8 Things I Learned From My Shamanic Permaculture Course in Peru
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8 Things I Learned From My Shamanic Permaculture Course in Peru

It has been six months since I left Peru and the lessons are still sinking in. I vividly remember the journey to Paititi Institute, an impact center where I took my Shamanic Permaculture Design Course. A spine-chilling yet breathtaking drive through serpentine mountain roads with peaks of almost 5,000 meters.  Majestic valleys, mountain lakes, and […]

When College Isn’t Enough
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When College Isn’t Enough

 My university Biology major gave me a sense of urgency and despair. Global climate disruption, drastic deforestation and habitat loss, unprecedented species extinction rates, air and water toxicity, wars over scarce resources, overpopulation, and the social implications of the industrial growth society felt like an unstoppable avalanche of catastrophe. I wanted to make a difference. […]

Defending the Right for Affordable, Local Food at an Urban Farm in CA
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Defending the Right for Affordable, Local Food at an Urban Farm in CA

  Albany, CA—Farm defenders chained themselves to heavy machinery that was removing the topsoil from a portion of the Gill Tract farm in Albany, CA this Thursday (28). This halted a day of construction over the contested farmland. Contractors began work on the southern portion of the Gill Tract last week, a historical farm sold […]

The Vision Council: An Ancient Way of Gathering in Modern Times
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The Vision Council: An Ancient Way of Gathering in Modern Times

Since the beginning of human history we have been gathering together as families, tribes and communities, to strengthen our relationship with each other, to council about important community matters, to exchange seeds, medicines, gifts and to simply celebrate life; to sit by the fire and hear the stories of our elders; to heal and honor […]

How divest harvard has already won
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How divest harvard has already won

By: Chloe Maxmin, leader of the Divest Harvard movement April 10th, 2015, I am writing this post from a blockade in Harvard Yard, sitting in front of the main door to Massachusetts Hall (Mass Hall) where President Drew Faust and Harvard administrators have their offices. I began blockading at 6:45 a.m. this morning along with over […]

Don’t Forget That You Are Nature
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Don’t Forget That You Are Nature

“We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature. We’ve lost our connection to ourselves.” — Andy Goldsworthy There are many, many problems in the world, from world hunger to homelessness to climate change to animal extinction to […]