Update June 8th — with the help of a loan, we got a new truck — a Ram 2500 long-bed! We raised about $30,000 so far, of the $49,870 final cost (incl. tax) and are deeply grateful to everyone who has helped. Please support us in raising the final $19,000. We adore this new team […]
We are part of the West Coast ‘good fire’ movement that is seeking to unite communities through understanding and working with fire, for the restoration and greater well-being of land, wildlife and people. Our recognition of certain historical factors (see below for more detail) is what guides our work on the land now. A further […]
September 2020 update — the center remains closed for large group events, due to COVID. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. For households/pods of up to 8 people wishing to rent a single house at the center, please see www.blackmountaincenter.com, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
During COVID, we have really appreciated being able to rely on high-speed internet. Our Airbnb guests were amazed to find multi-user streaming capability here! In 2018, PPI set up high-speed internet via radio link to our local ISP (internet service provider), a massive increase over old speeds. We are extremely grateful to all who helped […]
When local activists around the world find effective ways to make peace, minimize conflict and protect human rights, it is crucial that their approaches be shared more widely, since some strategies may also transcend local issues to be universally applicable.
Since 2016, there are panels stretching out along most of the south of east-facing roof of one large building, and for many months these panels generate enough power to run everything, plus earn enough credits with PG&E to carry us through the darker winter months. We feel very fortunate that conditions came together to make […]