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.

Continental listings

Resilient Land Design: Advanced Permaculture

RESILIENT LAND DESIGN CERTIFICATE Deepen your study and practice of the science and strategies of regenerative design for land and communities. 1. WATER & SITE MANAGEMENT Location: Virtual Dates: March 23-April 27, 2022 Time: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm PST 2. SOIL & GRASSLANDS Location: Virtual Dates: May 25-June 29, 2022 Time: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm PST 3. FOOD FORESTS & FOREST ECOLOGY Location: Virtual Dates: September 22-October 27, 2022 Times: Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm PST Take all three for a certificate, or any one to deepen your knowledge.

Date
23 March
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27 October
2022
Location
Virtual
Organizer(s):

Starhawk ,

Price

$400-600 sliding scale per course

Advanced Permaculture Design Certificate Course

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. Come join a professional team on an outstanding site for a week of in-depth skill development! 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. Registration includes catered meals and participants are welcome to camp during the duration of the course.

Date
24 June
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1 July
2023
Location
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Regional Events

Maine Permaculture Design Certificate course

The Permaculture Certificate Course (also known as a PDC) is offered all over the world in various formats and with some variations to suit the local conditions and the teaching team’s specialties. We have tailored our PDC to the local conditions of our bioregion in the US Northeast and Eastern Canada. Because we have extensive ongoing design experience with farms, residences and community projects, the teaching comes from real-life examples of permaculture in our region. Our PDC program will empower you with the skills to design and build novel edible ecosystems where you live.

Date
21 May
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28 August
2022
Location
Unity, Maine, ME, USA
Organizer(s):

Jesse Watson,

Permaculture Immersion

Join Santa Cruz Permaculture at our farm on the Central Coast of California for 10 weeks, 3 days a week! The Permaculture Immersion is an outdoor, in-depth experience for those looking to apply permaculture principles to agriculture, land stewardship, and personal projects & development. Through hands-on farm and nature skill-building sessions, one-on-one mentorship, and peer-to-peer community development, our experienced instructors will guide you through an immersive program to develop your competence in agroforestry, soil & water restoration, sustainable farming, foraging, primitive skills, ancestral arts, and much more.

Date
27 September
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29 September
2022
Location
Pescadero, CA, USA
Organizer(s):

David Shaw,

Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Course

Join us 1 weekend a month for 6 months! The Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Certificate course includes the internationally recognized 72-hour curriculum, augmented by an additional 38-hours of hands-on practice and field trips. Plus, folks have the option to camp on site, and build community around the fire! This course brings in leading designers and teachers from around the region, each experts in different areas of permaculture. The hands-on learning, workshops, and readings throughout the course prepare students with knowledge and whole systems thinking strategies that allow them to create detailed and thoughtful designs.

Date
1 October
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2 October
2022
Location
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Organizer(s):

David Shaw,

The Work that Reconnects

Join us for a transformational group process that builds motivation, connection, solidarity and vision, renewing the courage to act for the healing of our world. The Work that Reconnects (WTR) is both a process for transforming our despair into purposeful action, as well as a deep well of nourishment to continue. Through a series of creative and experiential exercises, WTR opens space for radical truth-speaking and personal and collective empowerment. This short course takes place with Della Duncan & Dave Shaw in a beautiful natural setting near Santa Cruz, CA. Camping is included.

Date
15 October
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16 October
2022
Location
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Organizer(s):

David Shaw,

Permaculture Community Campouts

Part permaculture convergence, part primitive skills gathering, part family vacation. Join us for a weekend of community and deep nature connection. You will be immersed in a community of nature lovers, permaculture folks, skilled instructors and wise souls from all over the region. Choose from a variety of skill-building activities (ancestral arts, primitive skills, movement, herbalism, nature connection, and permaculture skill-building demos) led by knowledgeable guides, build connection with team members, listen to stories and songs by the campfire and enjoy delicious, healthy, abundant food provided by our caterer. All ages are welcome, camping & meals are included.

Date
21 October
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23 October
2022
Location
Watsonville, CA, USA
Organizer(s):

David Shaw,

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