Regenerative Culture, Earth-based Spirituality, and Permaculture

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A Guide for Collaborative Groups
by Starhawk

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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:

April 8-12 Sonoma County

Social Permaculture:  Nurturing Creative and Effective Groups and Advanced Facilitators’ Training  

April 13-17 Sonoma County

Advanced Facilitators’ Training

May 1 – 17:  Vancouver Island, BC

Earth Activist Training: Permaculture Design Certificate Course

May 31 – June 14: Rowe, MA

Earth Activist Training: Permaculture Design Certificate Course

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

Many dispatches from the front lines of Palestine, New Orleans, and actions across the globe are archived on her “Activism Writings” page. We invite you to explore and read on.