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.
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2020 is a year for Cultivating Community! To do this best we see small workshops being hosted across the region, with a digital home-base to keep us all connected by live-streaming opening and closing circles, keynotes and all workshops. Children's program, scholarships and low ticket price.
POSTPONED. 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.
LocationColonia El Paraiso, Misiones Province, Argentina
Working together to create a sustainable life. the Mother Earth News Fair is your passport to money-saving hacks, health-boosting remedies, and environmental strategies from leading experts and entrepreneurs around the country. In addition to presentations and hands-on workshops, you’ll encounter a vast marketplace abounding with innovative resources and products to enrich your life. Admission for children 17 and under is free, and there are plenty of youth-oriented activities – including live animals! With our growing emphasis on interactive programming, you can learn new skillsets live and on-site. More than ever before, the Mother Earth News Fair is truly an immersive
LocationSeven Springs, PA, USA
This year, you'll need an Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild membership to attend the Convergence. Memberships include members' children. Membership is $35/year. Camping is available at extra cost. $15.00 for the weekend, Tent Camping $30.00 for the weekend, Van/RV/Trailer Camping This is a COVID-19-aware event. Safe practices are encouraged. Masks will be available. Bring your own food. Limited attendance. Register early. There will be music. Bring drums, instruments, voices and a song in your heart. We do this together: Everyone commits to at least an hour volunteer work. Please see Kelly Ware, Volunteer Coordinator, at the Convergence.
LocationCasler Farm, Clark Fork, Idaho
This Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) is a two-week residential intensive at OAEC December 5 - 18 (check-in is between 4-5pm on Saturday Dec 5th, and the course ends at noon on Friday Dec 18th). Using a combination of lecture, discussion, hands-on activities at OAEC’s 80-acre site, visits to local permaculture sites, and a group design project, you will have the chance to integrate and apply the concepts of permaculture design methodology during almost 100 hours of course time. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Permaculture Design.