Permaculture Institute - USA, located in St. Louis, MO
Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA), professional association of regional hubs across North America and Hawaii
Permaculture Research Institute, headed by Geoff Lawton in Australia
Permaculture Design Course
Many permaculture design certification (PDC) opportunities are popping up across the USA. Before registering, however, you may wish to verify that the certification provided is recognized as valid by the Permaculture Institute USA (http://www.permaculture.org/). Permaculture Institute USA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promotion of permaculture through education, and by establishing professional practice standards for the permaculture movement. Founded in 1997 by Scott Pittman and Bill Mollison, the Institute’s work focuses on education and alliances.
Free online resources for obtaining a PDC and other permaculture training include, but aren't limited to:
- Erik Ohlsen's Regenerative Landscape Business Training free, 2-part webinar series
- Geoff Lawton's "The Permaculture Circle" free, 100+ videos, animations, and other resources
- Permaculture Women's Guild PDC free, 52 weekly lesson course
Brad Lancaster videos on:
Permaculture Resilience During Drought at Zaytuna Farm
Sun- and Shade-Harvesting Awning and Roof Overhang with Brad Lancaster
Bevis, Leah EM., Barrett, Christopher B. (2020). Close to the edge: High productivity at plot peripheries and the inverse size-productivity relationship. Journal of Development Economics.
Brain, R., Adams, J., & Lynch, J. (2017). Mitigating projected impacts of climate change and building resiliency through permaculture: A community ‘Bee Inspired Gardens’ movement in the desert Southwest, USA. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 223(11), 505-515.
Ferguson, R.S. & Lovell, S.T. (2017). Livelihoods and Production Diversity on U.S. Permaculture Farms. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 41:6, 588-613.
Ferguson, R.S. & Lovell, S.T. (2013). Permaculture for agroecology: Design, movement, practice, and worldview. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 34(2), 251-274.
Ferguson, R.S. & Lovell, S.T. (2017). Diversification and Labor Productivity on US Farms. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems.
Hostetler, M. (2020). Cues to care: future directions for ecological landscapes. Urban Ecosyst, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-020-00990-8
Mang, P. & Red, B. (2011). Designing from Place: A Regenerative Framework and Methodology. Building Research & Information, 40(1), 23-38.
Beacon Food Forest, Seattle WA.
Utah State University, Moab, Moab UT. As-Built Garden Map and Key, designed by Claire Core:
- Northeast garden map
- Southeast garden map
- Shade islands map
- Front entry garden map
- Canyon gardens map
- Plant palette map key
Utah State University, Moab New Campus Architectural Design Plans Phase 1: USU MOAB Feasibility Study (includes an entire chapter on permaculture design for the campus)