As part of our overall strategy, the NorCal Network is developing a series of strategic partnerships with a variety of organizations and businesses. Such partnerships are a crucial part of our work, helping to scale up and replicate regenerative programs and activities around Northern California. If your organization is interested in developing a partnership with the Network, please contact Susan: susan”at”norcalresilience.org
XPollinators is a centralized hub for grassroots organizations and community members to connect and map out the Community Resilience Movement. Our partnership includes a specific landing page for our Circle of Collaborators and their support for collaborations between organizations.
The Network continues to be one of the core organizers for the Building Resilience Communities Convergence , evolving from 12+ years as the premier Permaculture gathering on the west coast. The BRCC brings together sustainability enthusiasts, permaculture designers, social entrepreneurs, community organizers, justice justice activists and concerned citizens for a three day conference and festival. The conference features dozens of workshops and keynote speakers, live music, a Village Commons and more… a three day extravanza that will blow your mind open! Network staff are supporting the Convergence program, media and Village Commons.
The NorCal Network and Engineers for a Sustainable World’s UC Berkeley chapter are thrilled to have received a grant from the UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Fund, forming a partnership that aims to leverage connections with community groups to work on projects related to water conservation, increasing food security by growing food locally, and environmental education. Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) will work with community groups (Berkeley Youth Alternatives, Gill Tract and Ashby Garden) to design appropriate solutions to the community groups’ design challenges, such as building rainwater catchment systems and aquaponics systems. NorCal Community Resilience Network will then be collaborating partners to co-host work parties, with students and members of the Berkeley community coming together to build and implement ESW’s design projects.