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.
Goals: 1) Be fluent with the design process and able to hit the ground running for any project. 2) Have a deeper understanding of how context drives decision-making in permaculture design. 3) Have honed a variety of skills useful for improving permaculture designs you’re doing for yourself, family and friends, or in a professional setting. 4) Have produced a design for a real world client that can provide a start or a boost for your design portfolio. 5) Have gained a deeper understanding of the details required for some of the most frequently encountered design scenarios. See website for details.
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
Permaculture offers solutions for the challenges of our time. This is not a conference; it’s a pop-up community organized around learning and practicing regenerative land stewardship together. Pearlstone’s 180 acres of forest, meadows, streams, organic farm, educational gardens, and retreat center are a vibrant living classroom. This is a full 100+ hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course. Please see our website for all the details.
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