Schedule

EVENTS & PROGRAMS

Jan
26
Tue
2021
Permaculture Design Certificate Course | Winter-Spring Cohort @ Earth Activists Online
Jan 26 2021 @ 6:00 pm – May 11 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Join a global community of permaculture design students as we weave & spin new skills and patterns to re-balance the health of our planet! Learn how to create human systems that mimic natural systems, using a minimum of energy and resources while creating regenerative abundance and increasing social justice. We will cover principles and ethics, reading the landscape, how to heal soil and cleanse water, design integrated systems, harvest water, drought-proof land, build soil, sequester carbon, make compost, compost tea, and biochar, bio-remediate toxins, and more. Explore the solutions to climate change, and the strategies and organizing tools that can put them into place. Join Starhawk, Charles Williams and an all-star cast for Earth Activist Training’s second fully online Permaculture Design Certificate Course! Together we’ll develop new permaculture patterns online and open our doors to an international mixing pot of magical students from across the globe learning in a new digital, travel-free and revolutionary way.
We are excited to build greater access to our teachings as we co-create this virtual learning journey~ Welcome Earth Activist friends, family, and new community! Students who complete all of the Earth Activist Training’s online course requirements will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate, internationally recognized by the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA).  LIVE CLASS: Welcoming Live Session Tuesday January 26th, 2021  15 Weeks of Class Modules February 2nd – May 11th CLASS TIME: Typically two hours 6:00-8:00 PM Pacific Time.  Update: Live Sessions to Feature Closed Captioning 

~ Winter/ Spring REGISTRATION has ended …~

 

What Makes EAT Different?

There are many great permaculture design certificate courses offered around the globe that teach a standard 72 hour curriculum covering the basics of regenerative system design. Earth Activist Training teaches this curriculum—but with a difference. We ground our work in spirit, to further your personal resilience, and teach with a perspective rooted in social justice struggles and with a focus on organizing and activism. A Sampling of Topics Covered: plant guilds, food forests, edible landscaping, plants, animals, natural building, design, earth, water, climate, energy, spirit, social permaculture, organizing & activism.
  •     Permaculture Principles, Ethics and Design Process
  •     Climate Change Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation
  •     Water Systems, Water Harvesting, Roof Water Catchment
  •     Soil Building
  •     Compost, Compost teas, Cover crops, No-till systems
  •     Urban Permaculture
  •     Eco-villages and Intentional Communities
  •     Alternative and Renewable Energy: Evaluating and Designing Systems
  •     Organizing in Diverse Communities
  •     Personal Regeneration and Self-Care
  •     Group Dynamics & Communication Tools
  •     Connecting to the Spirit in Nature
  •     Read more on our website…

Our students include:

»  Community organizers and activists from many movements, including environmental justice, food justice, global justice, anti-oppression, human rights workers, and others »  Green business entrepreneurs who want to have a broader understanding of the possibilities »  Established professionals or new business owners wanting to broaden and deepen their knowledge of sustainable alternatives »  Teachers, environmental educators, and youth workers »  Architects, landscape designers, farmers, ranchers, and land stewards of all kinds »  Anyone involved in public garden or nature projects, especially school gardens and community gardens »  People in mid-life or Retirees looking for a new direction for existing or new work »  People involved with intentional communities, co-housing and Eco-villages, or those who want to start or join one »  Dreamers, visionaries, Artists, musicians, poets, writers and dancers, and anyone who collaborates creatively

What You’ll Get 

  • 72 Hour Permaculture Design Certificate recognized by the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA)
  • 15 Live, interactive 2 hour sessions with Starhawk, Charles Williams & other talented guest teachers. *Students must attend 80% of Live Classes. 
    • Recordings will be available for those who must miss due to illness or for those who cannot attend due to timezone conflict. 
  • Bi-weekly Live Question & Answer Sessions hosted by Starhawk or Charles Williams
  • Digital materials, readings and exercises to guide your home practice. Downloadable for convenience.
  • Ongoing support through the course from our teaching assistants, including Malik Coburn and Sunshine Rose Claymore.
  • Membership in our private online training community where you can connect, share, and learn with others in the course.
  • Community engagement with Starhawk and our EAT teaching team via the Earth Activists Online virtual classroom. 
  • Individualized teacher feedback once you complete your permaculture design project
+ Weekly Assignments & Hands-on projects will vary but may include mapping, water harvesting structures, graywater or roof catchment, compost, compost teas, sheet mulch, plant propagation, planting trees and shrubs, seed-starting, introductions to natural building concepts (including cob, straw-clay or plastering) and a collaborative design project. We understand these will be dependent on your ability to have access to the resources needed to perform them. Projects can be tailored to students of varied levels of physical ability, access and diverse ages. If you have any questions regarding your ability to meet any of the Permaculture Design Certificate requirements, please contact our support team at earthactivistsonline@gmail.com. Digital Course Platform: Our course is offered within our new free community platform called Earth Activists Online. In addition to this virtual classroom, students will be asked to engage on:
  • Zoom for Live Meetings and Q&As (you can set up an account at Zoom.us)
  • Google Drive – for storing homework and your Final Design Project

Course Structure & Schedule: 

Each week, Live classes will be held as a Zoom Meeting on Tuesdays from 6-8pm Pacific. Live Question & Answer Sessions with Starhawk & Charles will be hosted on the weekends. These live sessions will include interactive exercises that will help you apply your learning in a hands-on way. *Closed Captioning will be available for all live sessions  *ASL Interpretation upon request – please contact us to confirm, earthactivistsonline@gmail.com Each week you will also be assigned 2-3 hrs of homework and/or hands-on projects to complete your 72 hour certification. MEETING CLASS REQUIREMENTS:  Completing the full list of assigned projects/ homework and attending classes are required to complete your 72 hr certificate. Students must attend 80% of LIVE Classes. If this is in the middle of the night for your timezone,  we can arrange a video replay with a check-in to ensure attendance. *If meeting these requirements is going to be an issue, but you still wish to attend this training, please contact our support team to find a solution:  earthactivistsonline@gmail.com

Internationally Certified Program

Earth Activist Training offers our Permaculture Design Certificate in association with the Permaculture Institute of North America. Each student who officially completes the required coursework will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate which will be registered with PINA.

~ Winter/ Spring REGISTRATION IS CLOSED ~

Stay tuned for our next Permaculture Design Certificate Course starting July 2020

 

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PAYMENT

ONE TIME PAYMENT of $750-950 USD Sliding Scale  | Resilient Tuition > Standard Tuition > Abundant Tuition

2 PART PAYMENT PLAN OPTION

Earth Activist Training is also offering a 2 Part Payment Plan splitting our Standard Tuition of $850 into two even payments made in December upon registration and then the balance in January 2021 before class begins. Diversity Scholarship Program Earth Activist Training is committed to increasing the diversity of the global permaculture and regenerative land movements. Our goal is to provide access to our programs through scholarships for indigenous people and people of color working in environmental and food justice areas. For our online trainings, we are offering pay-what-you-can scholarships. At this time, our scholarships for this coming course are full. Thank you for all those who applied early to join us! For those who missed us, stay tuned for registration for our upcoming Summer/Fall PDC Online. Our Remote Work Trade Program is now *FULL*  ~ we are grateful to have your support in expanding online programs! Want to learn more? Check out the introduction webinar we hosted 7/7
Feel free to reach out to our team with any questions, comments, or concerns!
A Note on EAT’s Financial Values
Visit Starhawk’s Website to Learn More. Visit Charles Williams’ Website to Learn More
Mar
31
Wed
2021
Regenerative Land Management | Advanced Permaculture Diploma Program @ Earth Activists Online
Mar 31 2021 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 31 2023 @ 8:00 pm

Create a meaningful livelihood restoring land and revitalizing community.

Our new long-term program is designed as a path for you to develop and activate the skills, experience and confidence needed to run a farm, ranch, retreat center or urban farm in ways that heal damaged ecosystems and sequester carbon.  

Why? 

Regenerative Farmers are the new earth healers! To prevent global catastrophe due to climate change, we need to both stop emitting carbon, and pull it out of the atmosphere. The best way to do that is by regenerating living systems, using trees and plants to change that carbon into wood and food and humus and soil.  This is exactly what permaculture farms are designed to do!

Join twenty year permaculture teacher Starhawk & long time co-educator Charles Williams for this comprehensive & transformational new two year Regenerative Land Management Diploma Program! Advance your permaculture skills as you learn how to manage life giving systems. We are proud to offer this RLM Diploma in partnership with the Permaculture Institute of North America. 

The opportunity…

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’ve designed this program to advance your permaculture practice and provide you with the deep and comprehensive training needed to apply these regenerative skills in your life! Whether caring for the land, building urban gardens, or decolonizing the farmlands of America, the RLM Diploma will fully prepare you to take on any Regenerative Land Management project successfully!


Who is this for?

  • This program is for you if:
    • You already have achieved a Permaculture Design Certificate.*
    • You have a great desire to live a meaningful life regenerating land and community.
    • You want to build a successful farm, ranch, urban farm or retreat space.
    • You like working outdoors and putting your philosophies and ideas into action.
    • You are a young person starting out and want a fulfilling life path.
    • You are retiring or changing careers in mid-life and want a new direction.
    • You are shifting careers and long for more immersion in nature.
    • You want to work in urban communities providing good-quality food, nature connection and revitalization.
    • You have land and want to manage it regeneratively.
    • You want to extend and deepen your knowledge and skills at carbon farming.
    • You want to make a positive impact on climate change.

How the Program Works:

The RLM program is designed to take two years, and to include a mixture of instruction, experience, hands-on learning and community building.  Due to Covid-19, our 2021/2022 instruction will be online.  We are hopeful that by Year Two, we will be able to host an in-person course or possibly a regenerative land management work weekend.

Each student will complete a series of courses offered by Earth Activist Training, online or in person.  You will also gain practical experience through internships and/or paid work.  You’ll have an Advisor to guide you and to help you document your new learning and prior experience.  In the first six-month intensive, you’ll complete a comprehensive farm plan/land design, and by the end of the two years, you’ll have done two more regenerative land designs in order to fulfill the requirements for your PINA Diploma.  You’ll have access to Earth Activist Training’s ever-growing roster of potential sites for internships, paid work experience and land access, as well as to an online network of current and former students, and support from our teachers and staff.

Prerequisite: A Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). 

*If you don’t have a PDC and want to join our RLM Advanced Permaculture Diploma Program, you can begin by taking a Permaculture Design Certificate training with us – our next cohort begins July 2021. Check our schedule page for dates.

YEAR 1 | RLM Diploma

Our Core Intensive dives deep into all the key aspects of regenerative land management, with opportunities for you to apply your knowledge in an actual design.

Each month we will cover a new topic, with class presentations, supplementary readings, videos and exercises.  On week one, we’ll delve into the theory and science of a particular topic.  On week two,  we’ll apply what we’ve learned to an actual case study, and guide you in your own planning and design.  Week three will be for questions, discussion, feedback and group critique. By the end of the course, you will have created a comprehensive farm plan or land design for your portfolio.  Our courses always include grounding in spirit and personal resilience, and a focus on organizing and activism.

4 WEEK MODEL for 6 Months  3 Live Sessions and then the final week OFF 

  • Week 1: Lecture giving monthly theory & science
  • Week 2: Apply theory to a case study 
  • Week 3: Discussion, feedback & group critique
  • Week 4: Time to integrate, read, view materials, and work on your own designs and practical projects. 

LIVE SESSIONS : 6 MONTH RLM Core Intensive

March – September 2021 | Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm PST / 9:00-11:00 pm EST

*Recordings will be available for those who cannot join live sessions.

  • March 31- 4/7- 4/18  |  4/21 OFF
  • April 28- 5/5- 5/12  |  5/19 OFF
  • May 26- 6/2- 6/9  |  6/16 OFF
  • June 23- 6/30- 7/7  |  7/14 OFF
  • July 21-7/28- 8/4 | 8/11 OFF
  • August 18 – 8/25 – 9/1 | 9/8  Bonus Closing Session

Online Monthly Format:

6 months, meeting in 3 live two-hour sessions per month, with additional readings, viewing of supplemental material, design and planning time

In addition to our 18 Live Sessions with Starhawk & Charles Williams, students will receive

  • Private RLM Community within Earth Activists Online 
  • Intimate support groups led by a Teaching Assistant
  • Ongoing Student & Teacher Feedback 
  • Advanced Permaculture Skills & Design Application
  • Applied Practicum & Theory 

YEAR 1 | RLM Diploma

Enrolled students will experience the following in their first year:

March – September 2021:  6 Month Core Intensive Online*

  • March 31st – Welcome to Class Gathering & Orientation
  • 6 Month -3 Class on, 1 off- format begins March 2021

Fall 2021:  Students will attend this additional included course

  • Social Permaculture Online Course with Starhawk

Throughout the year, Students will experience: 

  • Monthly Support from your RLM Coordinator
  • Launch of Internships and Mentorships
  • Design Portfolio Creation, Review & Revision
  • PINA Field Advisor Sessions 

YEAR 2 | RLM Diploma

**Final Dates, Details & Cost TBD as subject to change due to Pandemic

Enrolled students will experience the following in their second year:

3 Smaller Online courses

Regenerative Business Design (8 weeks) which will focus on the business and financial skills you need to build a successful regenerative business.

Permaculture Infrastructure: An overview of alternative energy systems, waste management, natural building and farm and small-scale renewable energy systems.

Planning for Emergencies and Natural Disasters:  How do we plan for, respond to and mitigate natural disasters?  What are the organizing skills we need in order to create community-wide responses?

*IN ADDITION*

You’ll take a 10-day in-person Restoration Intensive.  We hope and pray that by 2022 we’ll be able to offer this as a live training.  If not, we will offer it as soon as we are able.  In this intensive, we’ll have a chance to put into practice many of the theoretical skills and principles we have learned.  We’ll put some energy and expertise into land and community that needs it, and organize a Community Action Day.

Throughout the year,  Students will experience: 

  • Monthly Support from your RLM Coordinator
  • Continued Internships and Mentorships
  • Final Portfolio Submission + Review 
  • PINA Field Advisor Sessions 4x / year

Projected Curriculum for Year 2 Intensive 

  • Financial planning
  • Business practices and tools
  • Review of internships and reports
  • Land management plans
  • Holistic management goal setting
  • Grants and funding
  • Integrative systems—silva-pasture, no-till, farming techniques
  • Engaging annual systems and perennial systems
  • Case studies

Read more about the Regenerative Land Management Diploma on our website.


RLM DIPLOMA | Year 1 TUITION

RLM Diploma Year One:  $2500-2700 Sliding Scale

PAYMENT OPTIONS

One Time Sliding Scale Payment

Or 

RLM Diploma Year Payment Plan Option

Deposit of $500 due upon registration + $200 / 11 months

*We apply the top tier of sliding scale for the Diploma Payment Plan to cover the annual costs of added administrative time

REGISTER HERE FOR THE RLM DIPLOMA
Earth Activist Training is committed to increasing the diversity of the global permaculture and regenerative land movements. Our goal is to provide access to our programs through scholarships for indigenous people and people of color working in environmental and food justice areas.

Apply Here for a Diversity Scholarship


*CORE INTENSIVE ONLY OPTION* – Stand-alone Course

For those who are interested in our RLM Diploma but might not be able to commit to the entire year at this time, we are offering our March-September 6 month online training as a stand-alone “Core Only” training. If you wish to continue into our larger RLM Program, this Certificate of Completion for this course can be credited towards your Diploma.

One Time Payment 

Sliding Scale Full Tuition $1150-1350 Paid via Paypal 

OR 

Deposit of $500 due upon registration + Students then must activate a 5 Month Payment plan of $150/ month = $1250 

*We apply the standard cost of our sliding scale to cover administrative costs of the payment plan

NOTE ON DIPLOMA: If you decide to move forward with our RLM Diploma program – a Certificate of Completion will be credited towards your diploma requirements.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY 

A Note on EAT’s Financial Values


ABOUT YOUR EDUCATORS

Visit Starhawk’s Website to Learn More

Visit Charles Williams’ Website to learn more

Resilient Land Design | Advanced Permaculture Training @ Earth Activists Online
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm

Deepen Your Understanding and Practical Application of the Science, Systems, Skills, and Spirit of Earth Healing.

Our new 6 month Advanced Permaculture course will give you the experience and confidence to plan, design, and begin regeneratively managing medium to large scale land systems. Bring your vision of resilient land and upon completion you will have designed a complete master permaculture plan that you can begin implementing right away to heal damaged ecosystems and sequester carbon on your ranch, retreat center, urban farm, homestead, or family farm!

🌱 Why? 🌱

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 and food and 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!

Resilient Land Design: a 6 month Advanced Permaculture Training

In EAT’s new Resilient Land Design online course, we will learn Ecology and citizen science; soil; water; perennial and no-till systems; food forests; agroforestry and sustainable forest management; rangeland management and how to integrate animals. You’ll find a mix of theory, practical tools you can implement at home, readings, discussions and community connections.

This course is designed for students who have already completed a Permaculture Design Certificate course. A PDC is a prerequisite.

🌲READ MORE about RLD here

How the 6 Month Resilient Land Design Training Works:

Each month of the program, you’ll go through another module that introduces a key element of resilience. You’ll have three live classes each month, as well as supplementary readings, videos and other resources, and hands-on assignments. During the fourth week, you’ll meet with other students in your affinity group to build community and networks of support.

Throughout the course, you’ll be working on a permaculture design or land management plan for a site of your choice. The modules will deepen your understanding of each aspect of regenerative design, from site assessment and mapping through plans for food forests or grazing regimens. You’ll build your design, topic by topic, until at the end you have a complete plan for resilience. There will be time for personal interaction and feedback from your teachers.


🌱 Course Calendar:

Course runs March 31st-September 8th 2021.

Live Classes: Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm PST / 9:00-11:00 pm EST

*Recordings will be available for those who cannot join live sessions.

Live Sessions: Each module will consist of 3 weekly live class sessions with your instructors. 18 total live classes, plus a monthly meeting with your affinity group for support and community building.
Total estimated time of home study is 5-8 hrs / week.

🌱 Monthly class flow for each module:

Week 1: Presentations on the theory and science behind each module.

Week 2: We apply the theory to a case study and go deeper into design.

Week 3: Discussion, presentation of student work and feedback.

Week 4: Time to integrate, read, view materials, and work on your own designs and practical projects, as well as meet with your affinity group. NO LIVE INSTRUCTION

🌱 LIVE CLASS SCHEDULE:

Welcome Session: March 31st, 2021

Module 1: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21 – OFF (4/28)

Module 2: 5/5 ,5/12,  5/19 – OFF (5/26)

Module 3: 6/2, 6/9, 6/16 OFF (6/23)

Module 4: 6/30, 7/7, 7/14 – OFF (7/21)

Module 5: 7/28, 8/4,  8/11 – OFF (8/18)

Module 6: 8/25, 9/1,  9/8  Closing Session

 

📗Meet Your Instructors:

Starhawk is a lead instructor for this program. Visit Starhawk’s Website to Learn More: www.Starhawk.org

Charles Williams is a lead instructor for this program. Visit Charles Williams’ Website to learn more: https://charlesawilliamsii.com/httpscharlesawilliamsii-companel3/

Sunshine Rose Claymore is an Assistant Instructor and the RLM Program Coordinator. Visit here to learn more about one of her projects: https://www.mniwiconiclinicandfarm.org/


🌱 Who is the Resilient Land Design training for?

▪️This journey is for you if:
▪️You already have earned a ▪️Permaculture Design Certificate.*
▪️You want to expand your knowledge of permaculture and go deeper into some of the topics that most interest you.
▪️You want to learn solutions, and hopeful approaches to some of our most dire problems.
▪️You have a deep love for the earth and the natural world.
▪️You have land–even a small backyard–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, farm, ranch, urban farm or retreat space.
▪️You want to prepare for a career in an environmental field.
▪️You are concerned about climate change, ecosystem degradation and human injustice, and want to make a positive difference.


⚡️Visit our Resilient Land Design Program Page to reserve your spot and make your payment

LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY

🌈DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Earth Activist Training is committed to increasing the diversity of the global permaculture and regenerative land movements. Our goal is to provide access to our programs through scholarships for indigenous people and people of color working in environmental and food justice areas. Complete this form to apply.

Read more about EAT’s Financial Views here:

Interested in More Advanced Study?
Read more about our comprehensive 2-year Regenerative Land Management Diploma Program.

Jun
8
Tue
2021
The Maven Makers | A Regenerative Business Design Group @ 2nd Tuesday of every month via Zoom
Jun 8 2021 @ 12:30 pm – Jun 8 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Join The Maven Makers – A New Regeneratively Designed Regenerative Business Design Group 

Have you been working on building a new business?  Or maybe you already have a business but it needs some tweaking?  We have an affordable, collaborative opportunity to help you – our new The Maven Makers group!

As one of The Maven Makers, here’s what you’ll experience:

* first live session together will be Tuesday December 8th *

Each Maven Makers Meeting features:

  • Maximum of 6 Mavens to ensure each Maven gets time each month to ask questions
  • We’ll start with a brief grounding and meditation
  • 10 minutes each Maven to ask questions and get feedback from patty and the rest of The Maven Makers
  • 30 minutes where one Maven is centered for sharing challenges and receiving suggestions (that means each maven is centered 2x per year)

Why you should consider joining?

  • An affordable option for learning with Business Maven Patty Love (aka fern) 
    • 30 years of entrepreneurial business experience
    • Traditional business education followed by a career in manufacturing, finance and higher education before…
    • 10 years of Certified Permaculture Designer and 2 years of Certified Permaculture Teacher
    • Treasurer, Permaculture Association of the Northeast (PAN)
    • 15 years of working in the information marketing world
    • 5 years of participation in a similar group
    • Certified Professional Business Coach through PBCA
  • Many similar groups range from $250-$10,000 per month and don’t include 1:1 coaching (a $150 value)
  • The opportunity to build lasting relationships with similarly minded business owners
  • The small group size means you’ll get time each and every meeting!

When:  We’ll meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 12:30 to 3 pm Pacific / 3:30 to 5 pm Eastern

**If this time doesn’t work for you and you’re ready to sign up, please send a note to Patty Love with times and days of the week and your time zone to patty and we’ll see if we can meet your availability.


Choose your payment method below to subscribe to Maven Makers. You will be billed $157 / month for the duration of your participation.

*Note: You can stop your monthly investment effective the first of the month any time along the journey by emailing Patty Love

Begin your Maven Makers journey by….

Reserving your spot

Jun
17
Thu
2021
Magical Mystery Tour: Starhawk’s 70th Birthday Ritual & Solstice Fundraiser @ Earth Activists Online
Jun 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

It’s almost Solstice—and it’s EAT’s 20th Anniversary, and on June 17, it will be Starhawk’s 70th Birthday!

We’re celebrating with a Virtual Magical Mystery Tour, to visit sites and projects EAT graduates are doing all over the continent, and beyond! We’ve asked some of Starhawk’s special friends to join us on the Invisible Bus for music, poetry, and inspiration.

You’re invited on this journey to see permaculture and magic in action, as we meet with past and present Earth Activists to learn the regenerative work they are doing. We’ll end up in Starhawk’s garden for a Solstice ritual and maybe even a real bonfire.

Help us celebrate two decades of training students to regenerate land and community, and support our work for the future.

Learn more about our goals for this special fundraising event below~

EVENT INVITATION::

Join Starhawk June 17th starting at 5:30 pm Pacific Time*

Ticket: Your donation will serve as your ticket to join. A link to attend our Live Webinar will be email directly to your inbox.

*A recording will be sent out to all donors of this event. We understand it is hard for our global audience to join us live and apologize for any inconvenience.

Click here to join ~Thank you for your support!

Contact our EAT Support Team with any questions, comments or concerns: Support@EAT-Activist.org

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100% of Proceeds go to our Diversity Fund aiding Earth Activist Training in financial abundance to expand our ability to activate & expand:

  • Competitive Pay for Teachers, Speakers
  • Specialized Support to our BIPOC students in class & community
  • BIPOC led Partnerships & Collaborative Programs
  • Scholarships to support BIPOC people who do work in the fields of environmental and food justice.

Please donate what you can!

Suggested donation: $20. Additional donations to support these programs are warmly welcomed! Minimum donation is just $1, and we appreciate any amount you can give.

For those experiencing financial abundance, if you can consider a $250 donation, that will cover full tuition for a student to attend Starhawk’s next Social Permaculture training. A $750 donation will mean one more Diversity Scholarship student can attend our upcoming Permaculture Design Certificate Course online, starting this July. Either of these donations would sponsor a life changing experience!

Your Presence is a gift no matter what you donate…. We are thankful for our global community’s continued support!!

Donate to Join

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Celebrating Earth Activist Training & Honoring Diversity!

We are honored to now expand our current diversity scholarship program to a broader Diversity Fund that will deepen our efforts to increase accessibility and inclusivity to diversify the permaculture movement across the globe.

Our goal with the Diversity fund is to improve access to the tools of permaculture for Black, indigenous and all people of color, and to frontline communities affected by injustice. Together we can move towards true resilience.

Funds will provide resources to expand our digital offerings, accessibility and resources within our new online branch, Earth Activists Online:

To build more free community resources to share with Earth Activists globally

To support our current offerings with online tools / platforms / team time

To expand our ability to offer partner/ affiliate programming to support BIPOC students, graduates, speakers, educators, community leaders & changemakers

Jul
13
Tue
2021
The Maven Makers | A Regenerative Business Design Group @ 2nd Tuesday of every month via Zoom
Jul 13 2021 @ 12:30 pm – Jul 13 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Join The Maven Makers – A New Regeneratively Designed Regenerative Business Design Group 

Have you been working on building a new business?  Or maybe you already have a business but it needs some tweaking?  We have an affordable, collaborative opportunity to help you – our new The Maven Makers group!

As one of The Maven Makers, here’s what you’ll experience:

* first live session together will be Tuesday December 8th *

Each Maven Makers Meeting features:

  • Maximum of 6 Mavens to ensure each Maven gets time each month to ask questions
  • We’ll start with a brief grounding and meditation
  • 10 minutes each Maven to ask questions and get feedback from patty and the rest of The Maven Makers
  • 30 minutes where one Maven is centered for sharing challenges and receiving suggestions (that means each maven is centered 2x per year)

Why you should consider joining?

  • An affordable option for learning with Business Maven Patty Love (aka fern) 
    • 30 years of entrepreneurial business experience
    • Traditional business education followed by a career in manufacturing, finance and higher education before…
    • 10 years of Certified Permaculture Designer and 2 years of Certified Permaculture Teacher
    • Treasurer, Permaculture Association of the Northeast (PAN)
    • 15 years of working in the information marketing world
    • 5 years of participation in a similar group
    • Certified Professional Business Coach through PBCA
  • Many similar groups range from $250-$10,000 per month and don’t include 1:1 coaching (a $150 value)
  • The opportunity to build lasting relationships with similarly minded business owners
  • The small group size means you’ll get time each and every meeting!

When:  We’ll meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 12:30 to 3 pm Pacific / 3:30 to 5 pm Eastern

**If this time doesn’t work for you and you’re ready to sign up, please send a note to Patty Love with times and days of the week and your time zone to patty and we’ll see if we can meet your availability.


Choose your payment method below to subscribe to Maven Makers. You will be billed $157 / month for the duration of your participation.

*Note: You can stop your monthly investment effective the first of the month any time along the journey by emailing Patty Love

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Permaculture Design Certificate Course Online with Starhawk & Friends | Summer/ Fall 2021 @ Earth Activists Online
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm

Are you ready to be an Earth Healer?

Join a global community of permaculture design students as we weave & spin new skills and patterns to rebalance the health of our planet!

Learn how to create human systems that mimic natural systems, using a minimum of energy and resources while creating regenerative abundance and increasing social justice. We will cover principles and ethics, reading the landscape, how to heal soil and cleanse water, design integrated systems, harvest water, drought-proof land, build soil, sequester carbon, make compost, compost tea, and biochar, bio-remediate toxins, and more. Explore the solutions to climate change, and the strategies and organizing tools that can put them into place.

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Join Starhawk, Charles Williams and an all-star cast for Earth Activist Training’s third fully online Permaculture Design Certificate Course! Together we’ll develop new permaculture patterns online and open our doors to an international mixing pot of magical students from across the globe learning in a new digital, travel-free and revolutionary way.

Our online training will feature American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation. We are excited to build greater access to our teachings as we co-create this virtual learning journey~ Diversity Scholarships are available! Welcome Earth Activist friends, family, and new community!

Students who complete all of the Earth Activist Training’s online course requirements will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate, internationally recognized by the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA).

COURSE DATES & TIME:

July 13th, 2021: Welcoming Live Session Tuesday July 13th, 2021 

July 20th – Oct 26th: 15 Weeks of Class Modules

*All sessions and recorded materials will also feature closed captioning or transcripts.

A Special Invitation to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community: ASL interpretation is available for our Live sessions and bi-weekly Live Q&A sessions to support Deaf students.

CLASS TIME: 6:00-8:00 PM Pacific Time, typically runs the full two hours

WEEKLY COMMITMENT: 2 hrs of live class + 3-5 hrs of home study

 

What Makes EAT Different?

There are many great permaculture design certificate courses offered around the globe that teach a standard 72 hour curriculum covering the basics of regenerative system design. Earth Activist Training teaches this curriculum—but with a difference. We ground our work in spirit, to further your personal resilience, and teach with a perspective rooted in social justice struggles and with a focus on organizing and activism.

A Sampling of Topics Covered: plant guilds, food forests, edible landscaping, plants, animals, natural building, design, earth, water, climate, energy, spirit, social permaculture, organizing & activism.

  •     Permaculture Principles, Ethics and Design Process
  •     Climate Change Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation
  •     Water Systems, Water Harvesting, Roof Water Catchment
  •     Soil Building
  •     Compost, Compost teas, Cover crops, No-till systems
  •     Urban Permaculture
  •     Eco-villages and Intentional Communities
  •     Alternative and Renewable Energy: Evaluating and Designing Systems
  •     Organizing in Diverse Communities
  •     Personal Regeneration and Self-Care
  •     Group Dynamics & Communication Tools
  •     Connecting to the Spirit in Nature
  •     Read more on our website…

Our students include:

»  Community organizers and activists from many movements, including environmental justice, food justice, global justice, anti-oppression, human rights workers, and others

»  Green business entrepreneurs who want to have a broader understanding of the possibilities

»  Established professionals or new business owners wanting to broaden and deepen their knowledge of sustainable alternatives

»  Teachers, environmental educators, and youth workers

»  Architects, landscape designers, farmers, ranchers, and land stewards of all kinds

»  Anyone involved in public garden or nature projects, especially school gardens and community gardens

»  People in mid-life or Retirees looking for a new direction for existing or new work

»  People involved with intentional communities, co-housing and Eco-villages, or those who want to start or join one

»  Dreamers, visionaries, Artists, musicians, poets, writers and dancers, and anyone who collaborates creatively

 

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What You’ll Get 

  • 72 Hour Permaculture Design Certificate recognized by the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA)
  • 15 Live, interactive 2 hour sessions with Starhawk, Charles Williams & other talented guest teachers. *Students must attend 80% of Live Classes. *Recordings will be available for those who must miss due to illness or for those who cannot attend due to timezone conflict.
  • Bi-weekly Live Question & Answer Sessions hosted by Starhawk or Charles Williams
  • Digital materials, readings and exercises to guide your home practice. Downloadable for convenience.
  • Ongoing support through the course from our teaching assistants, including Malik Coburn and Sunshine Rose Claymore.
  • Membership in our private online training community where you can connect, share, and learn with others in the course.
  • Community engagement with Starhawk and our EAT teaching team via the Earth Activists Online virtual classroom. 
  • Individualized teacher feedback once you complete your permaculture design project

+ Weekly Assignments & Hands-on projects will vary but may include mapping, water harvesting structures, graywater or roof catchment, compost, compost teas, sheet mulch, plant propagation, planting trees and shrubs, seed-starting, introductions to natural building concepts (including cob, straw-clay or plastering) and a collaborative design project.

We understand these will be dependent on your ability to have access to the resources needed to perform them. Projects can be tailored to students of varied levels of physical ability, access and diverse ages. If you have any questions regarding your ability to meet any of the Permaculture Design Certificate requirements, please contact our support team at earthactivistsonline@gmail.com.

Digital Course Platform:

Our course is offered within our new free community platform called Earth Activists Online. In addition to this virtual classroom, students will be asked to engage on:

  • Zoom for Live Meetings and Q&As (you can set up an account at Zoom.us)
  • Google Drive – for storing homework and your Final Design Project

Course Structure & Schedule: 

Each week, live classes will be held as a Zoom Meeting on Tuesdays from 6-8pm Pacific. Live Question & Answer Sessions with Starhawk & Charles will be hosted on the weekends. These live sessions will include interactive exercises that will help you apply your learning in a hands-on way.

*Closed Captioning will be available for all live sessions 

*ASL Interpretation upon request – please contact us to confirm, earthactivistsonline@gmail.com

Each week you will also be assigned 2-3 hrs of homework and/or hands-on projects to complete your 72 hour certification.

MEETING CLASS REQUIREMENTS:  Completing the full list of assigned projects/ homework and attending classes are required to complete your 72 hr certificate. Students must attend 80% of LIVE Classes. If this is in the middle of the night for your timezone,  we can arrange a video replay with a check-in to ensure attendance. *If meeting these requirements is going to be an issue, but you still wish to attend this training, please contact our support team to find a solution:  earthactivistsonline@gmail.com

Internationally Certified Program

Earth Activist Training offers our Permaculture Design Certificate in association with the Permaculture Institute of North America. Each student who officially completes the required coursework will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate which will be registered with PINA.

*** EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! *** $100 Off til June 22nd

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COURSE TUITION

ONE TIME PAYMENT of $799-999 USD*

Sliding Scale  | Resilient Tuition $799 > Standard Tuition $899 > Abundant Tuition $999 * A portion of each abundant tuition allows us to offer diversity scholarships.

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS: Earth Activist Training is committed to increasing the diversity of the global permaculture and regenerative land movements. Our goal is to provide access to our programs through scholarships for indigenous people and people of color working in environmental and food justice areas. For our online trainings, we are offering pay-what-you-can scholarships. *Application Available HERE*

 + Limited remote Work Trade Available : seeking trade in graphic design, media, marketing, fundraising, grant writing + more. Please fill out a work trade application and our team will contact you.

Payment Plan Available

Earth Activist Training is proud to create access for our students while create affordable educational opportunities. We will be offering our lowest deposit of just $250 + 3 more payments of $250 for a total tuition of $1000. This pricing is not changed by early bird discounts.

Want to learn more? Check out the introduction webinar we hosted 7/7

Feel free to reach out to our team with any questions, comments, or concerns!

A Note on EAT’s Financial Values


ABOUT YOUR EDUCATORS:

Visit Starhawk’s Website to Learn More.

Visit Charles Williams’ Website to Learn More

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Regenerative Business Design Certificate with Patty Love @ Earth Activists Online
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

Are you ready to build a successful business that cares for the earth and people too?

In today’s changing world, our planet is calling for businesses to follow earth-based ethics, principles, and ecological design processes– also known as permaculture! 

The Regenerative Business Design Course will guide you through a step by step process to build a business that can sustain you financially while staying true to your core values. What do you need to know, consider, and plan for in order to launch a business that will have a high likelihood of success and a plan for handling failures, fumbles, and hurdles?

Join Patty Love, Certificated Permaculture Designer & Teacher and Business Management Consultant, for this eight-week course that will help answer these questions. In this course, Patty weaves together her decade plus of permaculture study and practice with her formal education in Business and more than 20 years of successful self-employment. 

Fully participating in this course, including completing homework between classes and utilizing the tools developed, will empower you to be significantly prepared to put your business plan into action. Students will receive an EAT issued Certificate of Completion which can be applied towards our Regenerative Land Management Diploma.


What Is Regenerative Business Design?

The basis of a regenerative business design is a plan that successfully balances a triple bottom line: people, profit and the planet. This powerful training will guide you through the steps to formulate a successful plan that will prepare your business to withstand change, duress, and a transforming global economy.

This Class is For:

  • Anyone who is ready to start a business based on the triple bottom line: people, profit & the planet!
  • Earth Activists with skills in land management, leadership, or other fields who want to carve their own employment path as an entrepreneur
  • Employees who are ready to step away from their current work and pursue their passions through self-employment
  • Artists, creators, herbalists, healers, and crafters who want to turn their hobby or second income into a business
  • Self-employed business owners who desire to create a more regenerative plan, to earn more, or work with a clearer vision and more intention

What You’ll Get From Regenerative Business Design

  • 8 Weeks of 2-hour Live Sessions with break out groups to process information, discuss ideas, brainstorm, and get started on class exercises 
  • 7 Live Q & A sessions where you can ask Patty anything related to this course
  • Access to exclusive content designed specifically for this Training
  • Recommendations for additional resources 
  • Exercises and Worksheets to design your business step by step with support
  • Connection and Community via a private Earth Activists Online Training
  • Tools to develop a regenerative business design community to co-create dreams!
  • The information you need to write a one-page or full length business plan
  • Support to make better, more well-informed business & life decisions with all of your new knowledge (to be activated by you 😉

Key Business Concepts Covered:

  • Regenerative Business Design Process
  • Mission, Vision, Values, and Goal Setting
  • SWOT Analysis
  • The pluses and minuses of various legal structures
  • Possible Organizational Structures
  • Setting up Operations Systems
  • Marketing and Communications Planning
  • Grants and other funding sources
  • Financial Statements – What they are and how to create them
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Developing a Business Review Cycle
  • Creating a Plan of Work and Next Steps

CERTIFICATE: Certificate of Completion in Regenerative Business Design

BONUS CREDENTIALS: The R.B.D. Certificate can be applied to our larger Regenerative Land Management Diploma

 


Course Details

LIVE CLASS Dates: 8 Sessions, Every Monday Sept 27th – November 15th, 2021

Live Class Time: 5:00-7:00 pm Pacific

Course Community: Access to a private virtual classroom within our new Earth Activists Online network. This space will host course lessons, homework, teacher support and a gathering space for students.


FALL REGISTRATION

8 Week Course Tuition: $199 

Discount for previously registered and paid folks:  $99 *50% OFF*

Early Bird Tuition until Sept 6th: $169  *15% OFF*

Diversity Scholarships Available please fill out a short application and our team will contact you.

Reserve Your Spot Today

Question Comments or Concerns? Contact our Support Team via email


Here’s what our Regenerative Business Design graduates are saying!

“As a definitive creative type who has a million ideas but not necessarily the knowledge or the structure to put them into practice as income generators, I find myself doing a ton of volunteer work. The information provided is helping me to see a framework for shifting into a different mindset. The breakout groups have been very rewarding.” ~L.U., Earth Activist

“I really LOVE how the class is based on mindfulness, intention setting and regenerative practices for the business and the “owner.” I have actually taken a number of business courses (many years ago in college) and this ethos is more my personal style than the cold, corporate bleh of those large classrooms. The weekly zoom calls help me keep accountable for my work. I’m finding I don’t mind the breakout rooms – I was feeling nervous about them originally.” ~J.W., Earth Activist

“The comprehensive scope of the information is fantastic! I appreciate how the course is organized and presented.” ~ J.K., Earth Activist

🌎 A Message from your Teacher:

I designed this Training with the idea that… many people dream of starting their own business without even knowing if they have the personality to be an entrepreneur and without knowing how to create a viable business with a solid plan.️ And with the unknown journey through the COVID-19 Pandemic, a shaken economy, and a continually changing climate, how we spend our time, resources, and energy is more important than ever.

LINK TO WATCH “Business & The Earth Path”, an Introduction Webinar featuring Starhawk and Patty Love

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