Discover 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.

EAT proudly offers Diversity Scholarships and a Work-Trade Program. Financial options and information can be found on EAT’s Money Basics page.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to CONTACT US.


Link to our flagship RLMT Program page!

Our new long-term RLMT Program is designed to give you the skills, experience and confidence to run a farm, ranch, retreat center or urban farm in ways that heal damaged ecosystems and sequester carbon.


** Our next CORE INTENSIVE is June 2020 **

Pre-Requisite or first step:

A Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)


Led by Starhawk, Charles Williams and friends.

Dates: January 5 – January 19, 2020: two-week intensive residential course

Location: Black Mountain Preserve and Golden Rabbit Ranch, Western Sonoma County, CA

Sliding scale:$1800-2300*

*includes all instruction, lodging, meals, and materials

WORK TRADE positions are currently full. Please feel free to apply for a spot on our waiting list ~  Limited Diversity Scholarships still available


 Who is this training for?

We firmly believe that everyone can benefit from learning the tools and insights of permaculture to apply toward the broad goal of earth regeneration. Permaculture has solutions not just for landscapes and agricultural systems, but also for social design, public policy and survival strategies for these challenging times.

Topic and Projects Covered:

Hands-on projects vary with weather and needs, but may include mapping, water harvesting structures, graywater or roof catchment, compost, compost teas, sheet mulch, plant propagation, planting trees and shrubs, seed-starting, introductions to natural building concepts (including cob, straw-clay or plastering) and a collaborative design project. Our projects can be tailored to students of varied levels of physical ability and diverse ages and previous experience.

Our students include:

    • Young people looking for a career oriented around sustainability
    • People in mid-life looking for a new direction for existing or new work
    • Retirees wanting new fields to explore
    • Established professionals wanting to broaden and deepen their knowledge of sustainable alternatives
    • People involved with intentional communities, co-housing and eco-villages, or those who want to start or join one
    • Gardeners, farmers, ranchers, and land stewards of all kinds
    • Green business entrepreneurs who want to have a broader understanding of the possibilities
    • Teachers, environmental educators, and youth workers
    • Anyone involved in gardening, especially school gardens and community gardens
    • Architects and landscape designers
    • Artists, musicians, poets, writers and dancers, and anyone who collaborates creatively
      • Community organizers and activists from many movements, including environmental justice, food justice, global justice, anti-oppression, human rights workers, and others
  • Dreamers, visionaries, and more…

 Jump to our PDC 2020 page to discover more

Restoration Intensive: A Project of Earth Activist Training’s Regenerative Land Management Program

February 23-March 2

Instructors: Starhawk and co-teacher Lindsay Dailey, plus guest teachers including Erik Ohlsen of Permaculture Skills Center

Cost: Sliding scale $900-$1200

Early Bird Special: Sign up by January 1

Work trade and diversity scholarships available.

Join Mother Earth’s restoration team! Come learn about fire ecology in Northern California’s oak savannahs and chapparal.  You’ll gain hands-on experience as well as theoretical knowledge of how we can plan for climate change and it’s impacts, including fire, make our homes and land more fire-resilient, and aid the land’s recovery after fire.  You’ll learn carbon-sequestering strategies for soil, water management, forestry and food growing. As well, you’ll gain experience in community organizing, design, planning, project management and team leadership.

Learn more & Register HERE


Social Permaculture Intensive: Nurturing Effective and Creative Groups

March 11-15, 2020

Cost: Sliding Scale $650-$850

Work-Trade and Diversity Scholarships Available.

Western Sonoma County with Starhawk and Pandora Thomas.

 Collaborative groups may be healing, nurturing, and inspirational—or they may founded on the rocks of conflict and poor communication. 

In this five-day intensive, we’ll explore how to structure our groups for maximum group health, how to share power fairly, improve our communication skills, mediate conflicts and facilitate group processes. We’ll explore issues of power, privilege and diversity, and how to shift ‘’call-out’ culture to call in understanding, mutual respect and support, and real relationships.  And we’ll share tools for decision making and constructive critique. Starhawk’s latest book, The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, will be our foundation.

Click here to visit our

Social Permaculture Intensive page


June  15-24 2020 Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia

With Starhawk, Charles Williams and Guest Teachers

Overview of climate change and how we can address it by regenerating ecosystems.   The ecology of soil, water systems, forests, grasslands, plant and animal communities.  How to work with soil to sequester carbon. Social permaculture and community resilience.  Personal strengths, weaknesses, goals and dreams—individualized program planning.

To learn more – please visit our main Regenerative Land Management Training Program Page HERE.


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