PRI Cold Climate provides leadership and hope by enthusiastically tackling the problems of today and directing our organizational energy towards creating an abundant future. Permaculture ethics and design principles guide our decision-making.
PRI Cold Climate is a certified 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization. We are a member-centered organization. As people with different skills, interests, and passions become members, we encourage them to actively enrich and contribute to the organization.
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Minnesota’s climate is changing. In fact, faster than most of the country. Spring floods, summer droughts, warmer nighttime temperatures, higher humidity, and extreme weather events are becoming common. Designing a sustainable landscape and home is becoming more challenging! Please join us as we explore Minnesota’s ecology, the changing conditions, and ways to design for these changes.
ALERT - Twin Cities Seed Swap RESCHEDULED TBD! Seed Savers Exchange staff turned around in Rochester due to to severely dangerous road conditions. Apologies for the inconvenience, please pass the word.
Please join the Seed Savers Exchange and Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate for its First Annual Twin Cities Community Seed Swap.
The event will be held at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater at 810 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN. The event is free and open to the public.
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.
Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria - Thursday, March 6th, 7:30pm
Olin-Rice Hall 250, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
2 million: the number of Americans who contract antibiotic resistant infection every year. 19,000: the number who die from MRSA alone. 300+: the number of agricultural, consumer, health, and environmental organizations that warn the golden age of antibiotics might be at its end. Join Food and Water Watch for a screening of Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria: A PBS Frontline Documentary and find out how you can help stop Big Ag’s abuse of antibiotics. RSVP HERE
Healthy Bees Healthy Lives Campaign
Pesticides are harming bees. Sign the pollinator pledge at http://www.healthybeeshealthylives.com.