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Past Current Items

Solstice 2010 Poem (12/20/10)

Audio of Nature in Cities Panel. (6/14/10)

Bay Area Farmers' Market Updates (6/3/10)

Copenhagen Reports

Earth Day & Memorial Day events

April 28, 2010- Nature in Cities Presentation

Past Announcements on the Planet Drum Homepage

Peter Berg will be reading from and signing copies of En- visioning Sustainability in the San Francisco Bay area in January. (1/5/10)

David Simpson Reports from Copenhagen.
(12/12)Updated with picturesReports #2 & Report #3 (12/16/09). More pictures & Report #4(12/17/09). Report #5 and photos (12/22/09). Final Report #6 (1/11/10)

Last Minute Gift Ideas from PDF include an  Eco-Ecuador Calendar, the book Envisioning Sustainability and more. (12/11/09)

Please see our new Volunteering  in Ecuador Information Page . (Voluntariado en Ecuador con Fundacion Planeta Tambor.

Peter Berg will be reading from and signing copies of En- visioning Sustainability in the San Francisco Bay area in January. (1/5/10)

The last '09 Report from Bahia is in. (1/8/10)

David Simpson Reports from Copenhagen.
(12/12)Updated with picturesReports #2 & Report #3 (12/16/09). More pictures & Report #4(12/17/09). Report #5 and photos (12/22/09). Final Report #6 (1/11/10)

Last Minute Gift Ideas from PDF include an  Eco-Ecuador Calendar, the book Envisioning Sustainability and more. (12/11/09)

Peter Berg's Envisioning Sustainability is now available from Planet Drum Foundation. (8/20/09)

Aaron Kase, Bahia volunteer from Feb.-May, describes his experiences in his Volunteer Testimonial. (May 22, 2009)

Also see: a description of and link to the audio from the March 11, 2009 Remanufacturing Panel (4/10/09)

See new listings on Planet Drum events. (10/11/09) 

The final 6 Reports from the Bioregional Education Classes have been posted. (10/11/09)

Three new Reports from Clay have been posted Report 11 and Report 12 and Report 13.. (10/10/09)

Clay sent a Report #10 for July including work on the Bioregional Sustainability Institute's land with lots of photos. (Aug. 4, 2009)

Clay's Report #9 describes volunteers' watering and greenhouse activities in pictures. (July 4,2009)

The first Reports from the three Bioregional Education after-school classes in Ecuador-- bilingual and with photos-- have arrived. (June 30, 2009)

Report #8 includes many photos and an overview of watering proceedures. (June 30, 2009)

Clay's Report #7 high- lights transplanting seedlings and revisiting past sites...with photos. (June 15,2009)

Report #6 from Clay is up with photos of volunteers and Education Class teachers & assistants. (May 18, 2009) 

The final PD June Workshop in Alameda Co., CA, will be held June 27,2009. (6/15/09)

Also see: a description of and link to the audio from the March 11, 2009 Remanufacturing Panel, information about PD June Workshops in Alameda Co., CA, and PD tabling events in May to visit with  staff.(4/10/09)

Clay's Report #5 with photos of greenhouse seedbed replanting is up. (4/21/09)

The website has many new additions: 1)Clay sent a letter and Report #4 with many photos, 2) a description of and link to the audio from the March 11, 2009 Remanufacturing Panel, 3)information about PD May & June Workshops in Alameda Co., CA, and 4) PD tabling events in Apr. & May to visit with  staff.(4/10/09)

Clay sent Report #3, a photo essay report with 16 pictures. (3/12/09)

Peter Berg's Third and final Dispatch, "How Eco-Bahia was Rescued" describes Carnaval, with photos.(3/6/09)

Peter Berg's second Dispatch, "Discovering the Status of Some Things to Come" has just arrived.(2/23/09)

Mark Hebard sent a letter updating PD's activities in Bahia. (2/20/09)

Peter Berg is in Bahia to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Eco-city Declaration. He has just sent his first Dispatch, "In the Season of Rising Expectations." (2/16/09)

On March 11 a free panel discussion on "Local Remanufacturing Our Way out of the Recession" will be co-sponsored by Planet Drum Fdn. (2/15/09)

Planting has begun in Ecuador and Clay sent Report #2 with many photos.(2/11/09)

Reorganization of our website is continuing (12/29/08)

The first report from Ecuador for 2009 arrived.(1/27/09)

Clay finishes up his field reports for 2008 with a Report for the last three weeks of Dec. (1/2/09)

A Tribute to Nanao Sakaki has been posted in the library.(12/29/08) (Photos added 1/3/09)

Another Report featuring monumental end-year planting & greenhouse repair arrived today from Clay. (12/9/08)

Clay sent a Report with many pictures of Planet Drum 's Institute land. (12/08/08)

Clay describes new sites, a visit from President Correa, and an outing with students in his latest Report. (11/14/08)

Peter Berg's third Dispatch A Slice Through Layers of Days  has just been posted. (10/25/08)

A second Dispatch from Peter Berg arrived today, An Experience of Social Worth. (10/17/0810)

Peter Bergs returned to Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador for the month of October and has sent a Dispatch ,Introduction to Interview with Maria Soledad Vela About “Rights of Nature” in New Ecuador Constitution (10/16/08)

Clay sends his Report #14 for the last half of Sept. And  the final Reports from the Bioregional Education classes including photos. See Report #11, Report #12.(10/9/08) 

Clay returns to Bahia after a visit with his family. He describes seed collecting and locating new planting sites in Report #13 which includes beautiful photos of seeds and Ceibo trees.(9/25/08)

A new essay by Peter Berg, Meeting Thomas Berry, Biospherean, has been posted in the library. (9/6/08)

Ecuador calling! Clay's Bahia Report #12 is just in. The dry season is in full force. (8/20/08)

Visit with PD staff at  presentations and tabling events. (8/20/08)

Clay's Reports #10 (July 7-21) and #11(July 21-Aug.1) with great photos have just been posted. (8/8/08) 

Ramon's Bioregional Education Class Reports for June (Set 3 and Set 4) and July (Set 5) with pictures have been posted.(8/7/08)

Report #9 (June 23-July 6) from Clay includes a visit from Canadian volunteers, the 'Children of Ecuador'--a busy and exciting week with lots of photos.(7/14/08)  

Clay's Eco-Ecuador Report for June 9-23 includes a visit from former Project Manger Brian Teinert.(6/29/08)

The "Bioregionalismo" after-school class has begun and Ramon has sent Reports from  Apr.3-May 9 and May 14-23.Clay reports on May 28-June 6, 2008. (June 16,2008)

It's not too late to volunteer with Planet Drum in Ecuador this summer! See Volunteer Announcement.(5/23/08)

Clay reports about May 12-23,2008 activities. (June 4,2008)

A new Report from Clay covering Apr.28-May12 was just posted. (5/23/08)

Clay's bi-weekly Report #4 has arrived.(5/3/08)

Latest events from Clay in Ecuador are just in! Report #3 (4/17/08)

Peter and Judy are both sending dispatches from Ecuador. Peter's final April 2008 report from the visit, Celebration / Reflection) is up, as well as two other recent ones: National / Local Transformation (3/24/08) and Tropical Winter Sketches (3/17). Judy's Journals cover her observations from the trip. Worth reading!
(posted 4/14/08)

New Reports from Clay and Muralist Fred Alvarado have been posted. (3/4/08)

Planet Drum coordinated  gatherings to define a program for a New Green Deal. Click for the latest info.Click to read the document, New Green Deal for 2009.  (3/4/08)

Clay's January 2008 Ecuador Reports, letters, and many photos have been posted.(2/12/08) 

Guard Fox Watch, the international ecological monitoring group, press release about the Winter 2010 Olympics has just been posted. (1/10/08)

Visit with Peter Berg and Planet Drum at the Watershed Environ- mental Poetry Festival, Berkeley CA, Saturday, November 1, noon to 4:00 (10/28/08)

Salubrious Solstice to all! The Solstice (Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, Winter in the Southern one) occurs at 4:59PM PDT Friday, June 20. Peter Berg presents about the New Green Deal June 21.(June 16,2008)

Peter Berg will be presenting at the International Eco-City Summit, and Planet Drum celebrates Earth Day. See the Planet Drum Events Page

Click here for ongoing Eco-Ecuador Reports and Peter Berg's Dispatches for 2007 Reports from Planet Drum's Project Manager and Bioregional Education Director in Bahia, and  Dispatches from Peter Berg have been indexed and divided into multiple pages for faster loading. (Reports and Dispatches updated Dec.26, 2007) 

The first 2008 letter from Clay in Ecuador just arrived, updating holiday and new activities. (1/10/08)

Brief bios of Current (Oct. 24,1007)
and  Previous Volunteers in Eco-Ecuador (May 28,2007)

If you're thinking about volunteering in Ecuador, now's a great time to get in touch. (July 20, 2007).

Raymond Dasmann's enduring ode to Shasta Bioregion has been added to our online library. (11 Jan 2007)

Solstice Time coming. Friday, Dec. 21, 10:08pm (Pacific Time Zone, U.S.) marks the moment when Winter begins in the North and Summer begins in the South. Throw a yule log on the fire or some suntan lotion on the skin, depending on where you live.

Announcing: Monthly  San Francisco Bioregional Workshops are scheduled from September-December 2007.  Needs free Acrobat Reader to view. SFUSD teacher scholarships are available. Click here for San Francisco Bioregional Workshop dates. (updated Aug.20,2007) 

Peter Berg sent two new Dispatches from Ecuador (28 Mar 2007)

See our Announcement: Seeking Volunteers for the Eco-Ecuador project. (28 Mar 2007)

Announcing: Alameda County Bioregional Workshop now is scheduled for August 12, 2007 with SFUSD teacher scholarships. Needs free Acrobat Reader to view. (updated July 31,2007)

Announcing: Bioregional Field Immersion Workshop (June 2-3, 2007) in San Francisco's 10,000 year-old Glen Canyon. Led by Chrystal Schreck and Paul Belz. Needs free Acrobat Reader to view.

Solstice Coming! Winter in the South, Summer in the North. If you're in San Francisco, come join us at Ocean Beach, June 21. We gather an hour before sunset. Lincoln and Great Highway (look for us just south of there).

Announcing: an Evening of Short Films with Planet Drum Foundation (San Francisco, Friday, May 4, 2007, 7-9pm) Needs free Acrobat Reader to view.

Thomas Koblinger has sent a compilation of field project and bioregion education project reports (Nov. 26-Dec 18, 2006)

Dan Robbins has sent a new report from Ecuador where the reforestation project is gaining renown.

Join Planet Drum in a two-day Bioregional Workshop in San Francisco. Nov 18-19, 2006.

Dot..dot..dash. This just in... ship to shore. Peter Berg sent a report from the Peace Boat on its way to SF Bay bioregional awareness. (10 Oct 2006)

Fantastic Job Opportunity: The Field Project Manager position just opened in Ecuador. Click here for more information and instructions for applicants. (Deadline: Sept 30 2006).

Peter Berg has contributed three recent articles: new Ecuador Dispatches (The Core of Eco-Tourism, Sept. 20, 2006, and Reality Checks, Sept. 12, 2006) and New Weather and You, a bioregional perspective on global warming.

Planet Drum announces a special opportunity for SF Bay Area teachers: Introduction to San Francisco Bioregional Ecology Education with upcoming workshop dates in Oct, Nov, and Dec 2006.

Patrick Wylie and Valentina Caminati are sending weekly reports from Planet Drum's Eco Ecuador project. Keep up to date on their exciting work (latest report: #39, August 28-September 3, 2006.

Peter Berg's homage to the late Murray Bookchin, inscrutable luminary and obstinate godfather to the anarcho ecology movement. (August, 2006)

Pat discusses seeds and seedlings in Report #28 and Valentina completes Native Plants education and begins waterseds in Report #29. (July 20,2006)

Pat returned from hiking and Report #26 provides exciting news about the greenhouse. Valentina plays a tree identification game with the children in Report #27. (July 19,2006)

Valentina guides children through more ecological concepts in Report #25. (June 28, 2006)

While Pat was hiking, volunteer Sarah Couture discusses the week, including aphids, new volunteers, and the latest soccer news in Report #24. (June 24, 2006)(corrected June 28, 2006)

Valentina describes her first Bioregional Education class in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador in Report #23. (June 22, 2006

Pat recounts late spring rains and invites visitors in Bahia to attend Art Nights in Report #21. Valentina Carminati, newly hired as the Field Bioregional Education Manager, sends her first thoughts in Report #22. (June 13, 2006)

Pat recounts the arrival of compost from the city in Report #19 and the arrival of an unwelcome guest in the greenhouse in Report #20. (June 12, 2006)

Pat recounts rainfall and a seminar on Dry Tropical Forest in Report # 17, and adventures with wasps and the favorite part of his week in Report #18. (May 18, 2006)

Our web server has finally allowed us to update the website and Pat's Report #14, Report #15, and Report #16 have been posted. (May 5, 2006)

Pat Wylie's Report #13 from Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador has just been posted. (April 12, 2006)

Peter Berg spent most of the month of March in Ecuador. He sent his first Dispatch, Winter's Wet Green Heat, on March 10, 2006. (April 12, 2005)

Guard Fox Watch's Winter Olympics Overview and Critique has been posted (April 10, 2006)

Heather's Reports #8, 9, and Patrick Wylie's Reports #10, 11, and 12, from Ecuador have just been posted. (April 5, 2006)

Report #7 from Heather discusses plantings and preparations for Pat's,   arrival. Pat will replace Heather as the Ecuador Project Manager in April. (Feb. 25,2006)

Report #4 has just surfaced. It is a very complete description of work done in late January. (Feb. 25, 2006)

Report #5 and Report #6 from Heather in Ecuador detail progress in plantings and new sites in the rainy season. (Feb.11, 2006)

Report #3 has just arrived from Heather in Ecuador.(Jan.24, 2006)

Heather has begun sending 2006 Reports. Report #1 and Report #2 have just been posted. (Jan. 20, 2006)

Report #52 and #53 are in to finish up Heather's  2005 reports. (January 6,2006)

Kristen Lansdale has sent a must-read final Report #40  describing and evaluating her experiences as 2005 Field Bioregional Education Manager in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. (October 2, 2005)

Planet Drummers noted the Summer Solstice on a sunny day yesterday. Salubrious Solstice to all. Summer in the Northern Hemispheres, Winter in the Southern ones. (June 22,2006)

Silent Auction bidding for Planet Drum's Earth Day Eve Benefit Party is now open! (April 11,2006)

Join Planet Drum for an Earth Day Eve Benefit Party on April 21, 2006 and/or Bioregional Education Program on April 22 &23. (April 5, 2006)

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our Rug Sale Benefit. It was a festive and financial success. The winner of the Rug Raffle was Destiny Kinal. Detail from the rug is below. (Jan 20, 2006)   

Peter Berg is speaking 2/24/06 in San Francisco. See Events. (Jan.20, 2006)

Report #51 came  from Heather with updates about sites. (December 23, 2005)

Report #50 is in from Heather in Ecuador. Photos too. (December 14, 2005)

Take a look at our Library page. It has just been reorganized with new articles and poems: Learning to Partner with a Life-Place and Hudson Loan have been added. (November 16,2005)

Heather's Ecuador Report #49, with photos is just in. (December 5, 2005)

More Reports, #47 and #48, both with photos are in from Heather. (December 1, 2005)

Heather's Report #45 and #46 (with photos!) are just in. (November 14, 2005)

Heather's Reports #41, #42, #43 and #44 from October have been posted. (October 29,2005)

January Rug Sale Benefit. You can bid on a rug now! Sun Bow Trading Co. has selected carpets, kilims, soumaks, fabulous utility bags & other ethnographic one-of-a-kind textiles for our January 14, 15, 2006 Benefit Sale. (December 1, 2005) 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HELP PLANET DRUM. to Shop online at Green Home or give a Green Home Gift Certificate (From these links PD receives 5%.) or donate your shopping rebate to Planet Drum/ Green City at any Cole Hardware in S.F. If you're moving, donate discards in Planet Drum's name to the Community Thrift Store, 623 Valencia, San Francisco.  (Dec. 6, 2005)

Solstice Time coming. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 10:35am (Pacific Time Zone, U.S.) marks the moment when Winter begins in the North and Summer begins in the South. Throw a yule log on the fire or some suntan lotion on the skin, depending on where you live.

Planet Drum will be busy in Northern California during November with presentations,workshops, performances and tabling. For details see Planet Drum Events. (October 28, 2005)

Heather Crawford sends news of the week from Bahia de Caraquez in Report #39 .(September 28, 2005)

The Equinox (Fall in North, Spring in South) is this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, 3:23 PM PDST). Moment of balance!

Visit Planet Drum in the  Northeast! The October 4-20 Tour's final itinerary has just been posted. (September 19,2005) 

Heather's Report #37 and Report #38  are in. (September 17/19, 2005)

Peter sent a new dispatch from Eco Ecuador on Careers of Improvisation (7 Sept 2005).

Heather sends news of a busy week in Ecuador, Report #36. (September 5, 2005)

Peter Berg returned to Bahia and has sent two dispatches from Ecuador on the progress of Planet Drum's eco-projects (2005 Dispatch #2 3-Sep and 2005 Dispatch #3 5-Sep).

A long Report #35 from Heather details progress with revegetation in Bahia.(August 29, 2005)

Heather updates site watering and a school tour in Report #34.(August 23,2005)

Kristen discusses leakage at a gas station in Report #32 and Heather reports on burning at the Cherry Tree site in Report #33. (August 15,2005)  

Three new reports from Ecuador—Heather's Report #29 and Report #31, and Kristen's Report #30 are in. (August 10, 2005)

Kristen's students made paper in Report #28. (July 29, 2005)

Peter sent a scintillating article on Nagano Prefecture that reads as part eco-report and part journal-of-mind. (July 22, 2005)

Kristen prepares her students to teach in Report #26 and Heather receives young trees from another greenhouse in Report #27 (July 22,2005)

Catching up with Ecuador: Kristen's Reports #20, #22, #24 and  Heather's Reports # 21, #23, #25 were posted. (July 17, 2005)

A second report, Finding the Future in the Mud arrived from Japan today. (July 13, 2005)

First report from Peter Berg's current trip to Japan. Read Colors Are The Deeds Of Light  (July 5, 2005)

Heather's Eco-Ecuador Report #18 and Report #19 were posted. (June 17, 2005)

Heather's Report #16 and Kristen's Report #17 include preparations for World Environment Week (June 6, 2005)

Four more of Kristen's Bioregional Education reports and four more of Heather's Field Projects reports have been posted. They are listed in the index for their Reports.  (May 29, 2005)

Awaken your bioregional senses by coming to Planet Drum's next Introduction to Bioregional Education a two-day workshop on August 20 & 21. (July 26, 2005)

Salubrious Solstice to all! Monday, June 20, 2005 is the Solstice at 11:56PM Pacific Daylight time.  PD Staff and friends will celebrate the first sunset of summer on Tuesday evening, June 21st. Join us at the beach at Lincoln Ave. and the Great Highway (turn left on the beach). We'll be there at least a half an hour before sunset. Bring a little food/music to share. (June 17,2005)

Kristen Lansdale describes her first week working in Bahia de Caraquez as the Field Bioregional Education Manager in Report #7. (May 20, 2005)

Report #6, discusses events of two linked weeks from Heather Crawford. (April 26, 2005)

Report #5 from Heather arrived today from Ecuador. (March 29,2005)   

Just in from Ecuador: Report #3 from new Field Projects Manager Heather Crawford, and  Report #4, exciting update on our solar hot water project (back- ground in Report #1). (March 22, 2005)

Today Peter Berg, who has been in Ecuador since early February, sent Dispatch #1, Eco-Bahia Becomes an Adult at the Age of Six (Feb.27, 2005)

This week there are several reports from Ecuador. Report #1, Two Volunteers' Extraordinary Reports and Report #2 from Renée Portanova give an exciting start to 2005. (Jan.30, 2005)

Renée Portanova in Ecuador closes out 2004 with two more reports. Report #26 and Report #27 describe festivities and work. (Jan. 11, 2005)

Green Home  Click here to shop at Green Home; PDF gets a percentage. (More Info)

Peter Berg added an update on the Eco Ecuador project to Renee's new report from Bahia (Nov. 29, 2004)

Five reports from Renée Portanova in Ecuador have been posted. Report #20, Report #21, Report #22, Report #23, and Report #24. (October 25, 2004)

Peter Berg and Judy Goldhaft sent four Dispatches from their recent visit to Bioregional Japan:

#1. A Prescription for Japan's Cities, Sept. 26, 2004

#2. Finding the Path Off the Road, Oct. 7, 2004

#3. Tokyo Typhoon: Vestiges of a People and a River, Oct. 15, 2004

#4. Restoring Ecology From the Inside Out, Oct. 18, 2004

Awaken your bioregional senses by coming to Planet Drum's next Introduction to Bioregional Education, a two-day workshop on June 4 & 5. (May 20, 2005)

Awaken your bioregional senses by coming to Planet Drum's next Introduction to Bioregional Education, a two-day workshop on May 14 & 15. (March 26, 2005)

Join Planet Drum staff for a celebration of the Spring Equinox on March 20, at 5pm. (March 15, 2005) 

Three new Reports from Planet Drum staff in Ecuador have just been posted. Report #17 is from Christina Knott. Report #18 and Report #19 are from Renée Portanova. (September 4,2004)

Christina Knott, volunteering in Ecuador sent us Report #16 today. (August 16, 2004)

Another Report, Report #15, arrived from Renée Portanova from Ecuador.(August 15, 2004)

On September 10, Peter Berg will be speaking in San Francisco on "The Second Wave of Ecology." Planet Drum will be tabling at the 7th Annual PROGRESSIVE FESTIVAL. Join us on September 26 in Petaluma, CA. (July 2, 2004, revised August 2, 2004 and August 16,2004)

From Ecuador, Renée Portanova sent Report #12, Report #13, and Report #14 as well as information about the new Project Seed Bank, and a call for a volunteer Bioregional Educator. (July 29,2004)

Dispatch #6, A Re-birth of Ecologics has arrived. In it Peter Berg discusses economics. (July 1, 2004)

Several more Dispatches arrived from Peter Berg. Follow the links to read them: Dispatch #2: The Next Five Years Begin on a Dry Note, Dispatch #3: Close Call, Solemn Solstice, Dispatch #4: Seeing the Future in the Past, Again, Dispatch #5: How a day Passes Here (June 28, 2004)

Peter Berg has sent a new Dispatch from Ecuador: Learning to Partner with a Life- Place. (June 12, 2004).

Report #11, another letter from Renée, and has been posted. (June 1, 2004)

A new letter from Renée  arrived and has been posted as Report #10. (May 20, 2004)

Renée Portanova's  Report #8 and Report#9 from Bahia de Caraquez have just been posted. (April 30,2004)

Planet Drum will be tabling at conferences on August 13-15 in West Marin County,

Northern/Summer, Southern/Winter begins Sunday, June 20, 2004, 5:57pm (PDST).

View the neighborhood oriented educational curriculum that will be launched in June 2004 by PDF in Bahia de Caraquez.  (March 27, 2004)

Renée Portanova's  Report #6 and Brian Teinert's Report #7 are in from from Bahia de Caraquez. (March 27, 2004) 

In Mid-February, Bahia festively marked the fifth anniversary of the Eco-city Proclamation.  See Brian Teinert's, Triumphant Eco-City Celebration in Bahia De Caraquez, Ecuador, for details. In Report #3 Natalie Pollard relates volunteer work there, and in Report #5 Renée Portanova provides a complete record of revegetation activities to date. (March 2004)

Internet news service story about us! Be sure to read "Another Green World: 1970's-spawned Planet Drum Foundation presages today's green renaissance" Just search the Archives at http://www.sfgate.com [scroll down the "search in" box at the top left and click on "Archives," then click "go". The title is "Another Green World," author is Josh Wilson and "Planet Drum" or planetdrum.org is the keyword] (March 2004)  

Our confrontational March 2, 2004 press release "Winter Olympics Won't Avoid Environmental Damage" is based on the summary of findings in Bioregional Impacts, Ecological Implications, and Recommendations for Olympic Winter Games from ecological monitoring group Guard Fox Watch. The full report can be seen in English at Bioregional Impacts, Ecological Implications, and Recommendations - 2006 Winter Olympic Games and in Italian at Impatto Bioregionale, Implicazioni Ecologiche E Raccomandazioni Per I Giochi Olimpici Invernali Del 2006 A Torino - Italia . (October 2003 and March 2004)

During April & May, Planet Drum will be making presentations and tabling at various conferences, forums and celebrations. Visit us in San Francisco 4/3, and 4/21, & 4/25-5/2, Medford, Oregon 4/22, Mount Shasta 4/24, and Berkeley 4/24.  (March 27 & 31, 2004)

Upcoming planetary event: Equinox (Spring in the North, Fall in the South), Saturday, March 20, 2004, at 11:16 am PST. Time to gather and celebrate equal light and dark.

There are two tabling events in April and May where you can meet and get information from Planet Drum staff. (March 10, 2004)

A copy of Peter Berg's article "The Bioregional Approach for Making Sustainable Cities", written for Japan Urban Green Tech magazine has been added to the library! (July 21, 2003)

Peter Berg and Judy Goldhaft will be presenting at A Community Dialogue about Water, Wayershed, & Local Creeks in the morning of January 31, 2004.

Planet Drum Foundation has sponsored  landscape architect and author Jane Wolff's  efforts to produce a book and deck of cards focusing on the California Delta. Just  released by William Stout Publishers, Delta Primer book signings   will be at:

3A Gallery, 
101 South Park, 
San Francisco 
Thursday, January 15, 2004, 5 to 7 pm, and LIMN Sacramento, 
501 Arden Way, Sacramento
Saturday, January 17, 2004, 4 to 7 pm

Don't forget the beginning of the return of the light: the Winter Solstice (Summer in the South) takes place Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 11:04pm (just before midnight) Pacific Daylight Time. Time to gather and celebrate the longest night. Join Planet Drum's friends on the beach at the edge of the Pacific.

Join us for a Free Holiday Green City networking party: December 12, 2003, 5:00pm to 9:30pm.

This morning the sixth dispatch, Wild & “Wild” Encounters , appeared by email. (November 26, 2003)

The fifth dispatch, Pique y Pasa (Choose What You Like), finally arrived after numerous computer glitches. (November 22, 2003)

The fourth dispatch, For Indoor Use Only - A Meditation,  appeared today. (Nov. 20, 2003)

Peter's third dispatch, Reiterating the Ecological City came in this morning. (Nov. 15, 2003)

Peter's second dispatch, Re-emerging Indigenas,  just arrived. (Nov. 13, 2003)

Peter Berg returned to Bahia de Caraquez in early November. His first dispatch, Natives Are Harder is just in. (Nov. 12, 2003) 

Visit with Planet Drum staff at the Green Festival, November 8 and 9, 2003, at the San Francisco Design Center Concourse at 635- 8th St.  Planet Drum will be hosting the "Kitchen Table", roundtable discussions and sessions.  All are welcome.

Environmental Job Available. Planet Drum is seeking a Field Projects Manager in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador to  create an ecological city.

Kick-off the Halloween & Dia de Los Muertos Season! CELEBRATE with Planet Drum Foundation at our 30th Anniversary Party and Benefit on October 25th, 2003. Or visit with staff at workshops & tabling events

Upcoming planetary event: Equinox (Fall in the North, Spring in the South), Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 3:47am PDST. Time to gather and celebrate equal light and dark.

Don't forget the pause that refreshes: the Summer Solstice (Winter in the South) takes place June 21, 2003 at 12:10pm (just past noon) Pacific Daylight Time (19:10 UT). "The dark turns light and the light turns inward, and the cycle begins anew."

On July 19, 2003 Planet Drum and ATA will hold Planet Drum Event -- a networking benefit for the Green City Calendar. Come see an inspiring film about San Francisco activists in the late 60's, Les Diggers de San Francisco #2,  and connect with other current fighters of the good non-profit fight!

New reports from staff member Brian Teinert working in Ecuador on the Planet Drum Eco projects. (27 April 2003, 5 May 2003,12 May 2003)

Peter Berg gave a presentation in Ecuador that outlines a plan for bioregional action. (23 Feb 2003)

The second Dispatch from Peter Berg's current trip to Ecuador,  Revelations in a Cattle Slough, arrived. (19 Jan., 2003)

Peter Berg sent the first Dispatch of 2003, Ecuador and Planet Drum Undergo Major Transitions which discusses the current, changing political situation in Ecuador and reviews Planet Drum's five-year bioregional engagement in Bahia de Caraquez. (18 Jan. 2003)

Hard at work in Ecuador, Peter Berg sent a tribute to the late Raymond Dasmann. (12 Jan. 2003)

All recent staff reports from Ecuador have been posted. (19 Dec. 2002)

Peter Berg sent a second dispatch from the current work trip to Ecuador, "Governments ... Across the Street". (September 25, 2002)

We received an Equinox Dispatch sent from the Planet Drum contingent in Bahia de Caraquez, Eco Ecuador. (September 21, 2002) 

Xchange Store opened with book, maps, and other bioregional products available from Planet Drum.
(August 25, 2002)

Listings updated on the All Bioregions CalendarPlanet Drum Events page, and the Green City Calendar.
(August 25,2002)

Graphics for the first slide show were added to the Post-Environmentalist Directions of Bioregionalism (August 25,2002)

A new Events & Calendars page now has a separate All Bioregions Calendar in addition to the Green City Calendar and Planet Drum Events page. (August 16, 2002)

Looking for Resources by Jeff Goddin, Eco-Bahia Projects Manager (August 8, 2002)

Green City Calendar (August 8, 2002)

Post-Environmentalist Directions of Bioregionalism by Peter Berg (June 1,2002)

Revegetation Project Bahia de Caraquez by Lisa Kundrat (April 1, 2002)

Fanca Produce by Lisa Kundrat (March 29, 2002)

The "Bear" in the Bosque and Other Outcomes by Peter Berg (22 Feb 02)

Dancing Public Revegetation onto Private Land by Peter Berg (17 Feb 02)

Carnaval Heat by Peter Berg (12 Feb 02)

Peter Berg's recap of the Utah Olympics' Alerts by Guard Fox Watch (11 Feb 02)