15th Annual Topanga Earthday Saturday April 19th & Sunday April 20th 2014

by The Topanga Earthday Organizing Committee

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WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE 

             the 15th annual Topanga Earth Day April 19th & 20th, 2014                             at Old Canyon Ranch

ALL DAY BOTH DAYS WORKSHOPS:

Peace for Prayer Flag Painting with Circle of Children hosted by Megan &  Black Horse www.circleofchildren.org

Create Musical Instruments from Nature with Halina Janusz at Children’s Area sugarmountainmusic@gmail.com

Solar Cookers, Cooking with Parabolic Dish with Ken Widen at Booth kcwiden@hotmail.com

Grey Water Systems Patricia Mansperger at Booth triciamansperger@gmail.com

Hand Spun Wool, Spinning Wheel with Vicki Kahle at Booth vkahle2004@yahoo.com

Edible Landscape with Tommy Teeple at Booth Grow Your Food, & Build a Teeple tommyteeple@gmail.com   &  http://www.edbl.net  

The Illumination Experiment with Michael Brian Baker Honoring the earth and her sacred, mystic teachings – A breathing prayer for the healing of all in duality and the sustainable inheritance of Gaia left for the generations of children to come! All levels and belief systems welcome, no experience required www.thebreathcenter.com

Sculptures from Recycled Everything On display with Ben Allanoff at Oak Grove ben.allanoff@gmail.com

Watershed Model from Topanga Creek Watershed On display with Bill Bowling at Booth http://www.topangacreekwatershedcommittee.org/

Peace Sticks a game and a practice that creates inner peace, outer peace, world peace. Peace Sticks cultivates inner peace, by naturally bringing our minds and bodies fully into the present moment creating a moving meditation. with Shine Rilling Founder, Peace Sticks  http://www.peacesticks.com

Healing Village with Certified Healing Arts Coordinated by Cat Fabunan at The Healing Village

Gong Flow Gong Chair & Sound Healing with Guy Douglas at Healing Village gongflowyoga@gmail.com  or  http://gongflowyoga.com/

Tea Party Sponsored By Venice Love Shack with Marianna Diaz & Marcia Lopez, Patricia Mansperger Come join us for a cup of tea at our two day Tea Party today all day both days The live experience of Alice in wonderland’s Mad Tea Party! http://www.theveniceloveshack.com/

ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTIONS & INFORMATION with Matthew Blackburn & Universal Waste Systems http://www.uwscompany.com/

SATURDAY APRIL 19th, 2014

Sustainability in your Every Day Life with ALEGRE RAMOS leave this workshop with the “next step” for incorporating the philosophy of sustainability into your life. alegre@green-and-greener.com Saturday April 19th at 1pm Tipi #1

Native Planting, Permaculture, Water Conservation with Erik Hjermstad Restoration & guiding water, abundance when planting for a harvest, soil mix, grading for a healthy water table erikdelmar@gmail.com   & http://www.reconnativeplants.com Saturday April 19th at 1pm Tipi #2

Heart Shine with Jessie May   Heart Rise Meditation. Come bask in your radiance on an awakening journey to your heart.  ridelove@jessiemay.com & http://www.jessiemay.com/  Saturday April 19th at 2pm Tipi #1

Circle of Children with Black Horse This workshop is designed for youth (ages 12-24), however we welcome all who are interested to come and tune into the spirit of the child. We will be exploring our ability to create positive transformation through random acts of kindness, selfless giving and direct action. We will be connecting with our heart center and sharing the natural gifts that we are here to offer one another, our community and the planet. This will inspire us to create a wave of creative and collective action as we set out to make a difference in the world around us, beginning with our community at the Topanga Earth Day Celebration! This workshop will be a youth-led exploration of our limitless potential to inspire and activate change as we set out to create a brighter NOW for ourselves and our planet.  . http://circleofchildren.org/wp/welcome/ Saturday April 19h at 2pm Tipi #2

 The Illumination Experiment with Michael Brian Baker Honoring the earth and her sacred, mystic teachings – A breathing prayer for the healing of all in duality and the sustainable inheritance of Gaia left for the generations of children to come! All levels and belief systems welcome, no experience required… info@thebreathcenter.com  &  www.thebreathcenter.com Saturday April 19th at 3:30pm Tipi #1

KITCHENMAGIC with LOLA BABALON. Your food is also your medicine powerful, natural remedies from your produce shelf and spice rack. Ginger, Cayenne, Garlic, Citrus, Cilantro, Turmeric, Rosemary and Sage all have potent medicinal and culinary effects.  Rediscover this ancient, DIY medicine chest. Plenty of samples and recipes to educate your inner alchemist, along with your scent & taste buds.. Topanga psychic, shaman and herbalist.  Her monthly Kitchenmagic column appeared in the Topanga Messenger from 2006 – 08      lola4babalon@yahoo.com  &  www.lolababalon.com Saturday April 19th at 3:30pm Tipi #2

Dr. Ren – Holistic Health Crusader and Certified Naturopath  Natural Medicine and discuss your work with Chaga and other herbs and fungi dr.ren.nd@gmail.com   Saturday April 19th at 5pm Tipi #1

World Better Faster with Scott Vineberg a forum for people to share the best solutions to the world’s challenges, from local to international. We will share the vision for World Better Faster and host a conversation where we take turns answering these questions: What solutions are working?  What most needs a solution?  Saturday at 5pm at Tipi #2

SUNDAY APRIL 20th, 2014

KITCHENMAGIC with LOLA BABALON.  Your food is also your medicine powerful, natural remedies from your produce shelf and spice rack. Ginger, Cayenne, Garlic, Citrus, Cilantro, Turmeric, Rosemary and Sage all have potent medicinal and culinary effects.  Rediscover this ancient, DIY medicine chest. Plenty of samples and recipes to educate your inner alchemist, along with your scent & taste buds.. Topanga psychic, shaman and herbalist.  Her monthly Kitchenmagic column appeared in the Topanga Messenger from 2006 – 08      lola4babalon@yahoo.com  &  www.lolababalon.com  Sunday April 20th at 12:45pm Tipi #1

World Better Faster with Scott Vineberg a forum for people to share the best solutions to the world’s challenges, from local to international. We will share the vision for World Better Faster and host a conversation where we take turns answering these questions: What solutions are working?  What most needs a solution? Sunday April 20th at 12:45pm at Tipi #2

Honoring The Earth with Voice with Miranda Rondeau  Vocal Toning and Chant Playshop Honoring the Earth with our Voices To sing is our birthright. Singing is good medicine. We will use our voices to fuel our LOVE, Intentions, Devotions, Prayers, Healing, and Creative Expressions. We will explore our voice through – Vocal toning – Vocal exploratory execercises – Call and response singing – Spontaneity – Vocal Offerings, a place for communing and exploring with our voices and intention. You will leave being inspired to explore your own voice as well as be inspired to use it more. – Vocal toning – Vocal exploratory execercises – Call and response singing – Spontaneity – Vocal Offerings. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED mirandasmuse@yahoo.com   Sunday April 20th at 2pm Tipi #1 & 2

The Illumination Experiment with Michael Brian Baker The personality conflict, waving the white flag within – Come witness spirits inner play through sacred ruach and shed the ego’s illusion of self and separation. A practice in heart opening and the preparation of the physical and spiritual body for ascension and transition
All levels and belief systems welcome, no experience required…. info@thebreathcenter.com & www.thebreathcenter.com Sunday April 20th  at 3:30pm Tipi #1

Permaculture with Daniel Von Wetter from Topanga Canyon,  California Native understanding of how the different cycles in nature work together. Most important among these being water. The fundamental vitality of any ecosystem is directly proportional to how much water flows THROUGH it. Here in Southern California, what can WE do to maximize the beneficial aspects of the rain while simultaneously mitigating the negative effects   Sunday April 20th at 3:45pm Tipi #2