Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. 

Lakoff will speak about the election and what happened with the Democratic Party and its messaging. Nine months before the election, he explained how Trump was gaining support, why he could win, and what the Democrats were doing that was self-defeating. "Now,” he says, "we have a minority president with unAmerican values, while the majority of Americans with the values that made America a beacon of hope for many are subjected to an immoral government."  The American majority, working together, has many forms of power. This presentation opens a discussion of what the American Majority can do, what it should NOT do, how to communicate an understanding of what America has been, and should be about --- and, above all, what it means to earn the title of "Citizen.”  Lakoff's research covers many areas of Conceptual Analysis, including the nature of metaphor systems that deal with time, events, causation, emotions, morality, and politics. He is best known for his research in explaining the moral/political divides that exist in our political culture and how language and the framing of ideas trigger certain predictable responses.

He is the author of Moral Politics, Don't Think of an Elephant (new edition), and The Political Mind, among others. His books will be available to purchase at this event.

Workshop - Effective Framing and Messaging - 3:45 pm - 5:30 at the same venue

Practice framing and reframing messaging. Bring your own copy or work with examples in the workshop. Get expert advice on how to make your message compelling to a broad spectrum of people or to particular groups of people. This workshop will be interactive and give participants an opportunity to practice framing with one of the greatest experts in the field of cognitive science and language.

Note: There will be a break for book signing before workshop begins.

Georgia Kelly, Director
Praxis Peace Institute
P.O. Box 523, Sonoma, CA 95476

 

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This resolution will be presented to the Petaluma City Council in January

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This is a resolution that will be presented to the Petaluma City Council, probably in January, requesting the city's non-compliance with any federal directives that would compromise the rights of any of our residents. This same resolution will be presented to the Sonoma Co. Board of Supervisors and every other city council in the county. It was formulated by a consortium of groups here and we are looking for more groups or businesses in Petaluma to sign on to this request. So if you could please send this to any organizations that you think would be sympathetic and have them return a signed copy to shermuse@sonic.net (or faxed to 707/763-2038) that would be great. Thanks in advance for your efforts here - much appreciated! - Chuck Sher, the Petaluma Progressives

 

TO PRINT USE THIS PDF VERSION...Click here

 

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The Beethoven Concert Dec 21st

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The Beethoven Concert:
To Bring Light to the Darkness
 
                  
 
The Beethoven Concert

Wednesday, December 21st at 8pm
J.B. Piano Salon
540 Irwin Street, San Rafael
$40
 
Join Kayleen Asbo, Jason Byer and Elizabeth Walter for an evening celebrating the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven through story and song.  All proceeds go to the Beethoven Project, an initiative to bring the story and music of Beethoven into schools and senior centers

 
Program:
Sonata Op. 2, No.1
Sonata Op. 13, “Pathetique”
Sonata Op. 27, “Moonlight”
Sonata Op. 109
“To the Distant Beloved” Song Cycle for baritone and piano
 
 
                         Buy tickets in advance online at  http://www.kayleenasbo.com/

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Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D ,pianist and lecturer, is a faculty member of the San Francisco Conservatory and the resident musicologist for the Santa Rosa Symphony and a frequent lecturer for the San Francisco Opera and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at UC Berkeley, Dominican University and Sonoma State. The president  of the Santa Rosa Symphony has described her as “ a force of nature- she has the rare ability not only  to educate and entertain: she  actually inspires”

Elizabeth Walter, piano, is the founder of Skyhill Cultural Alliance, dedicated to  fostering the arts in education. She is the musical director for the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum and frequently performs with members of the San Francisco Symphony in chamber music series. Her primary teachers were the celebrated pianists Jerome Lowenthal , William Corbett-Jones and Jura Margulis.
 
Jason Byer, piano and baritone, began his musical studies with Kayleen Asbo at the age of 4. No 24, he holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University and has worked for the Chicago Lyric opera. Jason is formidable as both pianist and singer, and will be continuing his musical education at the graduate level in vocal accompanying and conducting.

 

 

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Winter Show "Photoshopped or Not"? - Cathy Thomas

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Riverfront Art Gallery’s Winter Show January 11 through March 5, 2017 features Gallery co-owner, photographer, Lance Kuehne.  The theme of Kuehne’s show is “Photoshopped or Not”?  Kuehne’s body of work concentrates on magnificent and vibrant local landscapes.  None of the images in this featured show have been previously shown in the gallery.  

Show opening and Art Walk reception is Saturday, January 14 from 5:00 to 9:00 with young musician Anya Irvin playing jazz-influenced guitar.  Meet Lance, and the other thirty plus fine artisans of many mediums.  Enjoy Sonoma County wines and tasty edibles.

Riverfront Art Gallery voted ”Best of the North Bay” by readers of the Bohemian, 2008-2013 and “Petaluma’s People Choice” for 2016.

Gallery hours are WednesdayThursday & Sunday 11am-6pm and Friday & Saturday 11am-8pm.



 

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Lunchtime Lesson at WORK: Fred Krawchuk on Managing Change and Transitions - Friday, Jan 6 - Natasha Juliana

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Please join us for the first Lunchtime Lesson of 2017! Fred Krawchuk, senior lecturer at IESE Business School, a strategic consultant and writer, will share his thoughts and ideas on 'Managing Change and Transitions.'

Every age and stage brings changes and transitions — some by choice and some not.  All change is fraught with concerns, fears, and questions: How do I know if making this change will make me happy? Is it meaningful? How do I know if I’m making the right decisions? How can I stay true to myself during this transition? In this introductory session, we will explore tools, practices, and principles that can help you begin to answer these questions.

This will be an opportunity for you to:
• Assess areas of importance in your life
• Determine whether change is needed
• Develop an action plan to best manage transition.

Noon-1 PM in the WORK Library. $10 at the door for Non WORK Members. Feel free to bring a bag lunch.

To RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/WORK-Petaluma/events/236096042/

 

 

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Regenerative Rights-of-Way: A Conversation with Brad Lancaster on Rainwater Harvesting - Daily Acts

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Planting and Stewarding Stormwater to Enliven Oases in our Urban Environment

In this energetic presentation, Brad Lancaster, author of the seminal 'Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond', will share how to re-design our community commons and streetscapes by adopting regenerative rainwater solutions, rather than focusing on stormwater problems. 

In the urban environment, streetscapes are our public land, our commons. And they are abundant! In fact, one-third of a typical city’s footprint is pavement for motor vehicles. These streetscapes are usually designed as drains, rapidly ridding a community of obstructions to traffic flow, as well as perceived “problems” such as rainwater, stormwater, and organic matter. This design often leads to ever-increasing costs for importation of water, flood control, pollution control, heat-island abatement, climate-change mitigation, and health problems.

But a simple shift in perception and design can enable us to see and utilize rainwater, stormwater, organic matter, fertility, and even some obstructions to traffic flow as free, local resources. These resources can be passively harvested to enhance local water supplies, control flooding, filter pollutants, grow cool-islands, mitigate the effects of climate change, and improve health—while generating more resources and more life. The key is to see and enhance the free abundance that we already have by transforming more of our built systems into living systems that can regenerate themselves and our communities.


Brad Lancaster is a dynamic teacher, consultant, and designer of regenerative systems that sustainably enhance local resources and our global potential. He is the author of the award-winning, best-selling book series Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond; the website
www.HarvestingRainwater.com; and its ‘Drops in a Bucket’ Blog. 

Brad has taught throughout North America as well as in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Australia. His hometown projects have included working with the City of Tucson and other municipalities to legalize, incentivize, and provide guidance on water-harvesting systems, demonstration sites, and policy. He has likewise collaborated with state agencies to promote practices that transform costly local “wastes” into free local resources. Brad’s aim is always to boost communities’ true health and wealth by using simple overlapping strategies to augment the region’s hydrology, ecosystems, and economies—living systems upon which we depend.

Water Wizard and Program Director at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Brock Dolman, will also be joining this talk to tie together local stormwater issues and solutions. Brock has taught Permaculture for many years and has consulted on regenerative project design and implementation internationally. His passion for this work allows him to provide the audience with adaptation strategies for a dynamically changing planet. 

*At the end of this presentation, Brad Lancaster will be selling, and signing books for those who may be interested in purchasing.
          

When:   Tuesday, January 24th | 6:30pm -8:30pm
Where:  Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma
Cost:      $10 entry fee, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds  

 

 

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