What we're about
Our purpose is to repair, celebrate and maintain the cycles and sources that sustain.
PLACEcraft (formerly the Healdsburg EcoLiteracy Meetup) is still focused on eco-literacy, which is about recognizing the limits to growth and then finding ways to repair, celebrate, respect and maintain local biodiversity, local ecosystems and the many local - and larger - cycles in ways that sustain us, our communities, and the rest of nature.
This group is for moving through the passive reading and discussion level - implied by the term eco-literacy, and on to the active creation of ecologically sustainable culture - as intended by educator David Orr and physicist Fritjof Capra, the two who coined the term in the 1990s.
We are Botanists, Ecologists, Artists, Herbalists, Anthropologists, Writers, Basket-weavers, Story-tellers, Gardeners, Educators, Agro-ecologists, Poets, misicians, dancers, Software Developers, Wildland Managers, small land-holders, and others - uniting to develop approaches to ecological stewardship - including in-town projects - that also nurture and sustain crafts, culture and diverse communities.
Let's get together in small and large CIRCLES for active creation, regeneration, and exploration of, experimentation with, and support for - practices, beliefs, understandings, science, crafts, livelihoods, stories, songs, foods, gardening, Cultures, actions, community gatherings, etc that sustain nature. Let's see what we can do to sustain the interconnected ecosystems of garden, town, farm and the wilder watersheds and cycyles that sustain us and the rest of nature. For the master weavers, the children's children and the future of all species. Let's do this!