PINA Allied Organizations


Permaculture Tigers of Auburn University

Permaculture Tigers of Auburn University is the first official permaculture student organization at a university!

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All are welcome, we are open to the public, including Auburn students and Faculty, and also friends in Opelika, Lee County, and surrounding areas. We started this group to begin the permaculture movement in Auburn and meet like-minded people.
Our Group has monthly meetings, usually with a guest speaker. We offer a variety of programs including perma-blitzes (single-day installations of a permaculture project), field trips to local and regional permaculture projects, permaculture education and training including a 72-hour permaculture design courses (PDC), and other opportunities to connect permaculturalists and advance permaculture at Auburn University, the City of Auburn and Opelika, and the larger region of Central Alabama.
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We are always looking for guest speakers. Let us know if you are interested to collaborate for one of our monthly meetings. We host speakers over zoom or in person at Auburn University. Join our email list to learn more about events and offerings you can participate in.
Our students are also interested in mentorship. If you are an experienced permaculture practitioner who is passionate about mentoring young people in permaculture, please send us an email and we can connect you to a student.
We also have limited funding available to pay for enriching experiences that enhance student life at Auburn University that also align with our permaculture mission. If you have any educational or hands-on experiences in the central Alabama region or available online, please let us know, and let’s work together!
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British Columbia

Pacific Rim College, School of Permaculture Design

Pacific Rim College is a globally-recognized institution of Holistic Medicine and Sustainable Living located on Vancouver Island in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.

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The School of Permaculture Design at Pacific Rim College provides robust curriculum in permaculture design, pairing comprehensive classroom and hands-on training with courses in business planning and project management, community development, natural building, and food and medicine systems. The centerpiece of the school’s offerings is a 10-month, full-time Permaculture Design and Resilient Ecosystems Diploma program, the first of its caliber and scope in the world.

The school is proud to host a preeminent roster of permaculture instructors and practitioners, including PINA co-founder Jude Hobbs.

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Earth Activist Training

Earth Activist Training (EAT) is an organization dedicated to teaching permaculture with an understanding of social and environmental justice and grounding in spirit. 

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EAT teaches a wide range of courses, from introductory classes for beginners to advanced classes for experienced permaculturalists and specialized classes for professionals working in the field. In collaboration with PINA, EAT offers an advanced dipoma in Regenerative Land Management.

With an understanding of historic injustice and a dedication to making permaculture accessible to those on the front lines of climate, food, and social justice struggles, EAT offers scholarships to indigenous
people and people of color.

Join EAT and become a skillful advocate for People Care, Earth Care, and a fair, just, and thriving future.

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[2] https://earthactivisttraining.orga/regenerative-land-management/



New Roots CO

New Roots CO (NRCO) is a non-profit organization fostering resilience and permaculture ethics in our local food system as a whole.

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We look at modern food systems through a permaculture lens to enhance environmental, nutritional, economic and community health through education, outreach and partnership.

NRCO finds the connections between food system elements and features to be more important than the elements and features by themselves. Through partnerships, we strengthen the network between farmers, ranchers, distributors, educators and institutes, consumers, land owners, permaculturists and other non-profits.

NRCO’s programming is created for the benefit of local producers, land owners, distributors, gardeners, students and all community members. We host an annual food system summit to create space for networking and the sharing of ideas. We offer free educational programming and professional development opportunities. We also produce the “New Roots Community Radio Hour” podcast, where we give local professionals an opportunity to share their insight.

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Colorado Permaculture Guild

The Colorado Permaculture Guild is a PINA Regional Hub representing Colorado, including guilds in Denver and Boulder and numerous allied organizations.

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See more about the CPC on the Regional Hub page.

Great Lakes

Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute

GRLPI is the PINA regional hub for six states surrounding Lakes Michigan and Erie and the Ohio River: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky

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See more on about GRLPI on the Regional Hub page.

Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice

Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice cultivates community resilience by modeling regenerative practices that restor ecosystem health, heal our relationship with the land, and grow just and equitable food systems.


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Agraria is a 128-acre demonstration farm and Center for Regenerative Practice focused on building resilient communities in our region and beyond. See more on about Agraria on their website.

Climate Change Permaculture Project (CCPP)

The mission of CCPP is to help to create a critical mass of farmers who will adopt regenerative farming practices, embodied in the principles of permaculture, in order to begin to reverse the effects of climate change AND, at the same time, help to address food insecurity.

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CCPP’s main activity is the Permaculture Incubator Program (PIP)—like a small business incubator, only for regenerative agriculture.

A house with 2.5 acres of prime farmland in central Michigan has been purchased where CCPP can implement its Incubator Program. Trainees will live in the house and will be assigned a half-acre plot each. They will receive instruction in regenerative agriculture from world-class permaculture experts and will put what they learn in the classroom into practice on their plots.

The trainees will sell their produce in the local Farmer’s Market and will be encouraged to share their abundance with the local food bank. The Soil Inventory Project will help us to measure the amount of carbon that we are able to sequester. And we will learn what grows best in extreme weather conditions.

After a couple of years, the trainees will have saved enough money to make a down payment on a farm of their own, lease some farmland, or buy a piece of farm machinery. And a new group of trainees will be inducted into the program.

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North Carolina

Pikes Peak Permaculture

Pikes Peak Permaculture, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization with the mission to provide education and instruction to the general public on the nature, ways and benefits of the discipline of Permaculture.

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Pikes Peak Permaculture, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization with the following mission:

To provide education and instruction to the general public on the nature, ways and benefits of the discipline of Permaculture;

To provide education and instruction to the general public on the ethics, principles and applied technologies of the discipline of Permaculture;

To provide information resources to the public on similar and related organizations;

To act as a local, regional, national and international hub for the general education, advancement, and evolution of the discipline of Permaculture;

Pikes Peak Permaculture was founded in 2002  by Gary Deetz, Bonnie Willow and Becky Elder. In 2009 Gary and Bonnie moved to the Ashville, North Carolina area and are busy building an organization called School of Peace.


Permaculture Association of the Northeast

PAN is a PINA Regional Hub representing New York and the New England states.

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For information on PAN, visit our Regional Hub page.


Organic Horticulture Benefits Alliance

OHBA is a community focused organization dedicated to educating all individuals, gardeners, homeowners, landscapers, schools and truth seekers on the real world application and benefits of organics.

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Our goal is that our community not only survives but thrives, as the world moves towards organics and sustainability.

OHBA offers a robust speaker series in the Houston area.  See the listing of events, along with more information about OHBA here:


Bastyr University

Bastyr University offers a one of a kind Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design, in the Seattle, Washington area.

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As the first program of its kind, Bastyr’s Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design offers valuable training for those who want to build upon their knowledge of medicinal and edible plants and apply that expertise to developing sustainable landscapes. The landscape program engages students through a hands-on curriculum, including Soil Ecology and Medicinal and Edible Plants in the Landscape, and much more. Through sustainable practices like permaculture, this program empowers students to create a tangible difference in their local and global communities. The 51-acre Bastyr University campus, nestled among fields and woodlands on the northeast shore of Lake Washington is uniquely suited for the study of sustainable landscaping.

Bastyr University is a nonprofit, private university that is at the forefront of developing leaders in natural health arts and sciences for the 21st-century. Bastyr offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in science-based natural medicine that integrates mind, body, spirit, and nature.

Bastyr University offers PINA members 15% off of any Bastyr Continuing and Community Education Course. Please check out our continuing education page ( and contact the Bastyr Continuing Education Department to participate in this offer ( Courses run throughout the year.

Allied organization members only: To make a special offer from your organization to PINA members, please use this form to submit your offer for addition to your organization’s listing.
Educational programs and course offerings made here by PINA Allied Organizational Members cover a wide range of subjects, for many of which PINA does not presently offer certification. Our Allied Organizational Members are reputable and we encourage PINA members and visitors to investigate the many opportunities listed here. PINA endorses the Permaculture Design Course as taught by our diplomates in Education. Some of our organizational members are staffed by or working with PINA diplomates. Please check our list of PINA Diplomates to find more information about individuals whose experience and credentials have been verified through the PINA diploma process.