Support PINA

We need your support to continue our important work. Please donate today.

Become a Member!

Learn more about all the benefits of becoming a PINA member

2023 Webinar Poll

PINA is planning a webinar series for 2023 to share, learn and network – and we want your input!
Choose your top 4 topics in the poll by October 21st.


See the archive of previous newsletters.

September 2022 PINA Newsletter

Issue #14

Serving our members with news and information for the professional permaculture practitioner. PINA members receive our newsletters as well as other benefits.  All others are receiving this issue as a sample.

Featured Story

In the Winter of 2021-2022 PINA trained small crews in Oregon to add biochar production to conventional forest thinning practices through the use of simple portable kilns. This easy-to-replicate method creates increased soil health and carbon sequestration, in addition to the standard goal of a healthier forest safe from wildfire.

Once this restoration work is done, the treated forests are again able to be periodically burned, resuming the traditional techniques used by indigenous peoples, and specifically by the Takelma and the neighboring tribes on the land where the pilot project took place. We hope this combination of techniques can create an emerging new wildlands biochar industry to add a financial stimulus to perform Fire Ecology Restoration across the West.

PINA Update: Report from the Executive Director

    PINA is celebrating 10 years of service, and I encourage all members to support our growth. Together, we can increase permaculture’s impact. Read on and learn how.

Cold Climate Permaculture Conference

September 23-25

Join educators from the PINA community: Andrew Millison, “Garden Jane” Hayes, Bonita Ford, and Michelle and Rob Avis, at Verge Permaculture’s free summit on practicing Permaculture in climates that experience cold weather. Register now for free for three days of workshops, forums, Q&As, and Case Studies with prizes and giveaways for live attendees.

Permaculture Water Summit

October 13-15, 2022

See how Permaculture designers around the world are creating water abundant landscapes in the face of drought, flood, wildfire and extreme weather challenges. This summit will show you how Permaculture Water Management can create healthy ecosystems, productive farms and long-term community water security in many climates. 


Membership Corner

Ranging from short-term events such as work parties and permablitzes right up to paid career positions, listings on the Kiosk may be viewed by anyone visiting the site. All PINA members can list jobs on the Kiosk, a perk of being a member. Some of the current listings right now include a paid internship in the San Francisco Bay area, a work trade position in the Pacific Northwest, Advanced Cook/Baker in the Rocky Mountains, Assistant Grower in the Rocky Mountains, and Permaculture Designer/AutoCAD Drafter in the Great Lakes region.

Welcome Matt Bennett to the board!

Click here to read more about Matt Bennett, why he became a member and joined the Board of Directors

PINA Events Calendar

Click here to see all the latest PINA-endorsed regional and continental events on our Events Calendar!

Social Media

Follow us on our accounts on Facebook and Instagram!