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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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TFST’s own Jay Rosenberg (aka Jay Blue Tape) is a guest on this episode of KALW’s “Chew On This” — bringing his permaculture expertise to a great discussion on gardening in small spaces. With May Nguyen from Planting Justice. Check it out!

…and there’s more! In the video clip below, […]

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Starhawk is featured along with many other prominent environmental voices in the documentary United Natures, “a film on the Rights of Mother Earth, Environmental Philosophy, Permaculture of the Inner Landscape, Wisdom and Spirituality, and a Neo-Indigenous Future for Humanity.” The film will be released on June 1, 2013, and was created by […]

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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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Aurora Mahassine’s green-drenched visions for cities and public space might feel familiar to The Fifth Sacred Thing fans. The artist and designer, whose inspiring ecological architecture experiments helped to popularize Living Architecture as a viable option for city planning, creates cityscapes so reminiscent of Starhawk’s San Francisco in 2049 that they might well be backdrops […]

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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

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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