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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
ONE TIME PAYMENT of $750-950 USD
Sliding Scale | Resilient Tuition > Standard Tuition > Abundant Tuition
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!
Feel free to reach out to our team with any questions, comments, or concerns!