2020 was a year of challenges and losses, when all of our plans were upended by Covid, when wildfires and hurricanes raged, and many people struggled just to survive. But we enter a New Year with new hope—a vaccine on the horizon, a new administration about to be inaugurated. It’s a good moment to take stock, to learn the lessons of resilience this year has taught us, and to envision how we can bring them forward to regenerate land, environment, and community.
Starhawk brings a grounding in earth-based spirituality and her knowledge of permaculture and regenerative land management to help us envision a future of greater justice and balance—and share some of the key land practices and community strategies to bring it about!
Starhawk is joined by Urban Farmer & Community Leader Chanowk Yisrael of The Yisrael Family Farm and EAT’s own Regenerative Land Management Coordinator Sunshine Rose Claymore for a round table conversation and resource sharing Live Webinar January 13th.
These times call for continued co-creation and regeneration to bring forth the Earth Justice and healing the planet needs. Together Starhawk and our guest speakers will share inspiration for a new path and how together as Earth Activists ~ we can strengthen our resilience and global network while planting the seeds of change!
Event Date: Wednesday January 13th
Event Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Pacific
Location: Earth Activists Online
** Event will feature ASL Interpretation & Closed Captioning
TO JOIN THE EVENT ~ simply “register” for free and receive the event link delivered to your inbox.
A recording will be sent out to all participants who register within 48 hours of the live event.
*Earth Activist Training is proud to ensure payment for our Guest Speakers through our 2021 Diversity Fund.
ABOUT YOUR HOST:
ABOUT YOUR PRESENTERS
Chanowk Yisrael: https://www.yisraelfamilyfarm.net/
Sunshine Rose Claymore:
Earth Activist Training, Regenerative Land Management Coordinator
Mni Wiconi Clinic and Farm, Board Secretary
Mni Wiconi Nakicizin Wounspe, Environmental Educator
FULL LENGTH GUEST PRESENTER BIOS:
Sunshine Rose Claymore
Sunshine is a mother from Standing Rock Reservation. A graduate from Sitting Bull College with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science, there has been a drive to better understand natural processes on our planet. As an Earth Activist she most recently is following the path to better understanding Regenerative Land Management. Environmental Education has also been a long time passion while stepping into a permaculture design focus. She is a current board member of the Mni Wiconi Integrated Health Clinic which is set to open Fall 2021. Sunshine wants our impact to be one that encourages growth and abundance for future lives to have healthy, loving and harmonizing relationships as we work toward the restoration of our Earth, and ourselves.
Chanowk Yisrael was born and raised in the South Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento, California which is termed a “food desert” according to the UDA.
Chanowk’s parents are both cancer survivors and those events prompted Chanowk to break the cycle of poor eating habits that plague his community and transition himself and his family to a plant-based diet. Determined to put healthy food on the family table, in 2008 during the great recession, Chanowk decided that the best way to do this was to start growing his own food.
In 2011, Chanowk traded in his corporate frequent flyer miles for seeds and soil and together with his wife Judith started The Yisrael Family Urban Farm.
Today, The Yisrael Family Urban Farm is #transformingthehood4good by using urban agriculture to engage, employ & empower their community via educational farm tours, local plant sales, farm stands, healthy cooking classes and youth programs that teach people the valuable arts of cultivating the soil, cultivating self, cultivating service to the community.
Their story has been featured in local and nationwide publications including The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Magazine, Sacramento News and Review, Comstock’s Magazine, Salon and Civil Eats.