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First Annual Yuba Village Building Convergence

posted Jul 6, 2017, 11:04 AM by Kristin Snell   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 11:18 AM ]

by Avani, Yuba Village

Building community resiliency through Placemaking, workshops, dancing, music and Feasts, this is the First Annual Yuba Village Building Convergence, June 20-25th. 

The process of reclaiming public space to serve community needs, by the community, is known as Placemaking and this is what Yuba Village is doing. We are a group of activated community members hosting a week long festival offering various Placemaking sites to plug in and get your hands dirty to improve public space for the community. Such sites include the NSJ Community Center (formerly know as the Senior Center) where we have been creating a Pollinator Garden and plan to repair the picnic tables, Full Circle Garden behind the county jail, building a cob bench at Burton Homestead, and Commercial street in downtown Nevada City where we will be transforming a block of the street into a piazza, or town square, for the weekend. 

We also have an all star line up for workshops on community resiliency, herbalism, natural building and more from Starhawk, Mark Lakeman, Penny Livingston, Rowen White, Don Tipping, Dr. Florie Wild, Sequoia and Matt Berry, to name a few. Ayla Nereo, Mariee Sioux, Love and Light, Samba Drop and more will be offering amazing beats in the evening times to get our groove on. 

Check out to inquire about tickets, the schedule and how to volunteer. To get in on what's happening at the NSJ Community Center contact Avani at 480.993.6487.