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If you have taken a Permaculture Design Course (PDC), you are eligible to become a PINA member and take advantage of membership benefits.
PINA has invited approximately 60 Senior Permaculturists — generally those with 10-20 years of experience in the field — to apply for a diploma based on work already accomplished.
Types of Membership
We offer 3 levels of membership; dues are commensurate with the benefits provided:
- PDC Graduates, including diploma candidates: $30 per year
- Professional Diplomats: $60 per year
- Regional Hub Organizations: $120 per year (hub dues may be negotiable)
Dues span a one-year period, beginning the date that PINA accepts you as a member.
If your membership lapses, your benefits end and you will be removed from PINA’s website listings, if any, after a 30-day grace period. Upon payment of dues, you can request reinstatement.
We provide services for PDC graduates, diploma candidates, teachers, designers, course organizers, field advisors, and regional hub organizations:
- Staff to answer your questions and to provide support
- Assistance through your diploma process
- A list of PINA diplomates in Education saying they are recommended for teaching.
- A list of PINA diplomates in Site Design saying they are recommended for design.
- A roster of PINA-certified PDC graduates
- A roster of PINA-recognized advanced course graduates
- A standard core curriculum
- Links with regional hubs
- Access to workshops and courses, including PDCs, advanced courses and continuing education (pending)
- Networking amongst graduates and teachers (pending)
Additional benefits for regional hub organizations:
- Participation in PINA’s diploma process
- Nominating regional field advisors
- Representation on PINA’s Board of Directors
- Aid with fundraising and organization
Membership Acceptance Policy
PINA’s membership policy prohibits discrimination based on existential conditions such as gender, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religious heritage. In the nature of its mission, however, PINA must discriminate on the basis of professional ethics, education, and practice, and may also take into consideration questions of geographic location and economic scale and impact.
PINA is the exclusive arbiter of its own process and decisions, and PINA’s Board of Directors holds final authority on the acceptance or continuation of any new member.
Regional hub organizations are in various stages of emergence. PINA’s Outreach Committee works closely with regional hubs to support them in becoming firmly established and to mentor them in PINA’s decision-making and diploma processes.
Within six months of acceptance, the regional hub is expected to nominate at least one qualified candidate to serve as a field advisor in its service area, and a second field advisor within 18 months. PINA’s Outreach Committee may assist in recruiting field advisors.
Contact us if you are interested in becoming a regional hub.
If you joined PINA offline, you can renew your membership and get a log-in here.
If you have a log-in, but need to renew or reinstate your membership and are not on the Paypal automatic renewal, you can do that here.
Membership Reinstatement (you must be logged in to access this page)