Earth Activist Training Permaculture Design Certificate Course | Freeport, IL
June 25 - July 9$1600 - $2000
Instructors: Starhawk and Charles Williams
Earn your Permaculture Design Certificate in this land-based course which will give you abundant hands-on permaculture skills and practical tools for rustic living. 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 creating real abundance and social justice. Learn how to read the landscape, design integrated systems, harvest water, drought-proof your land, build soil, sequester carbon, make compost and compost tea, biochar, and bioremediate toxins. Explore the solutions to climate change, and the strategies and organizing tools that can put them in place. EAT also focuses on the social permaculture: how we organize ourselves, resolve conflicts, make decisions, work together effectively, and sustain our spirits.
Participatory, hands-on teaching with lots of practical projects, games, songs, and laughs along with an intensive curriculum in regenerative ecological design that earns a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC).
This is a 2-week intensive residential PDC course. Unwind and re-connect by camping out on the land and sharing fabulous meals.
Earth Activist Training combines an internationally-recognized permaculture design certificate course with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism.
We teach interactively, not just through classroom presentation but through games, songs, ceremony, guided visualizations, design practice, field trips, and lots of practical, hands-on projects.
Hands-on projects vary with weather and needs but may include mapping, water harvesting structures, graywater or roof catchment, compost, compost teas, sheet mulch, plant propagation, planting trees and shrubs, seed-starting, natural building—cob, straw-clay or plastering—and a collaborative design project. Our projects can be tailored to students of varied levels of physical ability and diverse ages and previous experience.
Cost: $1600 – $2000 US sliding scale. Work trade and diversity scholarships available, please apply early (details here).