General Interest

Jessica Bates’ Story

Jessica Bates has taken home and neighborhood resiliency up a 10 notches at her home she shares with her husband Josh in El Sobrante. From rain water harvesting to growing perennial plants to organizing both disaster preparedness meetings and Crop Swaps with neighbors, they are exemplary models of Resilient Homes and neighborhoods.   While the [...]

November 2nd, 2017|

Daisy Ozim’s Story

Daisy Ozim is the founder of Resilient Wellness and an advisor with the NorCal Resilience Network. Here is her interview from December 2016.  NORCAL COMMUNITY RESILIENCE NETWORK: Tell us about the changemaking work that you are doing! What kinds of projects are you working on to make a difference in our community? "So much changemaking [...]

November 2nd, 2017|

Permaculture Convergence – Resilience in Action, By Tony Kamba

Educative, engaging, productive, sustainable and fun are but just a few words that attendees at this years’ permaculture convergence described this year’s Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence.  Held at the Solar Living Center in Hopland California October 5-8, this annual gathering supported hundreds of citizen activists, permaculture designers, activists and community organizers from North California [...]

October 17th, 2017|

NorCal Network launches our Circle of Collaborators

An energetic crowd of more than 70 movers and shakers from around the Bay Area gathered at the East Bay Community Space to help launch the NorCal Community Resilience Network's Circle of Collaborators on April 14th. The day started out beautifully with Gerardo Marin and Rafael Jesús González opening the space with a grounding ceremony rooted [...]

May 3rd, 2017|

West County women farmers further food movement

With the steady rise of females in farming, women in West County are working to make a mark in local food systems. In an effort to celebrate and collaborate women and food, Caiti Hachmyer, owner and farmer of Red H Farm, created the symposium called Foundations and the Future: Celebrating Women’s Leadership in the [...]

November 16th, 2016|

Petalumans share a plentiful bounty at 8th and Bee Homestead

At first glance, the yard on the corner of 8th and B streets looks like any other neatly kept, early spring garden in the cozy west Petaluma neighborhood. Clean gray river stones frame newly budding fruit trees, mature kale and chard plants pump out their nutritious offerings and a flowering quince attracts buzzing bees. [...]

November 16th, 2016|