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2013 was a busy and exciting year for The Fifth Sacred Thing! We are happy for the opportunity to share the highlights of our march toward production with you.
Making a feature film is a huge undertaking, and our efforts this year have all been directed at securing investment, financing, and champions in the industry […]Continue Reading →
Permaculture—a design science, and a set of practical tools and principles for creating a future we want to live in! Do you dream of a world that is beautiful, healthy, just, and balanced? Where everyone has fresh food, clean air, flowing water, and thriving community? Permaculture gives us the tools to create it, to heal […]Continue Reading →
(Another TFST Artist Feature! Click on each image to see it at full size.)
Artist George Atherton creates his work under the name Geo Glyphiks. His creations are beautiful, deeply-detailed, and soulfully inspired by his vision for what he calls a “harmonious, ecologically thriving world and awakened states of being” – so it was […]Continue Reading →
On 19 November 2012 By Andie
Starhawk sent a note to the rest of the production crew, excited to share this story from one of her Earth Activist Training grads from England. In Brittany, there is a stranger-than-fiction, real life stand being taken by activists who for three years have occupied a wild and abundant 4000-acre landscape. Their purpose? To oppose […]Continue Reading →
On 8 October 2012 By Andie
Starhawk will be a keynote speaker at the Northern California Permaculture Convergence (formerly the Bay Area Regional Permaculture Convergence), an annual event which brings together permaculture designers, sustainability enthusiasts, and communities in Northern California, the West Coast, and beyond for a weekend of intensive focus on a common goal: to […]Continue Reading →
We began with a few questions. What is Emerald City? How do we create the world we want to live in? What are the traits we think our heroes will need?
Our mentors, Senegalese artist Charles Dabo, and Yoruba Priestess and author Luisah Teish, offered wisdom and passionate guidance as we explored traditional African Rites […]Continue Reading →
I’m looking back over photos from last spring, fast-forwarding through the months as young people from San Francisco’s inner city take a bare lot covered with asphalt and transform it into a beautiful container garden. Earth Activist Training, our permaculture teaching organization, partnered on this project with Hunters Point Family, an organization that offers youth […]Continue Reading →
On 18 August 2011 By Paradox
In the world of The Fifth Sacred Thing, the residents of San Francisco agree to resist the Steward Army with non-violent tactics. Even among those who do agree to engage in active resistance there is a consensus that the machinery of warfare and domination may be sabotaged or destroyed, but not at the expense of […]Continue Reading →
Permaculture is a system of ecological design aimed at meeting our human needs while regenerating and healing the environment around us. The word ‘permaculture’ was coined by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970’s, from ‘permanent agriculture’. But it’s not just gardening or ranching — permaculture principles also work for economics, urban […]Continue Reading →
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