Barbara has worked as an herbalist, midwife, street artist, interpreter, massage therapist, and is currently the Program Manager of the Santa Barbara Green Living Co-op. She spent almost 20 years in Mexico, learning from indigenous models of community, consensus, and stewarding the land.
In April, 2010, Barbara attended the People's World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and visited Venezuela where she was introduced to their participatory democracy in community organizations, co-ops, clinics and local projects.
Brad is a recovering capitalist entrepreneur, active in voluntary simplicity, learning communities, and eldercare. He is currently developing a community coop in Southern California.