Hiring for Co-Director is now open!
We have extended the Co-Director application submission date, Apply now!
This is a work-trade opportunity to live at CCAT rent free in exchange for a MINIMUM of 30-40 hours of work per week, managing employees and day to day activities that go on at CCAT.
A one-year commitment starting January of 2014
Application and more information can be found here.
CCAT is Hiring!
Please visit ccathsu.com/jobs for more info
Applications are due no later than September 6th
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Enter your application for CO-DIRECTOR by Friday!
Click Here to Apply!
(Late submission deadline = April 12th)
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“Ubuntu – the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can’t be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality – Ubuntu- you are known for your generosity. We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole World.” - Desmond Tutu
Hey Everyone. CCAT is offering a great deal on graduation caps and gown rentals. For only $20 you can rent your cap and gown from CCAT and help support us as an organization. Because of the Centennial celebrating, the university is requiring that everyone get a stole and tassel from the bookstore which will cost an additional $27. Fortunately, if you get your cap and gown from CCAT you will still save $8 compared to the $55 that bookstore will charge for the whole package.
Rent your cap and gown from CCAT by stopping by any day of the week (especially fridays!) Call to make sue someone is here at (707) 826 3551
The United States was once a nation of farmers. Today less than two percent of Americans farm, yet almost half of all land in the country is used to produce crops and livestock. Within three decades after the Second World War an industrial revolution (unprecedented by any other economic sector) occurred along the front-lines of American agriculture. The US economy rebounded while technological optimism and the rise of the petrochemical industry framed Progressive Era policies. Petroleum-based amendments and fuel coupled with manipulation and mechanization from farm to fare engendered a “Green Revolution.” Technological solutions played polestar in a crusade for economic growth. Grow, the economy did, and as our economy ripened so did the industrial farm system, large-scale monoculture of staple crops and agricultural surplus and dependency upon chemicals and industrial irrigation. Technology overwhelmed sustainable agriculture, leaving a wake of degraded soils, contaminated water and surplus yields. Farmland population has since precipitously declined. Flagging agricultural communities and food deserts have supplanted local and working knowledge systems around the globe. We can change this – visionaries are. Join CCAT and the greater appropriate technology community in our vision/action quest for sustainable agricultural praxis and policy.
Nikki Caputo, CCAT Co-Editor
The 15th annual Seed and Plant exchange will be happening the Saturday we are back from spring break (March 30th) hosted by The Humboldt permaculture Guild and the Organic Seed Alliance! Come check it out! We will be there swapping some seeds and some starts!!
and don’t forget to turn in your Co-director application! April 8th is the deadline!!!
CCAT is hiring three Co-Directors to serve one-year terms. Two co-directors will start in June 2013 and one will start in January 2014.
For more info, see the Co-D Application Page.
CCAT is in the process of transforming into a consensus-based community. Consensus seeks agreement in policy and praxis by a community as a whole. A collective engagement endeavor, community-based learning calls for symmetric reciprocity in order to arrive at horizontal relationships. Consensus-based systems restructure learning processes and promote learning circles; they democratize the process by which problems are identified and in how they are resolved. CCAT seeks to invigorate the power of community and be the change we want to see. Buckminster Fuller witnessed, “I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing—a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process—an integral function of the universe” (Fuller, 1970). Community is a verb.
Nikki Caputo, CCAT Co-Editor
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home—so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: The neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt, 1958
- from Casey Tanner’s album (f)Art 101
The One Who Tells the Stories Rules the World ~Hopi Wisdom
What is knowledge? How is knowledge acquired? Who is authorized to be a knowledge producer and whom or what controls the distribution of knowledge? Is knowledge truth?
George Lakoff, a cognitive linguist, sustains that absolute and objective truth is chimeric, a dangerous sociopolitical vehicle of deception. Lakoff proffers that truths are contextual, ‘true only relative to some understanding of it’ (Lakoff, 1980). He maintains that truth is socially and/or experientially-situated.
What is truth? What determines the validity of some way of knowing-of knowledge production? Life is a repository of knowledges. If humans are to flourish, we will listen to the melody of our rich diversity of voice in order to greet the complex challenges of modern times.
Lakoff, George. 1980. “Truth,” Chapter 24, pp. 159-184, Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Prosper, Nikki Caputo CCAT Co-Editor