2001 West Coast Gathering
The Western Earthstewards Network would like to invite all
Earthstewards and guests to come together again at Lost Valley Educational
Center, Dexter, OR, Thursday June 14 through Sunday June 17, 2001. Pricing will
be similar to last year's, ranging from $115 to about $200 including meals and
We have also been given a special invitation and pricing to
add a pre-gathering Naka-Ima workshop June 8-11. Eleven Earthstewards did the
Naka-Ima together as a group before the 2000 gathering, and the workshop
deepened us as a group. Earthstewards are offered a sliding scale price for
Naka-Ima of from $200 to $500 which includes meals and lodging.
Russ Reina, workshop coordinator for Lost Valley also offers
Earthstewards a special incentive to do it all and have a special three-day
price to bridge the end of Naka-Ima on Tuesday and the beginning of the
gathering on Thursday. People who want to stay over can pay $10 per day (total
of $30 for food and lodging) for Monday through Wednesday nights and
participate in a garden program which will involve five hours per day Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday. The garden program will be a guided learning experience
that will involve hands-on instruction, part of a program that Lost Valley is
developing that establishes mutually beneficial relationships both personally
and with the land.
These ten days in June 2001 promise to be a wonderful
hands-on life-changing event for all of us.
Lost Valley Educational Center is an "Earthstewards" project
itself, in that it was begun 12 years ago by a group of Earthstewards at the
1988 ES gathering at Harbin who were committed to exploring land-based
community. It has grown through the years to be a principal player in the
permaculture and sustainable culture educational field. Publisher of the deep
ecology magazine, Talking Leaves, Lost Valley can be found on the Internet at
To get your name on the list for the 2001 Western
Earthstewards Gathering, send your name and address to Barbara Clark, 2310
Hillside Drive, Eureka, CA 95501, or to her e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want
to be part of the planning process, you are most welcome. If you want more info
or to register for the Naka-Ima, write Larry Kaplowitz directly at
There is still time to register for Gathering at Lost Valley.
A minimum of 25 is requested by Lost Valley, so please call Jim Brende soon if
you plan to attend at 415-435-8642 or email him at
Below are those registered to date.