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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.

Upcoming Events and Calls....

- 2017 Public Programs of Resistance and Witness

Two Events in October 2017 in Portland with the Institute for Poetic Medicine and John Fox:

Public Lecture and Mini-Workshop - John Fox, Institute for Poetic Medicine - Theme "Poems of Witness: Going to the Heart, Speaking the Truth" - Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7p at the Multnomah Friends Meeting House - Flyer - Facebook Event Page - Online Tickets - Tickets for the Friday evening program will also be available at the door.

Weekend Poem-Making Workshop - Theme "Poems of Witness: Going to the Heart, Speaking the Truth" - at Summerlin House in SW Portland - October 28-29, 2017 - Flyer - Facebook Event Page - Online Tickets - Advanced purchase tickets required for the weekend workshop.

Public Lecture - Max Dashu - Down to the Roots - May 4, 2017 - 7p at the Multnomah Friends Meeting House: Flyer - Facebook Event Page - Tickets were also be available at the door.

Recent Events - Highlights....

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

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