Fund for Regeneration
PINA’s Fund for Regeneration is part of our commitment to repair land, mitigate climate stress, and build resilient communities. The lens of permaculture design makes clear that these aims are not separate, but must go together.
In 2021, PINA is planning two regenerative projects that will have wide reaching impacts. The Forest Ecology project will research and train an initial group of forestry workers in a regenerative forest methodology using biochar for carbon sequestration and forest health. The Perennial Corps will train people of color in the midwest region in perennial agriculture methodologies and approaches to land access.
In September 2018 and again in 2019, the PINA board committed scarce funds to call forth design creativity and the intelligence of the permaculture community. The response was impressive. Our 2018 NatureWise Design Contest identified a score or more of projects that would use modest money to achieve big aims. Our 2019 Contest called forth permaculture talent in the areas of Community Development and Media. We have a couple of dozen shovel-ready projects that deserve support. We see the need for action on a broad front, and are seeking help from our members, the public, donors with vision, and allied groups to move ahead on this most urgent work of our time. Backed by skilled and thoughtful implementers, these projects would leverage significant resources: design talent, in-kind donated materials, site space, and local labor, to generate real resource flows in many local economies, all while repairing soils, water cycles, ecosystems, and community relations.
We hope to employ some of the huge and underutilized reservoir of permaculture design talent to transform North American landscapes and communities for the better. Please consider making a one-time or recurring donation to the Fund for Regeneration, and share this vision with others.
Your donation by card or check directly to PINA will have the greatest impact. Contributions made through our partner nonprofit, the Association for Regenerative Culture, are fully tax-deductible. PINA intends to grow this fund in order to regenerate land, communities, and climate.
You can make secure donations safely through PayPal using your PayPal account or a credit card.
Donate by Mail
You may make out a check or money order to “Association for Regenerative Culture”, and send it to:
1248 Calypso Ct.
Ashland, OR 97520
To make a card or PayPal payment direct to PINA directly, you can send through PayPal to PINA.firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form to write and request a PayPal invoice.