november, 2022

10nov6:00 am7:30 amWeaving the Roots of Regeneration: Cultivating Health, Ceremony, and Connection in Santa Barbara County6:00 am - 7:30 am PT


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Weaving the Roots of Regeneration: Cultivating Health,

Ceremony, and Connection in Santa Barbara County

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Weaving the Roots of Regeneration: Cultivating Health, Ceremony, and Connection in Santa Barbara County

Join us for a virtual panel discussion about regenerative approaches to growing wellness for human and ecosystem health. Led by both the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Environmental Office (SYCEO) and White Buffalo Land Trust, explore how together we can create reciprocity among soil, water, foods, plants and our communities.

Discover the interventions the SYCEO are already taking in their work to cultivate native plants, improve water quality, and adapt to the effects of climate change.

Learn about the launch of the Resilience Design Permagardem Program in the Santa Ynez Valley from special guests, Warren Brush and Thomas Cole. This collaborative program is designed to inspire and provide hands-on skills for the growth of food, fiber and medicine in a way that nourishes culture, climate and landscape.

Zoom link for the panel will be shared upon registration. For more information or questions, please contact


About our Panelist:

Teresa Romero is the Environmental Director for the Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office (SYCEO). Teresa comes from her position as Tribal Administrator working with the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians. While working with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Teresa assisted in development of hunting, fishing and gathering regulations and an N’me (lake sturgeon) rehabilitation project. Teresa is active in local Chumash community events as a Coastal Band of Chumash tribal member.

Diego Cordero is the Lead Environmental Technician for the Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office. He joined the team in 2016, and enjoys working on all SYCEO programs including Zero Waste, native plant propagation, water and air quality monitoring, and collaborating with other departments and community organizations. Diego promotes greater respect and understanding of the importance of the natural world that we depend upon for life, and takes pleasure in sharing what he has learned as much as he appreciates what he is taught by others.

Thomas Cole has spent more than 25 years in sustainable agriculture, livelihoods, community development and humanitarian response work. Presently based in Santa Barbara, he has many years field experience across Sub-Saharan Africa- with significant time in Mozambique, Uganda and Ethiopia. His focal areas are in urban agriculture, food production system design, post-conflict recovery, organic horticulture, agricultural extension, permaculture, natural resource management and food security. He spends much of his spare time in these countries climbing the odd mountain and researching succulent plants, primarily aloe, euphorbia and sansevieria.

Warren Brush is a global resilience design consultant, educator, lecturer and storyteller. He has worked for over 30 years in agroecological education and regenerative system design for communities, private and public organizations, households, farms, and conservation properties worldwide. He is co-founder of Quail Springs Permaculture, Wilderness Youth Project, True Nature Design Consulting and is an advising founder of the Permaculture Research Institute of Kenya. He was also a member of the USAID’s TOPS team where he helped to develop the Resilience Design Framework and currently working as a consultant for the USAID Food for Peace funded SCALE award. His efforts with youth globally has spanned working with former child soldiers in West Africa, teaching organic gardening skills with refugee families, inspiring inner-city youth to discover their inherent gifts, to developing unique education programs to inspire nature connection and the expression of their true nature.


(Thursday) 6:00 am - 7:30 am

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