Schedule

You can find out more about all of our courses, workshops and educational events using the links below. New classes are regularly in development so please check back, or join our announcement list to be notified when new courses are open. Information about financial options can be found on our Money Basics page. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.




SPRING 2017


Earth Activist Training PDC Course | British Columbia, Canada

*Registration open*

April 29th – May 14th, 2017
O.U.R. Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
$1230 CAN

This residential PDC course is held at the beautiful OUR Ecovillage in British Columbia. Taught by Starhawk and the EAT team as well as many guest teachers. Please visit the the O.U.R. Ecovillage website for details and registration; all inquiries about registration, payment, and accommodations will be handled by O.U.R. Ecovillage staff.


 Mud Magic: Building in Harmony with the Earth | Cazadero, CA

*Registration open*

June 14th – 18th, 2017
Cazadero, CA
$300-700, includes camping and all meals, limited work-trade positions available

Building with simple, natural materials is a profoundly meditative act that can help awaken our creativity on every level. In this workshop, we will learn a range of natural building methods: cob—clay, sand and straw; browncoat—a finer cob that is perfect for sculpting; lime and earthen plaster, and creative re-use of many recycled materials. We’ll build a greenhouse, plaster a cob oven and a light-straw-clay barn, and sculpt shrines to ancient earth Goddesses, while deepening our connection to the land, the trees, and the communities around us.

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SUMMER 2017


Earth Activist Training PDC Course | Freeport, Illinois

*Registration open*

June 25th – July 9th, 2017
Freeport, IL, United States
$1600-2000, sliding scale; work-trade and diversity scholarships available

Join us for a Midwest EAT PDC with Starhawk, Charles Williams, and guest teacher Nancy Klehm, in the Driftless region of Northwest Illinois. This PDC will give you incredible hands-in experience in a huge variety of permaculture skills, on a 50-acre homestead. Participatory, hands-on teaching with lots of practical projects, games, songs, and laughs along with an intensive curriculum in regenerative ecological design that earns a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC).

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International PDC Course | Bavaria, Germany

August 4th – August 18th, 2017
With Starhawk, Penny Livingston-Stark and Susanne Fischer-Rizzi

This unique Permaculture course links and combines the wisdom and experience of three of the best-known international mentors in this area. Building on the basics of Permaculture, as developed by its founders Bill Mollison and David Holmgreen, this course is brought to life and made accessible through the inspiring wisdom of these three women.

Course language: English with translation into German

*Currently this course is full but will be accepting wait-list registrants. For complete details on the course and for registration, please visit the PDC page on Susanne’s website. **Please note, we at EAT are not administering this course, for questions about registration, please contact sekretariat@arven.de for questions and assistance.


International PDC Course | Ceret, France

August 25th – September 6th, 2017
With Starhawk and Alfred Decker

The PDC is an intensive course combining theory with practical hands-on learning. Completion of the course earns participants a Permaculture Design Certificate – the foundation for further permaculture work and study and a prerequisite for the Diploma in Permaculture Design. Participants will learn Permaculture design principles & techniques. The course includes lectures, discussions, hands-on learning, slide shows, and design projects. We will examine the underlying assumptions of the current culture of consumerism and economic globalisation, and encourage exploration of ways to contribute to the emergence of a culture of sustainability, compassion and equity. The PDC covers a broad range of subjects to provide a holistic overview of Permaculture systems and sustainable living.

Course language: English with translation into French

For all details and registration, please visit PDC at Permaterra

**Please note, we at EAT are not administering this course, for questions about registration, please see the above link.



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