Restoration Intensive | Regenerative Land Management Training @ New Paradigm College
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm

Advanced Permaculture Training

from EAT’s Regenerative Land Management Program

February 23rd – March 2nd @ New Paradigm College, Lucerne, CA.   Instructors: Starhawk and Co-Teacher Lindsay Dailey, plus guest teachers including local fire ecologist Redbird Willie. Cost: Sliding scale $1080-1380. ** DISCOUNTED SLIDING SCALE ** ** Sign up with a friend & take an additional 5% OFF lowest price per person when you sign up with a friend/ lover or colleague >> option in drop down Paypal menu ** Work trade and Diversity Scholarships STILL available here NOTE:: This course can be taken as a stand-alone training, or as fulfillment of one of the requirements in our long-term Regenerative Land Management Training program. Discover more about the full course at the link below. Description:  Fire, flood, drought—climate change is already having a huge impact on Northern California. This Restoration Intensive in beautiful Lake County, 80% of which has burned in the last five years, will go deep into the ecology of our forests and oak Savannahs, the fire ecology managed by indigenous people for thousands of years, and the practical tools we can employ to make our homes and lands more resilient in the face of climate catastrophe. We’ll get theoretical and hands-on experience in grassland and woodland management, and make beautiful and useful things from the thinnings. We’ll explore the economics of land management, and practice team leadership and project management by hosting a community Ecoblitz. Note: This intensive can be taken as part of the longer-term Regenerative Land Management program, or as a stand-alone course. Advanced Permaculture Education: Apply permaculture to the broadacre realms of Zone 4, and learn about wildlands management and fire ecology in Northern California’s Oak Savannahs, Woodlands, Chapparal and Grasslands.
  • You’ll gain hands-on experience as well as theoretical knowledge of how we can plan for climate change and it’s impacts, including fire, make our homes and land more fire-resilient, and aid the land’s recovery after fire.
    •  forest ecology and managing our forests for biodiversity, resilience, and reciprocity
    • value-added products from regenerative forest management such as production of biochar, round pole building materials, and other artisanal crafts
    • fire behavior, working with prescribed fire, fire mimicry
    • home-hardening to make our homes more fire-resilient 
    • grazing for fuel reduction and fiber production 
    • supporting the land’s recovery after fire
  • You’ll learn carbon-sequestering strategies for soil, water management, forestry and food growing.
  • As well, you’ll gain experience in community organizing, design, planning, project management and team leadership.
The ten-day course includes one week of instruction at New Paradigm College in Lucerne, Lake County, CA that culminates in a weekend restoration eco-blitz on a community project that will engage the larger community.  It ends with a final day of cleanup, evaluation, and celebration. Since 2015, 80% of Lake County has burned in California’s devastating wildfires.  Lake County has below-average income and above-average unemployment—but it also has a strong, committed community who love their land and are determined to make it a model of resilient adaptation to the new climate realities.  By partnering with many community organizations there, Earth Activist Training hopes to create a model of training and action that can provide on-the-ground, practical help and mitigation, education and inspiration. REGISTER HERE to join Mother Earth’s restoration team!
Restoration Intensive – REDUCED 10-15%
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Social Permaculture Intensive: Nurturing Effective and Creative Groups
 @ The Mushroom Farm
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm

March 11-15, 2020 The Mushroom Farm, Pescadero, CA.

Co Teachers Starhawk and Pandora Thomas.

Cost: Sliding Scale $750-$950

  • “Scraping by” tuition: $750
  • Standard registration: $850
  • Abundance tuition: $950

Work-Trade and Diversity Scholarships *are on a waiting list*

Description: Collaborative groups may be healing, nurturing, and inspirational—or they may founded on the rocks of conflict and poor communication. 

In this five-day intensive we will explore:

  • how to structure groups for maximum group health
  • how to share power fairly, improve our communication skills, mediate conflicts and facilitate group processes.
  • issues of power, privilege and diversity
  • how to shift “call-out” culture to call in understanding, mutual respect and support, and real relationships.
  • tools for decision making and constructive critique.

Starhawk’s latest book, The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, will be our foundation.

**Please note: Camping is our included accommodations for our upcoming Social Permaculture Intensive.

++ Additional Lodging Options: GLAMPING tents are available for $200 for a shared spot or $400 for a private tent.

Shown: Private glamping tent

Visit EAT’s Social Permaculture Main Page for more course Information


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Single Intensive Cost: $750-$950 sliding scale

Thank you for your interest in our program! If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact

Regenerative Land Management Training @ OUR Ecovillage
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm

🌱 With Starhawk, Charles Williams and Guest Teachers

Course Fee: $750-950+, TUITION Sliding Scale (+ food/ lodging $$ see below)

Create a meaningful livelihood restoring land & revitalizing community!
Gain the skills to to run a farm, ranch, retreat center or urban farm in ways that heal damaged ecosystems and sequester carbon.

Overview of climate change and how we can address it by regenerating ecosystems.   The ecology of soil, water systems, forests, grasslands, plant and animal communities.  How to work with soil to sequester carbon. Social permaculture and community resilience.  Personal strengths, weaknesses, goals and dreams—individualized program planning.

Pre-requisite: EAT’s RLMT Program is an advanced course in Permaculture Design which specifically requires that you have completed a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)  – if you have not done this, consider taking your PDC directly afterwards at OUR Ecovillage June 26-July 12th. Visit Permaculture Design Certificate Course to learn more.

For students who complete this course, there is an option to stay on to complete your Student Teaching requirement during the PDC . Contact OUR Ecovillage to discuss this opportunity via:

Start your RLMT journey by REGISTERING HERE!

Interested in applying for a Work-Trade or Diversity Scholarship?

Visit our main RLMT Program Page for more information

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Cost: $750-$950 sliding scale

FOOD/ LODGING PAYMENT: Click here to visit OUR Ecovillage’s website to pay

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Permaculture Design Certificate & Earth Activist Training @ OUR Ecovillage
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm

From June 26th to July 12th, 2020 join us for a 72-hour PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) over 17 days & evenings packed with learning from various instructors who are specialists in their fields.

Study “Lawful Permaculture” at Our Ecovillage!

OUR Ecovillage is proud to host this two-week permaculture design certificate course with a focus on organizing and activism which are grounded in concepts of earth-based spirituality. Learn how to heal soil and cleanse water, how to design human systems that mimic natural systems using a minimum of energy and resources, and how to create real abundance so that YOU can be a changemaker in environmental/social justice.

Explore the strategies and organizing tools we need to make our visions real, as well as the daily practice, magic, and processes that sustain our spirits. Participatory, hands-on teaching with lots of projects, games, guest teachers and regulatory authorities, and field trips to other important precedent-setting permaculture projects make up this intensive one-of-a-kind curriculum in ecological design.

This course is unique from almost all others in North America as you are stepping into OUR ECOVILLAGE: a 25-acre “Sustainable Living Demonstration Site and Education Centre” and one of the most built out permaculture projects.

For 19 years OUR Ecovillage has been working towards “Lawful Permaculture”; having every innovative design and building project that we have created ALSO be fully zoned/permitted/approved/etc by regulatory officials. Through partnering with all 3 levels of government, business/corporate sponsors, academia, and the grassroots of the wider community projects/organizations, OUR Ecovillage has managed to bring together a range of professionals, permaculture teachers, regulatory folks, and technical stakeholders to train others in the next stages of how to make permaculture projects fully legal.


The 2-Week Permaculture Design Course is $1230 CAD.

When creating your booking the following recommended add-on options are available:

PDC Three Meal Discount Package: includes three buffet style meals per day plus snacks
On-site Accommodation: includes accommodations in our indoor shared dorm space or outdoor camping

For private or semi-private room upgrades please contact

Visit OUR ECOVillage’s PDC Page to Register Today

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