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.
Producing healthy food…harvesting clean water…generating renewable energy on your own property. It’s the permaculture dream! But too many people’s dreams stall out in overwhelm. Verge Permaculture’s new book – Building Your Permaculture Property that will help combat overwhelm with a proven 5-step process to create a thriving permaculture farm. The book is set to release in early May, and to celebrate, Verge has gathered 15+ of the world’s best-loved permaculture thinkers to share their own struggles, successes, and lessons learned.
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.
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.