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What is Permaculture?
The Growing Edge
Regenerative Approaches to Climate Change (coming soon)
Permaculture and the Sacred:  Starhawk’s Talk at Harvard Divinity School
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Student Teacher Spotlight: Sunshine Claymore (& Aelita)

Student Teacher Spotlight: Sunshine Claymore (& Aelita)

In order for change to effect the greater world we must begin with ourselves and immediate surroundings. As an environmentalist I began my Earth Activist Training with a diversity scholarship to the Sacred Earth Apprenticeship which gave me a solid foundation for...

Black Mountain Retreat Center

Black Mountain Retreat Center

Earth Activist Training focuses on providing unique hands-on experiences in our many outdoor classroom settings. This includes group & individual activities around the amazing grounds of our home site, Black Mountain Retreat Center, home to The Padmasambhava Peace...

EAT Recommends:

EAT Recommends:

Erik Ohlsen, one of our favorite alumni and a frequent guest teacher, has developed a great collection of online resources. Ecological Landscaper Other Favorite Resources: Alan Savory’s TED Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI Darren Dougherty’s...

Our Bayview Project

Our Bayview Project

Earth Activist Training in Bayview/Hunter's Point Since 2006, Earth Activist Training has been working to support two community gardens in Bayview Hunters Point, a predominantly African-American, low-income inner city neighborhood in San Francisco, plagued by toxins,...

“Permaculture: the Growing Edge”

“Permaculture: the Growing Edge”

The video documentary made by Starhawk and Donna Read, featuring Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark, Make Lakeman, Paul Stamets, Dr. Elaine Ingham, and many more! https://youtu.be/xE7IYUZp_28

The Ecological Landscaper Immersion Program

The Ecological Landscaper Immersion Program

A free webinar by Erik Ohlsen. An introduction to permaculture design principles featuring a stunning, abundant food forest designed by Erik Ohlsen of Permaculture Artisans. Video by Starhawk. https://youtu.be/wjBLqsNOCBc

Permaculture Principles at Work

Permaculture Principles at Work

An introduction to permaculture design principles featuring a stunning, abundant food forest designed by Erik Ohlsen of Permaculture Artisans. Video by Starhawk. https://youtu.be/lT_2VVXA7SY

What is Permaculture? by Starhawk

What is Permaculture? by Starhawk

Permaculture is ecological design aimed at creating systems that meet human needs while regenerating and healing the environment around us. It does this by applying a set of ethics and principles that guide us in designing connections, flows, and beneficial...

Course Activities & Happenings

Course Activities & Happenings

During Earth Activist Training's permaculture design course, students participate in a wide range of activities to fulfill the internationally recognized 72 hour curriculum. Collaborative creationPermaculture Design Group Presentations Plant observation Hands-on...

Like a Phoenix from the Fire: Cultivating Hope at Earth Activist Training

Like a Phoenix from the Fire: Cultivating Hope at Earth Activist Training

You know the tagline: “Radical Solutions Inspiring Hope.” You know HopeDanceis all about exploring neato answers to modern social, ecological, and political ills, and I assume that’s why you read it, for if you wanted to bombard yourself with tired, standard complaints, you wouldn’t be here, right?

Earth Activist Training, Permaculture, and Simple Techniques for Saving the World!

Earth Activist Training, Permaculture, and Simple Techniques for Saving the World!

Jonathan Furst wrote about the power of the EAT experience to change one’s life: “Earth Activist Training, Permaculture, and Simple Techniques for Saving the World!” Jonathan attended the January 2002 EAT at Black Mountain Preserve in northern California. This article was published in the Summer 2002 issue of Reclaiming Quarterly.

Thank you for supporting our Diversity Scholarship Fund!

Silvia M Daole Coleen Douglas Susan L Giovanetti Patricia S. Dunford Marg Hall Harald Griesbacher Marsha Buck Ethan Tabachnick Mary Munat Avery C Fisher Jason R Ouellette From the bottom of our hearts and the top of our lungs, "THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR...

A Wild and Diverse Earth Activist Training!

By Starhawk, February 2, 2016 Pandora Thomas on our site visit.           Our January Earth Activist Training opened with the sound of clapper sticks and flutes, and the steady beat of a Pomo drum. Our old friend Neil, who has spent many years...

City of Refuge Kickstarter Campaign a Wild Success Story

City of Refuge Kickstarter Campaign a Wild Success Story

Wow!  I'm so excited, I hardly know what to say. We've had such incredible support for the Kickstarter to publish City of Refuge, the sequel to The Fifth Sacred Thing! I'm also somewhat exhausted, from teaching our Earth Activist Training in Catalunya, which by the...

“I wanted to learn how to maintain my optimism in the face of so much fear and negativity, and I wanted to learn general PC principles. I did! Not only did I learn to maintain my optimism, I feel even MORE positive and empowered than ever. I wholeheartedly, enthusiastically recommend this course. The best, most inspirational, informative, empowering class I’ve ever attended.”

Laura Holland Belk, Sierraville, California
January 2004 EAT

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