What is Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute?

Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute (GRLPI) is a professional development organization for permaculture practitioners across many fields. It also serves as a regional hub for Permaculture Institute of North America.

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Why work with permaculture design?

The benefits of working with permaculture design range from healthier food on the table to greater quality of life to engaging in work that contributes in concrete ways to the betterment of communities and the environment.

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Join us at these upcoming events

Come to our kick-off party! We invite you to a fundraiser and networking event in Chicago, IL on Saturday, February 11, 2017. There will be workshops starting at 3pm, a keynote by Peter Bane on permaculture and climate change, a silent auction, live music, and much more. See you there!

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Welcome Whitney!

We are happy to welcome Whitney Sewell of Louisville, Kentucky to our board. You can find out more about Whitney's work in the region on our board members page.

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Welcome to Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute!

Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute is made up of people who are passionate about permaculture and the myriad ways it can contribute to our world and we look forward to working with you!

We are nationally and internationally known leaders in permaculture design, education, and related fields. We feel ready to participate in a larger, exciting conversation with you about the direction of our region.

GRLPI serves as a regional hub for Permaculture Institute of North America.