Permaculture for Climate Activists

 March 19th to April 2nd, 2024

Calling all Activists!

This course give hope, resources, and tools to support and deepen your activism.

All are welcome.



  • Location: Virtual
  • Dates: March 19 – April 2nd (3 weeks)
  • Timing: Tuesday 12:00-2:00 pm PST
  • *Helpful Tool: Time Zone Converter
  • Taught by Starhawk and Charles Williams
  • Each week has 2 hour of live instruction with supplemental online material
  • All are live session are recorded and closed captioned.
  • Access to digital resources, documentation and recorded class content.


  • By donation 
  • We want this course to be accessible for activists and people at all income levels. You can pay any amount you can afford
  • If you have capacity to pay more, your generosity will help cover our expenses. If we were charging for the course, it would be $99+ (US dollars)





    This course is designed to give you hope, resources, and direction to support and deepen your work.

    Climate change is upon us—and we can easily feel overwhelmed and hopeless when we consider the changes we need to make in response. But when we confront enormous challenges, we are most effective when we know what we are working for—not just what we are against. If we see climate change as massive ecosystem degradation on a global scale, then the response we need is massive ecosystem regeneration with justice and equity to heal our human ecosystems. 

    The good news is that we know how to do it! 

    Permaculture is a global movement of regenerative design that offers many approaches to healing our environment. In this course for climate activists we provide an overview of positive approaches to mitigation and adaptation. What is the most effective way to think about the problem? 

    What policies should we advocate for, and which should we be wary of? How do we determine where best to put our energy?

    If you feel a responsibility to do more than complain about our problems, if you are committed to doing something, you are an activist. Whether you are on the front lines of a pipeline blockade, or wondering where best to donate an extra ten dollars, whether you are a policy maker or a teacher, a parent struggling to raise conscious kids or a volunteer at an urban garden, you are an activist.


    • Session One: The framework: ecosystem regeneration and carbon draw-down using plants and soil. Rewilding, reforestation, grassland regeneration, soil building, urban food systems, coastal and ocean systems. The human ecosystem: justice and equity.
    •  Session Two: Mitigation—dealing with fire, flood and drought. Forest management, mechanical thinning, grazing and prescribed burns. Water harvesting, erosion control, wetland restoration, and beavers! Community action.
    • Session Three: Navigating controversy, despair into hope. Going deep into some of the issues: Meat or no meat? Greenwashing? Nuclear power—or not? Electric cars or alternatives? Transforming despair into hope and action.

    Note: While we will provide and recommend resources, there is no homework for this course.


    • Money: To make this course accessible to activists and people at all income levels, we are offering it on a donation basis. You can pay any amount that you can afford. We know many activists forgo earning income to stay on the front lines of struggle.
      But if you can afford a generous donation, that will help to cover our expenses—for administration, for maintaining our network, for curriculum development, gathering resources and teaching.

    If we were charging for the course, the base price would be $99.

    • Time: We are offering this course at 12:00 pm Pacific time on Tuesdays in the hopes that it will be an accessible time for people in many different time zones. Each class will also be recorded, so you can view it at your convenience.




    Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) is an internationally recognized course focused on ecology, resilient living, and regenerative design. Earth Activist Training’s PDC builds on the basic curriculum by adding a grounding in spirit and community activism. Join lead instructors Starhawk and Charles Williams, along with guest presenters for an indebted exploration of permaculture tools and techniques, along with hands-on interactive activities.

    You may also be interested in our Advanced Permaculture course. This course is a year-long course broken up into four modules;

    • Water Management,
    • Site Planning,
    • Soil & Animals,
    • Forest Ecology & Food Forests.


    A core component of this course – and every Earth Activist Training course – is our private forum: Earth Activist Training Online network. This platform is where you will find course resources, your homework, and a network to connect with classmates and other Earth Activist students. 

    Recordings of each class will be available to you as a resource. You will have access to the course for a year after the course ends should you want to deepen your understanding of the material.

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