GRL Permaculture Institute

Location: USA
Organization: non-profit
Size: 130 people


GRLPI is dedicated to promoting permaculture professional education, practice, and mutual aid through the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Our aim is to inspire and support permaculture practitioners through events, educational materials, and policy and advocacy. In January 2018, our group officially adopted Dynamic Governance (aka sociocracy) and began training members of the mission circle. In 2018 we also formed circles and began training volunteers in this method.

Further SoFA Reading

National, regional and local chapters – expanding sociocracy

National, regional and local chapters – expanding sociocracy

This article shows how sociocratic circle structures of small, nested, linked circles can connect while keeping each group and each meeting meaningful while making sure information and services can flow through the organization. In addition to standard sociocratic tools of linked circles, this article also makes use of two additional tools: the function of a help desk and the function of a community of practice.

Self-organization – A leap into the unknown

Self-organization - a leap into the unknown ‘What?! Self-organization ?! What is self-organization? We have already practiced socialism in this country and it did not work for us. What are you proposing to us here? ‘ - such a comment was given to me by a colleague...