What is Planet Drum Foundation?
Planet Drum Foundation was founded in San Francisco, CA in 1973 to provide an effective grassroots approach to ecology that emphasizes sustainability, community self-determination and regional self-reliance. In association with community activists and ecologists, Planet Drum developed the concept of a bioregion: a distinct area with coherent and interconnected plant and animal communities, and natural systems, often defined by a watershed. A bioregion is a whole "life-place" with unique requirements for human inhabitation that enable people, plants, and animals to live together sustainably.
Planet Drum researches, promotes and disseminates information about bioregions. Through its projects, publications, presentations, and workshops, Planet Drum helps start new bioregionally oriented groups and encourages local organizations and individuals to find ways to live within the natural confines of bioregions.