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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Continental listings

Bringing Permaculture to Our Communities

A 4 day training for mentors, educators, and facilitators. What can we do during this transformative year of 2020 on our beautiful planet? We know the need for justice, regeneration and care for our children, youth, and communities in an ever-changing world which is so very different than the world of our own childhoods? How do we take responsibility intelligently? We know the moment is now. Everything we do to support the Earth and the youth of today supports the Earth and elders of tomorrow. Will we begin to learn to become the caretakers and the elders they need us to be?

Date
30 July
-
7 August
2020
Organizer(s):

Rhonda Baird,

Price

$250-$400

Permaculture Design Course

The Great Lakes Permaculture Design Collaborative is a trio of permaculturists from Ann Arbor, Michigan; Bloomington, Indiana; and Chicago, Illinois. We’ve teamed up to create a unique participatory learning experience that can catapult you into a regenerative practice of your own. Through the grounding of the lectures and the experience of the practical work this course empowers you to take up permaculture design in your own life and to share a common context with the global network of permaculture practitioners. This PDC is designed for greater impact through active, peer-based learning using liberating structures and other learning approaches.

Date
1 August
-
5 December
2020
Location
ONLINE - Zoom
Organizer(s):

Rhonda Baird,

Price

$700-$1400

Cascadia Permaculture Teacher Training

Empower Yourself to Advocate for Change through Teaching Permaculture. In this fun and interactive course, you will learn teaching techniques to apply Pc principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences. Our goal is to encourage and inspire your strengths by demonstrating teaching modalities including; effective use of lecture, storytelling, discussions, co-creative activities, visual aids and hands-on skills. As a class, we create a safe setting of active learning and build confidence through preparing and co-teaching multiple presentations for essential practice. Participants build strong networks to support one another. Sharing Knowledge is Regenerative, Empowering, and Part of the Permaculture.  $950 includes course materials, camping and 3 delicious organic meals daily.  Early registration discount of $50 by July 1st. Some local work trades available.

Date
2 August
-
8 August
2020
Location
Wilson Creek Gardens Cottage Grove, Oregon
Organizer(s):

Jude Hobbs,

Price

$950 includes food & camping, $50 discount for early registration

Advanced Permaculture Design Course

If you’ve taken a Permaculture Design Course, you know that this skill set has the potential to change the world. However, for most of us one 72-hour class isn’t enough to really deeply embed this knowledge into all our practices. This is a great course for people who have, or want to have, a career in permaculture. This is an opportunity to be with other dedicated permaculturists and experienced instructors to help guide you to the next steps you need to sharpen your design skills to a fine point. Come learn more at: https://santacruzpermaculture.com/apdc/

Date
29 August
-
5 September
2020
Location
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Organizer(s):

Dave Boehnlein,

Price

$1200

International Permaculture Convergence 2020 (Argentina)

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.

Date
28 November
-
4 December
2020
Location
Colonia El Paraiso, Misiones Province, Argentina
Organizer(s):

Price

TBD

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Regional Events

Permaculture Design Course

Our 3rd Annual PDC offers PINA-recognized curriculum by diplomates Peter Bane and Keith Johnson—veterans of over 100 courses, and features guest and regional instructors from the Great Lakes. Renewable energy, multi-functional hedgerows, rotational pasturing, energy-efficient buildings, regenerative forestry, composting toilets, year-round greenhouse yields, aquatic systems, and high quality food production and storage make Blue Sky Farm a standout demonstration. Join us for warm days, cool nights, good company, and swimming in the big lake. Tuition, organic meals, and camping included; sliding discounts for early payment. Skilled facilitation; satisfied graduates.

Date
5 July
-
18 July
2020
Location
West Michigan Lakeshore Region
Organizer(s):

Keith Johnson, Peter Bane,

Price

$1,395

INTERdependence Celebration – Collective Gardening, Tour and Fruit Tasting

It should be a hot one, so come early to work in the garden, so we can be poolside when it heats up later in the day. Come join us for our INTERdependence Celebration with education and work in the gardens, orchard tour & fruit tastings followed by Poolside fun & BBQ potluck. https://www.facebook.com/events/1627584290800387*** RSVP REQUIRED *** Please RSVP to Gustavo@swirlspace.com to reserve a spot and we will send address & more information$10-20 Donation sliding scale + Potluck item

Date
6 July
-
6 July
2020
Organizer(s):

Price

10.00-20.00

Edible Florida Native Plants

Native plants feed wildlife and attract pollinators, an important component of any successful food forest or garden. We are fortunate to have many beautiful AND edible Florida native plants, which will encourage natural pest control, curb appeal and provide food for you. PLEASE NOTE that this is not a wild foraging talk. We will be introducing you to plants that are commonly available as landscaping plants that happen to be native to Florida.

Date
7 July
-
7 July
2020
Organizer(s):

Price

15.00

Permaculture Design Course at OAEC

Spend two weeks with Brock Dolman and Kendall Dunnigan in one of the nation's best examples of a working permaculture site that is set up as a holistic, well-functioning organism at every level. We teach Resilient Community Design - where ecosystem meets "ego-system." Our work comes out of years of community organizing at the intersection of social justice and ecology - groups complete a real design project for a local community group. $1800 or $1700 if registered 30 days in advance, includes three organic meals a day and accommodations overlooking our beautiful gardens.

Date
18 July
-
31 July
2020
Organizer(s):

Brock Dolman, Kendall Dunnigan,

Price

1700

2020 Northeast Permaculture Convergence

Permaculture Convergences happen all over the world. The last Regional Northeast Permaculture Convergence was in 2014 at the MOFGA Fairgrounds in Unity, Maine. Permaculture Association of the Northeast (PAN) and regional permaculture organizers have joined together with DAcres in Dorchester, NH to make it happen next summer!

Date
24 July
-
26 July
2020
Location
D Acres Permaculture Farm, Streeter Woods Road, Rumney, NH, USA
Organizer(s):

Jesse Watson,

Price

TBD

The 27th Annual Southeastern Permaculture Gathering

Join us in the Southern Appalachian Mountains near Celo, NC ​ for our 27th Annual Gathering! The Southeastern Permaculture Gathering is a convergence of permaculture enthusiasts ​to learn new skills, serve the earth, create community & celebrate life.

Date
31 July
-
2 August
2020
Location
Celo Community, Burnsville, NC, USA
Organizer(s):

Urban Permaculture Design Course

Earn your permaculture design certificate in this two week intensive hands-on course at Garfield Community Farm, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's largest urban permaculture farm. Study with Darrell Frey, author of Bioshelter Market Garden and the Food Forest Handbook, farm director John Creasy, and permaculture designer Elizabeth Lynch. Throughout the course you will also hear from other regional experts. Course certified through the Permaculture Institute of North America.

Date
3 August
-
15 August
2020
Organizer(s):

Darrell Frey,

Price

$1,200

Permaculture Design Course

This full Permaculture Design Certificate Course will start by covering the basic nuts & bolts of permaculture design (principles, process, methods, etc.) and provide you with the tools you need to see the world through holistic lenses. Then the course will provide you with a variety tools that you can use when creating your own designs. For full details or to register: https://www.pearlstonecenter.org/programs-events/all-programs-events/permaculture-design-course/

Date
8 August
-
8 August
2020
Location
Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center, Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, MD, USA
Organizer(s):

Dave Boehnlein,

Price

$1535

Permaculture Design Course – Confluence Farms

Join us to earn your Permaculture Design Course certificate! Learn a variety of practical farmsteading skills, immerse into the flow of land-based lifestyle, and steep yourself in the design process of Permaculture at the Great Rivers Confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. We will be residing and learning at Confluence Farms, the new home of the Permaculture Institute. This land is at the early stages of development, and participants will experience a course packed with details of how to regenerate forests, watersheds, and soils while interacting with this rolling, beautiful landscape.

Date
9 August
-
22 August
2020
Location
Confluence Farms, St. Louis, Missouri
Organizer(s):

Jason Gerhardt,

Price

$1350-$1550

Permaculture Design Course + Regenerative Land Management

Join us to earn your Permaculture Design Course certificate! Learn a variety of practical farmsteading skills, immerse into the flow of land-based lifestyle, and steep yourself in the design process of Permaculture at the Great Rivers Confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. We will be residing and learning at Confluence Farms, the new home of the Permaculture Institute. This land is at the early stages of development, and participants will experience a course packed with details of how to regenerate forests, watersheds, and soils while interacting with this rolling, beautiful landscape.

Date
9 August
-
21 August
2020
Location
St. Louis, MO, USA
Organizer(s):

Price

$1,350-1,550

Green Woodworking – Build a Ladderback Footstool from a Tree

Build your own lightweight, elegant, durable ladderback footstool using basic hand tools and centuries-old techniques. Starting with a raw oak log, we’ll craft remarkably strong parts, connected using precision joinery, and finished with a woven seat. You’ll never look at wood the same again. All tools and devices will be provided for this workshop, and no prior woodworking experience necessary.

Date
12 September
-
13 September
2020
Location
New Haven, VT
Organizer(s):

Mark Krawczyk,

Price

$250-300 sliding scale plus $30-50 materials

Mother Earth News Fair

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

Date
25 September
-
27 September
2020
Location
Seven Springs, PA, USA
Organizer(s):

Albert Bates,

Price

$20-$150

Permaculture Design Certification – Winter 2020

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.

Date
5 December
-
18 December
2020
Organizer(s):

Brock Dolman,

Price

$1,750-1,850

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