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SoulShine’s Permaculture Inspired Conference

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Date(s) - Sep 16, 17
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

SoulShine Decatur

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SoulShine is hosting our first Permaculture Inspired Conference.  Our day of panels & activities will provide you pathways of practicing permaculture in your everday life.  This is a family-focused event with programming for adults & children!

All profits will be donated to Wholesome Wave Georgia.  Wholesome Wave Georgia increases access to fresh, healthy, local food by doubling foodstamp dollars at local, producer-only farmers markets.


Nature Stewardship: 

Atlanta is unique because of our dozens of nature preserves hidden within the perimeter. Jonah McDonald, author of Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests: Intown and Out, will introduce you to his favorite Atlanta greenspaces and provide tips, activities, and close-to-home destinations for nature play with your children. Instead of driving hours to the mountains to spend family time in the forest, Jonah will help you build these natural experiences into your everyday life!

Jonah McDonald

Author of Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests: Intown and Out
Published in April 2014 by Milestone Press

“Some say Atlanta is only about asphalt. This guidebook will change their minds.”

–Sally Sears, Executive Director, The South Fork Conservancy

Adventure Guide:


Learn about the importance of nutrient density in our food & the impact of our relationships relating to our diet. We will have recommendations on making these everyday choices.

Bremen SengStack, Permaculture Farmer, SoulShine Farm & Forage

Bremen Sengstack has been practicing agriculture for over 10 years, with a special interest and focus on Permaculture and reWilding. He believes that by choosing nutrient dense foods for our families and making choices for future generational health instead of our own, we can better care for our children today and our grandchildren tomorrow. He can be found barefoot in the field or wood, usually with a few little ones in tow.


Kimmy Coburn, Founder, Homestead Atlanta,


Katie Hayes, Executive Director, Community Farmer’s Market, (15min)

Wholesome Wave Representative (15min)


SoulShine Kitchen will provide a buffet at added cost – sign up for tickets when purchasing or feel free to bring your own meal.

Community Building and Closing call to action

SoulShine Market will be open during the breaks. The students have planted a variety of fall friendly plants and painted pots to sell, along with a handful of other items from this last month’s curriculum.