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.
A comprehensive summit, co-sponsored by PINA, on the challenges facing permaculture activists and allies over the next decade: context, strategies for mobilizing work, design thinking, techniques, and unparalleled networking. Five hundred participants are expected to meet at Ft. Worden, a converted military base overlooking Puget Sound NW of Seattle to build social movements, consider funding, and learn of each others’ work. Contact: Michael Pilarski, Friends of the Trees Society, 360-643-9178.
LocationPort Townsend, WA, USA
Earth Activist Training's new program in Regenerative Land Management is designed to give you the skills, experience and confidence to run a farm, ranch, retreat center or urban farm in ways that heal damaged ecosystems and sequester carbon. We’ve designed the program to be as accessible and affordable as possible, but it is a time commitment that will take approximately two years. PDC prerequisite. Based on 2 in-person intensives, an individual mentor, internships, online and independent learning and documentation, leading to a certificate in Regenerative Land Management, permaculture diploma, and opportunities for placements. Taught by Starhawk and Charles Wiliams..
LocationSebastopol, California, USA
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Permaculture teacher? Learn how to lead through the life-changing design practice of Permaculture. The world is in increasing need of different ways of being, and permaculture is at the forefront of ecological and social change. We need more educators to develop unique permaculture programs suited to the many contexts that exist in the world. This course is designed to help you do just that! In this course, Scott Pittman, who has taught permaculture for over three decades all over the globe, will share his profound teaching tips and tricks for what may be the last time. Alongside him will be Jason Gerhardt, who will share his extensive experience teaching highly successful permaculture programs in universities, public Permaculture Design Courses in all formats, and where permaculture education and leadership is heading.
LocationLa Madera, NM, USA
Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems teaching and design. In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn teaching techniques to communicate and apply Permaculture (Pc) principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences and educational settings. Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and abilities by demonstrating diverse teaching styles including effective use of lecture, storytelling, class discussions, interactive experiential activities, visual aids and hands-on skills. As a group we facilitate a safe setting of active learning, building confidence by experiencing essential practice via preparing and co-teaching multiple presentations.
LocationCottage Grove, OR, USA
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. Join the team of Terra Phoenix Design and the Bullock's Permaculture Homestead while we practice together and share what we've learned over the years.
LocationOrcas Island, WA, 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
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.