We are a public serving, experiential learning center that showcases and foster sustainable living practices, urban homesteading, community resiliency & preparedness, social justice and artistic expression. This sustainability hub allows people to see solutions in practice and gain access to the knowledge and resources to empower them to take action in their own lives, neighborhoods, towns, cities, and bio-regions. We wish this green center will replicate into communities across the world through the integration with community centers, schools, park & recreation facilities and other local organizations.
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Ernesto Hernandez Olmos is a multi-talented artist, specializing in many cultural art forms of the pre-Columbian peoples of Meso-America including music, dance, storytelling, sculpture, painting and making traditional instruments out of wood and clay. Ernesto was born in Oaxaca, México, and received his degree in art at “La Escuela de Bellas Artes” of the University of Oaxaca, and is an accomplished muralist with many standing artworks around the Bay Area. Ernesto is founder and director of Xaguia Gura and co-director of Balamoatl, projects dedicated to the diffusion of indigenous Meso-American culture, music, and dance. Ernesto has been collaborating with la Clinica de la Raza and the World Wide Indigenous sciences network as a Cultural Practitioner for 7 years, at la Cultura Cura in Fruitvale Oakland and San Rafael with Canal Welcome Center, serving Woman and Youth circles.