Mendo Moves for Standing Rock

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An Early Thanksgiving to Support Water Defenders of Standing Rock

On November 6, hundreds of people attended the Mendo Stands with Standing Rock Teach-In, Cultural Ceremony and Fundraiser at the Redwood Valley Community Guild. Neighbors from across the county gathered to hear stories from activists who have been and support others that are going to Standing Rock and to hear about the struggles local tribes face with respect to desecration of sacred sites and disregard
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Mendo Stands with Standing Rock, Teach In Cultural Ceremony & Fundraiser

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Earthquake Consciousness takes us to Ecuador Summer 2016

Because we live in “earthquake country” ourselves may be why our community responds to help wherever earthquakes occur in the world.  In March of 2015 we assisted in producing a fund raiser garnering close to $5,000 in local donations for earthquake relief efforts in Nepal.  CFI sponsors the SherpaCares.org Classroom in the Clouds (HEBS Himalayan English Boarding School) campaign
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What Came Home from the Forest

End view of bark stripped all in one pieceFor two weekends in March a small crew of people worked together to build a small diameter pole addition onto the back of a garage at MendoDragon Community in Boonville.  It is likely destined to be a greenhouse but we are going to allow ourselves to "sit" with it a while before determining our next steps.Our friends, George and Kate, invited us to come
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Practicing Reciprocity

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Revolutionary Peace - The Purr Heard 'Round the World

On Sunday, January 18, the Cloud Forest Institute board of directors held our first quarterly meeting of 2015.  But this was not a typical meeting.  Director Govinda Dalton had come prepared to video record a live webcast of presentations via his website earthcyles.net. We were to be broadcast live around the world over the internet. The presentations were given by representatives of
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Forest Restoration and Stewardship Small Diameter Pole Utilization Class in Greenfield on June 14th and 15th!!!

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January 2013 Workshop Leader

Kristine Wagner graduated with honors from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore with a bachelor's degree in Public Health and Spanish language. She first experienced Ecuador in the summer of 2011 with the AMP/CFI team, where she learned about the oil industry and its influence on the health of the population as a part of the Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship. After visiting with
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Permaculture Podcast Interview

Thanks to Ryan Unmack for inviting me to do this really fun interview on his bombastic Permaculture Podcast! http://permaculturepodcast.org/freeda-burnstad-cloud-forest-institute-permaculture-podcast-episode-55
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