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TFST 2013 Update

On 7 February 2014 By

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 […]

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Starhawk’s been in Cuba for two weeks at the International Permaculture Convergence. She will be home in a few days to give us all the exciting news, but in the meantime, she sends this update:

“I’m here in Cuba at the IPC, with amazing people who are doing incredible work all over the world!  I’m […]

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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 […]

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Last Summer in Emerald City

On 26 November 2013 By

This past summer Jay Rosenberg, our Director of Green Projects, led a very successful 9-week job training program in the Bayview/Hunters Point community of San Francisco called “Building Emerald City.”

The program provided job readiness training in landscaping and construction, ecological design, environmental stewardship, and nature awareness for 16 young men, ages 16-23.

The students […]

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We know many of you have seen a lot of the great art being generated by our spectacular team of concept artists, including Layil Umbralux, Jessica Perlstein, Andrew Jones, Mark Lakeman, and George “Geoglyphics” Atherton.  We also have a wonderful music team headed by composer Joshua Penman of Akara, with Rena Jones as audio engineer, […]

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Permaculture now, not 30 years from now: check out this KALW NPR radio spot (includes transcript) about San Francisco permie action happening right now in San Francisco at Hayes Valley Farm and through the  49 Farms Project.

The Fifth Sacred Thing team is proud to support […]

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Welcome back, everyone.  I hope you enjoyed your time here in the Central Plaza and at the market.  My name is Johanna—and Maya and I go way back.  I do mean, way back!  She’s asked me to take over the tour at this point because education is my area of expertise.  You may notice a […]

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Maybe your preferred dance mode is the spiral dance…or perhaps you bounce to more modern electronic beats. Either way, fans, we think you’ll enjoy Electronic Awakening, a new film from director Andrew Johner, co-produced and partially edited by TFST’s own Philip “Mouse” Wood.

Electronic Awakening is an ethnographic documentary film that […]

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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 […]

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“In late October, or Ancestor Moon as some liked to call it, Black Dragon House became a shrine to the dead. Over the years Halloween, now called by its original Celtic name of Samhain, had merged with the Mexican Day of the Dead, El Dia de los Muertos, celebrated on November 2. Now the holiday […]

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