SATURDAY, APRIL 20th, 2023, 5pm PST/ 8pm EST
Eco-Grief & Stewardship: Earth Day Conversation with Honored Elders, Hazel Vaarde & Starhawk
Join us for an intimate and inspiring livestreamed conversation with Starhawk and Tomi Hazel. They are both renowned authors and elders in the eco-conscious sphere and are known for their ability to weave stories of place-based wisdom, land and community reparations, and paths towards healing ourselves together with the earth.
For anyone who is experiencing overwhelm in the face of uncertainty, eco-grief and climate anxiety about droughts, wildfires, and the continued degradation of our planet, or simply those who find themselves in awe and wonder of our natural world, make sure to tune into this phenomenal panel.
This event is also the premiere of Tomi Hazel’s new book Social Forestry, which has a foreword written by Starhawk.
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Tomi Hazel Vaarde: They have been advising farms, stewarding forests, and teaching Environmental Sciences for more than fifty years.. Hazel has been instrumental in teaching and spreading Permaculture practices over the last 37 years, primarily in Southern Oregon and Northern California. They have been a guest teacher with other renowned educators such as Bill Mollison, Toby Hemenway, and Starhawk. More here.
Starhawk: She is an author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher, and a prominent voice in modern earth-based spirituality and ecofeminism. She is the author or co-author of thirteen books, including The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess and the ecotopian novel The Fifth Sacred Thing, and its sequel City of Refuge. More here.
Chloe Buzzotta (the panel host): She is the eco marketing consultant for Synergetic Press. She has worked in the alternative eco-sphere for over ten years as a community development consultant with the Global Ecovillage Network and Austin Permaculture Guild as well as co-founder of the Whole Systems Network. She and her partner have co-developed over 15 land-based community projects. More here.
Social Forestry: Tending the Land as People of Place
Social Forestry: Tending the Land as People of Place is a must-have for anyone who wants a reciprocating relationship with their communities, themselves, and most importantly their awe-inspiring forests and landscapes. Social Forestry connects villages and communities to their land and adjoining bodies of water. Concepts include forest management, protection, and regeneration of deforested lands with the objective of improving the rural, environmental, and social development. Through ecological assessment, carbon sequestration, and generating wildcrafts, people re-establish their wonder in the woods.
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