Participants in the 2014 Bioneers TEK intensive sort beans while learning about indigenous "Three Sisters" farming methods. Photo credit: Republic of Light
The Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Demonstrations and Workshops held in conjunction with the Indigenous Forum offer hands-on immersion into the sophisticated sciences, knowledge and practices of indigenous peoples working to protect and restore their eco-cultural heritage.
Keep Our Cultural Landscapes Healthy
The theme of this year's TEK pre-conference intensive will be “Acorns, Elderberries and Pine Nuts: How to Keep Our Cultural Landscapes Healthy." Participants will gather on Thursday, October 15, 2015 to explore TEK gathering, processing and land management practices of California Natives.
The workshop will be full of fun, food and culture bearers. We are particularly interested in engaging both Native and non-Native conservationists, scientists, and governmental organizations seeking connections with TEK holders and indigenous stewardship ethics that will directly effect existing land management systems.
More Intensives at Bioneers 2015
Currently, there are two additional intensives planned for the 2015 Bioneers Conference in two categories, with more in the works:
- Climate Resilience & Collaboration, Thursday, 10/15: A follow-up to our very successful 2014 California Climate Leadership Intensive that will feature an added emphasis on sub-national global collaboration.
- Urban Agriculture, Monday, 10/19: An opportunity for hands-on learning from leading urban agriculture practitioners.
Early bird registration is now available for intensives, with final details on speakers and locations to follow soon!