Jan
26
Tue
2021
Permaculture Design Certificate Course | Winter-Spring Cohort @ Earth Activists Online
Jan 26 2021 @ 6:00 pm – May 11 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Join a global community of permaculture design students as we weave & spin new skills and patterns to re-balance 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 second 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.

We are excited to build greater access to our teachings as we co-create this virtual learning journey~ 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). 

LIVE CLASS: Welcoming Live Session Tuesday January 26th, 2021 

15 Weeks of Class Modules February 2nd – May 11th

CLASS TIME: Typically two hours 6:00-8:00 PM Pacific Time. 

Update: Live Sessions to Feature Closed Captioning 

~ Winter/ Spring REGISTRATION has ended …~

 

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
  •     Read more on our website…

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


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 timezone 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, including Malik Coburn and Sunshine Rose Claymore.
  • 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 earthactivistsonline@gmail.com.

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 Drive – for storing homework and your Final Design Project

Course Structure & Schedule: 

Each week, Live classes will be held as a Zoom Meeting on Tuesdays from 6-8pm 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, earthactivistsonline@gmail.com

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:  earthactivistsonline@gmail.com

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.


~ Winter/ Spring REGISTRATION IS CLOSED ~

Stay tuned for our next Permaculture Design Certificate Course starting July 2020

 

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PAYMENT

ONE TIME PAYMENT of $750-950 USD

Sliding Scale  | Resilient Tuition > Standard Tuition > Abundant Tuition

2 PART PAYMENT PLAN OPTION

Earth Activist Training is also offering a 2 Part Payment Plan splitting our Standard Tuition of $850 into two even payments made in December upon registration and then the balance in January 2021 before class begins.

Diversity Scholarship Program 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. At this time, our scholarships for this coming course are full. Thank you for all those who applied early to join us! For those who missed us, stay tuned for registration for our upcoming Summer/Fall PDC Online.

Our Remote Work Trade Program is now *FULL*  ~ we are grateful to have your support in expanding online programs!

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

Mar
9
Tue
2021
The Maven Makers | A Regenerative Business Design Group @ 2nd Tuesday of every month via Zoom
Mar 9 2021 @ 12:30 pm – Mar 9 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Join The Maven Makers – A New Regeneratively Designed Regenerative Business Design Group 

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 to help you – our new The Maven Makers group!

As one of The Maven Makers, here’s what you’ll experience:

* first live session together will be Tuesday December 8th *

Each Maven Makers Meeting features:

  • Maximum of 6 Mavens to ensure each Maven gets time each month to ask questions
  • We’ll start with a brief grounding and meditation
  • 10 minutes each Maven to ask questions and get feedback from patty and the rest of The Maven Makers
  • 30 minutes where one Maven is centered for sharing challenges and receiving suggestions (that means each maven is centered 2x per year)

Why you should consider joining?

  • An affordable option for learning with Business Maven Patty Love (aka fern) 
    • 30 years of entrepreneurial business experience
    • Traditional business education followed by a career in manufacturing, finance and higher education before…
    • 10 years of Certified Permaculture Designer and 2 years of Certified Permaculture Teacher
    • Treasurer, Permaculture Association of the Northeast (PAN)
    • 15 years of working in the information marketing world
    • 5 years of participation in a similar group
    • Certified Professional Business Coach through PBCA
  • Many similar groups range from $250-$10,000 per month and don’t include 1:1 coaching (a $150 value)
  • The opportunity to build lasting relationships with similarly minded business owners
  • The small group size means you’ll get time each and every meeting!

When:  We’ll meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 12:30 to 3 pm Pacific / 3:30 to 5 pm Eastern

**If this time doesn’t work for you and you’re ready to sign up, please send a note to Patty Love with times and days of the week and your time zone to patty and we’ll see if we can meet your availability.


Choose your payment method below to subscribe to Maven Makers. You will be billed $157 / month for the duration of your participation.

*Note: You can stop your monthly investment effective the first of the month any time along the journey by emailing Patty Love

Begin your Maven Makers journey by….

Reserving your spot
Mar
31
Wed
2021
Regenerative Land Management | Advanced Permaculture Diploma Program @ Earth Activists Online
Mar 31 2021 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 31 2023 @ 8:00 pm

Create a meaningful livelihood restoring land and revitalizing community.

Our new long-term program is designed as a path for you to develop and activate the skills, experience and confidence needed to run a farm, ranch, retreat center or urban farm in ways that heal damaged ecosystems and sequester carbon.  

Why? 

Regenerative Farmers are the new earth healers! To prevent global catastrophe due to climate change, we need to both stop emitting carbon, and pull it out of the atmosphere. The best way to do that is by regenerating living systems, using trees and plants to change that carbon into wood and food and humus and soil.  This is exactly what permaculture farms are designed to do!

Join twenty year permaculture teacher Starhawk & long time co-educator Charles Williams for this comprehensive & transformational new two year Regenerative Land Management Diploma Program! Advance your permaculture skills as you learn how to manage life giving systems. We are proud to offer this RLM Diploma in partnership with the Permaculture Institute of North America. 

The opportunity…

Half the farmland in North America is due to change hands in the next two decades as farmers age out.

It is vital that we get that land into the hands of those who know how to manage it in ways that contribute to global healing!!

We’ve designed this program to advance your permaculture practice and provide you with the deep and 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 RLM Diploma will fully prepare you to take on any Regenerative Land Management project successfully!


Who is this for?

  • This program is for you if:
    • You already have achieved a Permaculture Design Certificate.*
    • You have a great desire to live a meaningful life regenerating land and community.
    • You want to build a successful farm, ranch, urban farm or retreat space.
    • You like working outdoors and putting your philosophies and ideas into action.
    • You are a young person starting out and want a fulfilling life path.
    • You are retiring or changing careers in mid-life and want a new direction.
    • You are shifting careers and long for more immersion in nature.
    • You want to work in urban communities providing good-quality food, nature connection and revitalization.
    • You have land and want to manage it regeneratively.
    • You want to extend and deepen your knowledge and skills at carbon farming.
    • You want to make a positive impact on climate change.

How the Program Works:

The RLM program is designed to take two years, and to include a mixture of instruction, experience, hands-on learning and community building.  Due to Covid-19, our 2021/2022 instruction will be online.  We are hopeful that by Year Two, we will be able to host an in-person course or possibly a regenerative land management work weekend.

Each student will complete a series of courses offered by Earth Activist Training, online or in person.  You will also gain practical experience through internships and/or paid work.  You’ll have an Advisor to guide you and to help you document your new learning and prior experience.  In the first six-month intensive, you’ll complete a comprehensive farm plan/land design, and by the end of the two years, you’ll have done two more regenerative land designs in order to fulfill the requirements for your PINA Diploma.  You’ll have access to Earth Activist Training’s ever-growing roster of potential sites for internships, paid work experience and land access, as well as to an online network of current and former students, and support from our teachers and staff.

Prerequisite: A Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). 

*If you don’t have a PDC and want to join our RLM Advanced Permaculture Diploma Program, you can begin by taking a Permaculture Design Certificate training with us – our next cohort begins July 2021. Check our schedule page for dates.

YEAR 1 | RLM Diploma

Our Core Intensive dives deep into all the key aspects of regenerative land management, with opportunities for you to apply your knowledge in an actual design.

Each month we will cover a new topic, with class presentations, supplementary readings, videos and exercises.  On week one, we’ll delve into the theory and science of a particular topic.  On week two,  we’ll apply what we’ve learned to an actual case study, and guide you in your own planning and design.  Week three will be for questions, discussion, feedback and group critique. By the end of the course, you will have created a comprehensive farm plan or land design for your portfolio.  Our courses always include grounding in spirit and personal resilience, and a focus on organizing and activism.

4 WEEK MODEL for 6 Months  3 Live Sessions and then the final week OFF 

  • Week 1: Lecture giving monthly theory & science
  • Week 2: Apply theory to a case study 
  • Week 3: Discussion, feedback & group critique
  • Week 4: Time to integrate, read, view materials, and work on your own designs and practical projects. 

LIVE SESSIONS : 6 MONTH RLM Core Intensive

March – September 2021 | Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm PST / 9:00-11:00 pm EST

*Recordings will be available for those who cannot join live sessions.

  • March 31- 4/7- 4/18  |  4/21 OFF
  • April 28- 5/5- 5/12  |  5/19 OFF
  • May 26- 6/2- 6/9  |  6/16 OFF
  • June 23- 6/30- 7/7  |  7/14 OFF
  • July 21-7/28- 8/4 | 8/11 OFF
  • August 18 – 8/25 – 9/1 | 9/8  Bonus Closing Session

Online Monthly Format:

6 months, meeting in 3 live two-hour sessions per month, with additional readings, viewing of supplemental material, design and planning time

In addition to our 18 Live Sessions with Starhawk & Charles Williams, students will receive

  • Private RLM Community within Earth Activists Online 
  • Intimate support groups led by a Teaching Assistant
  • Ongoing Student & Teacher Feedback 
  • Advanced Permaculture Skills & Design Application
  • Applied Practicum & Theory 

YEAR 1 | RLM Diploma

Enrolled students will experience the following in their first year:

March – September 2021:  6 Month Core Intensive Online*

  • March 31st – Welcome to Class Gathering & Orientation
  • 6 Month -3 Class on, 1 off- format begins March 2021

Fall 2021:  Students will attend this additional included course

  • Social Permaculture Online Course with Starhawk

Throughout the year, Students will experience: 

  • Monthly Support from your RLM Coordinator
  • Launch of Internships and Mentorships
  • Design Portfolio Creation, Review & Revision
  • PINA Field Advisor Sessions 

YEAR 2 | RLM Diploma

**Final Dates, Details & Cost TBD as subject to change due to Pandemic

Enrolled students will experience the following in their second year:

3 Smaller Online courses

Regenerative Business Design (8 weeks) which will focus on the business and financial skills you need to build a successful regenerative business.

Permaculture Infrastructure: An overview of alternative energy systems, waste management, natural building and farm and small-scale renewable energy systems.

Planning for Emergencies and Natural Disasters:  How do we plan for, respond to and mitigate natural disasters?  What are the organizing skills we need in order to create community-wide responses?

*IN ADDITION*

You’ll take a 10-day in-person Restoration Intensive.  We hope and pray that by 2022 we’ll be able to offer this as a live training.  If not, we will offer it as soon as we are able.  In this intensive, we’ll have a chance to put into practice many of the theoretical skills and principles we have learned.  We’ll put some energy and expertise into land and community that needs it, and organize a Community Action Day.

Throughout the year,  Students will experience: 

  • Monthly Support from your RLM Coordinator
  • Continued Internships and Mentorships
  • Final Portfolio Submission + Review 
  • PINA Field Advisor Sessions 4x / year

Projected Curriculum for Year 2 Intensive 

  • Financial planning
  • Business practices and tools
  • Review of internships and reports
  • Land management plans
  • Holistic management goal setting
  • Grants and funding
  • Integrative systems—silva-pasture, no-till, farming techniques
  • Engaging annual systems and perennial systems
  • Case studies

Read more about the Regenerative Land Management Diploma on our website.


RLM DIPLOMA | Year 1 TUITION

RLM Diploma Year One:  $2500-2700 Sliding Scale

PAYMENT OPTIONS

One Time Sliding Scale Payment

Or 

RLM Diploma Year Payment Plan Option

Deposit of $500 due upon registration + $200 / 11 months

*We apply the top tier of sliding scale for the Diploma Payment Plan to cover the annual costs of added administrative time

REGISTER HERE FOR THE RLM DIPLOMA
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.

Apply Here for a Diversity Scholarship


*CORE INTENSIVE ONLY OPTION* – Stand-alone Course

For those who are interested in our RLM Diploma but might not be able to commit to the entire year at this time, we are offering our March-September 6 month online training as a stand-alone “Core Only” training. If you wish to continue into our larger RLM Program, this Certificate of Completion for this course can be credited towards your Diploma.

One Time Payment 

Sliding Scale Full Tuition $1150-1350 Paid via Paypal 

OR 

Deposit of $500 due upon registration + Students then must activate a 5 Month Payment plan of $150/ month = $1250 

*We apply the standard cost of our sliding scale to cover administrative costs of the payment plan

NOTE ON DIPLOMA: If you decide to move forward with our RLM Diploma program – a Certificate of Completion will be credited towards your diploma requirements.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY 

A Note on EAT’s Financial Values


ABOUT YOUR EDUCATORS

Visit Starhawk’s Website to Learn More

Visit Charles Williams’ Website to learn more

Resilient Land Design | Advanced Permaculture Training @ Earth Activists Online
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm

Deepen Your Understanding and Practical Application of the Science, Systems, Skills, and Spirit of Earth Healing.

Our new 6 month Advanced Permaculture course will give you the experience and confidence to plan, design, and begin regeneratively managing medium to large scale land systems. Bring your vision of resilient land and upon completion you will have designed a complete master permaculture plan that you can begin implementing right away to heal damaged ecosystems and sequester carbon on your ranch, retreat center, urban farm, homestead, or family farm!

🌱 Why? 🌱

Regenerative farmers are the new climate champions. To prevent global catastrophe, we need to both stop emitting carbon and draw it down from the atmosphere. The best way to do that is by regenerating living systems, using trees and plants to change that carbon into wood and food and humus and soil. Regenerative agriculture is gaining prominence as a climate solution, but we need people trained and prepared to implement it. This is what our programs teach!

Resilient Land Design: a 6 month Advanced Permaculture Training

In EAT’s new Resilient Land Design online course, we will learn Ecology and citizen science; soil; water; perennial and no-till systems; food forests; agroforestry and sustainable forest management; rangeland management and how to integrate animals. You’ll find a mix of theory, practical tools you can implement at home, readings, discussions and community connections.

This course is designed for students who have already completed a Permaculture Design Certificate course. A PDC is a prerequisite.

🌲READ MORE about RLD here

How the 6 Month Resilient Land Design Training Works:

Each month of the program, you’ll go through another module that introduces a key element of resilience. You’ll have three live classes each month, as well as supplementary readings, videos and other resources, and hands-on assignments. During the fourth week, you’ll meet with other students in your affinity group to build community and networks of support.

Throughout the course, you’ll be working on a permaculture design or land management plan for a site of your choice. The modules will deepen your understanding of each aspect of regenerative design, from site assessment and mapping through plans for food forests or grazing regimens. You’ll build your design, topic by topic, until at the end you have a complete plan for resilience. There will be time for personal interaction and feedback from your teachers.


🌱 Course Calendar:

Course runs March 31st-September 8th 2021.

Live Classes: Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm PST / 9:00-11:00 pm EST

*Recordings will be available for those who cannot join live sessions.

Live Sessions: Each module will consist of 3 weekly live class sessions with your instructors. 18 total live classes, plus a monthly meeting with your affinity group for support and community building.
Total estimated time of home study is 5-8 hrs / week.

🌱 Monthly class flow for each module:

Week 1: Presentations on the theory and science behind each module.

Week 2: We apply the theory to a case study and go deeper into design.

Week 3: Discussion, presentation of student work and feedback.

Week 4: Time to integrate, read, view materials, and work on your own designs and practical projects, as well as meet with your affinity group. NO LIVE INSTRUCTION

🌱 LIVE CLASS SCHEDULE:

Welcome Session: March 31st, 2021

Module 1: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21 – OFF (4/28)

Module 2: 5/5 ,5/12,  5/19 – OFF (5/26)

Module 3: 6/2, 6/9, 6/16 OFF (6/23)

Module 4: 6/30, 7/7, 7/14 – OFF (7/21)

Module 5: 7/28, 8/4,  8/11 – OFF (8/18)

Module 6: 8/25, 9/1,  9/8  Closing Session

 

📗Meet Your Instructors:

Starhawk is a lead instructor for this program. Visit Starhawk’s Website to Learn More: www.Starhawk.org

Charles Williams is a lead instructor for this program. Visit Charles Williams’ Website to learn more: https://charlesawilliamsii.com/httpscharlesawilliamsii-companel3/

Sunshine Rose Claymore is an Assistant Instructor and the RLM Program Coordinator. Visit here to learn more about one of her projects: https://www.mniwiconiclinicandfarm.org/


🌱 Who is the Resilient Land Design training for?

▪️This journey is for you if:
▪️You already have earned a ▪️Permaculture Design Certificate.*
▪️You want to expand your knowledge of permaculture and go deeper into some of the topics that most interest you.
▪️You want to learn solutions, and hopeful approaches to some of our most dire problems.
▪️You have a deep love for the earth and the natural world.
▪️You have land–even a small backyard–and want to learn how to make it thrive.
▪️You hope to get land in the future and want the skills and tools to run a regenerative homestead, farm, ranch, urban farm or retreat space.
▪️You want to prepare for a career in an environmental field.
▪️You are concerned about climate change, ecosystem degradation and human injustice, and want to make a positive difference.


⚡️Visit our Resilient Land Design Program Page to reserve your spot and make your payment

LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY

🌈DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

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. Complete this form to apply.

Read more about EAT’s Financial Views here:

Interested in More Advanced Study?
Read more about our comprehensive 2-year Regenerative Land Management Diploma Program.

Apr
7
Wed
2021
Culinary Magic with Chef Carin McKay + guests Starhawk & Chef Vidhu Singh @ Earth Activists Online
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm

A 4-week elemental cookalong course filled with soul-nourishing recipes, skills, and delights taught by Chef Carin McKay plus special guests Chef Vidhu Singh & STARHAWK.

Spring is here and the sap is rising.  The light has returned! Welcome the Wild Green!  Come join us for our celebration of the beauty of fresh green foods, both cultivated and wild. Nettles, Elderflowers, Dandelions! Oh my!  We will explore recipes using fresh cultivated and wild foods as well as deeper dive into North Indian Cuisine with guest Chef Vidhu Singh. And welcoming Starhawk back to share her spring pancake recipe, knowledge, ritual, and humor.  This spring class will be a continuation of our series and we will develop more skills as we build our culinary community. 

 

Come join our fun, lively, participatory, cook-along series!

Chef Carin McKay will be your guide through crafting a marvelous menu of magical offerings that draw upon the energies of the season. Gather with a global community in a live, 4-week cookalong course- we’ll share laughter, stories, secret recipes and ritual through live sessions, downloadable content, and a private digital community. 

Culinary Magic Course Format 

Our next Culinary Magic Cohort Classes are April 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

Course will Featuring guest Chef Vidhu Singh & special guest Chef Starhawk

Live Sessions Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 pm Pacific

This is our Spring Cohort of EAT’s 4 part Culinary Magic Cooking Series in 2021! 

Participants will have a Culinary Magic Community to participate in together all year long outside of the live sessions. We believe that in addition to working the land, it’s vital to learn how to activate our home environments to provide nourishment, health and grounding and hope this course will enrich your experience.

What Is “Culinary Magic”?

It’s food for the soul and spirit, attuned to the sun and moon, cooked with intention, skill, sense of humor, and passion! In this three part cooking series, chef and Culinary Magic Cookbook author Carin McKay will introduce you to seasonal cooking, show you how to hone a vision and sharpen your skills, set an intention prior to preparing a meal, and teach you techniques to create food that’s both nourishing and tasty!

In this class you will learn how to:

  • Meal prep for cooking.
  • Get into a good rhythm as we cook together.
  • Create unique dishes and meals from start to finish
  • Incorporate grounding and intention into our cooking
  • Activate earth elements through nutritional ingredients
  • How to alchemize spices to enrich dishes & health
  • Private instruction for culinary skills & tools
  • Incorporate foraged food into your menus.

Culinary Magic Participants will receive:

  • Professional instruction & kitchen activation with acclaimed Chef Carin McKay
  • Four 90 minute Live Cook-a-long Sessions with Chef Carin McKay
  • Special Guest Starhawk and Vidhu will joining!
  • Weekly Prep Videos to create a Foundation in Culinary Knowledge
  • Live Q&A with Carin (& Starhawk or Vidhu when they’re on live)

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Celebrate seasonal nourishment & cheer with Chef Carin McKay and special guest Starhawk for our second 2021 offer in elemental cooking & Culinary Magic!

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SPRING COURSE FORMAT & DATES

April 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th –  90 Minute Cookalong Class

Time: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm Pacific Time

* Closed Captioning will be provided for our live sessions

Opening Live Session will feature

  • Community Building ~ Welcome to “Carin’s Crew”
  • Culinary Foundation teachings + a short live cook-a-long skill demonstration
  • Breakout Groups & Connecting with a Cooking Buddy

Plus Students will also receive:

  • Weekly Ingredients & Prep To DO List
  • small Culinary Magic assignments for at home learning

Live Session Length: 2 Hours

  • 90 Min Cook-a-long
  • 20-30 Minute – Cooking Decompression & Community Chat

 

ANNUAL CALENDAR for CULINARY MAGIC

Winter Cohort *just completed* Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, and Feb. 17

Spring: April 7, 14, 21, 28

Summer: June 16, 23, 30, and July 7

Fall: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20


🌱SPRING REGISTRATION🌱

DATES: April 7- 28th

Time: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm Pacific Time

  • Recordings will be available for anyone who cannot join us live
  • Closed Captioning will be provided for our live sessions

☀️4 Week – Live Course Tuition: $111

Reserve Your Seat Today

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🌈Diversity Scholarships Available – Click here to fill out a short form

Our administration team will contact you to complete steps for registration. Thank you for your interest!

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WATCH the Introduction Webinar with Chef Carin McKay & Starhawk

Carin McKay has been creating Culinary Magic and building community for over 25 years. She has cooked hundreds of thousands of meals in incredible locations throughout California including the Earth Activist Training. Growing up in Northern California, Carin was immersed in local and seasonal cooking and meshes this with her world travels that have influenced her style. Carin brings the philosophy that the health and well-being of the cook is as important to the outcome of the meal it self. She teaches cooking as a powerful act of connecting us to our ancestors, our communities, ourselves, and nature.

Apr
13
Tue
2021
The Maven Makers | A Regenerative Business Design Group @ 2nd Tuesday of every month via Zoom
Apr 13 2021 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 13 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Join The Maven Makers – A New Regeneratively Designed Regenerative Business Design Group 

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 to help you – our new The Maven Makers group!

As one of The Maven Makers, here’s what you’ll experience:

* first live session together will be Tuesday December 8th *

Each Maven Makers Meeting features:

  • Maximum of 6 Mavens to ensure each Maven gets time each month to ask questions
  • We’ll start with a brief grounding and meditation
  • 10 minutes each Maven to ask questions and get feedback from patty and the rest of The Maven Makers
  • 30 minutes where one Maven is centered for sharing challenges and receiving suggestions (that means each maven is centered 2x per year)

Why you should consider joining?

  • An affordable option for learning with Business Maven Patty Love (aka fern) 
    • 30 years of entrepreneurial business experience
    • Traditional business education followed by a career in manufacturing, finance and higher education before…
    • 10 years of Certified Permaculture Designer and 2 years of Certified Permaculture Teacher
    • Treasurer, Permaculture Association of the Northeast (PAN)
    • 15 years of working in the information marketing world
    • 5 years of participation in a similar group
    • Certified Professional Business Coach through PBCA
  • Many similar groups range from $250-$10,000 per month and don’t include 1:1 coaching (a $150 value)
  • The opportunity to build lasting relationships with similarly minded business owners
  • The small group size means you’ll get time each and every meeting!

When:  We’ll meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 12:30 to 3 pm Pacific / 3:30 to 5 pm Eastern

**If this time doesn’t work for you and you’re ready to sign up, please send a note to Patty Love with times and days of the week and your time zone to patty and we’ll see if we can meet your availability.


Choose your payment method below to subscribe to Maven Makers. You will be billed $157 / month for the duration of your participation.

*Note: You can stop your monthly investment effective the first of the month any time along the journey by emailing Patty Love

Begin your Maven Makers journey by….

Reserving your spot
Jul
13
Tue
2021
2021 Permaculture Design Certificate Course | Summer – Fall Cohort @ Earth Activists Online
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
Earth Art by Autumn Skye

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 second 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.

We are excited to build greater access to our teachings as we co-create this virtual learning journey~ 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). 

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

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

CLASS TIME: Typically two hours 6:00-8:00 PM Pacific Time. 

A Special Invitation to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community:

ASL interpretation is available for our Live sessions and Live Q&A sessions to support Deaf students. All sessions and recorded materials will also feature closed captioning or transcripts.

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
  •     Read more on our website…

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

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 timezone 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, including Malik Coburn and Sunshine Rose Claymore.
  • 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 earthactivistsonline@gmail.com.

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 Drive – for storing homework and your Final Design Project

Course Structure & Schedule: 

Each week, Live classes will be held as a Zoom Meeting on Tuesdays from 6-8pm 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, earthactivistsonline@gmail.com

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:  earthactivistsonline@gmail.com

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.

*** REGISTRATION – Coming Soon ***

COURSE TUITION

ONE TIME PAYMENT of $750-950 USD*

  • Price Subject to slight adjustment

Sliding Scale  | Resilient Tuition > Standard Tuition > Abundant Tuition

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. *Applications available with registration*

 + Limited remote Work Trade Available : seeking trade in graphic design, media, marketing, fundraising, grant writing + more

Payment Plan Available

Earth Activist Training is proud to create access for our students while create affordable educational opportunities. Stay tuned for more details on pricing and our 2021 Summer / Fall Payment Plan details.

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


ABOUT YOUR EDUCATORS

Visit Starhawk’s Website to Learn More.

Visit Charles Williams’ Website to Learn More