Permaculture Institute of North America

PINA supports professional development for PDC graduates through continuing education, mentorship, diploma recognition, and employment. We identify, fund, and staff critically important projects in land, community, and climate regeneration.

PINA Newsletter – November 2022

If permaculture is one of the great hopes of the world, then we can’t afford to lose it. We have to do it. We have to plant it, grow it, and talk about it. And that takes complex social capital and invisible structures. Each-one-teach-one was a great start, and we need new tools today. Read on for more information!

Restoring Forests With Fire

With climate catastrophe becoming increasingly visible, permaculture designers and land stewards across the Earth are taking action combating humanity’s neglect of the forests using novel tools and equipment to nurture the land in ways done for millenia by indigenous caretakers.

To support efforts like these, donate to PINA today!

FUND FOR REGENERATION

Permaculture has answers for the urgent problems facing humanity. Help us mobilize talent and apply it for maximum leverage by donating to build resilient communities, vibrant landscapes, and a cooler planet. PINA’s Design Contests and Fire Ecology Restoration Program are both supported by the Fund For Regeneration.

MEMBERSHIP

Our members are graduates of the Design Course who seek to advance the standing of permaculture in North American societies. Through PINA, they enjoy access to training, mentorship, work exchange, and professional networking.

DIPLOMAS

Through a program of self-directed action learning, mentorship, and peer review, the PINA diploma recognizes post-PDC accomplishment and excellence in a growing number of specializations. Diplomas are affordable, flexible, compatible with working careers, and available for individuals at all levels of experience.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

PINA diplomates renew their professional qualifications by obtaining credit for continuing education at least every three years. PINA sponsors convergences, webinars, and short courses that fulfill this requirement. Advanced or specialty courses in permaculture disciplines may also qualify. PINA sponsored events that qualify for CCE in 2019-2020 include the Global Earth Repair Conference; Integrated Water Harvesting, a 2 part hands-on workshop at Aprovecho Institute in Oregon in June and Fall 2019 for implementing the winner contest design; a 4-session fall 2019 webinar on Mutual Aid with Zev Friedman, and a Spring 2020 Urban Permaculture Convergence in New York.

MISSION

The Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) supports students and experienced practitioners of permaculture in North America and Hawaiʻi.

Large or small, your donation supports the work of PINA and helps advance the quality of the permaculture movement.

North American Leadership Summit

The North American Leadership Summit (NALS) was a co-creative learning process culminating in a unique event that helped define the next steps in our evolution as continental leaders of Turtle Island. We aim to build a great people’s movement that can regenerate climate, land, and communities across the continent.  Recordings of the Summit are available for purchase and include lifetime access.

 

The PINA-organized 4 session webinar with Zev Friedman reviews the heritage of mutual aid in the US and internationally and works through an emerging pattern language to see how it applies to a wide range of projects that can generate economic self-governance. A particular juicy area for exploration is how regional mutual aid initiatives might form the basis for PINA hubs. This webinar provides Continuing Education Credit for PINA diplomates. More information and recorded webinar purchase.  Members $20, non-members $30.

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