Restoration Intensive @ New Paradigm College
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm

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

February 23-March 2@ New Paradigm College

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

Cost: Sliding scale $1200-1500

Work trade and Diversity Scholarships available here

NOTE:: This course can be taken as a stand-alone course, or as fulfillment of one of the requirements in our long-term Regenerative Land Management Training program. 

Apply permaculture to the broadacre realms of Zone 4, and learn about wildlands management and fire ecology in Northern California’s Oak Savannahs, Woodlands, Chapparal and Grasslands.
  • 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.
    •  forest ecology and managing our forests for biodiversity, resilience, and reciprocity
    • value-added products from regenerative forest management such as production of biochar, round pole building materials, and other artisanal crafts
    • fire behavior, working with prescribed fire, fire mimicry
    • home-hardening to make our homes more fire-resilient 
    • grazing for fuel reduction and fiber production 
    • supporting 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.

The ten-day course includes one week of instruction at New Paradigm College in Lucerne, Lake County, CA that culminates in a weekend restoration eco-blitz on a community project that will engage the larger community.  It ends with a final day of cleanup, evaluation, and celebration. Since 2015, 80% of Lake County has burned in California’s devastating wildfires.  Lake County has below-average income and above-average unemployment—but it also has a strong, committed community who love their land and are determined to make it a model of resilient adaptation to the new climate realities.  By partnering with many community organizations there, Earth Activist Training hopes to create a model of training and action that can provide on-the-ground, practical help and mitigation, education and inspiration.

Questions, comments or concerns? Please contact EAT at info@earthactivisttraining.org

Register Here Join Mother Earth’s restoration team! !


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Social Permaculture Intensive: Nurturing Effective and Creative Groups
 @ The Mushroom Farm
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm

March 11-15, 2020 Cost: Sliding Scale $650-$850**

  • “Scraping by” tuition: $650
  • Standard registration: $750
  • Abundance tuition: $850

** EARLY BIRD PRICING Available until February 1st, 2020.

Work-Trade and Diversity Scholarships Available. Apply Here

The Mushroom Farm 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.

Visit EAT’s Social Permaculture Main Page for more course Information


Online payment options :

Single Intensive Cost: $650-$850 sliding scale

Thank you for your interest in our program! Someone will be with you shortly~

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact info@earthactivisttraining.org

RLMT Program Core Intensive @ O.U.R. Ecovillage
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm

Earth Activist Training’s Regenerative Land Management PROGRAM: CORE INTENSIVE

June  15-24 2020 OUR ECOVillage, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia

With Starhawk, Charles Williams and Guest Teachers

Course Fee: $1200-1500, Sliding Scale

Create a meaningful livelihood restoring land & revitalizing community!
Gain the skills to to run a farm, ranch, retreat center or urban farm in ways that heal damaged ecosystems and sequester carbon.

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.

Note: RLMT is an advanced course in Permaculture Design which specifically requires that you have completed a ‘Permaculture Design Certificate’ (PDC)  – if you have not done this yet you will be potentially given exception if you are taking your PDC fairly soon after your RLM Intensive. Please see OUR ECOvillage’s website for PDC registration or contact info@ourecovillage.org.

For students who complete this course, there is an option to stay on to complete your Student Teaching requirement during EAT’s Permaculture Design Certificate Course.

Start your RLMT journey by REGISTERING HERE!

Interested in applying for a Work-Trade or Diversity Scholarship?

Visit our main RLMT Program Page for more information

Questions, comments or concerns? Please contact EAT at info@earthactivisttraining.org

Permaculture Design Certificate @ O.U.R. Ecovillage
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm


From June 26th to July 12th, 2020 join us for a 72-hour PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) over 17 days & evenings packed with learning from various instructors who are specialists in their fields.

OUR Ecovillage is proud to host this two-week permaculture design certificate course with a focus on organizing and activism which are grounded in concepts of earth-based spirituality. Learn how to heal soil and cleanse water, how to design human systems that mimic natural systems using a minimum of energy and resources, and how to create real abundance so that YOU can be a changemaker in environmental/social justice. Explore the strategies and organizing tools we need to make our visions real, as well as the daily practice, magic, and processes that sustain our spirits. Participatory, hands-on teaching with lots of projects, games, guest teachers and regulatory authorities, and field trips to other important precedent-setting permaculture projects make up this intensive one-of-a-kind curriculum in ecological design.

This course is unique from almost all others in North America as you are stepping into OUR ECOVILLAGE: a 25-acre “Sustainable Living Demonstration Site and Education Centre” and one of the most built out permaculture projects. For 19 years OUR Ecovillage has been working towards “Lawful Permaculture”; having every innovative design and building project that we have created ALSO be fully zoned/permitted/approved/etc by regulatory officials. Through partnering with all 3 levels of government, business/corporate sponsors, academia, and the grassroots of the wider community projects/organizations, Our Ecovillage has managed to bring together a range of professionals, permaculture teachers, regulatory folks, and technical stakeholders to train others in the next stages of how to make permaculture projects fully legal.


The 2-Week Permaculture Design Course is $1230 CAD.

When creating your booking the following recommended add-on options are available:

PDC Three Meal Discount Package: includes three buffet style meals per day plus snacks
On-site Accommodation: includes accommodations in our indoor shared dorm space or outdoor camping

For private or semi-private room upgrades please contact admin@ourecovillage.org

Visit OUR ECOVillage’s PDC Page to Register Today