Regional Events

Permaculture Design Course

Our 3rd Annual PDC offers PINA-recognized curriculum by diplomates Peter Bane and Keith Johnson—veterans of over 100 courses, and features guest and regional instructors from the Great Lakes. Renewable energy, multi-functional hedgerows, rotational pasturing, energy-efficient buildings, regenerative forestry, composting toilets, year-round greenhouse yields, aquatic systems, and high quality food production and storage make Blue Sky Farm a standout demonstration. Join us for warm days, cool nights, good company, and swimming in the big lake. Tuition, organic meals, and camping included; sliding discounts for early payment. Skilled facilitation; satisfied graduates.

Date
5 July
-
18 July
2020
Location
West Michigan Lakeshore Region
Organizer(s):

Keith Johnson, Peter Bane,

Price

$1,395

INTERdependence Celebration – Collective Gardening, Tour and Fruit Tasting

It should be a hot one, so come early to work in the garden, so we can be poolside when it heats up later in the day. Come join us for our INTERdependence Celebration with education and work in the gardens, orchard tour & fruit tastings followed by Poolside fun & BBQ potluck. https://www.facebook.com/events/1627584290800387*** RSVP REQUIRED *** Please RSVP to Gustavo@swirlspace.com to reserve a spot and we will send address & more information$10-20 Donation sliding scale + Potluck item

Date
6 July
-
6 July
2020
Organizer(s):

Price

10.00-20.00

Edible Florida Native Plants

Native plants feed wildlife and attract pollinators, an important component of any successful food forest or garden. We are fortunate to have many beautiful AND edible Florida native plants, which will encourage natural pest control, curb appeal and provide food for you. PLEASE NOTE that this is not a wild foraging talk. We will be introducing you to plants that are commonly available as landscaping plants that happen to be native to Florida.

Date
7 July
-
7 July
2020
Organizer(s):

Price

15.00

Permaculture Design Course at OAEC

Spend two weeks with Brock Dolman and Kendall Dunnigan in one of the nation's best examples of a working permaculture site that is set up as a holistic, well-functioning organism at every level. We teach Resilient Community Design - where ecosystem meets "ego-system." Our work comes out of years of community organizing at the intersection of social justice and ecology - groups complete a real design project for a local community group. $1800 or $1700 if registered 30 days in advance, includes three organic meals a day and accommodations overlooking our beautiful gardens.

Date
18 July
-
31 July
2020
Organizer(s):

Brock Dolman, Kendall Dunnigan,

Price

1700

2020 Northeast Permaculture Convergence

Permaculture Convergences happen all over the world. The last Regional Northeast Permaculture Convergence was in 2014 at the MOFGA Fairgrounds in Unity, Maine. Permaculture Association of the Northeast (PAN) and regional permaculture organizers have joined together with DAcres in Dorchester, NH to make it happen next summer!

Date
24 July
-
26 July
2020
Location
D Acres Permaculture Farm, Streeter Woods Road, Rumney, NH, USA
Organizer(s):

Jesse Watson,

Price

TBD

The 27th Annual Southeastern Permaculture Gathering

Join us in the Southern Appalachian Mountains near Celo, NC ​ for our 27th Annual Gathering! The Southeastern Permaculture Gathering is a convergence of permaculture enthusiasts ​to learn new skills, serve the earth, create community & celebrate life.

Date
31 July
-
2 August
2020
Location
Celo Community, Burnsville, NC, USA
Organizer(s):

Urban Permaculture Design Course

Earn your permaculture design certificate in this two week intensive hands-on course at Garfield Community Farm, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's largest urban permaculture farm. Study with Darrell Frey, author of Bioshelter Market Garden and the Food Forest Handbook, farm director John Creasy, and permaculture designer Elizabeth Lynch. Throughout the course you will also hear from other regional experts. Course certified through the Permaculture Institute of North America.

Date
3 August
-
15 August
2020
Organizer(s):

Darrell Frey,

Price

$1,200

Permaculture Design Course

This full Permaculture Design Certificate Course will start by covering the basic nuts & bolts of permaculture design (principles, process, methods, etc.) and provide you with the tools you need to see the world through holistic lenses. Then the course will provide you with a variety tools that you can use when creating your own designs. For full details or to register: https://www.pearlstonecenter.org/programs-events/all-programs-events/permaculture-design-course/

Date
8 August
-
8 August
2020
Location
Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center, Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, MD, USA
Organizer(s):

Dave Boehnlein,

Price

$1535

Permaculture Design Course – Confluence Farms

Join us to earn your Permaculture Design Course certificate! Learn a variety of practical farmsteading skills, immerse into the flow of land-based lifestyle, and steep yourself in the design process of Permaculture at the Great Rivers Confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. We will be residing and learning at Confluence Farms, the new home of the Permaculture Institute. This land is at the early stages of development, and participants will experience a course packed with details of how to regenerate forests, watersheds, and soils while interacting with this rolling, beautiful landscape.

Date
9 August
-
22 August
2020
Location
Confluence Farms, St. Louis, Missouri
Organizer(s):

Jason Gerhardt,

Price

$1350-$1550

Permaculture Design Course + Regenerative Land Management

Join us to earn your Permaculture Design Course certificate! Learn a variety of practical farmsteading skills, immerse into the flow of land-based lifestyle, and steep yourself in the design process of Permaculture at the Great Rivers Confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. We will be residing and learning at Confluence Farms, the new home of the Permaculture Institute. This land is at the early stages of development, and participants will experience a course packed with details of how to regenerate forests, watersheds, and soils while interacting with this rolling, beautiful landscape.

Date
9 August
-
21 August
2020
Location
St. Louis, MO, USA
Organizer(s):

Price

$1,350-1,550

Green Woodworking – Build a Ladderback Footstool from a Tree

Build your own lightweight, elegant, durable ladderback footstool using basic hand tools and centuries-old techniques. Starting with a raw oak log, we’ll craft remarkably strong parts, connected using precision joinery, and finished with a woven seat. You’ll never look at wood the same again. All tools and devices will be provided for this workshop, and no prior woodworking experience necessary.

Date
12 September
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13 September
2020
Location
New Haven, VT
Organizer(s):

Mark Krawczyk,

Price

$250-300 sliding scale plus $30-50 materials

Mother Earth News Fair

Working together to create a sustainable life. the Mother Earth News Fair is your passport to money-saving hacks, health-boosting remedies, and environmental strategies from leading experts and entrepreneurs around the country. In addition to presentations and hands-on workshops, you’ll encounter a vast marketplace abounding with innovative resources and products to enrich your life. Admission for children 17 and under is free, and there are plenty of youth-oriented activities – including live animals! With our growing emphasis on interactive programming, you can learn new skillsets live and on-site. More than ever before, the Mother Earth News Fair is truly an immersive

Date
25 September
-
27 September
2020
Location
Seven Springs, PA, USA
Organizer(s):

Albert Bates,

Price

$20-$150

Permaculture Design Certification – Winter 2020

This Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) is a two-week residential intensive at OAEC December 5 - 18 (check-in is between 4-5pm on Saturday Dec 5th, and the course ends at noon on Friday Dec 18th). Using a combination of lecture, discussion, hands-on activities at OAEC’s 80-acre site, visits to local permaculture sites, and a group design project, you will have the chance to integrate and apply the concepts of permaculture design methodology during almost 100 hours of course time. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Permaculture Design.

Date
5 December
-
18 December
2020
Organizer(s):

Brock Dolman,

Price

$1,750-1,850

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