Snatched awake at the Northwest Permaculture Convergence As we walked into the mess hall of this year’s Northwest Permaculture Convergence, I looked at my children and said, “Look around kids. These are the people that will save the world.” By the end of the convergence, that statement had taken on a whole new meaning. While […]

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That’s right, guys. It’s true. We have a drone. And because it’s really cute and we’re not that creative, we named it Wall-E. Check out this awesome footage brought to you by Wall-E and the aerial skills of expert digital media producer/rocket scientist Spenser Gabin!

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Register here – JAN. 28 – FEB. 17, 2016 (Yes, the date has changed!) •     – Prices range from $1200 to $500 • • $1100 for a dormitory bed/strong> • $1000 for a camping spot in a shady, grassy area (We cannot provide tents or bedding!) • $700 camping spots for shareholders (We […]

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Welcome to Luminous Culture! Luminous Culture is beautifully hand crafted, high quality, sustainably sourced, pure, all organic, exceptionally delicious chocolate that behaves as food medicine. Where did this new passion come from? In 2010, a few years after co-founding the VerdEnergia project in Costa Rica, we were introduced to cacao fruit and it’s seeds/beans, through a […]

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I didn’t even know what a PDC was when I signed up for a Permaculture Design Course at The Place Of Gathering in Dayton, Montana in the spring of 2012. I just knew I wanted to commit to learning more about permaculture because it seemed to encompass all the fields of study I found myself drawn to. I […]

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Some of our neighbors are being forced to sell their land to people who want to burn the little bit of remaining jungle down and plant a monoculture African Palm Plantation. Allowing this to happen would not only hurt our community in terms of autonomy and economic loss, but would further endanger the health of […]

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Shangri-Lanas is continuing its vibrant growth from idea and dream into an exciting reality! We are proud to announce that through the purchase of this land in 2014, investors in Shangri-Lanas have prevented the otherwise interested buyers from turning the land into an African Palm plantation which would have had disastrous effects: poisoning local and […]

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Some of you may remember Joshua’s hunger strike last summer to bring attention to the illegal siege of Gaza by Israeli forces. Through the strike, Josh was able to do an interview with libertarian radio host Scott Horton. This summer, Scott is doing a fundraiser to support his radio show and continue his work covering […]

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