Come Share Winter Solstice

Come share Winter Solstice in San Francisco.
Bonfire greets the setting sun, 4:54pm, Dec. 21, 2011.
Ocean Beach fire pit, near Lincoln Blvd.
Bring warm. Bring cheer. Bring musical instruments.
Dancing. Poems. Friends. Fire.

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A Righteous Good Time Was Had By All

A grand Celebration Of Life took place on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at the Josephine Randall Museum in San Francisco. Hundreds of Peter Berg’s friends, compatriots, family, comrades and acquaintances came together to share the passing of a legend.

This post blog will be a place for participants to put comments on this event. If you have photos, please send digital copies to: so that we can create a gallery of images. We are hoping to be able to post portions of the video record of the event.

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(Other) Celebrations of Peter’s Life

Peter and native grassOther Gatherings

Several friends have indicated that they can’t make the October 1 gathering  in San Francisco but are interested in having a remembrance celebration in their local bioregion.  We suggest that besides his birthday (October 1) the Equinoxes or Solstices are appropriate dates. Peter always loved a planetary holiday.

Please PROVIDE DETAILS of other gatherings

If you decide to have an event, please post details in the COMMENTS section of this blog posting (see “Comment” below.)

Planet Drum Staff
Planet Drum Foundation                              P.O. Box 31251                                  San Francisco, CA 94131
415-285-6556                                                  Shasta Bioregion, USA
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Initial announcement from Planet Drum

Judy Goldhaft and Peter Berg

On the morning of Thursday, July 28th, Planet Drum Foundation’s founder, Peter Berg, breathed his last. His life-partner, Judy, and daughter, Ocean, were with him. In many ways his death was too soon and unexpected.  Now he has joined the electric pulse of the planet; he exists in the earth and sky, water and wind, and in our hearts and memories. Look for him in the glittering sparkles of sunlight, in the stars at night, and in all the beauty of Pachamama which he so loved.

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Proclamation: Peter Berg Day (October 1, 2011)

Proclamation (of the)
City and County of San Francisco

Whereas, San Francisco has consistently demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability, greening the city via its many parks, along its streets, and infrastructure, its promotion of green jobs and renewable energy sources; and

Whereas, Peter Berg, Founder and Director of Planet Drum Foundation since 1973, was one of the first ecologists to recognize the importance, on an increasingly urbanized planet, of developing sustainable cities and was the originator of the concepts in current usage of the terms “bioregion” and “reinhabitation;” and,

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