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at Black Mountain Preserve
Cazadero, California
January 4-18, 2015
Starhawk and Charles Williams with Pandora Thomas, instructors - with special Guest ERIK OHLSEN!
For more information visit the January 2015 course page.

at O.U.R. Ecovillage
Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island, BC
May 1-17, 2015
Starhawk and Charles Williams, instructors
For more information and to register visit the O.U.R site course page.

Belize - Mountain Maya Farm
Starhawk will coteach a special permaculture course with Christopher Nesbit, Albert Bates and Marisha Auerbach

Details can be found on the Mountain Maya Farm website for the course.

APRIL 8-12, 2015
Special Social Permaculture Intensive: Nurturing Effective and Creative Groups
in Western Sonoma County with Starhawk & Charles Williams

An Earth Activist Training course.
When we come together to co-create, to empower one another or to challenge the structures of unjust power, we face unique challenges. All groups struggle with issues of power, conflicts, and the need to make decisions. Collaborative groups may be healing, nurturing, and inspirational—or they may founder on the rocks of conflict and poor communication.

In this five-day intensive, we'll explore how to structure our groups for maximum group health, how to share power fairly, improve our communication skills, mediate conflicts and facilitate group processes. And we'll share tools for decision making and constructive critique. Starhawk's latest book, The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, will be our foundation.

We'll balance the process work with time outdoors in nature, including hands-on work on the land, as well as walks, bird sits and wilderness awareness. Insights from both permaculture and magic will help us learn to be more effective and joyful as we work together to regenerate our world.

This course is for you if you belong to :

  • A group or organization seeking to make change.
  • A nonprofit or NGO that seeks to work collaboratively.
  • A spiritual circle, ritual group, or faith community.
  • A community group, Transition Town, collective, or worker-run cooperative.
  • An intentional community or household or hope to start one.
  • A collaborative arts, theater, or music group. A band!
  • A family or a community of friends that want to improve communications and ways of handling conflict.
REGISTER NOW - follow this link to the online registration page.

Cost: sliding scale $650-$850: early bird special:
Sign up by January 15 and take $100 off!
Some work trade available -- contact
for information.

APRIL 13-17, 2015
Facilitator's Training
in Western Sonoma County

Want to expand and deepen your skills at facilitating groups, mediating conflicts, taking leadership in leaderless groups and exploring the realm of social permaculture?  This five-day training is a kick-off for a year-long facilitators’ training program, led by Starhawk and Charles Williams and based on the material in the Empowerment Manual and more.  Nurturing Effective and Creative Groups, listed above, or equivalent experience, is a prerequisite.
For more information and to apply, email earthactivisttraining@gmail.com.

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Rowe Camp & Conference Center,
May 31-June 14, 2015
Starhawk and Charles Williams, instructors
For more information and to register visit the course webpage at the Rowe Center site.
Price: $1650-1850 sliding scale.

Western Sonoma County, CA
Natural Building Course with Starhawk, Charles Williams and guests

Taught by Starhawk and Alfred Decker

Information and registration pages will soon be up for all of the above.  In the meantime, please contact earthactivisttraining@gmail.com for information on courses, teachers, registration, work trade and Diversity Scholarships for people of color working in environmental and social justice.

EAT student on field trip to living sewage plant
Student teacher RushelleFrazier at Living Machine: natural sewage treatment plant

planting seeds at Bayview
Planting seeds at the Bayview Project

woking on a cob oven
Building a wood-burning cob oven

making a cob mix for a project
Mixing up cob w/ Penny Livingston-Stark (on right)

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