There is no doubt that the earth and human beings are intertwined. However, our species certainly has a knack for pretending as if this were not the case. The Bioneers Network brings together leading thinkers from around the world to help heal the divide between nature and people.

The Central Coast chapter of the Bioneers network will be holding a conference this October 25-27 at he historic Monday Club on Monterey Street, with the theme of “Turning Vision Into Action”. Lectures will focus on eco-science, social and environmental activism, food and farming, women’s leadership, economics, and restoring ecosystems. All major events from the national meeting in San Francisco will be simulcast in SLO. The local keynote address will be given by Drew Dellinger, founder of Global Poets for Justice. Special guest Nina Simons, author of Changing the Story & Igniting Leadership: Mobilizing Change for a Healthy, Just & Resilient Future will also speak during the gathering. Our good friends the Mother Corn Shuckers will provide musical entertainment with the unique, foot-stomping sound of what they like to call “beergrass”.

Bambu Batu is delighted to be selling tickets for the Central Coast Bioneers Conference. We will be offering five different passes here at the store in SLO. Prices range from $85-$300, and student discounts are available. Attendees ride free to and from Cal Poly with their badges. Payments are accepted in person by cash or check only.

Want to learn more about the Bioneers movement? Visit the website for the official schedule, and tune into local public radio station KCBX every Monday at 1pm to become inspired!