Permaculture Events in North America
PINA endorses the offerings of our diplomates, and lists them on this calendar to help you find quality education. All gatherings are either supported directly by PINA or have one of our diplomates or board members working on the organizing team.
All PINA-recognized PDCs meet or exceed the 72-hour curriculum standard. Our listings highlight unique qualities of each course. Click here to learn about the Permaculture Design Course.
North American scale gatherings, advanced certificate courses, and online PDCs may be found in our Continental listings on the left. Regional gatherings, PDCs, and workshops can be found using the interactive map on the right. To see selective lists, for example to compare PDCs, use the buttons above each group. PINA diplomates organizing or leading the events are linked within each listing to their biographies.
Share stories and swap seeds with permits from across the state. Celebrate community with live music & fresh local food. Featuring keynote speakers from PINA and workshops by local and regional instructors.
Location100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland, Colorado 80538, USA
FOR PINA HUBS AND OTHER COOPERATIVE ECONOMIES. A 4 session webinar In which we’ll review the heritage of mutual aid in the US and internationally, then work 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. A deep dive with experienced practitioner and teacher, Zev Friedman. Provides Continuing Education Credit for PINA diplomates. Live interactive webinar with opportunities for interaction with presenter. Thursdays at 8:00 pm Eastern, 5:00 pm Pacific time; Sept 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 24.
The Northwest Permaculture Convergence is a conference. There are presentations, plenary sessions, unlimited networking, a Marketplace, and lots of fun. It is a unique gathering where individuals and organizations can show and tell what they are doing to help create a more peaceful, green and resilient culture and economy. The Convergence is a unique place for diverse groups and people to come together to mix, mingle, network, and cross pollinate. We are all on the same team! And we need to focus on practical actions in the real world. Who will be interested? Students, urban gardeners, city planners, eco-village enthusiasts, neighborhood leaders, preparedness people, business persons, faith communities, seniors and young people, home school families and educators of all types.
LocationDexter, OR, USA
This is an event to plan a 2020 convergence, limited to 30 participants. The Northeast Permaculture Convergence has deep roots in our region as a place where permaculture practitioners (and our friends from Transition groups, herbalists, primitive skills/earth awareness circles, food systems advocates, and other affinity groups) come together to build capacity, gain new skills, celebrate, and knit together our amazing regional permaculture network further. The last convergence was held in 2014 in Unity, Maine and the PAN board is thinking the time is RIPE to plan for a 2020 event. This event takes a community to prepare for it, requiring many hands and hearts coming together in cooperation. Whether your passion is around organizing and planning for local, organically grown meals, live music, vendors, speakers, infrastructure, art, kids activities, marketing, etc. we need it all! JOIN US for our first planning weekend in New Hampshire that will lay the groundwork for the following year in anticipation of a summery 2020 convergence!
LocationDorchester, NH, USA
Basic surveying and layout are essential skillsets for every farmer, homesteader, designer and consultant. In this 6 day course, Hazel aka Tom Ward teaches the use of many analog (non-battery operated) surveying tools, along with advanced skills in key line, pond and swale building, mapping and other core knowledge necessary for design and execution of permaculture projects. Students will become familiar with swale, terrace, ditch and pond layout, cross-section drawing, key line and trail system locating, solar assessment, small cabin orientation and pad layout, staking, note taking, compass and map reading. We use small scopes, pocket transits, builder's levels, rods, tapes and wheels. This is a hands-on, information packed course that will empower you to do the stuff we talk about in permaculture. This is the 9th annual offering of the course. You can see curriculum, student reviews and logistics of this popular course on the Siskiyou Permaculture website. Advanced certificate given to those who have taken the PDC.
LocationWolf Gulch Farm, Ruch, Oregon
Permaculture in Action. Network and deepen your knowledge of permaculture. The expression of principles in nature yields symbiotic abundance throughout culture!Permaculture is a philosophy has been ever present in both nature and throughout the history of mankind. Now is the time to harvest from this rich past bringing permaculture beyond theory and into action. Our goal is to produce abundance in all areas of life. In 2019 we will focus on ACTION with the intent of cultivating lifestyles that generate abundance, not isolated in pockets of community, but like any regenerative system, replicating across the planet.
Reconnect with forests through ecological knowledge, the use of hand tools and woodcrafts, seasonal festivals, children’s stories, ecological assessment, carbon sequestration methods, restoration forestry, and the crafts and products that can be enjoyed while we re-establish our heart space and wonder in the woods.
LocationJacksonville, OR, USA
The theme for the 14th International Permaculture Convergence is Children, Youth and Regenerative Education. The International Permaculture Convergences (IPCs) are epic gatherings of permaculture practitioners from around the world (with over 600 participants and more), to share knowledge and expertise and strategize about the future of the permaculture movement. They have been active since 1985 and bring together inspiring and experienced permaculturists to deliver diverse and engaging programmes. International Permaculture experts, teachers and practitioners talk and teach at these events.