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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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/
LocationSanta Cruz, CA, USA
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
As the first program of its kind, Bastyr's certificate in holistic landscape design offers valuable training for those who want to build upon their knowledge of medicinal and edible plants and apply that expertise to developing sustainable landscapes. The year-long landscape program engages students through a hands-on curriculum, including Soil Ecology, Mycology, and Medicinal and Edible Plants in the Landscape. Through sustainable practices like permaculture, this program empowers students to create a tangible difference in their local and global communities. Students also earn a Permaculture Design Course completion certificate at the end of the program.
LocationBastyr University, Juanita Drive Northeast, Kenmore, WA, USA
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.
LocationNew Haven, VT
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 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.