Regenerative Land Management Diploma Program

We are meant to be Earth’s healing hands. Let’s get good at it!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Commit to a Regenerative Life

THE PROGRAM

Regenerative Land Management (RLM) is a two to three year advanced permaculture diploma program designed to further your permaculture practice and provide a deep comprehensive training needed to apply these regenerative skills in your life! Whether caring for the land, building urban gardens, or decolonizing farmland, the Regenerative Land Management diploma program will prepare you for your earth healing endeavors, and to provide a livelihood for yourself and your family.

    • The Regenerative Land Management diploma is a minimum two-year program with a deep dive into earth healing and land management
    • It encompasses five core online courses, one in-person Restoration Intensive, individually tailored applied learning projects
    • During the program students will develop three comprehensive land management plans
    • Students are matched with mentors to guide and support them throughout the program
    • Students will be matched with a cohort to provide solidarity, community-building, and resource-sharing about individual learning experiences
    • Graduates are awarded a Regenerative Land Management diploma from Earth Activist Training, accredited through  Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA)

QUESTIONS? 

We are here for you. Please reach out at: support@earthactivisttraining.org.

CORE COURSES

WHY? THE WORLD IS CALLING

The world needs people who are trained, ready, and empowered in regenerative land management. That’s what our program is designed to provide

CLIMATE MITIGATION

Regenerative farming and ranching are now on the world’s radar as approaches to climate mitigation.  Many opportunities will be opening up in these fields in the coming years. At the same time, half the farmland in North America is due to change hands in the next two decades as farmers age out. It is vital that we get that land into the hands of those who know how to manage it in ways that contribute to global healing.

ECOSYSTEM REGENERATION

Climate change is more than carbon numbers– it represents massive ecosystem destruction on a global scale.  To counter it, we need large-scale ecosystem regeneration, along with a shift to safe, renewable sources of energy.  The good news: we know how to revitalize landscapes, to grow food, and provide for human needs, in ways that create more health, diversity, and resilience in the natural world around us. 

DEEP TRAINING IN PERMACULTURE

A Permaculture Design Certificate is a good first step into regenerative design. The journey does not end there. This program is for those looking to take their learning deeper; explore the science of ecological design,  gain more skills to applying permaculture in their home environment, or to  better understand the human environmental interactions for your social justice work.  We have created this to be be an immersive experience that touches the many and complex interlinked aspect of holistic regenerative design.

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You have a great desire to live a meaningful life regenerating land and community
  • You consider yourself grounded in values of Earth activism
  • You want to work in urban communities providing good quality food, nature connection, and revitalization
  • You want to gain the skills and experience to make a successful a farm, ranch, urban garden, or retreat space
  • You have land and want to manage it regeneratively
  • You are shifting careers and long for an immersion in nature
  • You are a young person starting out and want a fulfilling life
  • You are retiring and want a new direction to meaningfully impact your community
  • You want to extend and deepen your knowledge and skills at carbon farming
  • You want to make a positive impact on climate change

    The Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) is our certifying body. We meet their diploma requirements while adding an Earth Activist Training touch of social permaculture and Earth activism.

    Graduation Requirements

    • 5 core online courses
    • 1 in-person Restoration Intensive
    • 1,200 hours of practical experience in internships, hands-on training, and/or paid work
    • Mentor guidance and peer support
    • 3 permaculture design projects

     

    DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

    The Regenerative Land Management (RLM) program is based on a comprehensive curriculum that includes a mixture of instruction, hands-on learning, and community building, designed to ground you in both theory and practice. 

    Regenerative Land Management (RLM) is an immersive program that takes a minimum of 2 years to complete, though some people may spread the work and learning over 3 to 4 years. Students will take part in five axes of learning to gain personally tailored knowledge and skill in land management and regeneration.

    Five axes of learning:

    1. Course Work – 5 online and 1 in-person class
    2. Mentorship – Student will have a mentor to help tailor their learning
    3. Applied Learning – Internships, hands-on training, self designed learning
    4. Peer Support – Quarterly peer support meetings
    5. Design & Portfolio – Creating of 3 conprehensive designs and a portfolio

     

    WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE IN PRACTICE

    COURSES 

    • Over the course of the program students are required to take all of the core courses. The courses can be take in any order.
    • It is highly reccomended that the 9 month  Resilient Land Design (RLD) certificate in advanced permaculture course be taken in the first year.
    • Other courses can be taken for credit toward Applied Learning hours

    CORE COURSES

    MENTORS

    • Each student will be assigned a mentor matched with their interests and familiar with their bioregion
    • Together you will complete a Learning Action Plan: a personalized road map for the diploma program
    • With your mentor’s support, you will document your learning and create three permaculture designs for your PINA portfolio

    PEER SUPPORT 

    • Students will meet quarterly with their cohorts, led by teachers Starhawk, Charles Williams, and Sunshine Rose Claymore
    • Cohort meeting will include a student progress check and include aspects of skills building.
    • The cohorts offer students a sense of solidarity and peer support throughout the diploma program
    • Through networking and personal connections, students support each other’s learning journeys

    DESIGNS & PORTFOLIO

    • During the program you will apply your new skills and knowledge in the creation of three regenerative designs.
    • Through your learning journey you will create a Portfolio of learning which will be submitted to PINA as part of the diploma process.

    APPLIED LEARNING

    To compliment your classroom learning, you will gain hands-on, in-person experience through internships, hands-on trainings, and self designed learning projects. Applied Learning will be documented and total 1,200 hours over the course of the program. This can be work you do as a volunteer or for which you get paid.

    Applied learning/internships will be designed according to your Learning Action Plan. Your mentor will work with you to assess your skills, grow your edges, and  discover your interests. Together you will craft a customized, flexible Learning Action Plan that include opportunities that directly meet your needs and lifestyle. Up to 200 hours of previous experience, including other courses, conferences, and workshops, can be added to your internship hour total.

    We recommend that in your second year, you seek out a longer term apprenticeship in a system you are most drawn to and would consider specializing in, or in an ecosystem where you intend to settle.

    Optional: You are encouraged to invest at least one month interning in a country or community significantly different than your own. We realize that the pandemic has made this especially challenging, but hope that when travel resumes it becomes practical again.

    WE ARE ALWAYS HERE TO HELP

    Please reach out to our Student Support Team: support@earthactivisttraining.org

    THE EARTH ACTIVIST TRAINING DIFFERENCE

    ROOTED IN THE FOUR ELEMENTS

    Grounding in spirit with a focus on

    organizing and activism

    Centering 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

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

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    FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION

    Payment Options

    We are dedicated to making this course work for you, and offer a range of options for payment.
    • Full Program. RLM is a two year diploma program with a tuition of $2545/year for the first 2 years and $800/ year after year 2.
        • Tuition includes:
          • Five core classes
          • Teaching fee for the Restoration Intensive
          • Personalized Mentor (4x /year)
          • Peer/Community support
          • PINA membership (starting year 2)
          • Earth Activist Training Organizational support
      • Payment Plan: Payment plans can be set up for a monthly payment of $212/month
      • Diversity scholarships. Available for indigenous and people of color working in environmental or food justice, see below.
      • Group Discounts. For those who are for coming as a group of 2 or more people. Contact student support at: support@earthactivisttraining.org

      DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS 

      • Earth Activist Training is committed to increasing the diversity of global permaculture and regenerative land movements
      • 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 and continue to shape society today

        Supported by your donations, a select number of pay-what-you-can Diversity Scholarships are available for Indigenous Peoples and Peoples of Color working in environmental and food justice.

      • These scholarships are pay-what-you-can with the recommended value of 50% of standard tuition ($1,275), but any amount will be accepted and appreciated

      If you have any questions we are always here to help: support@earthactivisttraining.org

      REGENERATIVE LAND MANAGEMENT (RLM) VALUE

      RLM VALUE

      Included in the RLM Tuition:

      • Five core classes
      • Teaching fee for the Restoration Intensive
      • Personalized Mentor (4x /year)
      • Peer/Community support
      • PINA membership 
      • Earth Activist Training Organizational support

      Core Classes Discount

      When you enroll in the RLM Program you get access to core classes at a reduced rate. If you were to take all of the core classes individually it would cost $3516 USD. by enrolling in RLM the prices are reduced to $2516 USD.

      OUR NETWORK

      A core component of every Earth Activist Training course is our private forum: Earth Activist Training Online network. This platform is where you will find your virtual classrooms, course resources, 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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      CORE COURSES

      FIRE ECOLOGY RESTORATION INTENSIVE      

      Spend 9 days immersed in nature in Northern California’s beautiful coastal hills, and gain the theoretical, practical, and spiritual tools we need to mitigate the impacts of climate change. We’ll do hands-on forest management, bare-root planting, propagation and grazing techniques that can restore damaged lands and deter wildfire, all with a grounding in spirit, ritual, and deep connection to the rhythms and patterns of the natural world.

      • Location: Cazadero California
      • Instructor: Starhawk
      • Dates: Feburary 24-March 6, 2023
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      With fabulous food, friendships, and fun, we’ll hone our leadership and community-building skills.

      RESILIENT LAND DESIGN 

      The Resilient Land Design is an advanced permaculture certificate. This program consists of three courses that are six-weeks long each.

      • Location: Virtual
      • Instructor: Starhawk andCharles Williams
      • Dates: March9th-October 19th
        • Water & Site Planning (Mar.9 – Apr. 13th)
        • Soil & Animals (May 11 – Jun. 15th)
        • Food Forests & Forest Ecology (Sept. 14 – Oct. 19)
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      DESIGNING FOR DISASTERS 

      • Location: Virtual
      • Instructor: Chris Gilmour
      • Dates: January 11- Feburary 22, 2023
      • Time: Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm PST (6 weeks)
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      SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

      • Location: Virtual
      • Instructor: Charles Williams
      • Dates: August 3-September 7, 2023
      • Time: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm PST (6 weeks)
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      EMPOWERING COLLABORATIVE GROUPS

      • Location: Virtual
      • Instructor: Starhawk
      • Dates: TBD
      • Time: TBD
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      REGENERATIVE BUSINESS DESIGN

      • Location: Virtual
      • Instructor: Patty Love 
      • Dates: January 23-March 13, 2023
      • Time: Mondays, 5:00-7:00 pm PST (8 weeks)
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