Open Collective
Open Collective


the school for inclement weather cordially invites you to drink your dreams and dance with us in the clouds for our inaugural forest fiestaaa ~

Friday, August 25, 2023, 12:00 PM - Sunday, August 27, 2023, 4:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
Created by: bellweather


*TICKET SALES WILL CLOSE  BY TUESDAY, AUGUST 15TH. You must purchase ticket to RSVP. Ticket sales are limited and we expect to reach capacity, don't delay if you'd like to join!* 

NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS.  The "free" tickets are reserved for those in need at this time who can't afford the party. Please don't select this ticket if you can afford the party! If you get the free ticket and still wanna offer a donation that is also welcome!
There are 3 more work trades available.  

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. There will not be options to purchase tickets upon arrival. Three-tiers for party: this is a fundraiser. $75 (meets the cost of the party), $100 (recommended we will make some surplus to go back into our programs!), $125 (blesses our next steps), if you would like to give more please feel free to use the donation feature above.

PRIVATE PARTY: This is a private party! You are more than welcome to invite friends and family to purchase tickets but please don’t post about it publicly/online! 

GENERAL INQUIRIES: [email protected] 

 more on the schedule & fiesta below!  

since ancient times, humans have failed at some of their greatest undertakings. out of this failure has arisen profound technologies: the fiesta and the siesta. 

the summer has been hot and our greatest aspirations have been busy laughing at us for our boldness to start a school! the hills are steep here and sometimes it is simply better to tumble into the creek than climb the highest summit. we give in to gravity — into the laughter of the land and surrender ourselves to the simple longing to celebrate with you: which is both an act of joy and an act of greatest need.

we invite you to help us dance this beginning so that the corn and cotton grows tall! help us strum the strings of each other's hearts so that this prayer for a long and healthy arc is granted the propulsion it needs to lift off the ground! not a class, not a training, a forest bonanza to celebrate and inaugurate our prayer for THE SCHOOL FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER.  



  • Soft, spacious arrival between 12 pm - 4 pm - We highly encourage folks to arrive earlier in the day, to set up your camp and get situated! 
  • 4 pm - 6 pm — Apple Harvesting, Forest Care, Frolicking 
  • 6 pm - 7:30 pm — frolicking, freeeeeeeedooom, getting cute for the shabbos bride
  • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm — Shabbat Welcome Dinner 


  • Day of wandering, more frolicking, shabbat consciousness, exploring, pond party, apple harvesting, cider-pressing, resting, grilling 
  • 7 pm - 8 pm — get prepared for performances and dancing — weather-themed costumes por favor <3 come dressed as a cloud, a lightning bolt, fire, rain, wind, sleet, snow, hail, humidity, weather on another planet, etc. 
  • 8 pm - 9 pm — Get bae’d up and dance with your boo(s), friends, family or a tree w/ music by Marina Crouse & band!
  • 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm — Forest Dance Party w/ DJ Stoney Creation 


  • Mid-morning Weather Olympics - get your meteorology game scrooooong for these weather-themed games, study and experiments 
  • More forest care and apple harvesting / apple pressing 
  • Pond dips and frolicking 
  • Latest departure by 4 pm

ACCESSIBILITY: The land here is rugged and accessibility is limited to certain areas of the gathering. The pond requires a 5-7 minute walk with a section of steeper incline. We suggest hiking poles to those for whom this walk will be difficult. Unfortunately, we cannot get a vehicle down to the pond at this time. Otherwise we will do our best to provide vehicle transport to other areas of the land to those who require it. Please be in touch if you will require assistance or have any questions regarding accessibility! [email protected]

DRIVING/CARPOOLING: PARKING is limited and we are a long drive from the bay. Please carpool with friends and family who are going! If you are in need of a ride or can offer a ride please fill out this brief form here.

CAMPING: Please bring tents, sleeping bags/pads, pillows, and anything else you might want to be comfortable for a night. Headlamps and other lights are a grand idea. So are boots/closed-toed shoes. A detailed packing list will be provided upon purchasing a ticket. We highly suggest weather-themed floaties for pond day. 

*Car camping: Car camping is welcome though flat spaces in parking area are limited. 
**This is a LEAVE NO TRACE gathering so please be prepared to pack out your trash.
***This is a fully outdoor event.
****If you are feeling unwell, please stay home! We do not want to risk getting anyone sick at this time. 

FOOD: Shabbat dinner will be provided on Friday night. If you have a restrictive diet please come prepared. There will be a meat and vegan option. No other meals will be provided over the weekend so please pack food. NO PERSONAL FIRES OF ANY KIND THOUGH. There will be a grill available for use on Saturday at the pond throughout the day for folks to use so pack things you might want to throw on the grill! 

DRINKS: We'll have drinking water available (tap water) and hot water available in the mornings for your respective morning beverages but please BYOB. *More notes will go out for those who RSVP around mindfulness protocols and drinking while out here. 

VOLUNTEERS: We’ll need help with set-up, parking, music, tea station, etc. if you want to come up early and help that week reach out to brontë @ [email protected]

CHILDREN: All ages are welcome! Childcare will unfortunately not be provided so please take that  into your considerations for joining over the weekend. Kids 10 and under may attend for free. 

DOGS: No dogs allowed. Sorry we have multiple flocks of animals here and can’t afford more beloved pets on the loose!


THE SCHOOL FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER is set on the banks of an atmospheric river, just above the thermal belt in Kashia Pomo territory in Northern California. we are a place to study and be in practice with the changes that the earth is making, sensing that shifting and intensifying climates will require renewed ways of knowing the world and responding to their passions. 

Beyond climate adaptation, we let climate mutation transfigure us: as the earth mutates, how must we mutate in return? Always a few steps behind the trickster, our inquiries are humbly guided by fragile attempts to make sanctuary amidst collapse. The school is curated by brontë velez and jiordi rosales, and draws its shape from three wandering paths: indigenous food sovereignty, prescribed fire, and the prophetic tradition of interspecies relations and fiber arts. 

Gathered around us are a network of wisdom keepers and teachers who convene their own inquiries on varying elements of living in inclement weather. Those who study here move at the rhythm of the weather throughout the year’s cycles and apply the skills, senses, and lifeways that arise from courting it. please be in touch! 


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$248.14 USD

Total raised

$5,182.13 USD

Total disbursed

$4,933.99 USD

Estimated annual budget

$5,463.63 USD


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