When she co-taught at Witchlets and Redwood Magic family camps, April shared a xeroxed version of her book of games, exercises, and activities. Originally crafted for grades K-8, we’ve found it useful for all ages. It became part of our toolkit.
The original xerox-of-a-xerox got the job done – but the book needed a full production. The new version includes the original text – nearly 100 pages of games and exercises – plus several of April’s writings.
It also features memories from many who loved, worked, and played with April.
Available both as a print edition and as a free PDF. Like our other Reclaiming Quarterly publications, we hope thousands of people will download and use this amazing teaching tool.
– Rosa De Anda, Rock, and George Franklin for Reclaiming Quarterly
DARC (Decolonizing Actions in Reclaiming Communities), a group of Black, Indigenous, and Mixed Race people from around Reclaiming, has created a booklet detailing a participatory workshop for local communities and camps, including readings, videos, and discussion questions.
This is an open-hearted invitation to Reclaiming communities, covens, camps, and other groups to tackle the big issues of race, racism, anti-racism, and decolonization.
This resource outlines a participatory workshop, with readings, videos, and discussion questions throughout. If you are facilitating this workshop, please read through the entire document first, then feel free to pick and choose which items your group will focus on, based on the group’s composition, interests, level of understanding, and time. Hopefully all groups – from the 101 level on up – will find something valuable to spark discussion here.
Depending on the nature of the group, you might wish to create sacred space or use other techniques such as icebreakers, rounds, or small-group activities to build relationships and trust between community members and thus create a reflective space for listening within and without, a safe(r) space for speaking truth, a brave space for taking risks and daring to make mistakes.
Doing anti-racist work can be tricky and may require strong facilitation skills. Facilitators might want to work in pairs or teams or rotate leadership. We are hoping that members of the Reclaiming community will find ways to support each other in this work.
If you’ve always wanted to learn more about permaculture, here’s two ways to do it—I’m teaching a full permaculture design course, together with Charles Williams and other awesome guest teachers. You can also take just the first three weeks as an intro. And there’s a link below to a free webinar I’ve recorded, to learn more about it. We have some Diversity scholarships and work trade available, too! I’d love to get some more good Witchy energy into the permaculture world – love Starhawk
Learn how to design human systems that mimic natural systems, using a minimum of energy and resources and creating real abundance and social justice. We will cover principles and ethics, reading the landscape, how to heal soil and cleanse water, design integrated systems, harvest water, drought-proof land, build soil, sequester carbon, make compost, compost tea, and biochar, bio-remediate toxins, and more. Explore the solutions to climate change, and the strategies and organizing tools that can put them into place.
A Sampling of Topics plant guilds, food forests, edible landscaping, plants, animals, natural building, design, earth, water, climate, energy, spirit, social permaculture, organizing & activism.
Permaculture Principles, Ethics and Design Process
Climate Change Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation
Water Systems, Water Harvesting, Roof Water Catchment
Greywater and Blackwater Treatment
Compost, Compost teas, Cover crops, No-till systems
Plant Guilds and Perennials
Join Starhawk, Charles Williams and an all star cast for Earth Activist Training’s first fully online Permaculture Design Certificate Course. We have been teaching this course for 20 years and now are adapting our teaching skills to the needs of the moment. We are excited to share with our global Earth Activist friends, family, and new community!
Students who complete the course requirement receive a Permaculture Design Certificate, recognized by PINA (Permaculture Institute of North America).
LIVE CLASS: Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM Pacific starting July 21st. Classes will shorten to 90 minutes starting August. Registration below.
PAYMENT PLAN: In order for us to offer this option – there is an increase in our administrative costs so the payment plan option is for our $800 tuition. We are asking for a $200 down payment to reserve your spot and then $50 / month for 12 months totaling $800 by July 2021.
DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS: Earth Activist Training is committed to increasing the diversity of the global permaculture and regenerative land movements. Our goal is to provide access to our programs through scholarships for indigenous people and people of color working in environmental and food justice areas. Apply via the link below.
WORK TRADE AVAILABLE: We have transitioned our traditional in person work trade into a remote arrangement. The cost of this course increases with this option as there is additional administrative time.
We ask that you pay a 50% contribution (which is $400) and work trade for 20 hrs ($20/ hr + 30 mins communications). We are seeking remote skills such as: graphic design, video editing, grant writing, journalism, content development…