WATCH: “Taking Your Permaculture Education Further” with Teachers: Starhawk, Charles Williams, Wanda Stewart, and Sunshine Rose Claymore
Recording is ASL interpreted for the Deaf community and includes closed captions.
NOTE FROM STARHAWK
Permaculture Friends, thank you to the hundreds of you who joined us to discuss going further with your permaculture education in breadth and depth. We discussed:
- What’s beyond the standard course design?
- How do we offer more training and skill building?
- How do we reach beyond the usual suspects and serve diverse communities?
We are grateful to everyone who came together to co-create community with us for this event.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The Advanced Permaculture Certificate in Resilient Land Design program consists of three courses, six weeks each
- Choose your learning journey: Invest in a specialization or take all three courses to complete your certificate
- We offer sliding scale tuition and payment plans to make our courses as accessible as possible
- Price for each course: Abundant Tuition: $600
Standard Tuition: $500
Resilient Tuition: $400
- All amounts are in US dollars
SCHOLARSHIPS & DISCOUNTS
- Diversity Scholarships and Group Discounts available? Yes!
- Alumni Discount: Students retaking any course (one, two, or three together): $100 total
- Keep reading below for details
1. WATER & SITE MANAGEMENT
- Location: Virtual
- Dates: March 23-April 27, 2022
- Time: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm PST
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2. SOIL & GRASSLANDS
- Location: Virtual
- Dates: May 25-June 29, 2022
- Time: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm PST
3. FOOD FORESTS &
- Location: Virtual
- Dates: September 22-October 27, 2022
- Times: Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm PST
These courses will run again in 2023. We will update the page when the new cycle dates are announced.
Courses do not need to be taken sequentially, and can be started at any time.
RESILIENT LAND DESIGN CERTIFICATE
Deepen your study and practice of the science and strategies of
regenerative design for land and communities.
FINDING HOPE IN RESILIENCE
Regenerative farmers are the new climate champions.
To prevent global catastrophe, we need to both stop emitting carbon and draw it down from the atmosphere. The best way to do that is by regenerating living systems, using trees and plants to change that carbon into wood, food, humus, and soil.
Regenerative agriculture is gaining prominence as a climate solution, but we need people trained and prepared to implement it. This is what our programs teach!
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.
We need trained people—and you need to be able to make a thriving living for yourselves and your families.
You are concerned about climate change, ecosystem degradation, and climate justice– and want to make a positive difference
Resilient Land Design is for you if:
- You have already earned a Permaculture Design Certificate
- You have a deep love for the Earth and the natural world
- You want to expand your knowledge of permaculture and go deeper into some of the topics that most interest you
- You have land–even a backyard or urban garden–and want to learn how to make it thrive
- You hope to get land in the future and want the skills and tools to run a regenerative homestead, urban farm, ranch, or retreat space
- You want to learn solutions, and hopeful approaches to some of our most dire problems
- You want to prepare for a career in the field of environmental sustainability
Take all three for a certificate or any one to deepen your knowledge.
PART 1: SITE ANALYSIS & RESTORATIVE DESIGN
- Class 1 – March 23: Orientation, Ecoliteracy, and Citizen Science. Introduction to ecology, citizen science, and record keeping from a land restoration perspective. Indigenous approaches to land and cultural competency
- Class 2 – March 30: Holistic Goal-Setting and Design Principles. Goal-setting and development plans. Write and design quality management plans
- Class 3 – April 6: Advanced Mapping, Site Analysis, and Systems Theory. Design clear and effective maps for clients and community organizations. Improve degraded systems
PART 2: WATER HARVESTING & LAND RESTORATION
Class 4 – April 13: Water Harvesting, Water Cycles, Drought, and Flood Control. How water works in the landscape and human systems. Strategies for water harvesting
Class 5 – April 20: Water in the Landscape: Erosion Control and Stream Restoration. Water remediation strategies. Urban and rural systems. Techniques for healing degraded lands suffering from erosion, drought, and water pollution
Class 6 – April 27: Water Management Plans and Case Studies. Examples of holistic water management
PART 1: BUILDING SOIL & CARBON
- Class 1 – May 25: Soil Analysis. Soil biology and chemistry. Regenerative theory of soil management
- Class 2 – June 1: Strategies for Soil Healing and Management. Regenerative strategies for urban settings and large-scale farming systems. Building and maintaining healthy soils. We will discuss no-till, compost teas, ferments, crop covers, biochar.
- Class 3 – June 8: Animals as Soil Builders. The role of animals in building soil and carbon sequestration. Adaptive strategies for different situations and places
PART 2: LAND MANAGEMENT WITH ANIMALS & FIRE
- Class 4 – June 15: Indigenous Fire Management and Implementing Your Soil Goals. Fire for land management and healing. Evaluating holistic goals for soil health. (NOTE: The content of this week’s class is being rescheduled. We will update this section as soon as it is confirmed)
- Class 5 – June 22: Practical Soil Management with Animals. Details of animal management, including fencing, water, and care. Evaluating challenges in your restoration system and identifying strategies for success
- Class 6 – June 29: Animal Management for Urban and Rural Ecosystems. Animal strategies in various environments
PART 1: DEVELOPMENT & CARE OF FORESTS
- Class 1 – September 22: Forest Ecology. Ecosystem disturbance and succession. Forest ecosystems: reading and understanding your regional forests
- Class 2 – September 29: Forest Management Plans. Best practices and the role of fire in forest management
- Class 3 – October 6: Community Forests, Urban Forestry, and Management Plans. Collective forest management strategies and how to write a forest management plan
PART 2: FOOD FORESTS & PERENNIAL SYSTEMS
- Class 4 – October 13: Designing and Building Food Forests. How to approach design and select cultivars
- Class 5 – October 20: Management of Trees and Food Forests. Tools and techniques for maintaining a productive food forest
- Class 6 – October 27: Working with Partners. Case studies in working with governmental and nongovernmental agencies. Adapting management strategies in various environments and situations
FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION
SLIDING SCALE TUITION &
- We offer two payment options in order to meet our audience where they are: 1) a one-time sliding scale payment, and 2) a three-part payment plan
- If you select the payment plan, you will pay an initial deposit of $250 and two monthly installments of $100. Our Student Support Team will assist you in setting up this process
- Our goal is to increase accessibility for our paid trainings
- 15% off Standard Tuition for groups of 3-5 people ($425 each)
- 20% off Standard Tuition for groups of 6-10 people ($400 each)
- Must register together and indicate that you are a cohort
- Retake the course for $100 – whether you take one, two, or all three, the total is only $100
- Please reach out to us for registration instructions
- 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 ($250), but any amount will be accepted and appreciated
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WHAT COMES NEXT
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