We are saying farewell to our friends with Croatan Earth First!, leaving the Piedmont region and making our way into Appalachia. This area, also called Katuah, was once a stronghold of EF! on the east coast… and, between the Blue Ridge EF! crew, regional Rising Tide organizing and the new incarnation of Katuah EF!, it looks like that presence is rising again. We intend to throw in our efforts to help re-establish EF! in these lands. Hope to see y’all in North Carolina…
After exploring the Gulf beaches and freshwater springs of North Florida, we’ve made it into the sprawl of the peninsula’s southern tip. But we’re getting into the muck of the Big Cypress heading to Miami and beginning the long trek back north.. Hope to see you on the trail to Cascadia!
While in New Orleans, we showed our multi-media presentation at the Iron Rail Book Collective, then gave workshops to a crew of folks in the shadow of our tripod. The next day, we rocked out to a benefit show for us that awesome folks put together. Despite several police interupptions, we still showed our slideshow in a dark backyard and listened to some awesome music.
After cruising along enjoying the beaches of NW Florida, we arrived in Gainesville to warm sun and a big crowd at their Civic Media Center! After the show, we gave trainings at a local park on Direct Action, Climbing, Backwoods Survival and Consensus and Facilitation, including a special Direct Action training for kids!
With LA, Santa Barbara, Prescott and Oklahoma City behind us, we will begin our descent through Texas, into the southeast shortly. There have been 5-7 of us traveling, each contributing our skills and experiences. Our van is now running reliably and is well stocked with tools for training, including 20-foot poles for teaching tri-pods, gear for tree-sit building and a great puppet show on security culture (courtesy of the Mysterious Rabbit Puppet Army) and more.
We’re working constantly on updating our schedule, if details seem a little light on all our stops, please check back soon or contact us about your town!
If you are hosting us in your town, here are two things we’d like you to consider:
-Outreach: Here are links to a helpful ‘sample letter‘ to groups who haven’t heard of us and a check list for making the stop as smooth as possible.
-Fliers: We’ve uploaded the fliers that we’ve been using so far on tour, it sure helps if they go around town to give advance notice!
-Action: If we can provide material resources or specific trainings to help your group pull off a local action, we would love to help! And if schedules and number permit, some or all of our crew can stick around. The more lead time we get on this, the better.