Regenerative Culture, Earth-based Spirituality, and Permaculture


The Kickstarter campaign was a huge success.  It met all its stretch goals, and has become the second highest fiction project ever on Kickstarter!  Huge thanks to all of you who have supported the project!

City of Refuge has gone to press!  It’s being printed by a worker-owned cooperative in the Midwest, and Starhawk will be heading back there early in December to sign books in the warehouse so they can be sent directly to those of you who ordered them.  If you haven’t filled out your backer survey, please do so before the end of Thanksgiving weekend!  We can’t ship your rewards unless you do.  Thanks so much for your support!

For those of you who missed the campaign, E-books and the trade paperback edition should be out in early 2016, and I’ll be planning a tour in February and March.


The Empowerment Manual:Empowerment Manual cover
A Guide for Collaborative Groups
by Starhawk

FREE bonus chapter
The Five-Fold Path of Productive Meetings
Starhawk’s gift to you is this out-take from her latest book.

It happens over and over again—a group of people come together, fired up with passion to create change. They begin with huge inspiration and enthusiasm—and a year later, it’s all foundered in the mire of conflict. We could have changed the world ten times over—if we didn’t have to do it together with other people, those irritating, self-righteous, controlling, fluff-brained, clueless idiots who are our friends and allies.

We can do better. In her twelfth book, The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, Starhawk draws on four decades of experience in circles and collectives to show us how to foster connection, clear communication, and positive power in ourselves and our groups.

Earth Activist Training:

Another world is possible: learn the skills to design and create it:

Starhawk co-founded and co-teaches Earth Activist Training, teaching permaculture design with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism.  Our two-week permaculture design certificate courses can change your life and change the world!

Learn how to heal soil and cleanse water, how to regenerate landscapes and plan urban neighborhoods that work for people.   Design human systems that mimic natural systems, using a minimum of energy and resources to create real abundance and social justice. Explore the strategies and organizing tools we need to make our visions real. Participatory, hands-on teaching with lots of ritual, games, projects, songs, and laughs along with an intensive curriculum in ecological design.

Earth Activist Training also stresses ‘social permaculture’ — the ecology of group dynamics, the design of human systems to embrace diversity, resolve conflicts and build functional, nurturing and creative groups.

EAT has a commitment to bring the skills and tools of permaculture to the groups most impacted by environmental and social injustice.  We have ongoing partnerships with inner-city groups with a focus on Bayview Hunters’ Point in San Francisco.  We offer Diversity Scholarships for people of color working in environmental and social justice, as well as activist scholarships and work trade.

Upcoming EAT courses:


January 9-23, Western Sonoma County, California

with Starhawk, Charles Williams and Pandora Thomas

2016 courses in British Columbia, Western Massachusetts and Spain.

For more information (including some fantastic videos) and to register, go to the Earth Activist Training Website

Meet Starhawk and her co-teacher Charles Williams:

Starhawk’s Articles and Archives

Starhawk’s archives are found under Writing/Activism. We invite you to read her dispatches from many of the important social movements and mobilizations.