Permaculture Events in North America

PINA recognizes 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.
PINA diplomates organizing or leading the events have their biographies linked on each listing.

Continental listings

Permaculture Design Course

September 10th to December 17th Live sessions, Sundays 10am-12 pm Pacific time A Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) is an internationally recognized 72 hr. design course. Earth Activist Training’s PDC builds on the basic curriculum by adding a grounding in spirit and community activism. Join lead instructors Starhawk and Charles Williams, along with guest presenters for an indebted exploration of permaculture tools and techniques, along with hands-on interactive activities. Diversity Scholarships are Available for BIPOC students.

Date
10 September
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17 December
2023
Location
Online via Zoom
Organizer(s):

Starhawk ,

Price

$450-$1200

Regenerative Land Management: Advanced Diploma Program

The Regenerative Land Management diploma is a minimum two-year program with a deep dive into Earth healing and land management It encompasses 7 courses, one in-person Restoration Intensive, multiple internships tailored to each student’s needs and interests Students are matched with mentors who guide them throughout the program Students travel through the program with a cohort that provides solidarity, community-building, and resource-sharing about their learning experiences

Date
1 January
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31 December
2025
Location
Virtual and In Person
Organizer(s):

Starhawk ,

Price

$5000

Fire, Flood, Drought & Heat: Creating Community Resilience

January 11- February 22nd Live sessions every Monday night 6-8pm Pacific time This course will help participants develop the confidence to step into this unknown future by learning innovative ways to design, adapt and prepare for change. Whether you: Work on a farm, eco-village or land-based project Run a business or not-for-profit organization Are involved in urban or rural planning Or are an individual concerned about the future of your family and community

Date
11 January
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11 January
2023
Location
Virtual
Organizer(s):

Starhawk ,

Price

$150-$500

Regenerative Business Design

January 23- March 13th Live sessions every Monday evening from 5-7pm Pacific time Regenerative Business Design will guide you through a step-by-step process to build a business that can sustain you financially while staying true to your core values. The basis of regenerative business design is a plan that successfully balances the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit. This course will guide you through the steps to formulate a plan to prepare your business to withstand change, duress, and a transforming global economy.

Date
23 January
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13 March
2023
Location
ONLINE - Zoom
Organizer(s):

Starhawk ,

Price

217

Intro to GIS Mapping for Permaculturists

Introduction to GIS Mapping for Permaculturalists is the first in a series of courses focused on digital map creation. This course will lay the foundation for creating functional maps with geographic Information system (GIS) software. This is a practical how-to course designed to introduce students to digital mapping tools. We will demystify digital tools’ complexity and translate professional mapmakers’ jargon into easily understood terms. During this class, we will be using QGIS mapping software.

Date
26 January
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2 March
2023
Location
Online
Organizer(s):

Charles Williams,

Center for BioRegional Living Online PDC 2023

Just $700! Register today for our 2023 PDC 10am-4pm EST Begins February 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 25 & 26, March 4 & 5, 11 & 12, March 18th Graduation Presentations 11 Weekend sessions - All sessions recorded and available for missed attendance. Our online Permaculture design certification course imparts a positive and empowering vision for social and ecological transformation. This online course is the foundational 72 hour Permaculture Design Certification program. We adapt our course to the northeastern corridor and to contemporary social and ecological issues in the United States and the world.

Date
11 February
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18 March
2023
Location
Online
Organizer(s):

Andrew Faust,

Price

700

Resilient Land Design (Advanced Permaculture Certificate Course)

Resilient Land Design (RLD) is an 18 week, online, advanced permaculture course focused on: understanding natural systems and cycles, learning tools of regenerative land stewardship, and methods for applying restorative principles in design. The course is divided into three 6 week sessions which can be taken together for a Resilient Land Design (RLD) Certificate or individually for personal growth and education. Session one: WATER & SITE DESIGN, Session two: SOIL & GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT Session three: FOOD FOREST AND FOREST ECOLOGY

Date
9 March
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19 October
2023
Organizer(s):

Charles Williams,

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

Sustainable Infrastructure

Managing land ecologically is a resource-intense activity that requires finding a balance between consumption, ecological impact, and financial solvency. This course strives to provide practical answers on how to balance these often complex and sometimes competing needs. Sustainable Infrastructure centers student understanding on the fundamentals of farm and ranch scale energy systems, material choices, and waste management. We will explore how to design, maintain and manage energy systems, how to integrate cyclic waste management strategies, and how to evaluate and find low-impact materials for landed projects.

Date
3 August
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7 September
2023
Location
Zoom & Earth Activist Online
Organizer(s):

Charles Williams,

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Regional Events

Verge Permaculture’s Online PDC

You want a meaningful lifestyle that restores the planet, we want to show you how! Connect with a positive, proactive community and learn to create sanity, security, abundance with training tools, and support to (dare we say it) thrive, here on planet earth! The 4-month long course begins October 20, 2022! All times are in Mountain Time. Our internationally-recognized permaculture instructors along with a stellar lineup of coaches will guide you in moving past fear and uncertainty, toward finding a new, sustainable, meaningful life. As permaculture practitioners and entrepreneurs, we’ve lived every lesson we teach.

Date
20 October
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20 February
2023
Organizer(s):

Rob Avis,

Price

899

Permaculture Design Course

In this PDC, we will explore an internationally recognized permaculture curriculum with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism. Learn how it is possible to design human systems that mimic natural systems, using a minimum of energy and resources and creating real abundance and social justice. Mornings are spent in the classroom learning theory of restoration and design. In the afternoon theory is put into practice with hands-on activities. Evenings are spent exploring social and global permaculture tools.

Date
7 January
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21 January
2023
Location
Organizer(s):

Starhawk ,

Price

$2,600- $3,200

RESTORATION INTENSIVE

Earth Activist Training’s Restoration Intensive is an in depth hands on course teaching practical land restoration skills. This years intensive will be focusing on fire resilient landscapes, erosion and stream restoration, and integrating livestock as an element of restoration.

Date
24 February
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6 March
2023
Location
Cazadero, CA
Organizer(s):

Charles Williams,

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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. Please contact us for 2020 Event recording.

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