2009Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute is dedicated to promoting permaculture education, research, and mutual support throughout six states that span many of North America’s great rivers and lakes: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin.


We envision engaged and connected citizens creating a resilient bioregion by drawing the wisdom of the elders and of Nature together with practical skills and resources to heal our disturbed ecosystems and rebalance human impacts and needs within the rich and diverse landscape that 50 million of us call home.


Mobilize permaculture graduates in the region to come together for mutual support and collective action in order to translate and represent permaculture across professions, disciplines, and governmental bodies. Conduct, disseminate, and apply research into appropriate technologies and regenerative cultural systems. Promote education and best practices and offer resources for permaculture design and professional development for graduates and practitioners.

Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute acts as a regional hub organization for the Permaculture Institute of North America.

Find out more about our board members.

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