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.


Earth Activist Training PDC Course | Freeport, Illinois

Registration is now closed for this event.

June 25th – July 9th, 2017
Freeport, IL, United States
$1600-2000, sliding scale; very limited work-trade and diversity scholarships remaining, please email us for availability
Special promotion: sign up with a friend, save $200 each on our base rate; sign up with 2 friends, save $300 each!

Join us for a Midwest EAT PDC with Starhawk, Charles Williams, and guest teacher Nance 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).


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.

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