Jessica Alvarez-Parfrey

Jessica Alvarez Parfrey finds joy in seeking transformative opportunities for radical collaboration and community co-creation. Having worked on food, housing, community health and wellness, and other issues; Jess is a life-long learner of all things that would allow us to reclaim and reimagine our relationship to the earth and to one another. Jess is a nepantlera, mother, creative, entrepreneur, caretaker of 44 acres of land, and a JEDI practitioner working in service to the project of collective liberation. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara , was born in and now lives in San Diego county, and is driven to nurture opportunities for joy, healing, community-based strategy, and design informed by decolonized practice and methodologies.

Scheduled Workshops

  • Bioregional Organizing and Placemaking

    45 min | Fairies’ Hollow

    Finding our way in the world requires that we have a deep understanding of place, purpose, and a multifaceted orientation to past, present, and future. Grounding ourselves in community requires that we honor and acknowledge the greater web of life and interconnectivity that sustains and nurtures us. During this session we will explore collective story-telling as a scientific/spiritual process, and discuss the inner and outer work needed to heal the wounds of colonization, extraction, and disconnection. What would our communities look like/feel life if we reoriented ourselves in regenerative and just bio-regional economies, and reclaimed cultures of care, reciprocity, and healing? What do we need to sustain ourselves along this journey and return to the earth in a good way? Let’s share visions, resources, and activate intentional and impactful collaborations!

  • Moms for Moms: A Conversation on Maternal Wellness

    45 min | Fairies’ Hollow

    As society pivots to restore the matriarchy, it is critical that we support the uplifting and empowerment of mothers and the nourishment they provide to the community. Join us in a facilitated conversation on motherhood and wellness throughout all the stages, ages, and moments of life. It is our hope that we can hold the container for knowledge through lived experiences to be shared, witnessed, celebrated and unpacked together in community. We intend to nurture a dialog on the ways and means for assisting mothers through this restorative practice, with an opportunity for sharing resources and connections for community empowerment. We invite mothers, grandmothers, mothers-to-be, caregives, and anyone interested in the conversation around how to support, enrich, and uplift the matriarchal journey.