Learn the Regenerative design process, and how to apply it to social change projects and plans for project resilence.
Regenerative Design for Change Makers 2-day Training
Patterns of the natural world can shape the way we organize our movements. They point to holistic integration of personal self-care, professional growth, and mutually supportive network building as a key to long-term resilience. With regenerative design tools, you can design a thriving life filled with the rituals that nourish you while delivering the high impact work you were meant to do.
The Regenerative Design for Changemakers (RDCM) training uses the social permaculture design process, mindfulness techniques, and creativity to support participants in designing a regenerative, holistic, plan for their projects and themselves in a way that avoids burnout--integrating radical self care with professional growth. Together, we build a supportive network of changemakers skilled with regenerative frameworks in service to a coordinated culture shift.
Jasmine Fuego and Abrah Dresdale, who in their facilitation draw from the wells of their Afro-Nicaraguan and Jewish ancestral lineages respectively, create a rich culture of inclusion so that others too can share their whole selves. This learning environment fosters vulnerability and authenticity in our leadership, moving us towards personal liberation from oppression in all of our change making projects.
Abrah Dresdale, M.A., is an educator, curriculum designer, group facilitator, and a cultural shift consultant in the fields of social permaculture, prison food justice, Jewish earth-based traditions, and organizational regeneration. Abrah is on Faculty in the Sustainable Food and Farming program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. In her educational consulting business, she works with mission-driven institutions such as the Franklin County Jail, Jewish Farm School, and Greenfield Community College to develop eco-social justice curricula. She served as the David Bird Ecological Design Fellow to India, Africa Conflict Transformation Fellow to Rwanda, and as a solicited presenter for the Siach Vision 2022 Conference in Jerusalem. As a cultural artist dedicated to justice, she is well versed in anti-oppression work, restorative justice, and teaches co-counseling with an emphasis on eliminating racism. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning from the Conway School, a certificate in Permaculture Design, and is writing the forthcoming Regenerative Design for Change Makers: A Social Permaculture Guidebook. Abrah is a spoken word poet and a believer in the power of words to shape and collectively call forth our future into being. more at www.abrahdresdale.com
Jasmine Fuego is an East Bay based musician,event curator, social permaculture facilitator, and youth mindfulness educator. She is a bridge builder who focuses her myriad skill set on the intersection of how art and mindfulness can be used to catalyze social and environmental engagement. She received her permaculture training at the Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute (IMAP) and the Regenerative Design Institute (RDI). She has facilitated and taught alongside esteemed educators such as Penny Livingston, Pandora Thomas, and StarHawk.In 2014, she co-founded the Permaculture Action Network, where she now sits on the advisory board and is currently the co-director of Regenerative Design for Change Makers, an organization that takes ecological design principles and applies them to organizational development.