p4170036Learn from the Garden each month! 

Each month's class will walk gardeners, farmers, and/or new growers, through the season, touching on as many aspects of growing as we can in the process. This series is designed to equip you with the gardening skills you need for a lifetime of growing. 

Topics will include: garden planning, bed prep, planting seeds vs. transplants, watering, mulching, companion planting, crop rotations, succession plantings, weed management, pest and disease management, harvest techniques, cover crops, and end of the season garden clean up. Each class will have handouts that highlight garden activities each month.

Timing:  3:00-4:30pm, 3rd Sunday of each month, May through October

Optional independent observation (encouraged): 2:30pm

Register here

photo 12Partner with local farmers and makers. Join our farm-based maker CSA, Perennial. This year, invest in an incredible community-based relationship with local farms and natural makers. Pick up your seasonal permaculture box in May, September, and December!  Our first spring boxes will be ready for pick up on May 28th from 4-8pm at a spring celebration at our office, the Farmhouse. We have two versions of the box: one that is specifically kid focused, and another that is more geared towards all ages.  All of the contents of the box are organic, local, and sustainably made and farmed. 

$250 for the seasonal CSA if you order by May 13th, 2015. PRI Members receive $30 off, just use coupon code MEMBERCSA at checkout!

Seasonal payment plans available! Pay in thirds each season here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Just want to order the Spring box?  Order here for $85.00. Read more about the contents of our Spring Box below. Want to stay tuned to Perennial? Join our Perennial newsletter to stay in touch: 

Information & Resources

  • Community Connections

    796PRI Book Club -Wednesday, May 20th, 6pm

    Location - The Riverview Wine Bar - 3747 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis OR the farmhouse (weather depending). 

    This month we will be discussing Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country by Courtney White. 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.

  • Volunteer or Intern

    PRI is currently looking for summer interns! Positions include working to plan events around the North American Permaculture Convergence and sharing the stories of our program participants and community! Read more about each by clicking the links below, and apply today! Application deadline is Wednesday, May 28th, 2015. 

    Storytelling Intern

    To apply, please send a resume and a short message explaining why you are interested. Thanks!