Regenerative Land Management Diploma Program

Are you meant to be Earth’s healing hands?

Time to get good at it!


Commit to a Regenerative Life


Regenerative Land Management (RLM) is a comprehensive training program focused on knowledge building and skill development needed to apply regenerative skills in your life! RLM is a multi-year advanced permaculture diploma program. 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 while providing a livelihood for yourself and your family.

    • The Regenerative Land Management diploma is a multi-year program with a deep dive into earth healing and land management.
    • It encompasses five core online courses, one in-person Restoration Intensive, and individually tailored applied learning projects.
    • During the program, students will develop three comprehensive land management plans.
    • Students are matched with Field Advisors to guide and support them throughout the program.
    • Students will join a cohort of peers who provide support, solidarity, community, and shared resources throughout the program.


Year 1

Year 2


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


    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.


    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. 


    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.


    • 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  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. Earth Activist Training is recognized for  excellence in teaching and meeting  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
      • 1,000 hours of Applied learning in internships, hands-on training, and/or paid work
      • Field Advisor and peer support
      • 3 permaculture design projects



      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. 


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      Regenerative Land Management (RLM) is an immersive program that takes a minimum of 2 years to complete, though most people 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 – Students will have a field advisor 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 – Creation of 3 comprehensive designs and a portfolio

      Graduation Requirements

      • 5 core online courses
      • 1 in-person Restoration Intensive
      • 1,000 hours of applied learning through internships, hands-on training, and/or paid work
      • 3 regenerative design projects



      • 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 recommended that the 9-month  Advanced Permaculture certificate in advanced permaculture course be taken in the first year.
      • Other courses can be taken for credit toward Applied Learning hours.

      CORE COURSES (2023)


      • Each student will be assigned a Field Advisor 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 Field Advisor’s support, you will document your learning and create three permaculture designs for your PINA portfolio.


      • 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


      • 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.


      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 1,000 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 100 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. 


      Please reach out to our Student Support Team:



      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

      Meet Your Teachers



      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.


      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 $5100 divided over two years.
      • Payments of  $2550/year for the first 2 years, and $500/year after year 2, for those requiring more time to finish.
          • Tuition includes:
            • Five core classes
            • Teaching fee for the Restoration Intensive
            • Personalized Mentor (4x /year)
            • Peer/Community support (4 cohort meetings/year)
            • Earth Activist Training Organizational support
        • Payment Plan: Payment plans can be set up for a monthly payment of $213/month.
        • Diversity scholarships. Available for Indigenous People and People of Color wanting to work, or working, in environmental or social justice. See below.
        • Group Discounts. For those who are for coming as a group of two or more people. Contact student support at:


        • 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 People and People 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/year), but any amount will be accepted and appreciated.

        If you have any questions we are always here to help:


        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.



        Advanced Permaculture

         Advanced Permaculture (AP) is a one-year, (four-module) certificate course focused on understanding natural systems and cycles, learning tools of regenerative land stewardship, and developing a plan to implement restorative design practices. This course will bring you into a more comprehensive understanding of the land you live on, shepherding you through the process of designing a more resilient landscape.

        • Location: Virtual
        • Instructor: Chris Gilmour
        • Dates: January 11- February 15, 2024
        • Time: Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 pm PST (6 weeks)
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        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 23-March 3, 2024
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        • Location: Virtual
        • Instructor: Chris Gilmour
        • Dates: January 11- February 15, 2024
        • Time: Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 pm PST (6 weeks)
        • Website


        • Location: Virtual
        • Instructor: Charles Williams
        • Dates: August 1-September 5, 2023
        • Time: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm PST (6 weeks)
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        • Location: Virtual
        • Instructor: Starhawk
        • Dates: October 9- October 13 2024
        • Time: Wednesday 6:00-8:00 PT (6 weeks)
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        • 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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