Classes and Workshops

U of Oregon-Planet Drum Study Abroad Program Summer 2012

By Thomas Weaver | September 23, 2012

In the summer of 2012, I traveled with thirteen other students and one professor to Ecuador to learn about bioregionalism and sustainable city building. Our destination was Bahia de Caraquez, a coastal city that met with disaster in 1997 and 98, experiencing heavy El Nino rain that resulted in a massive landslide followed by an earthquake. In 1999, the city decided to rebuild with a […]

Mural Report

By Fred Alvarado | January 11, 2008

In January 2008 I had a chance to work on a mural project for the outside wall of a school in Bahia De Caraquez, Ecuador.  I was assisted by the children of the Valverde Elementary School and students of the Bahia Bioregionalismo youth group. I was helped by volunteers from Planet Drum: Clay, Jasper, Darlene, Sam, and adults from the community, Cheo and Ramón.  This […]

Learning to Partner with a Life-Place

By Peter Berg | June 12, 2004

Learning to Partner With a Life-Place is the outline of a first year bioregional curriculum. It was first published June 12, 2004 as Dispatch #1 from Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.  On a fog-wet spring morning in San Francisco, our unusual urban group climbed to the top of a rock promontory midway along a canyon trail to   get a clear view of the standout feature in […]