October 2018 Newsletter

Permaculture Institute of North America
PINA Newsletter, Issue #2, October 2018
Serving our members with news and information for the professional permaculture practitioner.

Articles in this issue
  • $5000 Design Contest! The Permaculture Institute North America (PINA) announces the 2018 Naturewise Permaculture Design Contest. This contest is open to members of PINA, and team submissions are encouraged.  Go to the Contest Information here. The Contest: Design is for a permaculture system with an installation budget in the vicinity of $5,000. Preference goes to a DIY ...
  • New Diploma offered in Permaculture Site Development and Implementation PINA continues to expand its Diploma offerings, recognizing that the implementation of a whole systems design encompasses a wide range of skill sets. Our newest Diploma is for Site Development and Implementation. Designing a site requires a specific skill set, but the successful development of the design entails another set ...
  • First Thoughts on a Permaculture Hub for the Western Gulf By Bob Randall Toward a Regional Hub Design We on the PINA Hub Committee have been mulling over how to accelerate the creation of regional permaculture service hubs across the continent. I thought I would ask for your suggestions and your help in building these hubs. Here are some of my ...
  • PINA Board Activity PINA Board Welcomes New Directors PINA held its biennial face-to-face Board meeting over the Labor Day weekend at Blue Sky Farm, the permaculture homestead of Peter Bane and Keith Johnson in western Michigan. Much was accomplished during two days of intensive meetings by the whole 9-member board, supported by PINA staff. ...
  • PINA membership We are seeking to expand membership in PINA. Members help fund a professional organization that will build credibility and access for permaculture designers. We are asking existing members to help spread the word about PINA and to continue your membership. This allows us to expand our services to you, and ...
  • Gaia University offers discount to PINA members As a support to the PINA membership drive, Gaia U is offering PINA members (including new members who enroll by Oct 18) a 10% discount for the Certificate in Ecosocial Design online program that begins on Oct 18. This 6 month/8 module program is designed as an online follow-on to the PDC and ...

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