About the Talk

In this session, Carmen Gonzales, Environmental Specialist and Permaculture Designer, will share inspiration and solutions rooted in indigenous traditional ecological knowledge for developing resilience in the face of drought, desertification, and climate change. Carmen has been working with Tribes throughout Nevada and the desert west to design more connected ways of living that promote healthy people, soil, and watersheds. Permaculture Design gives us the opportunity to learn from the wisdom of the ancestors while balancing good science and proven best practices to create regenerative living systems that provide for our needs while supporting our Mama Earth. Carmen will weave a story of grief, trauma, healing, resilience, and abundance into a flowing stream of hope and action that we can use to create a better world for all beings.