Permaculture Design Certificate Course, February-May 2022

Sacred Flow: A Water Workshop

Water is Sacred, Water is life

Join Starhawk and master permaculture designer Erik Ohlsen for a long weekend intensive on stream restoration and erosion control.


Going  beyond theory!

This hands-on permaculture course teaches practical

restoration tools and techniques

Join Starhawk and master permaculture designer Erik Ohlsen for a long weekend intensive on water. We’ll share hands-on practices for stream restoration and erosion control, held in a framework that honors water as the sacred, life-giving force it is. Together we’ll learn to read the rhythm and pulse of flowing water, acquire a palette of tools for healing disturbed and incised streambeds and hillside erosion, and build small rock dams, brush dams, and beaver-dam analogs while doing fuel reduction and fire mitigation in the woods. You’ll get a tour of the water systems, storage, ponds, roof catchment and drip irrigation on our host site. We’ll start each day with ritual, work and play together throughout the day with time for just being in a beautiful natural setting, and share stories, songs and water ceremonies in the evenings.

Who is this for?

This course could be for you if:

  • You live on land and want to better manage your waterways and soil.
  • You want tools that can be adapted to an urban setting to conserve land and water.
  • You want to develop the knowledge and skills of land and water management.
  • You care about the earth and want hands-on experience of active caregiving.
  • You are concerned about climate change and want to directly contribute to mitigation.
  • You want to deepen your spiritual connection to water and nature.
  • You want a fun break in a beautiful part of the country with great people, while learning useful skills.

Do you feel called as an Earth Healer? This course is for you. 



    • Location: Golden Rabbit Ranch, Cazadero, California
    • Dates: June 1st – June 4th
    • Lodging: Camping on site
    • Meals: 3 meals a day. Meats will be ethically sourced & we will provide for vegan, vegetarian, & gluten-free diets. We will do our best to accommodate other dietary needs


Due to the hands on nature of this course and the personalized focus of this course space is limited. Only 15 spaces available for this course. Once the course is filled additional students will be put on a wait list.

Typical Daily Schedule

7:30-9:00 am Breakfast
9-9:30—Morning circle and ritual
9:30-12:30—Morning session
2:00-4:30—Afternoon session:
7:30—9 pm Evening session


Check out our Frequently asked Questions page for more information about our Policies


Please reach out to our Student Support Team at:




    • Work trade positions play a crucial role in keeping the cost of our classes down, we are grateful for those who are willing to dedicate their time in support of our course for a reduction in tuition.
    • A partial work-trade option is available for $275 plus 10 hours of work trade. If interested in work trade please contact Delyla Wilson.
    • Work trade can be a lot of work and may require work at times other students are taking a break.


  • We offer sliding scale tuition and payment plans to make our courses as accessible as possible 
  • Abundant Tuition: $500
  • Standard Tuition: $400
  • Resilient Tuition: $325
  • Work Trade Tuition $275 (very limited spaces)
  • 10% Discount for Cazadero Locals 
  • All amounts are in US dollars

Every Abundant Tuition helps support a Diversity Scholarship.


    • Our goal is to increase accessibility for our trainings
    • We offer  a 3-part payment plan
      • Initial deposit of $150 and
      • two monthly installments of $150 ($450 total).
      • Our Student Support Team will assist you in setting up this process


      • We offer a 10% discount for locals who will be providing their own lodging
        • Abundant Tuition $450
        • Standard Tuition $360
        • Resilient Tuition $292
        • This check out option is located in the registration form below
      • Additional discounts are available if you wish to provide some or all of your meals. Please register below using the promo code option and the code: CAZ LOCAL to reserve your spot (you won’t be charged to reserve a spot), then contact Starhawk or Delyla for additional discounts options.


    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.

    • 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.
    • These scholarships are pay-what-you-can with the recommended value of 50% of standard tuition (or $200), but any amount will be accepted and appreciated.

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