Monday Program

Plans for 2024’s Monday program are still in progress, the 2023 program below is an excellent example of our recent Monday programs. Please Note: This “traditional” Monday program is happening at the same time as Monday’s portion of the 2 day long 2024 Convergence of International Communities (CIC).

Traditional Monday program 2023

Overview: On Monday following the Communities Conference, Rustling Roots Ecological Education Center as a part of Cambia Community will host a series of workshops on topics ranging from permaculture and ecology to community building to music and dance. 

Tickets are $40, or $20 for those who only attend one session (morning or afternoon). Tickets include lunch and dinner. Food will be vegan and include local produce from our network of community farms. 

Workshops will include:

Morning 9:30 am Tree House Construction

Introduction to tree house construction. 

  • What is the purpose
  • Techniques equipment, materials 
  • Hoisting, pulleys and platforms
  • Using harnesses to belay and rappel 
  • Use to timber and other materials
  • Knots, lashings and fasteners
  • Safety – How not to die 

After lunch 1:30pm 

Mind Bending Games

Games for the revolution. How to overthrow dictatorship. How to combat disinformation. These games are mingling games, something between the game Mafia and tag. 

Afro-Brazilian Folkloric Arts

Capoeira – Often referred to as the Dancing Martial Art, Capoeira is self defense training and also practice for the 2 person game played in a ceremony with call & response music.

Maculêlê – This Afro-Brazilian style stick dance uses free-form, synchronized, and choreographed movements in the playful combination of physical style and athleticism.

Samba – Dance for sheer joy and to reflect and empower our life stories, our Samba uses the supportive structure of Afro-Brazilian Samba de Roda Venue: Cambia Community is an income sharing community less than two miles from Twin Oaks. Cambia is dedicated to promoting sustainability and whimsy. Come by, it might be your cup of tea. Cambia is located at 9562 Shannon Hill Road, Louisa. No one is turned away for lack of funds.