Find a Bloom

Find active Blooms in the Bioregional Index below!

Local Blooms produce community events and are living networks of relationships among people and groups.

Find your local Bloom for a place to share tools and resources to create healthy communities.

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Click on the logo or picture of each local network to see upcoming events and recent reports.

Harvesting Turkey Tail mushrooms at the Mushroom City Art Festival. Photo by Colby Ware, Baltimore Sun.

Bloom Baltimore produces Mushroom City Art Festival and smaller events throughout the year.

Mushroom City Art Festival is an informative and interactive exploration of mushrooms, which focuses on foraging, identification, cultivation, and psilocybin research.

Art and music inspired by this mysterious mycelial life form are featured alongside hands on workshops and educational discussions revealing the many real world applications for mushroom cultivation in contemporary urban life.

Photo from the Internet Archive’s Decentralized Web Summit, 2018 – an example of a network of technologists who are developing tools that support regenerative culture organizing.

Bloom Bay Area is the birthplace of Bloom Network’s yearly conference, Pollination. In 2019 the first Pollination conference will bring regenerative culture leaders together to collaborate and play.

Bloom Network action partners in the Bay Area include:

+ Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory, a coalition of grassroots leaders who collaborate regionally and nationally to solve chronic underfunding in the grassroots sector. The TRCC has been developing a participatory philanthropy practice, where donors and movement leaders decide together where best to allocate funding.

+ NorCal Community Resilience Network, connecting resilience initiatives across the Bay Area and beyond.

Bloom Boulder produces an annual benefit concert for Pine Ridge Reservation.

They are partnered with Knew rEvolution, a literary magazine for festival culture.

Asociación Biocultural Proyecto Fe AC: destinada a crear espacios multiculturales donde se convoque a la comunidad de Ahome para incentivar el intercambio de conocimientos en ámbitos multidisciplinarios con enfoque en desarrollo ecológico, urbano y rural.

Plasmamos ideas creativas en acciones concretas que promuevan la participación ciudadana en proyectos innovadores, renovadores y de transformación socio-ambiental en la región.

English Translation:
AC Fe Biocultural Association Project: creates multicultural spaces to convene Ahome community to encourage the sharing of knowledge in multidisciplinary areas with a focus on ecological, urban and rural development.

We capture creative ideas into concrete actions that promote citizen participation in innovative projects, renovations and socio-environmental transformation in the region.

Photo from GreenWave House.

The Nicoya Peninsula Bloom in Costa Rica is a network of the people and organizations of the Santa Teresa, Cobano, and Montezuma areas that seek to protect, beautify, and help rejuvenate our surrounding communities through creative, sustainable, and inspiring events and actions.

​Partners:

Protecting people, planet, parties within the global electronic music world.

Creative collaborations for local resilience and an ecologically harmonious future.

Home to Bloom’s Community working group, Bloom Whangarei is active in regional Burning Man events and hosts benefit gatherings for various local issues.

When you receive emails from Bloom Network, this is why there are Maori words in them! Maori are the indigenous people in Aotearoa, or what English-speaking people call New Zealand.

Home to Bloom’s media working group.

Monthly meetup at Elixart in Nevada City on the first Wednesday of every month, 7-9:30pm. Each meetup features a skillshare, discussion and networking among local regenerative initiatives.

Join fellow entrepreneurs, activists, artists and visionaries to collaborate toward improving the regenerative well-being of our community, ecosystem, and the world.

This community gathers on the ancestral homelands of the Rancheria Nisenan Tribe. The Yuba Watershed refers to the water system that stems from the west slope of the Sierra Nevada at Donner Pass to the Feather River near Yuba City.

– SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS –

Bloom Network, in our original incarnation as Evolver Network, spawned over 50 independent businesses and engaged 80,000 participants worldwide. Our whole systems framework helps people collaborate across movements and sectors to activate our collective potential.

Bloom organizers include prominent local leaders, civic activists, healers, CEO’s, artists and scientists. Here are a few examples of what we’re spearheading:

Coalitions

Members in Long Beach created Long Beach Fresh, a coalition that networks, supports and strengthens the city’s local food businesses. Bloom Los Mochis, Mexico collaborates with the city government and 17 local NGO’s to build a network of ecoparks across the city, with community gardens and gatherings. Baltimore leaders helped develop a complementary currency, the B-Note, which is now accepted in over 170 independent local businesses.

Decolonize Consciousness / Anti-Colonial Solidarity is a Facebook group that was started to address the systemic oppression issues within our former parent company and connected social movements. Over 3,000 people strong, it’s a place for peer-education and is now moving toward coordinating actions.

Hands on Action

Most local Bloom chapters work in collaboration with existing organizations and communities in their regions, to bring more people to participate in local actions to restore, repair, and improve their local landscapes and social conditions. From simple beach clean-ups, to “Permaculture Blitzes” where people get together to build out infrastructure and gardens on urban land plots and rural ecovillages, to sophisticated political campaigns, for example legalizing plant- and fungi-based entheogens.

Community Centers

Several Blooms have established permanent community centers. For example, Bloom Vallejo runs a tea house called IntegriTea. It hosts community healing nights, art exhibits, music and lectures. They also coordinate a street team that is working with local civic groups to reduce violence. Bloom Yuba Watershed is partnered with Elixart, an herbal elixir bar that also hosts community educational and networking events. Bloom Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica is based at Green Wave, a permaculture demonstration home that hosts workshops, consulting, and fiscal sponsorship for nearby organizations.

Skill Shares

Across the globe, Boom hosts skillshare workshops on topics such as composting, civic policy making, conflict resolution, cryptocurrency, herbalism, and more. These happen both through small meetups and larger annual festivals.

All together, these projects prepare a global network of communities to buffer the coming impacts from Climate Change and a rapidly transforming economic landscape. We take an artistic, creative approach, connecting the solutions that exist now and helping more people participate in them.

Media

Members of Bloom LA created Seeds the Game, a video game that teaches kids how to garden. Bloom Yuba Watershed folks are collaborating with an AR (augmented reality) startup that is forming under the leadership of indigenous creators. Bloom Network’s original incarnation was as an online social network (the parent company of which has now pivoted), coupled with a web magazine, which had 250,000 unique visitors per month. In 2019 we’re beginning to re-activate an interactive media website and online social sharing where Bloom members and organizers can share stories about their local achievements and struggles, to boost the signal of positive future crafting and the incredible array of regenerative projects we’re participating in together.