Regenerative Culture, Earth-based Spirituality, and Permaculture

Help Earth Activist Training Train the Earth Healers

On Giving Tuesday, December First, Starhawk’s organizaton Earth Activist Training launched a fundraiser on IndieGoGo’s Generosity Site.  Earth Activist Training teaches permaculture design grounded in spirit with a focus on organizing, activism and social permaculture–potent tools to remake the world!

Please help Starhawk share these tools with the people who most need it, and help us provide access to Deaf students to the world of sustainability!

Donate HERE

Thanks so much for your support!


City of Refuge is real!  The Kickstarter campaign was a huge success, and now the books have been printed!


Kickstarter supporters–you should already have received your Ebooks, and the physical books are in the mail! Thank you for making the campaign a huge success!

For those of you who missed the campaign, E-books are available now on Amazon for Kindle, and the trade paperback will also be available online and in bookstores very soon.  Check back here for updated information.  My book tour is coming together, with events planned in the Bay Area, New York, Syracuse, Philadelphia, Austin, Portland and more.  Finalizing the details now, and we’ll be adding events to the schedule page as soon as they are confirmed.

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.  Our Social Permaculture courses and Facilitators’ Trainings can help you form and sustain community to do it with!

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:


Social Permaculture in Sonoma County, CA  March 30-April 3

Facilitators’ Training in Sonoma County April 4-8

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.