Earth Activist Training: Permaculture for Families
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – May 13 @ 3:00 pm
These are important times for our children and their education models as many teachers are now offering virtual classroom time. This transition to a more technologically driven learning style happened very quickly. We believe there still needs to be a balance with more Earth-centered practices to reconnect our youth to cultivating more of our own food and medicines while deepening their connection to this planet that protects and provides for us. Let us take this time as a chance to learn more practical skills in how to shift to an ecologically focused paradigm:
  • seed sharing
  • compost making
  • and fun family focused activities
Using permaculture ethics and principles our desire is to offer a foundation with introduction classes for parents and weekly hands-on activities for families to grow and learn together. Please join us within our Earth Activists Online community for interactive lecture Wednesdays + a bonus hands-on weekly project shared every Friday. Time: 2pm PST / 5pm EST PERMACULTURE FOR FAMILIES: April 8th – May 13th Watch the FREE INTRO WEBINAR on our Facebook Page Training date & time: Wednesday LIVE Webinar 2pm PST + Bonus Hands-On Activities every Friday REGISTER HERE to join Permacultures for Families Questions, comments or concerns? Please email us at
Intro to Permaculture Online w/ OUR Ecovillage
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – Apr 26 @ 9:00 pm

Here we are at this time of unprecedented change – and we recognize that every one of us is part of this new CALL TO ACTION !!

In this new offering, Starhawk, Charles Williams & OUR educators will be teaching:

  • Permaculture Design has been recognized the world over as a solutionary potency for creating amazing transformation within our full life systems and the needed planetary/earth healing as well.
  • Ecovillage Design is now also known the world over, by Governments to scientists, as a earth/life design ‘to re-invent the future’.

Starhawk and Earth Activist international have partnered with OUR ECOVILLAGE in an effort to bring both of these design frameworks forward in service of the efforts we all need to make as we move into our collective future.

In these ‘Certainly uncertain Times’ we all become designers and learners as we move towards practical skills development and personal/social collaboration skill building in ways that we may never have even thought possible before!
Recording Available: This program will be recorded and have an offline component as well for those who are in other time zones.

Visit the OUR Ecovillage website for Registration & a Draft Schedule

What is the Introduction to Permaculture Course?

This informative course will give you all the basics of design, ethics, and principles of permaculture as you join us for the first 2 1/2 days of our Permaculture Design Certificate course.

Join us as we learn the basics in sustainable design with a group of like minded participants who are also on the journey of changing their way of thinking in the world and how they treat the earth.

In this introductory workshop OUR Ecovillage will focus on:

  • Organizing, activating, and educating through their real on the ground permaculture projects.
  • Teaching how we design human systems that mimic natural systems using a minimum of energy and resources and how to create real abundance and social/environmental justice.
  • Exploring 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.
Questions, comments or concerns? Contact OUR Ecovillage here.
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

🌱 Ready to make your payment? Use the link below:

Cost: $750-$950 sliding scale

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

🌱 Questions, comments or concerns? Please contact EAT at

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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