Permaculture design connects people with the Earth and each other. Please read our membership invitation.

   Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute is people like you working together to regenerate our world. Our members transform people and landscapes: as we heal our cultures, we heal the bioregion. Practical projects to supply water, food, and fuel strengthen local economies for energy descent. By sharing ideas and resources, we make a world of difference.

We ask our members to join with an annual subscription via Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account; a credit or debit card will work. This automatically charges your card or Paypal account in one year from the anniversary of your joining. This steady flow of income helps our small organization to grow. You may cancel at any time if your circumstances do not permit you to afford this. We would appreciate your ongoing support. Thanks.

Step One: Use PayPal & select from the drop down menu the membership level of your choice (details below), make your payment.

Step Two: Fill out and submit your membership form.

Membership Options

Or…join by mail.
Complete this form, make a check to GRLPI at the appropriate level of membership, and mail it to:

GRLPI, PO Box 182, Montague, MI 49437

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Make a donation to GRLPI and we will do good things with it!

NOTE: Donations are NOT tax deductible.

We’d love to know a bit about what’s happening in your region.
Please take a few minutes to answer 10 survey questions about your regional Permaculture organizationThanks.

Membership Options

Choose the right level of membership for you in the list below. No matter your level of involvement, we request that you complete this application form and, if applicable, confirm the date, location, and teachers of your PDC.:

    General – $30 / year: All members receive our newsletter, invitation to events, surveys, may serve on Circles, and contribute ideas. 

    Professional – $40 / year: These members are engaged in public permaculture practice. The PINA diploma recognizes a body of excellent work and the capacity for leadership. To register as a professional, the principal or owner of a business must have completed the PDC. Under this designation your business name will be featured in our Directory of Services. (Note: You must complete this form confirming the date, location, and teachers of your PDC or your diploma information.) You will also receive all the other membership benefits and opportunities.

    Supporting Individual or Organization – $50 / year: Businesses, nonprofits, and other collaborative groups working in permaculture and related fields, and practicing permaculture ethics.

   Benefactor – $100 / year: Strengthening permaculture in today’s world demands more than ordinary efforts. If you are able to give more than regular membership fees, your benefactor membership will help us grow. You will also receive recognition through our Donor List.