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.
Join us for on the afternoon of Sunday October 20 for an "Open Pond" tour at Aprovecho. We'll be touring the newly completed pond, talking about the usefulness of earthworks and water harvesting systems in the Pacific Northwest, and going over the design and construction process. Please be prepared for rain. We'll be onsite at Aprovecho - 80574 Hazelton Rd. Cottage Grove, OR 97424 - from 1-4pm. Free! Bring your friends!We'd love to know if you plan to come, so please RSVP at resiliencepermaculture(at)gmail.com.
LocationAprovecho Research Center, 80574 Hazelton Road, Cottage Grove, OR, USA
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.
LocationWolf Gulch Farm, Ruch, Oregon
Permaculture in Action. Network and deepen your knowledge of permaculture. The expression of principles in nature yields symbiotic abundance throughout culture!Permaculture is a philosophy has been ever present in both nature and throughout the history of mankind. Now is the time to harvest from this rich past bringing permaculture beyond theory and into action. Our goal is to produce abundance in all areas of life. In 2019 we will focus on ACTION with the intent of cultivating lifestyles that generate abundance, not isolated in pockets of community, but like any regenerative system, replicating across the planet.
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.
LocationJacksonville, OR, 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.