Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To promote a way of life that is balanced, harmonious, and uses our full potential while being responsible to nature.
The Claymont Society for Continuous Education is a non-profit educational corporation. Continuous education implies that there is a continuum of understanding, and that by increasing the depth of our awareness and understanding we can be more fully connected to our ecology, each other, and our own deeper nature, as well as living fully satisfying and meaningful lives. Continuous education is not static - we can learn from every experience that we fully participate in.There are skills, concepts, and values that must be learned before we can shift from a self-centered existence to one that takes into consideration nature and our fellow humans. The Claymont Society aims to offer a variety of educational means that enable this shift. We have classes and projects that demonstrate the skills required for sustainable living. We have on-going study groups and programs that aim to increase our capacity for attention, patience, kindness, generosity, courtesy, altruism, sincerity, endurance, forgiveness, and courage which all lead to a sustainable being and a true sense of community. We allow other like-minded groups to use our facilities for seminars, conferences, and retreats that promote their own approaches to sustainable living and inner development.We have adult learning programs, seminars, retreats, conferences, a children's school and farm, an agricultural program, an environmental studies program, a B&B, a bakery, and various other programs that promote our aims. Those who work on and support these projects form the Claymont Community. Our community aims at using the synergy of a diverse group of people engaged in a diverse set of projects, to cooperate together to form one well functioning organism that serves our aim of continuous education and also maintains the facilities and assets of the Claymont Society. All of these programs have education as their common thread and are inter-dependent with each other. To achieve our aims we use the resources and tools gathered from the following sources: The Fourth Way from George Gurdjieff and John Bennett;Ahmusta Kebzeh from Murat Yagan;Biodynamics from Rudolph Steiner; andAll available resources from scientific and other research in the field of sustainable living.