Earth First! Summer Gathering
August 04, 2010 08:30
This event is part of a series of repeating events. To see all the events, click here.Tagged as: climate-action direct-action earth-first environmentalism skill-shares workshops
Bradley Nook Farm, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3EL
OS Grid Reference for the gate: SK 226475
Event Group Photos
Ecological Direct Action without Compromise
5 days of workshops, skill sharing and planning action, plus low-impact living without leaders.
Meet people, learn skills, take action.
EF! is about direct action to halt the destruction of the Earth. It's about doing it yourself rather than relying on leaders, governments or industry. Direct action is at the heart of it, whether you're standing in front of a bulldozer, shutting down an open-cast mine or ripping up a field of GM crops.
We're a loose network of people, groups and campaigns coming together for ecological direct action.
Join us for 5 days of workshops, networking and planning actions, run without leaders by everyone who comes along. The gathering is also a practical example of low-impact eco-living and non-hierarchical organising.
Over 80 workshops, discussions, planning, strategy and 'where next' sessions:
*Share and learn skills for kick-ass actions on land and water.
Small boat handling and blockading using kayaks / Blockading - tripods, lock-ons/ Fences / Climbing skills / Action reconnaissance / Security for Activists / Strategy and tactics / How to research corporations /
*Network current campaigns against ecological destruction
Open-cast mining / Genetic engineering / Agrofuels / Saving Iceland / Climate actions / Pipeline resistance in Rossport / Anti-nuclear / Airport expansion/ Tar Sands
*Think about eco-centric ethics and alternative ways of organising
Deep green ethics / Anarchist economics / Anarchist history / Radical Politics / Working without leaders/ Consensus decision-making
*Practical skills for ecological restoration and sustainable living.
Introduction to Ecology / Restoration ecology / Flora and Fauna identification / Vegan Cake making / Power from solar and wind / wild food / Squatting / Bike maintenance
As well as international campaigns round-up, networking and planning for future actions.
Cost and practical things
£20-30 according to what you can afford.
The gathering is in Derbyshire, the exact location will be announced the week before. More info on our website.
Find out more and join in!
Email us if you can offer a workshop, want to help out with the gathering or if you would like posters and leaflets to distribute.
We have now a stack of freshly printed posters advertising the gathering. If you'd like to send you some to stick up in your area or to take to events, festivals and the like, please email us. Alternatively you can also download the files and print your own. They are fairly large files! EF! gathering poster (A4)
We are now looking for people to run workshops and discussions at the gathering. Please contact us if you can offer something. Have a look at our programme page to see the kind of thing we're looking for.
http://www.earthfirst.org.uk, summergathering _ NOSPAM _ @ _ NOSPAM earthfirst.org.uk