Earth Activist Training (EAT) teaches permaculture design with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism. We link those who are creating positive alternatives for the future with those who are actively working for political change. EAT has a special interest in what is now being called Social Permaculture–the application of ecological principles to designing beneficial human relations. And we have a commitment to share these skills and tools with the communities most impacted by injustice.
EAT offers two-week residential courses in permaculture design that proved a Permaculture Design Certificate, recognized by the worldwide permaculture movement. We also offer training in Social Permaculture and Facilitation, mentoring for teachers and designers, and consult with community groups. See our Schedule page for upcoming offerings.
Permaculture has many tools to address the problems of climate change and environmental degradation, and our courses focus on solutions and positive approaches to the grave problems which confront us today.
We believe learning should be interactive, participatory and experiential, so our courses include many hands-on projects, games, songs, exercises, discussions, and rituals as well as classroom time.
EAT teachers are deeply involved in organizing around climate change, anti-racism, and social justice as well as environmental issues. We work with the Black Permaculture Network, and cowrote the solidarity statement that is on their website. We were instrumental in organizing the Permaculture Climate Change Solutions group with an international scope.