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.

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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.

 STAY TUNED for 2020 RLMT Program info!


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: *Early Bird Pricing until September 19th*

$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*

 Jump to the PDC 2020 page to discover more

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.

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…

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.

Are you ready to apply? Reserve your spot today!

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