Lauren Dalberth Hage is co-founder & director of the Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education (WE). As a designer, facilitator, wilderness guide and consutlant, Lauren leads a variety of adult, teen and family programs that weave together deep nature connection, community resilience, permaculture, and social justice. These nature-based programs and services are designed to train resilient, transformational leaders to think, feel, act and design from a foundation rooted in holistic interrelationship. Lauren works with communities to support the honoring and witnessing of life transitions, and is especially dedicated to the reclamation of a healthy cultural relationship to menstruation.
“The oak tree led me here. The earthworms on my neighbors’ driveway led me here. The feeling of the salty sea air on my face led me here. My grandmother’s love of life led me here. I take those stories and the thousands more with me, held in my heart and in my body, from my childhood in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to my adulthood in California. I come with ancestors from Russia and Italy and Scotland, and relatives from Germany and New Jersey and Florida and Colorado.
I sing on the shores of northern California where I live now, doing my best to walk and dance and work in a way that honors the relationships that exist between all of creation.”
As a Designer, Educator, Guide & Community Facilitator, Lauren is dedicated to creating abundant, healthy and regenerative communities where people live in reciprocal relationships with the land and with each other. Lauren co-founded Weaving Earth in 2007.
Lauren began studying Permaculture in 2000 at Pennsylvania State University where she completed her B.S. in Earth Sciences and Geography. She completed a masters-level certification in Ecological Agriculture from the New College of California and spent three years in an advanced, intensive study of regenerative design and nature awareness with the Regenerative Design Institute (RDI).
Lauren is a bridge person; she is able to share her love of life and deep connection to the natural world in diverse situations, bridging the invisible boundaries that keep us separated from one another. She has taught in the classroom, the garden, and the wilderness for over a decade.
Lauren spent the last 6 years facilitating various workshops and courses in Regenerative Design, Permaculture, Nature Connection, Bird Language and the Art of Mentoring with the Regenerative Design Institute (RDI) www.regenerativedesign.org and the 8 Shields Institute www.8shields.org. She has also facilitated workshops at the Buckeye Gathering, the California Permaculture Convergence, and the Bioneers Conference.
Fueled by her passion for supporting a vibrant local food system, Lauren was on the visionary team for the urban food security project that birthed Petaluma Bounty. She also co-founded and is on the steering committee of Permaculture Marin, a non-profit organization dedicated to collaborating with local communities to teach and apply the principles and practices of permaculture as a means of furthering the development of regenerative ecologies, economies and communities.
Lauren is dedicated to supporting important life transitions for all ages. In this spirit, she supports her local community through the honoring and witnessing of thresholds and is especially dedicated to the reclamation of a healthy cultural relationship to menstruation.