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PINA's February Newsletter

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Virtual Permaculture Summit

Mark your calendars! The highly anticipated Virtual Permaculture Summit
kicks off tomorrow and continues through the weekend.

We’ve assembled a lineup of esteemed professionals in the field of
Permaculture, ready to share their knowledge and guide you towards
starting your own successful career.

The best part? You can livestream all sessions absolutely free throughout the entire weekend. Plus, we’ll be offering a special gift to those who attend the summit LIVE.

If you can’t make it, don’t fret! Recordings will be available for download at a later date for a small fee (PINA members will get a 20% discount).

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PINA’s Fellowship Program

Recognizing that many emerging leaders in permaculture are already actively contributing and making a positive impact in their communities, we understand that financial constraints may hinder their ability to participate in PINA’s Diploma program.

To address this challenge, we have established the PINA Fellowship Program.

Through this program, selected nominees receive a modest stipend and have their Diploma program fees waived, providing much-needed financial support.

Don’t let financial barriers stand in your way of achieving your permaculture aspirations.

Inquire about PINA’s Fellowship Program today.

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PINA’s Mastermind Program

Starting the 14th of Feb, 3pm et, PINA is opening the doors to it’s newest offering, The Permaculture Mastermind.

Available for 5 weeks, each phone call will focus on a specific topic.

Week 1 – Creating Your Value Proposition
Week 2 – Choosing the Right Vehicle
Week 3 – Connecting with your Market
Week 4 – Planning for Growth
Week 5 – Next Steps

This is perfect for those ready to take their Permaculture career to the next level.

You’ll be able to learn more about the program by attending the Permaculture Summit LIVE, or wait for a follow up email next week to learn how you can sign up!

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Thanks to our Donors

Thanks to all of you who included PINA In your year-end giving! We were able to reach our goal.

We are deeply grateful for your support.

Remember, you can always get a jump on next year’s Giving.

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Positive News Break

CDFW Releases Beavers Into the Wild for First Time in Nearly 75 Years!

The endeavor, known as the Beaver Restoration Program, successfully completed its initial relocation in October 2023.

Occidental Arts & Ecology Center was privileged to be invited by the California Division of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and The Maidu Summit Consortium to partake in this historic homecoming for beavers in Plumas County, specifically in a place held dear by the tribal community as Tásmam Koyóm.

After years of dedicated collaboration with various partners across the state, it is incredibly gratifying to witness this moment when our state wildlife agency actively supports tribes in restoring beavers to their ancestral lands.

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PINA Events Calendar

Click here to see all the latest PINA-endorsed regional and continental events on our Events Calendar!


Allied Organization of the Month

Introducing EdgePerma, a recent addition to the PINA family of allied organizations.

Through a groundbreaking partnership with regenerative farms, EdgePerma is crafting the world’s most technologically advanced virtual farm tours.

Their immersive learning experiences leverage 3D models and 360° virtual walkthroughs, providing an unparalleled opportunity to explore farms from anywhere.

Their mission is simple: enhance accessibility to farm tours for students, farmers, and families alike.

Want to delve deeper into this innovative venture?

Tune in to a recent podcast episode where we engage in thought-provoking discussions with EdgePerma’s founders, Andrew Tuttle and Mary Marshall.


Tip of the Month

🍓 Seeds – The Foundation of any Garden 🍓

If you want your garden to thrive, using seeds that are suited to your local area is key.

Sure, buying seeds from big companies can work, but hear me out—getting seeds from local growers or saving your own can be a game-changer.

To make your life easier, we’ve put together a handy list of local seed providers from different parts of the country.

By supporting these local businesses, you’ll not only nurture your garden but also help preserve regionally adapted seed varieties. It’s a win-win.