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Patryk Battle

Patryk Battle

Director of Living Web Farms

 

Michelle Smith

Principal, Circle Forward

Dave Meesters

Herbalist &

Rurual Mutual Aid Cultivator

Sonia Marcus

Patryk Battle

Director of Living Web Farm

 

Patryk Battle is the Director of Living Web Farms, a network of educational and research farms dedicated to the widespread transition to renewable energy, regenerative farming practices and the elimination of food insecurity. A major focus of his life’s work s the production,  processing and delivery of food to his community. Although the locus of his efforts has changed over the decades his dedication to making these endeavors more socially just and environmentally regenerative has not. He sees Mutual Aid as a natural pathway to social and economic justice and environmental regeneration.

 

Michelle Smith

Principal, Circle Forward

Michelle Smith calls herself a Societal Transformationist working to create a world that works for all in the tradition of Dr. Shariff Abdullah.  As Principal and Co-founder of Circle Forward, Michelle Smith provides coaching, facilitation and consultation for organizations and networks seeking to design their own inclusive and equitable governance systems around the principle of Consent.  For more than two decades she has worked with for-profit and non-profit businesses that are contributing to a vision of prosperity, vitality and peace for the whole community.  Michelle is also a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant (that is, one who specializes in ceremonies) and minister in the New Thought tradition.

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Dave Meesters

Herbalist & Rural Mutual Aid Cultivator

Dave Meesters is an herbalist, gardener, and land steward living in Madison County. He is the co-director of Medicine County Herbs, a medicinal herb apothecary and nursery, and the Terra Sylva School, which provides herbal education within a context of radical ecological and social consciousness and immersion in the wild woods of Appalachia.

Sonia Marcus

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<Placeholder>Michelle Smith calls herself a Societal Transformationist working to create a world that works for all in the tradition of Dr. Shariff Abdullah.  As Principal and Co-founder of Circle Forward, Michelle Smith provides coaching, facilitation and consultation for organizations and networks seeking to design their own inclusive and equitable governance systems around the principle of Consent.  For more than two decades she has worked with for-profit and non-profit businesses that are contributing to a vision of prosperity, vitality and peace for the whole community.  Michelle is also a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant (that is, one who specializes in ceremonies) and minister in the New Thought tradition.

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Carmen Lescher

Earthaven Ecovillage

<Placeholder>Dave Meesters is an herbalist, gardener, and land steward living in Madison County. He is the co-director of Medicine County Herbs, a medicinal herb apothecary and nursery, and the Terra Sylva School, which provides herbal education within a context of radical ecological and social consciousness and immersion in the wild woods of Appalachia.

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Regional Mutual Aid for a Regenerative Future

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