Get involved! This year WorldFest brings great ideas, exhibits and workshops.
California College of Ayurveda
See Jane Do
Sierra Living Institute
Sierra Streams Institute
The Curious Forge
Raw food demo and tea ceremony
BriarPatch is the leading natural food store in Nevada County. We are a vibrant, important community hub for gathering and for dialogue and learning about healthful food.
We seek to be a leader in social, environmental, as well as fiscal business responsibility, among both local businesses and food co-ops nationally.
We model community-mindedness and cooperative principles, and hope to inspire others to do the same, and in so doing, contribute to peace and prosperity for all within our reach.
The California College of Ayurveda is dedicated to transforming human consciousness by providing the highest quality education, health care, and research in the field of Ayurveda, while striving to express the principles of harmony in every action we take. We train students to become the doctors of the future, practitioners dedicated to understanding the whole person physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
From this understanding, practitioners will be able to identify areas of disharmony between a patient’s actions, his or her constitution, and the environment. Practitioners will then understand how this disharmony relates to the patient’s illness or imbalance, and will develop a program of care to re-establish harmony and support each person on their journey toward optimal health.
World famous Dr. Solar’s show is fast paced and chock full of comedy. Ragtime music sets the tone. Dr. Solar and his “Suitcase Scalawags”, offers audience participation as he weaves a blend of magic and comedic physical antics. The show is completely authentic, down to the costumes, music, and characters.
With his menagerie of doves, rabbits, frogs, fish, rats, and mice, you generally never know what’s in store, though his claims are, that you will see “it all”!
A significant personal experience set the path for founder and principle formulator Shannon Schroter during his college years when two of his sisters died from cancer in their 20’s. This initiated a strong desire to try and understand the essentials of healing. Thus began years of intense study of the Traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic, Tibetan and western herbal medicine systems, which included the great good fortune of studying with extraordinary teachers and masters, all guiding the way towards a more comprehensive understanding of true holistic principles.
Shannon created his first apothecary and healing recipes in Northern California around 1982. His first herbal company was Middle Path Herbals, founded in 1984 in Seattle and offering a wide variety of medicinal herbal preparations. In 1998, Grateful Body was created; an inspiring adventure based on the wish to create vital formulas that could genuinely support the skin and body. Grateful Body was a long standing creator of fresh, organic, botanical products before there was a ‘green’ movement. Shannon chose the name Grateful Body to indicate his desire to be more grateful for the body we are given and for life all around us. Grateful Body will always hold a firm commitment to the health of people and the environment.
In my mid-twenties I started having health problems. I began seeing serval doctors to find out what was causing my deteriorating health. After 1.5 years of seeing different doctors and trying medications, surgery was suggested as a possible solution. I knew there had to be another way. I felt relatively healthy and I didn’t know what was causing my health difficulties but something in me knew surgery and more medication wasn’t the answer.
After doing research for an alternative I became fascinated with Chinese medicine and acupuncture. I started to see an acupuncturist and after just a few months my symptoms that had been plaguing me for almost two years had completely resolved.
Western medicine is exceptional as an emergency and trauma medicine but is lacking when it comes to creating overall longevity and health. Chinese medicines approach of activating the bodies natural ability to heal made more sense to me than western medicines approach of using invasive surgery and chemicals to heal the body.
I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Oregon and knew that I wanted to go on and study Chinese medicine because I saw what it did for me. I graduated from Acupuncture Integrative Medicine College with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine in the end of 2010 and than I passed the licensing exam.
As I started to practice three conditions became the most predominate cases I would see and that I work with the most. They are pain management, weight loss and infertility. My clinic focuses and specializes in those areas and we have developed compressive programs in all those areas.
Kathi is an internationally known herbalist and aromatherapist and avid organic gardener. She has been highly recognized herb in the herbal and aromatherapy field since 1970 when she began teaching. She has been the Director of the American Herb Association since it’s creation in 1981 and was a founding member of the American Herbalist Guild in 1989. Kathi was granted honorary membership to the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy in and the American Aromatherapy Association for her pioneering work. She is also the editor of the AHA Quarterly Newsletter. Kathi will be bringing an assortment of medicinal herbs and will be doing talks through out the fest on the benefits of these plants.
We are a family farm business founded in 2009 by Kalan and Cam Redwood. Eight years later, our original goal of providing local seeds for home gardeners continues. We now offer over 200 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs and grains, all grown locally in northern CA. The vast majority of our seeds, around 95%, are still grown here on our farm in the Lassen foothills.
Come out and play with us! In pursuit of happiness and joy, Elisa Parker of See Jane Do and Tommy Daly of Whee the People invite you to a WonderLove Workshop.
Intertwined with live music featuring Whee the People, this interactive experience will:
• Provide tools to help access your greatest gifts and talents
• Introduce the Law of Grace and how to connect with your Soul Tribe
• Bring together the WorldFest community to explore possibilities
• Exercise your voice with a song or two
• Connect you with our WonderLove tent to recharge, refresh, relax and inspire creativity.
• Encourage fun & laughter
Sometimes the biggest mystery lies within ourselves. We live in a world of wonder, where people seem to question everything; their purpose, their sense of self, political and corporate corruption and more important, their place in this world. In radical times, where do we go from here?
We believe we are most effective when we act and are driven from the greatest gifts and talents that are unique to each of us and the possibilities are endless when we unite together.
It’s no wonder that we are grasping for moments that envelop beauty, extraordinary & awe-inspiring moments and miracles. In the mystery of it all, let’s live in the wonder, if even for a short moment coupled with compassion and kindness.
Forget about what you want to do when you grow up…instead focus on who you want to be now.
Promoting healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource decision-making and programs.
For nearly twenty years Sierra Institute has developed innovative, place-based programs by engaging rural stakeholders through applied research, pilot studies, and collaborative problem solving.
Recognizing the direct relationship rural communities have with forest landscapes, the Institute strives to promote social, environmental, and economic approaches that are sustainable from human and ecological perspectives.
Sierra Moonshine specializes in supplying the ingredients, equipment, rentals and education necessary for passionate Do It Yourselfers, Homesteaders, and Makers to learn the craft, science and art of Home Fermentation including beer, wine, mead, lacto-fermented sodas, kraut, kombucha and cheese.
Alex Lincoln is currently a River Scientist AmeriCorps member with the Sierra Streams Institute, where she is involved with monitoring amphibian, bird, and small mammal populations. She also participates in water quality monitoring, physical habitat surveys, restoration projects, and aquatic macroinvertebrate collection and identification. Alex received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Pomona College in 2014, where she focused much of her time on investigating human impacts on wildlife.
The Curious Forge is a “Maker Space” with a wide variety of tools and equipment for just about anything you can imagine: metal fabrication, woodworking, electronics, jewelry, ceramics, sewing. It’s a place for creativity
to come out and play, to learn new skills, and to make the things you’ve dreamed of making. Think of it as an artistic, technical and industrial playground open 24/7 to members!
Located in Grass Valley, they have a 3000 square foot space that houses both traditional and advance equipment . They host workshops to make projects and gain skills from the experts.
The Forge is a members-based, nonprofit organization, and every member helps make it happen.