Our work at Regenerating Paradise is to listen, really listen, and to help people listen to each other. We bring people together who are working on different initiatives to talk with each other, share ideas and cross-pollinate them. Sometimes people will discover new synergies and collaborations. Other times they’ll go away more clear about their work — and knowing how much they are part of a larger whole.
We also come together in a celebratory way, talking story, listening to great music and sharing wonderful food. When people know what’s actually happening, when they understand the ways in which their neighbors are stepping forward to regenerate paradise, they get inspired and informed. It is regeneration in action. Maybe they’ll join an existing project, or maybe they will start something new. The regenerative spirit grows.
for Camp Fire Recovery
Experienced in disaster relief, folks from Field Innovation Team and Burners Without Borders offered their support to determine first steps
Locals from the Ridge gathered with folks from a wider community who shared their experiences and expertise in disaster recovery to weave a pathway forward.
So much is happening in Paradise. Rather than become silos, our hope was to bring groups and individuals together to share their work and collaborate.
Born from the desire to create a cohesive community movement, this was an open invitation to share ideas and actionable tasks.
Fire survivors from Paradise and Lake County gathered with folks involved in post-disaster community work to find areas of alignment and collaboration.
Post-Disaster Ecology: John D. Liu
Filmmaker and ecologist John D. Liu offered stories of resiliency and shared his insights into the possibilities for large scale ecosystem restoration post-disaster.
Lake County Fire Learning Journey
Lake County, CA
At the invitation from our friends who are rebuilding after the 2015 fire in Lake County, we toured their town and sat in discussion with their community.
Camp Fire Restoration Project
R.P. facilitated an intensive two-day strategic planning session for the Camp Fire Restoration Project board and staff as they position for the long-term ecological restoration of the Camp Fire burn scar.