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.

Continental listings

Building Water Harvesting Earthworks

Second in the Contest Design implementation series, this workshop will focus on working with excavation equipment, dam building, and preparing for water collection. This one day workshop will build on the previous event, but can also be taken as a stand alone course. Participants will help finish up the new pond at Aprovecho.  Advanced registration is required. Contact us if you are interested in work trade. Videography assistance especially welcome.

Date
7 July
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7 July
2019
Location
Aprovecho Research Center, Hazelton Road, Cottage Grove, OR, USA
Organizer(s):

Abel Kloster, Tao Orion,

Price

$50, work trade possible

Permaculture Teacher Training Course

Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems teaching and design. In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn teaching techniques to communicate and apply Permaculture (Pc) principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences and educational settings. Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and abilities by demonstrating diverse teaching styles including effective use of lecture, storytelling, class discussions, interactive experiential activities, visual aids and hands-on skills. As a group we facilitate a safe setting of active learning, building confidence by experiencing essential practice via preparing and co-teaching multiple presentations.

Date
27 July
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2 August
2019
Location
Cottage Grove, OR, USA
Organizer(s):

Jude Hobbs,

Advanced Permaculture Design Course, Washington

Do you want to gain more permaculture design experience? This 8-day Advanced Design Course is an excellent follow-up to a Permaculture Design Course. Join the team of Terra Phoenix Design and the Bullock's Permaculture Homestead while we practice together and share what we've learned over the years.

Date
10 August
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17 August
2019
Location
Orcas Island, WA, USA
Organizer(s):

Dave Boehnlein, Doug Bullock, Sam Bullock, Paul Kearsley

Price

$1200 ($1100 before May 1st), includes delicious, mostly organic meals & materials. Camping space is provided.

Optical Surveying for Earthworks & Water

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.

Date
9 November
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14 November
2019
Location
Wolf Gulch Farm, Ruch, Oregon
Organizer(s):

Hazel, aka Tom Ward,

Price

$675 includes camping, early registration $575

Social Forestry – Hands-on Workshop

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.

Date
1 February
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6 February
2020
Location
Jacksonville, OR, USA
Organizer(s):

Hazel, aka Tom Ward, Siskiyou Permaculture

Price

$675 includes camping

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