Upcoming Workshops

Monday Program | September 2 | 10am – 5pm | $30 (until Aug 27)

Register today by sending $30 to rustlingroots@gmail.com through Paypal

Following the Federation for Egalitarian Communities Conference, Rustling Roots will host a series of workshops in topics ranging from permaculture and ecology to community building to music and dance. Participants will have the option to choose one of three morning workshops (10am-1pm) and one of three afternoon workshops (2pm-5pm). Tickets include lunch, dinner and optional overnight camping. Evening activities include bonfire and hot tub. Food will be vegan and include local produce from our network of community farms.

  1. Liberation Arts: A customized plan built from the 6 Community and Warrior Workshops:
    Led by Macaco of Ecovillage Charlottesville & the Ecovillage Education Institute

Liberation Arts workshops are lightly structured circles ceremonies, of rhythmic music and song with dance and creative movement. Think of it as musical improvisation dance theater. To honor our warrior-selves, we use a theatrical structure to transform the environment into an alternative reality where the skills and culture of the peaceful warrior shine. Being together in the arts manifest community energies. We will apply techniques the consciousness needed to to direct community energy in directions of our choosing. For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/liberationarts/education/expressive-arts-workshop

2. Crafting your Biome- Soil to Plate with BIOCRAFT, led by Jes and Kyle of Happy Hills off-grid village, creators of http://biocraft.co/

Beneath our feet there is a world waiting to be discovered and celebrated!  This hands-on soil building workshop (composting), will engage in collaboration and communication on the importance of SOIL, how to create healthy, living soil that will lead to nutrient rich plants; homesteading tips, fermenting, edible forest gardening, permaculture concepts while participating in a Dutch Oven cooking activity by Fire (vegan)!  Kyle and Jes have been living off grid in a tiny house they built for nearly 3 years; they created Biocraft, and are actively engaged in converting people to renewable energies, environmental leadership and activism, zero-waste and waste management consulting.

3. Trust and Relationship Games: Community Building through Team Challenges led by Gil of Cambia Community

Exploration of our unconscious barriers through kinesthetic and interactive games. These games are intended to help us understand the ways in which we show up in groups, in relationships and as individuals.

4. Natural Water Filtration: Natural swimming pool design and ecology of water and filtration systems led by Ella of Cambia Community.

Explore the ecology of natural water filtration systems, learn how to build your own biosand filter to turn any water into fresh, clean drinking water, and enjoy the natural cooling pond at Cambia. This workshop will include lots of hands-on crafting of water systems.