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.
June 21 & 25, 2023
Focus Group discussion on housing and community needs in Camp Fire burn scar. Participants will receive a $40 gift card. Snacks also provided. Sessions are 1.5 hours.
Wednesday, June 21 @ 5:30-7:00 PM
Sunday, June 25 @ 1:00-2:30 PM
Paradise Stronger (6848 Skyway)
Cultivating Resource and Relationship. A bi-weekly Zoom conversation connecting fire-ecology regions in the USA and Australia, across the Pacific, and around the world.
Open Ear, Open Mic
Winter 2021 Weekly Online
Weekly online gathering to create a community forum for visions, ideas, and artful expressions to be cultivated toward the regeneration of Paradise and other disaster-affected communities.
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.
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.
Regional Wisdom Share
Fire survivors from Paradise and Lake County gathered with folks involved in post-disaster community work to find areas of alignment and collaboration.
Born from the desire to create a cohesive community movement, this was an open invitation to share ideas and actionable tasks.
Cultivating Our Community
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.
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.
for Camp Fire Recovery
Experienced in disaster relief, folks from Field Innovation Team and Burners Without Borders offered their support to determine first steps