Earth Activist Training


Permakultur-Hof Stein-Häger, Germany,

August 14-27, 2023

Are you ready to become an Earth Healer?



  • Location: Permakultur-Hof Stein-Häger, Germany
  • Dates: August 14-27, 2023
  • Begins: Dinner on the night of August 14th
  • Ends: Certificate ceremony on the night of August 27th, followed by dinner, party and “No Talent Show”. Departure is the following morning, or after the certificate ceremony if you need to leave early.
  • A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of this course


  • We are dedicated to making our courses as accessible as possible by offering:
  • Tuition: 1130€ – 1480€ per person, in addition to the food & accommodation costs listed below.
  • Scholarships available see below for more details


We are here for you. Please reach out at: Alfred


Becoming an Earth Healer

Earth Activist Training’s Permaculture Design Course is an intensive that combines theory and practical hands-on learning with a grounding in spirit and a focus on social justice and ecofeminism.  Come learn practical earth healing and gain the skills to regenerate land and community.  We use a diverse set of teaching tools that encourage experiential and participatory learning, combining theory with practice, lectures with hands-on projects, sound science with ritual, meditation, song and story—and lots of fun! We will challenge consumerism, and explore ways to advocate for and create a culture of sustainability, compassion and equity.

Completion of the course earns participants a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) – the foundation for further permaculture work and study and a prerequisite for the Diploma in Permaculture Design. Participants will learn Permaculture design principles & techniques. The PDC covers a broad range of subjects to provide a holistic overview of Permaculture systems and sustainable living.

Topics & Themes

  • Evidence for change & the ethics of sustainability
  • Principles of Permaculture
  • Observation & landscape analysis
  • Ecological planning & design methods
  • Organic food production and food security
  • Climatic factors in design
  • Soils: natural soil improvement
  • Integrated animal systems
  • Water : harvesting, conservation, and management
  • Agroforestry & forest gardening
  • Appropriate technologies & renewable energy systems
  • Mapping & design exercises
  • Techniques and design strategies for both urban & rural applications
  • Ecovillages & sustainable human settlements
  • Creating community rituals and ceremonies
  • Cultivating inner sources of hope and resilience
  • Honoring ancestral and indigenous wisdom

Where can I go after the Course?

  • Embark on new farming practices
  • Start a permaculture diploma program
  • Find ways of dramatically reducing energy consumption
  • Begin land-based ventures & small businesses such as: nurseries, landscape design consultancies, etc.
  • Realize goals towards self-sufficiency

City dwellers have found that even with little or no land, Permaculture shows them how to work with their home to produce food, reduce energy needs, live more ecologically and in closer connection with their communities. Educators, farm advisers, international development workers, garden directors, builders, master gardeners, and landscape architects have all reported that what they’ve learned in this course has become a foundation for their work. Farmers, nursery owners, foresters and livestock farmers have all found that Permaculture design has multiplied their incomes, reduced their work, and improved the health of their stock.

This course aims to be a courageous space for people who are/were exposed to any form of discrimination. Welcome!

Course Venue

Permakultur-Hof Stein-Häger is a permaculture project in the hilly Uckermark, one hour by train north of Berlin in the Brandenburg region. Wild nature, wide views and young trees offer space for beautiful camping close to nature. The facilities are simple but beautiful.

The project is the work of Johanna Häger, a permaculture designer since 2009, putting herself at the service of the earth and future generations. She has lived at this site since 2007, intimately involved in its design and development. She is a carpenter, landscape architect and ardent forest gardener. Together with a small team, she will support and provide the course with practical sessions and vegetables from the farm.

Course Administration

The course is administered by the association zukunftsFähig, who explain in their statutes, “We are committed to the radical diversity, which is a feature of all living systems. We expressly reject any form of racist, sexist, homophobic and anti-Semitic or otherwise discriminatory statements and behavior as incompatible with the ethics of permaculture.”


Please reach out to our Support Team at:Alfred Decker

Payment & Accommodation

Payment Options

We are dedicated to making this course work for you, and offer a range of options for payment.

For the other costs (teaching, materials, travel, large tent rental, accounting, etc.), EAT offers a sliding scale that encourages people with higher incomes to give a bit more. The scale for this certified training is between 1130€ – 1480€ per person, in addition to the food & accommodation costs listed below. Those who can afford to pay more on the higher end of the scale will help those who can only pay less. The sliding scale recognizes the differences in economic reality depending on what country a participant comes from, as well as their individual circumstances, so this is a practical way that people with more resources can act in solidarity. If you want to propose a different price, please share with us what you want to contribute and why you need support.

We have an amount of pay-what-you-can scholarships for people of color students working in environmental and social justice movements. That is part of our way of supporting reparations and of bringing in more diversity to our permaculture movement. If you are a BIPOC interested in one of these scholarships, please contact us HERE.

If anyone is interested in helping with Europe-focused fundraising for this course, please contact Alfred HERE.

Your fees include

  • A life-changing learning experience
  • A PDC Certificate
  • Digital resources
  • A new generation of permaculture doers for you to join!


The food is mostly organic and a lot of the vegetables will come straight from the garden. There will be vegetarian, vegan, and omnivore options, the latter being  ecological and locally-produced meat and dairy products.


    Camping in your own tent or caravan is the normal arrangement. However, it is possible to rent a nearby apartment, please send Click Here to inquire about rentals.

    The costs for food and accommodation charged by the site are 600€ total per person.



    Grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism

    Exploring solutions for climate change– and the strategies and organizing tools to implement them

    Creating strength and abundance through biomimicry– human systems that learn from natural systems

    Learning principles and practices for how to read the landscape, build healthy soil, clean water, and design integrated and sustainable food systems


    Social Permaculture = RESILIENCE 

    Social permaculture is the Earth Activist Training difference. It teaches us how to organize our human communities, resolve conflicts, make decisions, and work together effectively to maintain our spirits.

    We are continuously looking to enhance our current online trainings with the magic of our in person gatherings which are taught interactively including songs, ceremony, and a variety of practical, hands-on, outdoor projects.

    International Certification

    Graduates of Earth Activist Training’s courses are recognized for their excellence by the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) .   All graduates from this Permaculture Design Course will be registered with PINA


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