The Latest from FoGR

Eric Wilder and Starhawk speak at “Wine Back Into Water” event

Excerpts from Eric Wilder, Starhawk speeches Annapolis Winery, August 24, 2013 Eric Wilder, Kashaya Pomo artist, grandson of Kashaya tribal spiritual leader Essie Parrish I knew that I was walking on the land my people have been walking on for thousands of years. That is a feeling not everyone can experience. It’s a source of pride. We have village sites …

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Who do you trust?

Who do you believe about Pomo Indian heritage protection? Vineyard developer Artesa, or traditional Pomo elders and a Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology with expertise on Kashaya Pomo? Artesa says their vineyard development site is not culturally significant and has no important cultural or archaeological impacts.Pomo elders who still live in the area and were taught how to harvest food …

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Turning Wine into Water – KGUA Radio report

KGUA Radio‘s Peggy Berryhill reports on Friends of the Gualala River’s August event, “Gualala River Alchemy: Turning Wine into Water,” followed by an interview with Dave Jordan, recorded on October 24, 2013. KGUA shares interviews gathered at an August rally with the Friends of the Gualala River addressing the issues about the proposed Artesa Winery project. The development of this …

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Redwoods or Red Wine: Which is More Valuable in California?

by Beth Buczynski October 25, 2013 Care2 [excerpt:] When do trees become a forest? According to a California winemaker who wants to clear cut 154 acres of redwoods and Douglas firs to make way for grapevines, not until they’re more than 50-years-old and 100 feet tall . . . The winery claims that because the area was clear-cut more than …

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Starhawk: Nurturing the land or extracting profit?

Another excerpt of Starhawk‘s talk in Annapolis, contrasting the way the Pomo lived on the land with the plans of the giant corporation, Codorniu (which owns Artesa Winery), to extract profit from the land. Starhawk is author of many works celebrating the Goddess movement and Earth-based, feminist spirituality. She is a peace, environmental, and global justice activist and trainer, a …

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Starhawk speaks about proposed Artesa Winery deforestation

Starhawk is author of many works celebrating the Goddess movement and Earth-based, feminist spirituality. She is a peace, environmental, and global justice activist and trainer, a permaculture designer and teacher, a Pagan and Witch. She wrote the neo-pagan classic “The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess” and is a columnist for On Faith, the …

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Water Plant Operator Paul Chappell talks about Artesa proposed vineyard project

Water Plant Operator Paul Chappell talks about Artesa proposed vineyard project Paul Chappell, California Certified Water Plant Operator for the Kashia band of Pomo Indians, speaks about Artesa and their plan to clear cut over 150 acres of redwoods to put in vineyards. For additional information, see: Artesa Sonoma forest-to-vineyard conversion CAL FIRE has approved the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) …

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