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The vision of The Fifth Sacred Thing is highly informed by the insights and tools of permaculture, a system of ecological design that teaches us how to work with nature to meet our needs while regenerating the environment around us.  I just wanted to share a few of my inspirations from the Continue Reading

A few weeks back in September, we shared with you our musical contributor Rena Jones’ Kickstarter effort to raise funding support for her new album. We’re sorry to report that she did not meet her funding goal, which unfortunately, on Kickstarter, means she gets none […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Update on our Green Projects

On 15 September 2012 By

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 […]

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(Here’s the third installment in our ongoing city tours of the reimagined San Francisco of the future.)

Alright, let’s stroll along here to the Central Plaza.   Up this broad avenue, you’ll note the Library here at center.  The Library is the heart of our city, in many ways.  Here we preserve old books as well […]

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Dear friends,

 

It’s been just over a year since we launched our highly successful Kickstarter campaign to support making The Fifth Sacred Thing into a movie.  Thanks to you and many others, we were able to more than meet our goal and raised $76,000, putting us up into the top fifty of Kickstarter campaigns […]

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Here’s the second in our ongoing city tours of the reimagined San Francisco of the future!  Thanks to all our Permaculture Visionaries for inspiring these posts.

Hello again, everyone.  Maya Greenwood, still here as your tour guide!  I hope you’ve all had a chance to get a plate full of something delicious.  Take a seat, […]

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Hello and welcome everybody!  My name is Maya Greenwood, and I’ve been cajoled into being your tour guide for this special visit to Yerba Buena/San Francisco 2047.  Why me, you might ask?  Well, for one thing I’ve adored this city since my first glimpse of it in the Summer of Love, eighty years ago.  I […]

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We did it, everyone!  We’re 127% funded, thanks to you–and up in the top 50 of Kickstarter’s  most funded projects!  Huge gratitude to all of you who donated, who Liked the site, who joined our Facebook page, who posted and forwarded our links, who have offered so many different kinds of help, support and […]

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