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Take the Dream & Make it Real

Take the Dream & Make it Real – 30 Years of the 5th Sacred thing!

“We wanted to love, freely and without barriers. We had to remake the world in order to do it.”

A quote from Starhawk’s visionary novel, The Fifth Sacred Thing, and this year is the 30th anniversary of its publication. Yet the questions it poses are more urgent than ever. How do we remake the world for love? What would that look like, feel like? And if we succeeded—if we could build a society on just foundations, one that embraced diversity and found harmony with the natural world—how would we defend it against violence?

A celebration of the inspiring projects Earth Activist Training students are doing to regenerate human and natural communities, with readings from The Fifth Sacred Thing and its sequel, City of Refuge, and a ritual to honor the Summer Solstice. A benefit for Earth Activist Training and our Diversity Scholarship Fund.

Special performances & presentations by:

Zahna Simon, Assistant Director of the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival
Kristi Broadhead, permaculture designer and organizer
Evelie Delfino Sales Posch, musician and sound healer
Wanda Stewart, director of Common Vision
Leila Darwish, author of Earth Repair
Maya Lilly, filmmaker

“Remember this story. Remember that one act of courage can change the world!”



Earth Healing Practice

A Ritual Conversation w/ Starhawk, Charles Williams, & Friends

Join Starhawk and Earth Activist Training to learn spiritual and hands-on practices from five accomplished earth healers of varied traditions. Come away with new tools for your own earth healing practice, with inspiration and renewed energy for the struggles and the joys of the great work of our time—the regeneration of land and community.


Coming Back into Community

Covid sent us into a period of isolation. Whether you experienced loneliness, depression and want, or embraced the solitude and quiet, or some of both, emerging again can be a challenge. Our ability to socialize, to deal with crowds, to function in groups, can be a bit rusty. While we are told the pandemic is waning, and we want to open up and trust—people we know are still coming down with new cases every day! Are there practices and insights that can help us navigate this new territory?

Join permaculture designers and teachers Starhawk and Charles Williams for this pop-up workshop to explore how we can meet the challenge of this moment to create beneficial relationships.

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The Mystery of Fungi

A Webinar w/ Charles Williams

Take a journey with Charles Williams into the wild world of mushrooms. During this webinar, we will explore the microscopic world of mycelium.

Come find out how fungi:

      • Heal the soil
      • Combat climate change
      • Support our food plants
      • Increase diversity in our landscapes




How to make a water filter

This video showes how to make a simple DIY tabletop water filter.

How to make a rain barrel

This video shows you how to plumb a simple rain barrel.

Learn about swales

Starhawk discusses swales and how they work.

How to build an A-Frame

Learn to build an A-Frame with Starhawk


Global Permaculture Movement

Get a sense of how permaculture is addressing climate change and informing the work of land restoration worldwide, and get some hope and inspiration.

Permaculture & Resilience

The world is changing and the times ahead often feel uncertain. Many of us know we have a role to play in this significant shift, but it can be overwhelming.

Your Personal Economic System

Learn about some livelihoods, lifestyles, organizations, businesses, and communities where regeneration and abundance are flowing.

Community Disaster Response

Disaster can strike at any time. Regardless of the cause, from climate chaos to social unrest, poorly designed systems to outdated infrastructure, we need to be ready.

Local, Resilient Diversity; A Discussion of Community & Place

This workshop explores some aspects of social permaculture—communication tools and understandings that can help us know when to set boundaries and how to bridge gaps and find common ground.

Earth Repair, Fungi, & Disaster

Working with Nature to Facing Climate Change. Join Earth Activist instructors Charles Williams and Chris Gilmour as we explore working with nature to solve some of our current challenges

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Celebrations & Rituals

Well of Regeneration

A Ritual for Brigid, Goddess of Fire and Water. Renew your spirit and replenish your energy at Brigid’s well! Imbolc marks spring’s beginning. Join our guided meditation to her Holy Well to find personal and earth healing, and the inspiration to forge a world of justice and balance.

Seeds of Hope & Renewal

In the dark time of year, when winter closes in and sometimes it’s hard to keep the warm flames of hope alive. But the cold, dark ground is where seeds gestate and prepare to grow again. In these times when the great disturbance of climate meltdown impacts all of us, we come together to prepare for new growth.

Lummas Ritual

Lammas or Lughnasad, the ancient Celtic feast of the first harvest. A time of fairs, of gatherings and of celebration of the first fruit and the haying. Join Starhawk in a Lammas ritual to release our fears and energize the forces of regeneration.

Blossom & Fire

Join Earth Activist Training for a celebration of Summer Solstice 2022 and of Starhawk’s 71st birthday!
Gathering virtually at Starhawk’s home for, with drumming, chanting, and ritual. Together, we will renew our spirits and nourish hope.

Earth Equity
Earth Day 2022

Celebrate Black and Indigenous Land Stewards with presentations by: Pandora Thomas, Redbird Willie, Chanowk Yisrael, and Bahar

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To bring the knowledge and resources of regenerative ecological design to communities with the greatest needs and fewest resources.

To teach visionary and practical solutions and personal sustainability to social change activists, and to teach practical skills, organizing, and activism to visionaries.

To cross-pollinate the political, environmental, and spiritual movements that seek peace, justice, and resilience.

What is Permaculture?

Ready to learn more?

Please visit our “What Is Permaculture” page. 


positive solutions

Permaculture has many tools to address the problems of climate change and environmental degradation, and our courses focus on solutions and positive approaches to the grave problems which confront us today.

hands-on LEARNING

We believe learning should be interactive, participatory and experiential, so our courses include many hands-on projects, games, songs, exercises, discussions, and rituals as well as classroom time.

experienced teachers

Our teachers are deeply involved in organizing around climate change,        anti-racism, and social justice, as well as environmental issues.  We work with the Black Permaculture Network, and cowrote the solidarity statement that is on their website. We were instrumental in organizing the Permaculture Climate Change Solutions group with an international scope.


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