Permaculture Inner-circle Elite (PIE)



What You Get with PIE

  • Superpowers on your permies.com account
  • Discounts and special offers from vendors that want you to have PIE
  • Access to a private forum just for people with PIE
  • A collection of freebies just for people with PIE
  • Your account is highlighted with a piece of pie, showing that you are part of the inner circle
  • ability to give PIE to others
  • ability to buy certain items with PIE


Access to special discounts with our vendors

Here's some of the vendors offering discounts to our PIE members:




  • How to Make Your Own Emergency Home Battery Bank by Steven Harris (PIE Offer)
  • Best Tools and Supplies for Regenerative Agrarians by New Farm Supply (PIE Offer)
  • Comfrey Root Cuttings by Marsh Creek Farmstead (PIE Offer)
  • Quality Homestead Hand Tools by The Tool Merchants (PIE Offer)
  • Comfort Filling products by The Natural Filling Store (PIE Offer)
  • DIY Mattress, Pillow and Bed Frame Kits by Open Your Eyes Bedding (PIE Offer)
  • Solar Food Dehydrator Plans by Davin Hoyt (PIE Offer)
  • World Domination Gardening DVD Set by Paul Wheaton (PIE Offer)
  • Permaculture Voices PV1, PV2, and PV3 Bundle by Diego Footer (PIE Offer)
  • Complete Wild Edibles Package (1 HD video + 10 eBooks) by Sergei Boutenko (PIE Offer)


  • If you want to see your biz on this list, click here.

    Free Stuff for PIE holders:
  • Helen Atthowe 2 hour presentation
  • ECO Poser video by Chad Sentman
  • Sneak Peak at Paul Wheaton's New Book
  • 45 minute video of wheaton labs from Justin Rhodes
  • care and feeding of a rocket mass heater video


  • Here are features available only to PIE people:

  • view and post in the pie forum
      • get free stuff that is currently in the pie forum, stuff that is normally not free
      • get discounts from businesses that love PIE people (see the list above)
  • highlight one thread with a pie (does not cost pie)
  • give pie to a good post (costs pie, highlights the thread with pie, and the author gets pie)
  • send pie to others (costs pie)
  • have 5 more bumper stickers
  • add more forums to a thread
  • ability to add two thumbs up; ability for thumbs down
  • private user notes
  • show thread starter in list of threads
  • show registration date for users under their name instead of as hover text
  • show last commenter in list of threads
  • extra features you can control from your profile
      • turn off the wood background
      • hide the site logo
      • larger signature
      • turn off ads
      • show the pie icon next to your display name
      • keep track, thread-by-thread, of what you have and have not yet seen
      • hide your email/PM info
      • show time in customizable time zone rather than "2 hours ago"
      • ability to show, in a thread, how far you have viewed in the past


    How Pie Works

    PIE stands for Permaculture Inner Circle Elite - it's a special classification for members on this site that gives you access to great discounts from our vendors, as well as the private Pie forum, and a variety of handy little features in the forums too, just because we love you.

    The idea is that you can get pie in a variety of ways:
  • you buy pie here.
  • somebody gives you pie (usually for a really informative post)
  • you earn enough apples to get pie


  • Once you have received Pie, you can access all of those spiffy features and discounts. You'll get an email by default (unless you adjust your settings) when you get a piece of pie, and you can track you pies under 'Pie' at the very tippy top of your forum screen.

    This thread is a great place to ask about pie and make suggestions for pie for the future.