Conscious Living

Conscious Living

Get involved!  This year WorldFest brings great ideas, exhibits and workshops.

Dr Solar
Wholsome Beet Nutrition
The Curious Forge – Liam Ellerby
Sierra Streams with Alex Lincoln
Pablo Loayza – The Natural Living School
See Jane Do – WonderLove at WorldFest
SYRCL – The South Yuba River Citizens League
The Society of Garden Goddesses with Susan Gouveia
Beyond Master Gardening with Tom & Renee Wade
Practical Permaculture with Cathe’ Fish
Herbs and your Health with Sage Trucano
Habitat for Humanity/Re-store
Fire Safe Council
California Growers Association
SEVA Foundation

and MORE!

workshop-dr-solarDr Solar

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”!

workshop-Wholsome Beet NutritionWholsome Beet Nutrition

2 workshops
Sat 11 am – Detoxing
Sun 11 am – Fermented foods

Born and raised in California, Alexandra Gallus has always had a love for the outdoors and nature. Alex became attentive to what she was eating by middle school when she realized that she was allergic to a handful of items she would eat at her friend’s house; no more chicken nuggets for this girl. A gluten and dairy allergy could have been devastating news, especially for an Italian, but it spurred her creativity and she quickly fell in love with cooking and baking. By high school, she was creating her own cookbooks and constantly sharing new recipes with family and friends.
A Grass Valley native, Alex pursued her passion for dentistry at The University of Pacific, where she received her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2012. The summer after Alex graduated, she picked up her favorite hobby; cycling. Alex loves cycling and once did a 545-mile bike ride stretching from San Francisco to Los Angeles to support AIDs research.

Her love for learning and being in the kitchen collided with research in nutrition. After several years of working with a nutritionist and a gentle nudge from her friend and now business partner, Tiana, Alex became a certified nutritional therapy practitioner and has been enjoying every moment.
Alex married her husband in 2015, and they moved to Grass Valley to enjoy the outdoors. When she’s not working as a dental hygienist or at Wholesome Beet, Alex is traveling and sightseeing as much as possible. She loves hiking, cycling and visiting friends around the world.

The Benefits of Fermented Foods
You have probably heard that fermented foods have many benefits to your body. Have you tried to make a few of these small science experiments at home? Have you purchased them and ever noted their price tag? In this session, I will demystify the hardships of making your very own fermented foods, in simple steps, and teach the many benefits of enjoying them daily.

The Benefits of Detoxing the Body
Are detox programs really good for you? There seems to be equal amounts of warnings and recommendations for detoxing, which can be confusing. Did you know you are already equipped with the tools to detox your body? Your liver, colon and kidneys make up our very own detoxifying system. Let’s learn how to detox with real, wholesome food as I outline the benefits of naturally getting rid of unwanted and damaging toxins.

workshops-shamancycleThe Curious Forge – Liam Ellerby

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.

workshop-alex-lincoln-sierra-streamsSierra Streams with Alex Lincoln

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.

workshop-pablo loayza-natural-livingPablo Loayza – The Natural Living School

Join us  at Worldfest this year as we play with mud, sand, and straw, and create a natural cob oven. Throughout the day we will be going over the construction of a legal natural building.  Yes I said a legal natural building.  We are currently in process of building two permitted natural structures.  Come visit, gather some information, and learn how you too can live in a natural, non toxic, sustainable home.

workshop-see-jane-doSee Jane Do – WonderLove at WorldFest

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.

workshop-syrclSYRCL – The South Yuba River Citizens League

SYRCL is founded on the premise that people can save a river.

Starting in 1983, grassroots activists successfully fought to protect the South Yuba River from dams and won permanent protections for 39 miles of the South Yuba River under California’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. In doing so, they created SYRCL, the central hub of community activism to protect, restore, and celebrate this watershed we love.

With over 30 years of achievements, 3,500 members, and 1,000 active volunteers, SYRCL is doing great things for the Yuba watershed. We are working to restore wild salmon to their native waters. We are replanting the banks of the Lower Yuba River with trees. We are inspiring activism across the globe with our environmental film festival. Together, we are extending our powerful coalition from the summit to the sea. “

SYRCL’s interactive exhibit will allow festival goers to write what they “Love about the Yuba” along with SYRCL/Yuba photo ops.

workshop-susan-gouveiaThe Society of Garden Goddesses with Susan Gouveia

Susan Gouveia is the found of The Society of Garden Goddesses which has grown to a group of over 600 men and women who share gardening tips, recipes & lots of laughs. She is a personal chef and has studied with chefs In Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, France & Peru. She is available for gardening consulting as well as speaking & teaching engagements.



workshop-tom-renee-wadeBeyond Master Gardening with Tom & Renee Wade

The Untold Story of Biology – Tom Wade
Tom Wade is a certified Permaculture Designer with a passion for cooperating with Nature even when it arrives as a bobcat in the chicken coop. He has over 30 years experience in food growing, orchard care, and landscaping. He is also a talented storyteller, making his workshops entertaining as well as highly educational.

How to Create Wholistic Solutions to All Your Problems – Renee Wade
Renee Wade is an award-winning gardener, a certified Permaculture designer, and a plant communicator. She has 23 years experience creating lush, holistic gardens that grow food, beauty, and connection. She is the author of The Living Earth Handbook: Creating Sustainability from the Inside Out.

cathe-fishPractical Permaculture with Cathe’ Fish

Cathe’ Fish is director of the Practical Permaculture Teaching Farm. She has been teaching permaculture since 1987. She is a permaculture land consultant and has designed ranches, 40 acre farms to small suburban plots and apartments. Cathe’ has also been a Master Gardener since 1988.

Talks include Creating Drought Tolerant Permaculture Gardens and Sustainable Solar Kitchen.


Herbs and Your Health with Sage Trucano

There are plants/herbs to help balance and heal all systems in your body. Join me in a discussion on herbs that can help with digestion. nervous, respiratory and lymph systems. There are herbs for allergies, cold and flu and so much more. We can build up our immunity and maintain our health, vitality and increase longevity using simple herbs in our foods, teas, and tinctures.Make herbs a healthy part of your lifestyle.

Sage Trucano creatively and intuitively combines Western, Native and Herbal healing practices to empower one to heal the whole – mind, body and spirit. Weaving therapeutic knowledge from her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Western and Mayan Herbal consulting, with Indigenous practices including Mayan Traditional Healing Methods (Uterine massage, Pulse Diagnosis and Healings), she weaves indigenous wisdom from many native healers with ceremony and herbal treatments.

She teaches and runs various workshops, healing retreats and herbal events and is owner of Sage Dreams, herbal products for health and beauty including Mayan Medicinal tinctures, healing tea blends and more.