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Regenerative Land Management Training Program
Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 8:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sebastopol | Sebastapol, CA
This new long-term program is designed to give you the skills, experience and confidence to run a farm, ranch, retreat center or urban farm in ways that heal damaged ecosystems and sequester carbon.
Why? We are beyond the tipping point for climate change, and to prevent global catastrophe we need to both stop emitting carbon and pull it out of the atmosphere. The best way to do that is by regenerating living systems, using trees and plants to change that carbon into wood and food and humus—soil organic carbon. Farmers are the new earth healers!
The opportunity—Half the farmland in North America is due to change hands in the next two decades as farmers age out. It’s vital that we get that land into the hands of those who know how manage it in ways that contribute to global healing. We need trained people—and you need to be able to make a thriving living for yourselves and your families.
The program has been designed to be as accessible and affordable as possible, but it is a time commitment that will take approximately two years. If you already have extensive experience, you can document it and the program can be done more quickly.
How it works:
- PDC Prerequisite: The pre-requisite is a Permaculture Design Certificate. This is a 72 hour course offered by groups world-wide that introduces students to the full range of sustainability systems, and is the entry to the permaculture world. Earth Activist Training offers regular PDC courses, and we will also recognize certificates from other reputable teachers.
- A comprehensive curriculum: Earth Activist Training has prepared a curriculum designed to introduce you to the broad range of tools and techniques available for regenerating land an help you gain the experience that will help you realize your goals.
- Ten-day Intensives: You’ll do two 10-day intensives, one to kick off your first year and one the following year. These will deepen your understanding of regenerative systems for food production, forestry, grazing, soil improvement and urban farming. As well, you’ll gain skills in business planning, communication skills, conflict resolution, and community organizing.
- A Personal Mentor: You’ll have a personal mentor who will meet with you each month in person or by phone or online, and will be available in between by email. They’ll help you keep moving through the curriculum, set goals for yourself, plan your internships and document your learning.