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.

Join us as we create a hub for people to share ideas, skills, and resources for growing healthy local food, communities, and ecosystems.

With your support, our hope is that in 30 days, we can raise the $8,000 needed to create our first regional resource hub. Please consider funding this innovative work and sharing it with your friends, family and community members, and colleagues.

Together we can build the community resource hub that will support you wherever you are in the region towards a healthier home, community, and environment. Together we can share our local solutions, innovations, knowledge, and skills to support new leaders and efforts in our region. Together we can build the simple, low-cost, low-tech tools needed for cold climate sustainability. So let’s do it!

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Information & Resources

  • Community Connections

    Community Connections

    Earth Warriors Nature Club

    WHEN: Fridays, 1-3pm, starting June 13th
    WHO: Families with kids of all ages, parents are welcome to stay, or drop-off if child is 4 or older.
    FEE: Sliding scale $5-10 per child age 4 and older per week.

    What does it take to be a Peaceful Warrior of the Earth? In this playful club we will learn about what connects us with the planet around us.  How can we empower ourselves to find food and medicine right in our own backyard, and what does it take to truly steward the planet?? Join us on this adventure of connection with loads of fun games, art projects, nature skills and storytelling, while strengthening our commitment to honor our planet.

    Learn more at

    PRI Book Club - Tuesday, July 22nd, 6-8pmone straw revolution

    Location - PRI's New Office @ the Tiny Diner Farm - 3961 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis

    This month we will be reading The One-Straw Revolution. 

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

    North American Permaculture Convergance - August 29-31
    Clarks Grove, MN

    The NAPC includes workshops for all levels and ages, open panels, as well as super-fun, hands-on activities and a design implementation that will leave the site better than when we arrived (sometimes you just need to put your hands in soil).

    And there’s more! Before and after the NAPC, there will be urban and rural site tours plus multiple-day workshop intensives led by some of North America’s most respected permaculturists like Toby Hemenway, Jude Hobbs and Marc Sheperd.

    Practitioners and designers from rich, diverse backgrounds—urban and rural, young and old, men and women—will impart their wisdom and expertise. There’s so much to learn and share!

    The North American Permaculture Convergence will help to connect and advance North American networks of permaculture practitioners. The NAPC will also create opportunities for in-person and virtual connections, sharing resources and defining the structure, function and organization of our collective groups moving forward.



  • 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 This 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.

    North American Permaculture Convergence Intern(s)

    Storytelling Intern

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