About PIRN

Permaculture International Research Network (PIRN) is an international network of over 700 permaculture researchers in 60 countries.

PIRN's aims:

  • Create an online network of permaculture researchers,
  • Facilitate new relationships and partnerships,
  • Facilitate collaborative international research projects,
  • Support the dissemination of high quality permaculture research.

PIRN is based at the offices of the Permaculture Association Britain, in Leeds, England. 

To contact the Core Team, please use the contact form.


PIRN will not set a central strategy for permaculture research or decide what research projects should be conducted; it is entirely up to the members to collaborate on whatever areas of research they choose, in whatever way they choose.

You can read about its aims and activities in more detail here.


The money to set up PIRN was generously donated by Lush Cosmetics through their SLush fund.

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Vital to the maintenance of PIRN is the work of the PIRN interns, who do much of the practical work of running PIRN. Some of these interns come to Leeds, usually for six months, others work remotely from all over the world. If you are interested in becoming an intern, please contact Chris.



Facebook Page

The Facebook page shares latest news from the network and related, relevant articles and resources.


Permaculture Research Digest

The Permaculture Research Digest provides crowd-contributed summaries of newly published permaculture-related research.


Permaculture Association Home

The Permaculture Association is the British charity that supports people to learn about and use permaculture. They are working in Britain to empower people to design thriving communities across Britain, and contribute to permaculture worldwide