2020 Permaculture Design Certificate & Earth Activist Training with Starhawk

Earth Activist Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Learn how to design human systems that mimic natural systems, using a minimum of energy and resources and creating real abundance and 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 FIRST fully online Permaculture Design Certificate Course. We have been teaching this course for 20 years and now are adapting our teaching skills to the needs of the moment. We are excited to share with our global Earth Activist friends, family, and new community!

♥ A Special Invitation to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community:
ASL interpretation is available for our live sessions to support Deaf students.
All sessions and recorded materials will also have closed captioning or transcripts.

Students who complete the course requirement receive a Permaculture Design Certificate, recognized by PINA (Permaculture Institute of North America).

LIVE CLASS: Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM Pacific starting July 21st. Classes will shorten to 90 minutes starting August. Registration below.

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
  • Graywater and Blackwater Treatment
  • Bioremediation
  • Soil Building
  • Compost, Compost teas, Cover crops, No-till systems
  • Plant Guilds and Perennials

LIVE CLASS: Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM Pacific starting July 21st. Registration through payment below

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

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: earthactivistsonline@gmail.com

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 check in to ensure of 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.

Cost: $815-$1085 sliding scale (CAN)

PAYMENT PLAN: In order for us to offer this option – there is an increase in our administrative costs so the payment plan option is for our $1085 CAD tuition. We are asking for a $542.50 down payment to reserve your spot and then approx. $68/month for 12 months totaling $1085 by July 2021

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. Apply via the link below.

WORK TRADE AVAILABLE: We have transitioned our traditional in person work trade into a remote arrangement. The cost of this course increases with this option as there is additional administrative time.

We ask that you pay a 50% contribution (which is $542.50) and work trade for 20 hrs- this includes 30 mins admin pay to cover time. Please fill out our application (button beneath) and our team will get back to you with confirmation.

Seeking Work Trade Remote skills such as: graphic design, video editing, grant writing, journalism, content development +

Please fill out an application and our team will get back to you with confirmation.


Reach out to our team with any questions, comments, or concerns: earthactivistsonline@gmail.com