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EARTH ACTIVIST TRAINING

Quality Training in Permaculture and Regenerative Design 

When we work with nature, we can meet human needs while healing the environment around us. We teach permaculture design grounded in spirit with an awareness of social dynamics and a focus on organizing and activism. Become a skillful advocate for People Care, Earth Care, and a fair, just, and thriving future. 

Recent Events

Seeds of Hope and Renewal

Seeds of Hope and Renewal is a fundraiser to support Diversity Scholarships for Indigenous People and People of Color who are students and teachers with Earth Activist Training
COME FIND HOPE

This is the dark time of year, when winter closes in and sometimes it’s hard to keep the warm flames of hope alive. But the cold, dark ground is where seeds gestate and prepare to grow again. Some seeds can only sprout after enough coldness, roughness,  fire or other disturbance. In these times when the great disturbance of climate meltdown impacts all of us, we come together to prepare for new growth. In both practical and spiritual ways. Earth Activist Training teaches permaculture–ecological design–with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism. Come join us for both spiritual and practical inspiration.  In ritual, we’ll find our own deep sources of renewal, and we’ll ground our hope with actual examples of projects from our students and teachers, that regenerate ecosystems and put into practice the skills of earth healing. Admission is by donation, proceeds go to support our diversity scholarship fund.

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 For those who missed or free class, you can watch the recording on our YouTube page.

2023 COURSES

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Winter  2023

In-Person Classes

Permaculture Design Course

This in person Permaculture Design Course (PDC), we will explore an internationally recognized permaculture curriculum with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism. Learn how to work with nature to heal land and water as we create real abundance and advocate for social justice. Each day begins with ritual and personal resilience tools. Mornings focus on theory, information, and examples of regenerative design. In the afternoon we put theory into practice with hands on activities. Evenings are interactive times to go deeper into social permaculture and global issues.

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Restoration Intensive: Fire, Forests, & Animal Allies

There’s a quiet revolution going on in the woods, of communities banding together to take responsibility for their forests and grasslands and create more safety and resilience in the face of climate-intensified wildfire.  This ten-day intensive will immerse you in one such community, focusing on deep listening to the land, hands-on skills for land restoration, and practical tools to mitigate the impacts of climate change. 

We’ll gain experience with many aspects of forest and grassland management—understanding fire ecology, assessing the forest and fire danger, thinning, pruning, limbing up and creating shaded fuel breaks, pile burns, prescribed burns (weather permitting), working with government and other local agencies, making biochar, inoculating mushrooms, and creating other value-added products from the woods. 

Grazing can be one of our key tools for fire prevention and grassland regeneration, when done right. In our animal care segments, we’ll have a chance to work with sheep, goats, cows, poultry, and live-stock guardian and herding dogs, learning animal care, psychology and training, fencing, herding, and other aspects of humane care. 

Earth Activist Training teaches permaculture—ecological design—with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism.  We have a strong commitment to social justice, equity and radical inclusion, and these values shape everything we do. Our practical skills are always taught in a context of deep listening, wonder and reverence for nature, and we include ritual, meditation and respect for the natural world as a core part of what we do.

Responding to climate change is not something we can do alone, and wildfire doesn’t stop at your property line.  Community organizing is one of the key regenerative strategies.  So the culmination of our time together will be a community action day we organize and present, where we can share some of our new tools with the larger community and celebrate our progress toward resilience.

This intensive will have two tracks: a Welcome Track for those who are taking this as a stand-alone course and a Leadership Track for those who are taking this as part of our long-term Regenerative Land Management Program.  Our RLM students will have opportunities to take leadership on group projects and present tools and information during our Community Action Day.

The practical tools are important—but to apply them in a healing way we need both scientific knowledge and guidance from the land itself.  So each day will involve time for ritual, meditation, and listening to help us open our ears and hearts to what nature is telling us.

 

 

Virtual Classes

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Advanced Permaculture Course

Resilient Land Design (RLD) is an 18 week advanced permaculture course focused on: understanding natural systems and cycles, learning the tools of regenerative land stewardship, and methods for applying restorative principles in design. The course is divided into three  6 week sessions which can be taken all together for a Resilient Land Design (RLD) Certificate or individually for personal growth and education.

  • Session one: WATER & SITE DESIGN,
  • Session two: SOIL & GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT
  • Session three: FOOD FOREST AND FOREST ECOLOGY

Spring  2023

Advanced Permaculture Course

Resilient Land Design (RLD) is an 18 week advanced permaculture course focused on: understanding natural systems and cycles, learning the tools of regenerative land stewardship, and methods for applying restorative principles in design. The course is divided into three  6 week sessions which can be taken all together for a Resilient Land Design (RLD) Certificate or individually for personal growth and education.

  • Session one: WATER & SITE DESIGN,
  • Session two: SOIL & GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT
  • Session three: FOOD FOREST AND FOREST ECOLOGY

Summer  2023

Advanced Permaculture Course

Resilient Land Design (RLD) is an 18 week advanced permaculture course focused on: understanding natural systems and cycles, learning the tools of regenerative land stewardship, and methods for applying restorative principles in design. The course is divided into three  6 week sessions which can be taken all together for a Resilient Land Design (RLD) Certificate or individually for personal growth and education.

  • Session one: WATER & SITE DESIGN,
  • Session two: SOIL & GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT
  • Session three: FOOD FOREST AND FOREST ECOLOGY

Fall  2023

Advanced Permaculture Course

Resilient Land Design (RLD) is an 18 week advanced permaculture course focused on: understanding natural systems and cycles, learning the tools of regenerative land stewardship, and methods for applying restorative principles in design. The course is divided into three  6 week sessions which can be taken all together for a Resilient Land Design (RLD) Certificate or individually for personal growth and education.

  • Session one: WATER & SITE DESIGN,
  • Session two: SOIL & GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT
  • Session three: FOOD FOREST AND FOREST ECOLOGY

ADVANCED PERMACULTURE  PROGRAMS

Advanced Permaculture Diploman Program

Regenerative Land Management (RLM) Is a two year diploma program designed to advance your permaculture practice and provide you with the deep comprehensive training needed to apply these regenerative skills in your life. Whether caring for the land, building urban gardens, or decolonizing the farmlands of America, the Regenerative Land Management diploma will prepare you to be successful in your Earth healing endeavors, and to provide a livelihood for yourself and your family.

Advanced Permaculture Course

Resilient Land Design (RLD) is an 18 week advanced permaculture course focused on: understanding natural systems and cycles, learning the tools of regenerative land stewardship, and methods for applying restorative principles in design. The course is divided into three  6 week sessions which can be taken all together for a Resilient Land Design (RLD) Certificate or individually for personal growth and education.

  • Session one: WATER & SITE DESIGN,
  • Session two: SOIL & GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT
  • Session three: FOOD FOREST AND FOREST ECOLOGY

Ongoing Mentorship Programs

Maven Makers

Have you been working on building a new business? Or have you launched a business that now needs support? Earth Activist Training offers affordable, collaborative coaching for regenerative business development.

Permacultre in Practice

Permaculture in Pracice (PIP) is a mentorship program lead by Charles Williams. Meeting regularly in small groups we discuss the ideas, designs, and challenges the members are grappling with. This program centers discussion and learning around the needs of its members. When not discussing topics brought forward by members, we will be discussing seasonally relevant regenerative land care. This is a space to get support and mentorship on your  projects.

THE EARTH ACTIVIST TRAINING DIFFERENCE

OUR MISSION

Permaculture design with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism

To bring the knowledge and resources of regenerative ecological design to communities with the greatest needs and fewest resources.

To teach visionary and practical solutions and personal sustainability to social change activists, and to teach practical skills, organizing, and activism to visionaries.

To cross-pollinate the political, environmental, and spiritual movements that seek peace, justice, and resilience.

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practical skills

Carbon draw-down, site analysis, design process, soil building, water harvesting, food forests, urban farming, bioremediation, mushrooms, animal systems, natural building, renewable energy, and more!

Organizing and Activism

Confronting oppression, fostering diversity, solutions-based strategies, community organizing.

Spirit and Community

Personal resilience practices to prevent and recover from burnout, communication skills, conflict resolution, social permaculture for nurturing and developing group efficacy,  creating community ritual, spirit, and magic!

a mix of magic, Spirit, awareness, activism & community

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