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.

We are so pleased to announce that YOU enabled us to reach our goal of raising over $8,000 over the past 30 days to build out our regional resource library.  We are so humbled and inspired by your commitment to moving forward regional permaculture work in our communities, and we look forward to updating you often over the next year as the resource library progresses.  Look for ways to engage at our new office space, and for your permaculture rewards!

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Information & Resources

  • Community Connections

    Community Connections

    PRI Book Club - Wednesday, September 17th, 6-8pm


    Location - PRI's New Office @ the Tiny Diner Farm - 3957 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis

    This month we will be reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

    Email LibbyThis 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.

  • 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!