December 2018 Newsletter

Permaculture Institute of North America
PINA Newsletter, Issue #3, December 2018
Serving our members with news and information for the professional permaculture practitioner.

Articles in this issue
  • 2018/2019 NatureWise Permaculture Design Contest! The Design Contest deadline is extended to January 31st, 2019. The holidays are here and with them, a focus on family and community. With this in mind, PINA has extended its design contest deadline to January 31 of 2019. You still have a chance to give this contest your best design ...
  • PINA Hires a Coordinator, or How I Got Thrown Off the Board PINA is expanding and deepening its delivery capacity and needed to appoint someone to coordinate that effort. Peter Bane, having contributed many hundreds of volunteer hours to building PINA and being deeply knowledgeable about its history and potentials, was found by Board members to be the best person for the ...
  • New diploma – Community Development PINA has published specifications for its newest diploma offering – the Community Development Diploma. This diploma will be awarded for those skilled in Social Permaculture and the design of invisible structures, working with people and community level projects. We are excited to be able to acknowledge those who have been active in ...
  • Who Can Join PINA? If you hold a Permaculture Design Course certificate you are eligible to be a PINA member. The Permaculture Institute of North America is a professional trade guild representing all graduates of the PDC. PINA’s mission is to elevate the status and influence of Permaculture, and support professional practice and opportunities in the field. ...
  • Allied Organization Memberships PINA is offering a new membership opportunity to allied organizations which share permaculture ethics to partner with PINA and to support shared aims to make permaculture design widely available and influential throughout society. Read all about it! Organizational membership in PINA is open to non-profit organizations and certain for-profit enterprises chartered ...
  • Why I Joined PINA Three board members share why they joined PINA and what they hope to achieve. Bob Randall I have been lead teaching the PDC in Houston for 20 years and teaching in PDCs for almost 30. My 1977 doctorate is in a related field and I read my first permaculture book the next ...

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