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.
Mutual Aid Webinar
Mutual Aid as an Organizing Strategy for PINA Hubs and other Co-Operative Economies
North America Leadership Summit
Building a people’s movement. 2020 Event recording available.
Sharpen your eyes. Basic surveying and layout are essential skillsets for every farmer, homesteader, designer and consultant. In this 6 day course, Hazel teaches the use of analog surveying tools, along with advanced skills in keyline, pond and swale layout, mapping and other core knowledge necessary for design and execution of permaculture projects. Learn swale, terrace, ditch and pond layout, cross-sections, solar assessment, building orientation and pad layout, compass and map reading. We will use hand tools such as sight levels, pocket transits, builders levels, A-frames and various vertical measurement rods, as well as measuring tapes and wheels.
LocationJacksonville, OR, USA
A weekend gathering for all permaculture interest in the Great Rivers and Lakes bioregion and beyond. Deep-dive workshops Friday on Locating and Developing Land; Tree Care/Orchards/Agroforestry; and Sociocracy for Inclusive Decision Making, followed by supper and a World Cafe conversation on the future. Weekend filled with plenaries, short workshops on 20 subjects from solar energy to native culture, plus open space, swimming/canoeing, and time for meeting new friends and old allies. On 300 wooded acres between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. Affordable camping and meal plans for all diets; indoor housing for all needs and budgets, including RV hookups—Reserve early.
LocationCircle Pines Center, Mullen Road, Delton, MI, USA
Experience permaculture design in a subtropical system in Central Florida. This is a six month, one-weekend-per-month course that is held on our medicinal herb permaculture farm and in an urban setting in St Petersburg, Florida. A good mix of experiencing urban permaculture and being immersed in permaculture systems on our farm. We are the longest running course in the region. We also offer intensive and online courses. More information on our website. www.growpermaculture.com