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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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
We are very pleased to present our new teaser for The Fifth Sacred Thing film project. We have been working very hard behind the scenes to develop the project, and realized we needed a quick and effective way to present the story ideas and themes of the film to those who have not yet […]Continue Reading →
On 13 February 2013 By Andie
“As sacred keepers of the honey bee, Apis Mellifera, we honor every individual bee, the hive as a collective, the apiary, and the Earth. It is in this spirit that we seek to study and relate to the honeybee; nature’s greatest emissary.” -From the College of the Melissae Mission Statement
We’re pleased to […]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 →
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 →
Everything is connected.
Abundance, health and happiness come not from things, but relationships. Money can’t buy me love!
As designers, we look at connections in space and time. If we put things in the right place, do things in the right order and at the right time, we save work, money and energy.
“To every […]Continue Reading →
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