Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer, and one of the foremost voices in earth-based spirituality. She has lived and worked in collectives for thirty years. Her twelve books include The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred Thing, The Earth Path, and her first picture book for children, The Last Wild Witch. Her book on group dynamics, The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, is available from New Society.
Ecrivaine, grande figure passeuse et penseuse de la mouvance écoféministe et de l’activisme écologiste, Starhawk explore et tisse des liens entre écoféminisme, néopaganisme et permaculture. Elle travaille pour une spiritualité, une philosophie et une praxis enracinées dans la terre. Starhawk a écrit et coécrit treize ouvrages de fiction et de non-fiction, traduits dans une douzaine de langues, parmi lesquels les classiques “Rêver l’obscur : femmes, magie et politique” ; “The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess” ; “The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups” ; le roman “The Fifth Sacred Thing”, (écofiction dystopique et utopique à la fois réputée pour l’imagination visionnaire d’un autre futur possible), et sa suite, “City of Refuge”.
Since his first PDC in 1998 in California (where Alfred and Starhawk were students together), Alfred Decker has been involved with permaculture projects and social movements and projects throughout Europe and the Americas. He is the founder of the 12 Principles Permaculture Design consultancy, and is focused on facilitating permaculture teacher trainings. Alfred lives in the coastal mountains north of Barcelona, Spain, where he is developing a permaculture demonstration site and educational project called Can Comú.
Depuis son premier CCP en 1998 en Californie (où Starhawk participait aussi comme étudiante), Alfred est impliqué dans différents projets de permaculture et de mouvements sociaux à travers l’Europe et les Amériques. Il est le fondateur de l’organisation « 12 Principles Permaculure Design » et son travail se concentre sur la promotion de la permaculture.
I am Valentina, dynamic doer and passionate visionary. In 2005 I started my journey designing, managing and facilitating international projects for young adults. Since then, I am researching and developing ways to support and guide people "in transition" to become aware of their talents and potentials so able to take part authentically and freely in a world rich of challenges and opportunities. To coach and empower people I love to use non formal education for mutual and dynamic learning and permaculture to grow social, environmental and economic resilience. After several working experiences in different contexts such as in private and public sectors, since 2014 I am the captain of my own adventure, leading and working for Paradiso Ritrovato, the organisation I co-founded. I am a mother living with my precious family in a little community in the hills of Romagna, in Italy. Here I take care of bees, plants and people experiencing the enriching and challenging life of an intentional community with other people.
I am one of the founders of the Italian association Paradiso Ritrovato and of the Swiss organisation “Les Coccinelles”. Since 2010 I organises both in Italy and Switzerland International youth exchanges and trainings on reconnection to nature and oneself. I'm allergic to the unjust, capitalist and insane trend of the system since very early in life so by the age of 22 I started living on the edge of society by experiencing eco-villages and eco-communities around Europe. I studied Political Science but my authentic vocation which became “work" turns around hijacking normality by peaceful means like creating spaces of living community, horizontal decision making and permaculture. This year I will also open a sourdough organic collaborative alternative bakery called “La Chouette Boulangerie”. I am mother of a wonder girl called Camelia.