August 19, 2014
You will find these PINA documents within this site:
• Design for PINA
• APPENDIX to the Design for PINA: Detailed description of all design elements
• Diploma of Permaculture Design: Program description and application forms
• Diploma of Permaculture Education: Program description and application forms
• Field Advisor: Job description and application form
• Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws for PINA
• Standard core curriculum for a 72+ hour Permaculture Design Course
Welcome to PINA!
The Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) is a non-profit grass roots organization founded by permaculture professionals who have worked in the field for over two decades. PINA is based on the principles of peer review and mutual responsibility, transparent standards, multiple centers of initiative, and recognizing achievements and mastery in the field.
We support preserving the integrity and quality of the Permaculture Design Course and facilitating networking among permaculturists.
Goals of PINA
• To raise and maintain professional standards in permaculture design, teaching, and additional permaculture disciplines.
• To support permaculture education through a certifying process that recognizes achievement and excellence.
• To provide a structure for communication among Permaculture Design Course (PDC) graduates.
Our working Committees:
- Governance Committee
- Finance Committee
- Outreach Committee
- Membership Committee
- Professional Standards Committee
- Educational Program Committee
PINA’s services to its members include:
• Providing staff to respond to inquiries and extend support
• Assisting candidates to move through the diploma process
• Maintaining a roster of PINA-certified PDC graduates
• Maintaining rosters for PINA-recognized advanced course graduates
• Maintaining a registry of PINA diploma holders
• Promoting workshops and courses through a web-based calendar,
including PDCs, advanced courses and continuing education
• Providing instructor biographies to potential students
• Providing a Standard core curriculum for a 72+ hour Permaculture Design Course
• Maintaining a record of curriculum for courses offered by PINA’s instructors
• Recruiting, encouraging, and connecting people to establish regional hub organizations
• Providing information about the regional hubs
• Establishing relationships with organizations extending beyond individual region that offer special educational opportunities to permaculture students
• Screening prospective members, both individuals and organizations
• Providing other general networking services
• Offering surveys and other opportunities for members to voice their preferences and ideas
• Maintaining a website that assists in providing all of these services.
We look forward to evolving this organization together!
PINA'S founding Board of Directors:
The PINA Board
Overview of PINA's background, organizational structure and implementation plan in permaculture design format.
This outline summarizes essential topics and learning goals for the standard 72-hour Permaculture Design Course.
Overview of PINA's diploma process for senior, experienced and new applicants in all permaculture disciplines.
PINA's Non-Profit Status is currently pending.
Unfortunately, at this time donations are not tax deductible.