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.


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 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.


Sacred Earth Apprenticeship- Second Session | Cazadero, CA

Part Two: October 11th-15th, 2017
Western Sonoma County, CA

Instructors: Starhawk, Demetra Markis, and guests

A program sponsored by Earth Activist Training. A year-long, intensive apprenticeship in magical and practical healing for ourselves, our communities and the earth. Myth and story guide us through a deep process of personal transformation, anchored with practical skills. For the 2017 cycle, we’ll focus on the story of Demeter and Persephone. As we plant, sow, and harvest, we’ll explore the depths of grief and loss, and how we transform them into regeneration and new birth.

Please note, this session is a continuation for those who registered in Spring 2017. For information on joining the 2018 Apprenticeship, please contact us at


Earth Activist Training PDC Course | Cazadero, CA

January 6th – January 20th, 2018
With Starhawk, Charles Williams, and Pandora Thomas

Registration now open->

Our 17th year at our Northern California location, with hands-on projects at our home ranch in the coastal hills! In our two-week Earth Activist Training permaculture design course, we gather together to explore an internationally-recognized permaculture design certificate curriculum with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism. Earth Activist Training weaves social permaculture aspects throughout our course: learn how to organize our human communities and groups, how to resolve conflicts, make decisions, work together effectively, and sustain our spirits. We teach interactively, not just through classroom presentation, lecture and discussion, but through games, songs, ceremony, guided visualizations, design practice, field trips, and a variety of practical, hands-on, outdoor projects.

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Earth Activist Training PDC Course | O.U.R. Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake, B.C., Canada

April 27th – May 13th, 2018
With Starhawk, Charles Williams, and many guest instructors

O.U.R. Ecovillage is proud to host this two-week permaculture design certificate course with a focus on organizing and activism, and a grounding in earth based spirituality.

Located on an extraordinary 25 acres near Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, O.U.R. Ecovillage began operations in 1999 with a vision to create a model demonstration sustainable village community rooted in social, ecological, and economic well being.

For more information on this course, the concurrent Ecovillage Design course, and to register, please visit the O.U.R. Ecovillage course page here:

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

Earth Activist Training PDC Course | Rowe Center, Rowe, MA

May 27th – June 10th, 2018
With Starhawk and Charles Williams

This two-week Earth Activist Training (EAT) program can set your life on a new path, help you transform your neighborhood, and show you how to save the planet.

Green solutions may be sprouting up all around us, but permaculture is the key to weaving these disparate strands into unified systems. Earth Activist Training teaches permaculture-based, practical Earth-healing with just a touch of magic. Through ritual and nature awareness, lots of hands-on practice, and plenty of time to laugh, your two weeks at EAT will also teach you to integrate mind and heart.

This program includes the basic, internationally recognized, 72-hour curriculum required for a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), with additional focus on social permaculture, organizing tools, and spirit.

For all details and registration, please visit PDC at Rowe Center

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

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