Our Financial Values

Caring for Each Other in Community



We know this is a hard time for many of us financially, as well as in every other way.

We at Earth Activist Training want our courses to be accessible to everyone, easing financial burdens so that our students can learn the skills and gain the resources they need to become experts in resilient land management.

We believe that people should be paid fairly for their work, including our instructors, administrators, and tech folks. Frankly, these two values sometimes seem to be in conflict. We do the best we can to find a fair balance.

This is why Earth Activist Training offers many resources for free or at below-market value, and uses a sliding scale, Diversity Scholarships, and work trade opportunities to support all of our students. But this also takes time and hard work.

When you donate or pay for an “Abundant tuition” at the top of the sliding scale, these support Earth Activist Training provide access for those who have fewer resources, and helps keep our work sustainable.

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 pay-what-you-can scholarships for Indigenous and Peoples of Color working in environmental and food justice. We recognize the history of this land called the United States and Canada and seek to do what we can to rectify the deep injustices and systems of inequity that formed society today.

We are grateful to the donors who have made this opportunity possible. Donations warmly accepted to support and expand this program.

Work Trade

Work trade opportunities allow students who have more time but less income to join and contribute to Earth Activist Training’s learning community. 

Current work trade opportunities include supporting our administrative team with photography, graphic design, videography; fundraising; course promotion; and community engagement. When considering a work trade option, please ensure you have the capacity to both learn as a student in the class and make time for work trade responsibilities during this same period. Work traders are responsible for paying 50% of course tuition. Tuition is due at the time that an applicant is accepted into the work trade program.

Work trade positions are available for in-person courses, such as the Permaculture Design Certificate, or our Restoration Intensive

Earth Activist Training is deeply grateful for the generosity so many have shown. Thank you!


We are always here to support you: support@earthactivisttraining.org.

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