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

Optical Surveying for Earthworks and Water

Sharpen your eyes. Basic surveying and layout are essential skillsets for every farmer, homesteader, designer and consultant. In this 6 day course, Hazel teaches the use of analog surveying tools, along with advanced skills in keyline, pond and swale layout, mapping and other core knowledge necessary for design and execution of permaculture projects. Learn swale, terrace, ditch and pond layout, cross-sections, solar assessment, building orientation and pad layout, compass and map reading. We will use hand tools such as sight levels, pocket transits, builders levels, A-frames and various vertical measurement rods, as well as measuring tapes and wheels.

16 October
21 October
Jacksonville, OR, USA

Hazel, aka Tom Ward,


$700, early registration $600

Verge Permaculture’s Online PDC

CONNECT WITH A POSITIVE, PROACTIVE COMMUNITY AND CREATE A FUTURE OF HEALTHY AND SAFE FOOD, WATER, AND LAND Verge's Online (live and interactive) temperate climate Permaculture Design Course is rich with real-life experience and passion for sharing this world-changing information. Our #1 goal in offering our PDC is to empower you to step from being a consumer, dependent on fragile systems, to a confident producer of your own food, water, and energy who can create a secure livelihood in your community. Read more about our stellar list of instructors and what sets this PDC apart from other online programs

18 November
21 March

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