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During this formative period for the Institute for Earth Regenerative Studies, located in the Pacific Cascadia Bioregion, we explore our roots and blossom. We currently offer transdisciplinary programs with many engaging events at the intersection of creativity and innovation, earth restoration and permaculture, and the living wisdom traditions. If you want to study and learn from Nature, awakening your internal capacities and insights, nurturing wholeness, we have something to offer you.

2018 Public Programs of Possibility....

May 2018 - Matricultures Talk and Deasophy Workshop - May 18 + 19, 2018 in Portland with Max DashĂș and the Suppressed Histories Archive

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Public Lecture - Max Dashu - "Matricultures" - May 18, 2018 - 7p to 9:30p at the Multnomah Friends Meeting House ~ Egalitarian matrilineal / matrilocal cultures show a way of being human outside the paradigm of domination. Not a mirror image of patriarchy, but a totally different way of life, in which the life support matrix is the highest good. Societies like these falsify the doctrine that domination is universal and unavoidable. History sibyl Max Dashu draws on her 48 years of research on mother-right in this richly expanded visual talk.

For more information: Matricultures May 18th Flyer - Facebook Event Page - Purchase Online Tickets- $15-$30 on a sliding scale - Tickets will also be available at the door. Accessible venue, between bus lines 15 and 20.


Saturday Workshop and Salon - Max Dashu - "Deasophy: Goddess Wisdom" - May 19, 2018 - 11am to 5:30p at the Community Room of the Kennedy School ~ A daylong visual journey into the female Divine in her many aspects. Talking circle, stories, questions, art salon with music and the Deasophy Coloring Book plus two visual talks.

For More Information: Deasophy May 19th Event Flyer - Facebook Event Page - $50-$100 on a sliding scale, which includes a copy of the Deasophy Coloring Book - Purchase Online Tickets - Register by April 20 for $10 discount. A discount is available if purchasing tickets for both events. Pre-registration recommended. Workshop tickets will also be available at the door if they have not sold out, a half hour before the event begins. Three scholarships are available - please contact event organizer by email by April 20th to apply. Accessible venue near bus lines 33 and 70.

Two Events in September 2018 in Portland with the Institute for Poetic Medicine and John Fox

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Public Lecture and Mini-Workshop - John Fox, Institute for Poetic Medicine - Theme "Exploring Epiphany through Poetry and Poem-Making" - Friday, September 28, 2018 - 7p at the Multnomah Friends Meeting House - Flyer - - $25 Online Tickets - Tickets for the Friday evening program will also be available at the door.

Weekend Poem-Making Workshop - Theme "Exploring Epiphany through Poetry and Poem-Making" - at Summerlin House in SW Portland - September 29-30, 2017 - Event Flyer - $220, Online Tickets - Advanced purchase tickets required for the weekend workshop, Three partial scholarships with applications due by August 1 - email earthregenerative AT gmail D0T com.

Recent Events - Highlights....

- An auspicious river of activity for kindling earth creativity and insight

Interactive Symposium: Liberating Diverse Creativities: The Future of Arts-Based Environmental Education Research, with Kippen, Leetch, & Wood - North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium - October 2017

Facilitated Issue Discussion: Land and Place as Principal Investigator: Turning the Research Spiral, with Leetch, Wood, & Kippen - North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium - October 2017

Workshop - Theme "Poems of Witness: Going to the Heart, Speaking the Truth" - Portland - October 2017

Public Lecture - Max Dashu - "Down to the Roots" - May 2017

Nature Connection Through Outdoor Learning Gardens for all: Diversity and Inclusion - with Susan Gerofsky, Dilafruz Williams, and Judy Bluehorse Skelton - Vancouver, BC, University of British Columbia, Nature and Children Network International Conference - April 2017

Surfacing Unheard Voices - EE Capacity Invited Workshop - Madiscon, Wisconsin North American Association of Environmental Education - October 2016

Vibrant Intersectionalities - Research Symposium of the North American Association of Environmental Education - Special Session - October 2016

Just Sustainability Arts Presentation - Seattle University Just Sustainabilities Conference - August 2016

Overview: WE-CAN Gaian Resilience and Climate Change Ecosocial Incubator - 2015-2016

Application: Gaian Resilience and Climate Change Ecosocial Incubator - 2015-2016

Call: Women in Sustainability Handbook

Call: Journal of Sustainability Education - Issue on Hope and Agency

Extended Abstract: Catalyzing Natural Pattern Innovation and Gaian Collective Creativity - Collective Intelligence, June 2015

Poster: Catalyzing Natural Pattern Innovation and Gaian Collective Creativity - Santa Clara, California, June 2015

Workshop: Writing Our Relationship with Trees - November 2014

Workshop: The Stones of Memory - November 2014

Workshop: The Living Earth as Catalyst - Southern Oregon University- September 2014

Round Table: Tree Tongues, Social Justice, and Gaian Methods: Research as Regeneration - North American Association for Environmental Education - Quebec, Canada - October 2014

Community Climate Change Fellowship - 2014

Workshop: Healing Harvest - Portland, Oregon- 2013

Workshop: At the Bend in the River - with the Institute for Poetic Medicine - September 2013

Workshop: Regenerative Creativity - Prescott, Arizona, May 2012