PINA is a professional association for Permaculture Practitioners working across North America and Hawaiʻi to:
- Promote permaculture pathways in professional development
- Facilitate networking and connectivity among permaculture practitioners
- Grant diplomas recognizing excellence and achievement
- Bring permaculture solutions to the challenges of social justice, land regeneration, and climate change
- Preserve the integrity and quality of the Permaculture Design Course
- Elevate the status and impact of Permaculture by influencing public policy and private development to improve the quality of life for all
- Maintain professional standards in permaculture design, teaching, and practice.
Learn more about the Permaculture Design Course (PDC)
- Promote permaculture responses to social and ecological challenges.
Learn About the Fund for Regeneration Projects
Learn about the PINA Design Contest
- Support permaculture education through a certification process that recognizes achievement and excellence.
Learn about diplomas
- Support efforts to reshape public policy
Learn about the North American Leadership Summit
- Provide a structure for communication among Permaculture Design Course (PDC) graduates.
Find Professional Members
Board of Directors
- Peter Bane
Executive Director | Michigan
- Elizabeth Lynch
Administrator | Pennsylvania
- Gloria Flora
Development Coordinator | Washington
- Melanie Mindlin
Diploma Program Coordinator | Oregon
- Jesse Tack
Program Services Manager | Michigan
- Rebeca Rubalcava
Member Services Coordinator| Georgia
- Sean Jennings
Communications Coordinator | Hawaii
PINA has awarded a professional diplomas to people who have demonstrated excellence in the field of permaculture. We highly recommend the services of our diplomates.
PINA offers organizational membership to non-profits, enterprises, informal local associations and guilds that endorse the permaculture ethics and support PINA’s mission.