Activist Trainings combine a basic permaculture course (taught
by Starhawk, Erik Ohlsen, Charles Williams and others) with activist
trainings and nature observation, all of it grounded in earth-based
spirituality. For currently scheduled EAT trainings, see the Schedule
full information and an application, visit the
EAT web site.
- NEW FILM: "Permaculture: The Growing Edge" - by Starhawk and Donna Read. An antidote to environmental despair, a hopeful and practical look at a path to a viable, flourishing future. You can read about the film, watch a promo, and order it on DVD and as a download at the Belili Productions website.
- Audio Interview: Starhawk talks about her new film "Permaculture: The Growing Edge" on kgnu.org (Jan. 2011)
All of Starhawk's blogs from Burning Man '07 are posted at: myspace.com/earthactivisttraining
Strategies -- Starhawk discusses solutions for current environmental
issues. Also included is a link to her Climate Change Primer. (10.9.08)
Activism: My Personal Journey -- Starhawk's inspirational piece
written for the Reclaiming Qurterly. (Spring '08)
- The Fifth Sacred
Thing: The Vision of the City -- Read Starhawk’s updated full
description of the transformed San Francisco she envisioned in The Fifth
Sacred Thing. To help make this vision a reality, donate
to Earth Activist Trainings. (11.28.07)
Orleans Bioremediation Basics: Starhawk's more technical explanation
of the efforts to clean up various villainous toxins using microbes,
plants and fungi.
on the Permaculture at the HoriZone Ecovillage: Starhawk's preliminary
report on the activists' EcoVillage from the summer '05 G8 actions --
what worked and what didn't.
define "sustainability." It's one of the hot buzz words, but what does
it really mean? Read Sustainability in
a Nutshell to discover the perspective of our fave Witch, activist,
and hands-dirty permaculturist.
we now have "Sustainability in a Nutshell" in Espanol -- "LA
ESENCIA DE LA SOSTENIBILIDAD".
Awareness School: Starhawk has gone on to include some of their work
on how to be in and be part of the natural world in the Earth Activist
Trainings. In 1999 she wrote: "There's an old European fairy tale
called The Language of Birds, in which a young Prince is sent off by
his father to become educated on the Sacred Island where he learns bird
speech. I always loved the idea but thought it was purely a fantasy
-- however, I've now found people who teach Bird Language, and in an
independent study course, no less! For several years now, the core of
my spiritual practice has been the observation of nature. This year
I was introduced to the Wilderness Awareness School, a group which teaches
nature observation skills at a depth which far surpasses mine. Founded
by Jon Young, who was mentored by spiritual tracker Tom Brown Jr., the
Wilderness Awareness School offers tapes, workshops, and independent
studies programs that each the skills of a naturalist tempered by the
wisdom of indigenous cultures. I'm doing their Kamana Training program
now and thoroughly enjoying it. Check out their website at www.WildernessAwareness.org."
works mainly with two permaculture organizations, the Regenerative
Design Institute (Penny Livingston-Stark also co-teaches the EAT
trainings), and Occidental Arts and Ecology
Center. They are both highly recommended for accurate and detailed
information on the art and science of creating "permanent culture."