Permaculture Design Certificate Course Online with Starhawk & Friends | Summer/ Fall 2021 @ Earth Activists Online
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm

Are you ready to be an Earth Healer?

Join a global community of permaculture design students as we weave & spin new skills and patterns to rebalance the health of our planet!

Learn how to create human systems that mimic natural systems, using a minimum of energy and resources while creating regenerative abundance and increasing social justice. We will cover principles and ethics, reading the landscape, how to heal soil and cleanse water, design integrated systems, harvest water, drought-proof land, build soil, sequester carbon, make compost, compost tea, and biochar, bio-remediate toxins, and more. Explore the solutions to climate change, and the strategies and organizing tools that can put them into place.

Join Starhawk, Charles Williams and an all-star cast for Earth Activist Training’s third fully online Permaculture Design Certificate Course! Together we’ll develop new permaculture patterns online and open our doors to an international mixing pot of magical students from across the globe learning in a new digital, travel-free and revolutionary way.

Our online training will feature American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation. We are excited to build greater access to our teachings as we co-create this virtual learning journey~ Diversity Scholarships are available! Welcome Earth Activist friends, family, and new community!

Students who complete all of the Earth Activist Training’s online course requirements will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate, internationally recognized by the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA).


July 13th, 2021: Welcoming Live Session Tuesday July 13th, 2021 

July 20th – Oct 26th: 15 Weeks of Class Modules

*All sessions and recorded materials will also feature closed captioning or transcripts.

A Special Invitation to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community: ASL interpretation is available for our Live sessions and bi-weekly Live Q&A sessions to support Deaf students.

CLASS TIME: 6:00-8:00 PM Pacific Time

WEEKLY COMMITMENT: 2 hours of live class + 3-5 hours of home study, supported by weekly study groups with instructors and teaching assistants 


What Makes EAT Different?

There are many great permaculture design certificate courses offered around the globe that teach a standard 72 hour curriculum covering the basics of regenerative system design. Earth Activist Training teaches this curriculum—but with a difference. We ground our work in spirit, to further your personal resilience, and teach with a perspective rooted in social justice struggles and with a focus on organizing and activism.

A Sampling of Topics Covered: plant guilds, food forests, edible landscaping, plants, animals, natural building, design, earth, water, climate, energy, spirit, social permaculture, organizing & activism.

  •     Permaculture Principles, Ethics and Design Process
  •     Climate Change Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation
  •     Water Systems, Water Harvesting, Roof Water Catchment
  •     Soil Building
  •     Compost, Compost teas, Cover crops, No-till systems
  •     Urban Permaculture
  •     Eco-villages and Intentional Communities
  •     Alternative and Renewable Energy: Evaluating and Designing Systems
  •     Organizing in Diverse Communities
  •     Personal Regeneration and Self-Care
  •     Group Dynamics & Communication Tools
  •     Connecting to the Spirit in Nature

Our students include:

»  Community organizers and activists from many movements, including environmental justice, food justice, global justice, anti-oppression, human rights workers, and others

»  Green business entrepreneurs who want to have a broader understanding of the possibilities

»  Established professionals or new business owners wanting to broaden and deepen their knowledge of sustainable alternatives

»  Teachers, environmental educators, and youth workers

»  Architects, landscape designers, farmers, ranchers, and land stewards of all kinds

»  Anyone involved in public garden or nature projects, especially school gardens and community gardens

»  People in mid-life or Retirees looking for a new direction for existing or new work

»  People involved with intentional communities, co-housing and Eco-villages, or those who want to start or join one

»  Dreamers, visionaries, Artists, musicians, poets, writers and dancers, and anyone who collaborates creatively


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What You’ll Get 

  • 72 Hour Permaculture Design Certificate recognized by the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA)
  • 15 Live, interactive 2 hour sessions with Starhawk, Charles Williams & other talented guest teachers. *Students must attend 80% of Live Classes. *Recordings will be available for those who must miss due to illness or for those who cannot attend due to time zone conflict.
  • Bi-weekly Live Question & Answer Sessions hosted by Starhawk or Charles Williams
  • Digital materials, readings and exercises to guide your home practice. Downloadable for convenience.
  • Ongoing support through the course from our teaching assistants.
  • Membership in our private online training community where you can connect, share, and learn with others in the course.
  • Community engagement with Starhawk and our EAT teaching team via the Earth Activists Online virtual classroom. 
  • Individualized teacher feedback once you complete your permaculture design project

+ Weekly Assignments & Hands-on projects will vary 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.

We understand these will be dependent on your ability to have access to the resources needed to perform them. Projects can be tailored to students of varied levels of physical ability, access and diverse ages. If you have any questions regarding your ability to meet any of the Permaculture Design Certificate requirements, please contact our support team at Support@EarthActivistTraining.org.

Digital Course Platform:

Our course is offered within our new free community platform called Earth Activists Online. In addition to this virtual classroom, students will be asked to engage on:

  • Zoom for Live Meetings and Q&As (you can set up an account at Zoom.us)
  • Google Classroom – for storing homework and your Final Design Project
  • Mighty Networks – EAT’s private online community for Earth Activists

Course Structure & Schedule: 

Each week, live classes will be held as a Zoom Meeting on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm Pacific. Live Question & Answer Sessions with Starhawk & Charles will be hosted on the weekends. These live sessions will include interactive exercises that will help you apply your learning in a hands-on way.

*Closed Captioning will be available for all live sessions 

*ASL Interpretation upon request – please contact us to confirm, Support@EarthActivistTraining.org

Each week you will also be assigned 2-3 hrs of homework and/or hands-on projects to complete your 72 hour certification.

MEETING CLASS REQUIREMENTS:  Completing the full list of assigned projects/ homework and attending classes are required to complete your 72 hr certificate. Students must attend 80% of LIVE Classes. If this is in the middle of the night for your timezone,  we can arrange a video replay with a check-in to ensure attendance. *If meeting these requirements is going to be an issue, but you still wish to attend this training, please contact our support team to find a solution:  EMAIL US

Internationally Certified Program

Earth Activist Training offers our Permaculture Design Certificate in association with the Permaculture Institute of North America. Each student who officially completes the required coursework will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate which will be registered with PINA.



* Rolling Admissions through Monday July 19th *


Sliding Scale  | Resilient Tuition $799 > Standard Tuition $899 > Abundant Tuition $999 * A portion of each abundant tuition allows us to offer diversity scholarships.

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS: Earth Activist Training is committed to increasing the diversity of the global permaculture and regenerative land movements. Our goal is to provide access to our programs through scholarships for indigenous people and people of color working in environmental and food justice areas. For our online trainings, we are offering pay-what-you-can scholarships. *Scholarships are filled for this course*

Payment Plan Available

Earth Activist Training is proud to create access for our students while create affordable educational opportunities. We will be offering our lowest deposit of just $250 + 3 more payments of $250 for a total tuition of $1,000. This pricing is not changed by early bird discounts.

Want to learn more? Check out the introduction webinar we hosted 7/7

Feel free to reach out to our team with any questions, comments, or concerns!

A Note on EAT’s Financial Values


Visit Starhawk’s Website to Learn More.

Visit Charles Williams’ Website to Learn More

Regenerative Business Design Certificate with Patty Love @ Earth Activists Training Online
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

Update: Registration now closed. Please contact us to learn about upcoming courses.

Are you ready to build a successful business that cares for the earth and people too?
In today’s changing world, our planet is calling for businesses to follow earth-based ethics, principles, and ecological design processes– also known as permaculture! 
The Regenerative Business Design Course will guide you through a step-by-step process to build a business that can sustain you financially while staying true to your core values. What do you need to know, consider, and plan for in order to launch a business that will have a high likelihood of success and a plan for handling failures, fumbles, and hurdles?
Join Patty Love, certificated permaculture designer, teacher, and business management consultant, for this eight-week course that will help answer these questions. In this course, Patty weaves together her decades of permaculture study and practice with formal education in business, and more than 20 years of successful self-employment. 
Fully participating in this course, including completing homework between classes and utilizing the tools developed, will empower you to be significantly prepared to put your business plan into action. Students will receive an Earth Activist Training certificate of completion, which can be applied towards our Regenerative Land Management Diploma.

Course Details

CLASS Dates: Mondays, September 27th to November 15th, 2021
Live Class Time: 5:00-7:00 pm Pacific
Course Community: Access to a private virtual classroom within our Earth Activists Training network. This space will host lessons, homework, teacher support, and provide a gathering space for students.

FALL REGISTRATION – Registration now closed

8-Week Course Tuition: $199 
Diversity Scholarships Available – Please reach out if you are interested in receiving an application at    support@earthactivisttraining.org.
Questions? Contact our Support Team via email.

What Is Regenerative Business Design?

The basis of a regenerative business design is a plan that successfully balances a triple bottom line: people, profit and the planet. This powerful training will guide you through the steps to formulate a successful plan that will prepare your business to withstand change, duress, and a transforming global economy.

This Class is For:

  • Anyone who is ready to start a business based on the triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet!
  • Artists, creators, herbalists, healers, and crafters who want to turn their hobby or second income into a business
  • Business owners who desire to create a more regenerative plan: to earn more and work with a clearer vision and intention
  • Earth Activists who want to carve their own employment path as entrepreneurs
  • Employees who are ready to step away from their current work and pursue their passions through self-employment

What You’ll Get From Regenerative Business Design

  • 8 Weeks of 2-hour live sessions with breakout groups to process information, discuss ideas, brainstorm, and get started on class exercises 
  • Access to exclusive content designed specifically for this training
  • Recommendations for additional resources 
  • Exercises and worksheets to design your business step by step with support
  • Connection and community via a private Earth Activists Training platform
  • Tools to develop a regenerative business design community to co-create dreams!
  • The information you need to write a one-page or full length business plan
  • Support to make better, more well-informed business and life decisions with all of your new knowledge (to be activated by you 😉 )

Key Business Concepts Covered:

  • Regenerative Business Design Process
  • Mission, Vision, Values, and Goal Setting
  • SWOT Analysis 
  • The pluses and minuses of various legal structures
  • Possible Organizational Structures
  • Setting up Operations Systems
  • Marketing and Communications Planning
  • Grants and other funding sources
  • Financial Statements – What they are and how to create them
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Developing a Business Review Cycle
  • Creating a Plan of Work and Next Steps

CERTIFICATE: Certificate of Completion in Regenerative Business Design

BONUS CREDENTIALS: The Regenerative Business Design certificate can be applied to our larger Regenerative Land Management Diploma.

Here’s what our Regenerative Business Design graduates are saying!

“As a definitive creative type who has a million ideas but not necessarily the knowledge or the structure to put them into practice as income generators, I find myself doing a ton of volunteer work. The information provided is helping me to see a framework for shifting into a different mindset. The breakout groups have been very rewarding.” 
“I really LOVE how the class is based on mindfulness, intention setting and regenerative practices for the business and the “owner.” I have actually taken a number of business courses (many years ago in college) and this ethos is more my personal style than the cold, corporate bleh of those large classrooms. The weekly Zoom calls help me keep accountable for my work. I’m finding I don’t mind the breakout rooms – I was feeling nervous about them originally.” 
“The comprehensive scope of the information is fantastic! I appreciate how the course is organized and presented.” 

🌎 A Message from your Teacher:

“I designed this training with the idea that… many people dream of starting their own business without even knowing if they have the personality to be an entrepreneur and without knowing how to create a viable business with a solid plan.  With the unknown journey through the COVID-19 Pandemic, a shaken economy, and a continually changing climate, how we spend our time, resources, and energy is more important than ever.”

LINK: “Business & The Earth Path,” an introductory webinar featuring Starhawk and Patty Love.

Maven Makers: Small Business Coaching || Next Meeting: October 12th, 2021 @ Virtual
Oct 12 2021 @ 12:30 pm – Jan 11 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Join Maven Makers: Small Business Coaching 

(Spaces are Limited)

Have you been working on building a new business? Or maybe you already have a business but it needs some tweaking? We have an affordable, collaborative opportunity for you– our Maven Makers group for personalized coaching!

Why Join Maven Makers? 

  • Affordable coaching for small business owners with experienced guide and instructor, Patty Love 
  • Group is limited to 6 people to ensure a focus on you and your work, each and every meeting
  • The opportunity to build lasting relationships and networking opportunities with like-minded colleagues and peers
  • One-on-one coaching valued at $150 monthly– plus monthly meetings
  • Similar groups cost between $250-$1,000 monthly– without the benefits of Maven Makers’ personalized coaching and attention

For an investment of $157 monthly, you will receive: 

  • Monthly group meeting for networking and support (90 minutes)
  • Monthly private coaching sessions (60 minutes)
  • Support from the Maven Makers community on Earth Activist Training’s private platform, Mighty Networks

Each Maven Makers meeting features:

  • Maximum of 6 participants to ensure each Maven gets time each month to ask questions in direct support of their business
  • An opening grounding and meditation 
  • 10 minutes for each Maven to ask questions and get feedback from your instructor, Patty Love, and the group
  • 30 minutes centering one Maven for sharing challenges and receiving feedback (two opportunities per year for each Maven to be the focus of the group)

Meet Your Instructor, Patty Love:

  • 30 years of entrepreneurial business experience
  • Traditional business education followed by a career in manufacturing, finance, and higher education 
  • 15 years of working in the information marketing world
  • Certified Professional Business Coach through PBCA
  • 5 years experience as a member of a business coaching group 
  • 10 years as a certified permaculture designer and 2 years of certified permaculture teaching
  • Treasurer, Permaculture Association of the Northeast (PAN)
When:  Meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 12:30-3:00 pm Pacific (3:30-5:00 pm EST).
  • October 12th, 2021
  • November 9th, 2021
  • December 14th, 2021
  • January 11th, 2022
* If this time doesn’t work for you and you’re ready to sign up, please contact Patty Love with the days and times you are available– including your time zone– and we’ll see if we can meet your availability.

Take your business to the next level by subscribing now

You will be billed $157 per month for the duration of your participation. You can stop your monthly investment at any time along the journey by emailing Patty Love.
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