Our Whole Systems Series is a unique opportunity to develop your skills in the art and science of adaptive and holistic permaculture design, under the guidance of experienced mentors. IMG 1641Students will emerge from this series with the tools to find innovative solutions to complex problems in any system: ie: land & nature stewardship, building, tools, and technology, education & culture, health & spiritual well-being, finances & economics, land tenure, and community governance. This carefully-curated series of courses will explore the ecological context we now live in, develop pattern and observation skills, and improve your ability to design solutions by mimicking natural systems using permaculture principles. Register for the series here.  This series is comprised of 6 unique courses:

March 4th, 6-8:30pm, Buildings and Energy – Adam Jonas, Locus Architects
March 11th, 6-8:30pm, The Building Blocks of Living Systems – Paula Westmoreland, Ecological Gardens
March 18th, 6-8:30pm, Body as An Ecosystem: Holistic Health & Medicine
March 21st, 9-3:30pm, Community and Personal Finance – Clare Hintz, Elsewhere Farm and Julie Ristau, Regeneration Partners                                                                                      March 25, 6-8:30pm, Appropriate Technology & Tools – Molly Reichert                                                                                                                                                                                  April 8th, 6-8:30pm, Microenterprise Creation


Learn about unique, local, and organic food and products, and teach your kids about sustainability.  Based on the traditional Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, our photo 1Community Supported Maker program is a bi-annual box, Perennial, that features locally made permaculture and nature-based products for kids and adults that "care for earth, care for people, and share the surplus!" We bring nature and farming in our cold climate region to you. We love highlighting the incredible small scale makers and their passions in our cold climate region by bringing unique and natural products to you. Subscription boxes are limited, so be sure to order by April 15th, 2015. Community Supported Maker boxes are limited, so be sure to order by April 15th, 2015. Want to stay tuned to Perennial? Join our Perennial newsletter to stay in touch: 

Information & Resources

  • Community Connections

    Paradise-Lot1-682x1024PRI Book Club -Wednesday, March 18th, 6-8pm

    Location - The Riverview Wine Bar - 3747 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis

    This month we will be discussing "Paradise Lot: Two Plan Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City" by Eric Toensmeier.  As always, folks are welcome regardless of how far along they are in the book!

    Email LibbyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.



  • Urban Farming Resources

    PRI Cold Climate works to build the capacity of our urban farmers. Whether you are working as an urban farmer or simply growing your own fresh foods in your backyard, PRI will continue to provide as much education and resources as possible for urban growers throughout the year.

  • Regional Connections

    PRI is a regional non-profit, and as such, we want to support the good work that is happening in cold climates all over the world, particularly in the upper-Midwest (which we call home.) Below are some updates from local permaculture initiatives that definitely deserve your support. If you are in these areas, please check them out!  Want your events added below? Email LibbyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get your info listed. Located in or near the Twin Cities? Check out our Community Connections page for local updates.