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05/06/2016 to 05/08/2016
Lee Reich
Create a Bountiful, Beautiful & Healthy Garden

Pruning is one of the most confusing tasks in gardening—it can confound new and experienced gardeners alike.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Jim Conroy
Experience Mutual Healing Between Trees & People

From a transformed mindset, we give and receive rejuvenating bioenergies with wise trees on Omega’s campus. It’s a reciprocal act of love we can take back to our lives and beloved trees.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Steve Gabriel
Harness the Power of Mushrooms to Feed, Heal & Restore

Fungi play a critical role in healthy forest ecosystems.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
Marisa McClellan
How to Can, Process, Infuse & Dehydrate

There are so many misconceptions about home canning and preserving these days. It’s hard. It’s expensive. It requires a ton of sugar. You need a lot of specialized equipment.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/29/2016
Building Our Regenerative Future: A 4-Week Certificate Program

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

Solving today’s challenges requires ecological literacy—an understanding of the patterns and principles that underlie all living systems.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/08/2016 to 07/10/2016
Ricky Baruc
For Great Health & Community

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/15/2016 to 07/17/2016
Dave Jacke
The Inner Landscape of Ecosystem Mimicry

The belief in separation forms the core of our current crises—humans from nature, spirit from matter, mind from body—the false divisions are legion. Cultures of separation shred ecosystems even as they disintegrate our sense of self.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/17/2016 to 07/22/2016
abrah dresdale photo
Regenerative Design Tools for Self, Sites & Society

Regenerative design is transforming the way we inhabit and shape the physical landscape.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/29/2016 to 07/31/2016
Carol Sanford
10 Imperatives for Change & Change Agents

It is possible to make change in the world—we’ve seen it happen—but why is it sometimes so difficult? Apathy, overwhelm, fragmented movements, and unrealized ideas challenge us to discover new ways to affect the course of history.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/31/2016 to 08/05/2016
Mark Morey
Empowerment for a Healthy World

In this time of rapid social and ecological change, the world needs courageous, connected, authentic leaders who understand the crises of our times and are willing to work towards positive change.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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05/06/2016 to 05/08/2016
Lee Reich
Create a Bountiful, Beautiful & Healthy Garden

Pruning is one of the most confusing tasks in gardening—it can confound new and experienced gardeners alike.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Jim Conroy
Experience Mutual Healing Between Trees & People

From a transformed mindset, we give and receive rejuvenating bioenergies with wise trees on Omega’s campus. It’s a reciprocal act of love we can take back to our lives and beloved trees.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Steve Gabriel
Harness the Power of Mushrooms to Feed, Heal & Restore

Fungi play a critical role in healthy forest ecosystems.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
Marisa McClellan
How to Can, Process, Infuse & Dehydrate

There are so many misconceptions about home canning and preserving these days. It’s hard. It’s expensive. It requires a ton of sugar. You need a lot of specialized equipment.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/29/2016
Building Our Regenerative Future: A 4-Week Certificate Program

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

Solving today’s challenges requires ecological literacy—an understanding of the patterns and principles that underlie all living systems.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/08/2016 to 07/10/2016
Ricky Baruc
For Great Health & Community

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/15/2016 to 07/17/2016
Dave Jacke
The Inner Landscape of Ecosystem Mimicry

The belief in separation forms the core of our current crises—humans from nature, spirit from matter, mind from body—the false divisions are legion. Cultures of separation shred ecosystems even as they disintegrate our sense of self.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/17/2016 to 07/22/2016
abrah dresdale photo
Regenerative Design Tools for Self, Sites & Society

Regenerative design is transforming the way we inhabit and shape the physical landscape.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/29/2016 to 07/31/2016
Carol Sanford
10 Imperatives for Change & Change Agents

It is possible to make change in the world—we’ve seen it happen—but why is it sometimes so difficult? Apathy, overwhelm, fragmented movements, and unrealized ideas challenge us to discover new ways to affect the course of history.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/31/2016 to 08/05/2016
Mark Morey
Empowerment for a Healthy World

In this time of rapid social and ecological change, the world needs courageous, connected, authentic leaders who understand the crises of our times and are willing to work towards positive change.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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01/06/2015 to 06/30/2016
Building the Collaborative Commons


Enjoy select presentations from the Omega Center for Sustainable Living conference Where We Go From Here: Building the Collaborative Commons.

04/15/2015 to 06/30/2016

Whether it’s addressing the World Trade Organization to challenge globalization, riding horses along the Enbridge Pipeline route to battle big oil, or setting new demonstration records to demand action on climate change, women leaders Vandana Shiv

10/09/2015 to 06/30/2016
An Omega Center for Sustainable Living Online Event

Over the past decade, presenters and participants at the Omega Center for Sustainable Living's conferences have added an important voice to the national conversation on our environmental, economic, and social challenges.

Seeds of Change Conference Cultivating the Commons October 9–11, 2015   Over the past decade, presenters and participants at the Omega Center for Sustainable Living's conferences have added an important voice to the national conversation on our environmental, economic and social challenges.   More
What lies behind the drive to to save seeds or protect the planet? World-renowned environmental leader Vandana Shiva reveals the interconnectedness of things we call the Commons—and how essential these things are for us all.   Learn more about Vandana Shiva   Vandana Shiva is also teaching Seeds of Change, October 9-11.  More
Omega Unscripted: Women's Leadership in Sustainability video
In this excerpt from an Omega Unscripted Teacher Talk with Winona LaDuke and Osprey Orielle Lake, Vandana Shiva describes how we need to embrace our diversity on every level if we're looking to liberate all citizens of earth. More
Ecological Literacy Immersion Program Building Our Regenerative Future A 4-Week Certificate Program July 3–29, 2016   More
jeremy rifkin where we go from here omega institute 2013
In October 2013, Omega hosted a number of leaders and visionaries in the field of sustainability for the annual Omega Center for Sustainable Living conference, Where We Go From Here. With a unique whole-systems perspective that recognizes the interdependence of all things, the conference explored opportunities for an interdependent world and offered creative solutions to the complex global challenges facing us today. More
During the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program (ELIP), participants visited Hawthorne Valley Farm to learn about cultivating both outer and inner landscapes.   ELIP is a program of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL).    More
Discover new ways to understand natural systems and how to live and work within them. The Ecological Literacy Immersion Program invites people from all walks of life with a passion for exploring ecological design from a social, economic, and spiritual perspective. Listen to those who have had the profound experience of learning and working with like-minded individuals to discover the beauty and wisdom of nature and whole systems thinking.     More
The Ecological Literacy Immersion Program invites people from all walks of life with a passion for exploring ecological design from a social, economic, and spiritual perspective. Listen to those who have had the profound experience of learning and working with like-minded individuals to discover the beauty and wisdom of nature and whole systems thinking. Learn more about the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program   More
Poet Rafael Casal gave a rousing performance at the Omega Center for Sustainable Living Conference, Where We Go From Here. Hear how he describes sustainability from the perspective of those living in South Central Los Angeles, his home. Explore more from Rafael Casal: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/rafael-casal. More

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Omega Institute Linguine With Beet Greens by Suzanne Boothby
Beets have a long history as an edible aphrodisiac—the Ancient Romans believed beets promoted loving feelings and enhanced sex appeal, and beets are sometimes used as a pagan symbol for love and beauty. More
Omega Institute Kids Will Love Vegetables Once They Know Them
"What we know," Poughkeepsie Farm Project education director Jamie Levato told the Seeds of Change conference audience, "is if you get kids excited about vegetables, if you show them what they can prepare, if you provide a fun and interesting learning environment with caring loving adults, they will love vegetables. They won't love them just baked into a muffin, or with some cinnamon and More
4 Key Takeaways From the Seeds of Change Conference
1. You Can’t Separate Social Justice & Sustainability  The interplay and interconnection between social justice and ecological sustainability was a major theme during the weekend gathering.  More
Omega Institute Working Together to Protect Water Could Unite Humanity by Maude Barlow
An Interview With Maude Barlow
Omega: What’s the state of groundwater withdrawal globally? Maude: NASA just put out a report. Of the 37 major aquifers in the world, 21 are deeply stressed to the point of very serious water displacement. The statistics are very terrifying. We are doubling our exploitation of groundwater every 20 years.  More
Omega Institute Calling for a New Water Ethic by Maude Barlow
We need a new water ethic. We need to place water at the center of everything we do: The way we produce food, the way we produce energy, the way way we produce goods, and the way we trade them. I call for this ethic in my book Our Blue Future: Protecting Water For People and the Planet Forever. There are four principles that can guide us in doing this. More

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