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Starhawk: Redwoods are the cathedrals of this land / we need our wild places

Starhawk speaks about proposed Artesa Winery deforestation

Starhawk visited an area in Northern California near Annapolis that is slated to be clear cut of more than 150 acres of redwood trees by the Spanish owned winery Artesa.

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.

Redwoods are the cathedrals of this land

Third excerpt of Starhawk‘s talk in Annapolis, emphasizing the uniqueness of the redwood ecosystem, our need to learn to live in harmony with the land, and to cherish the wild places.

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 Newsweek/Washington Post online forum on religion.

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Artesa Sonoma forest-to-vineyard conversion
Redwood forest on the Artesa Annapolis property
CAL FIRE has approved the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Artesa Winery’s controversial plan to clear-cut 154 acres of coastal redwood forest to plant a vineyard in Annapolis. The EIR claims that the project will have no significant environmental or cultural impacts.

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

Excerpts from speeches by Eric Wilder and Starhawk at Annapolis Winery on August 24, 2013.


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