The Denver Permaculture Guild is excited to announce Denver’s fifth annual Permaculture Design Course! Permaculture is a revolutionary design science that applies nature’s patterns to human structures, and the Permaculture Design Course has trained thousands of changemakers around the world in its theory and practice. Our 112-hour course includes the core 72-hour internationally certified curriculum as well as a number of detailed breakout sessions and regionally appropriate resources.

The Denver PDC will be held the first weekend of every month starting in October 2015, and wrapping up in April 2016. The course location will alternate between The GrowHaus, a cutting-edge permaculture demonstration facility off I-70 and York in Denver, and The Posner Center, a non-profit collective space at 33rd and Arapahoe in Denver. The first weekend of the course will be a retreat held at Woodbine Ecology Center, a permaculture organization just outside the Denver area. A range of optional workshops and field trips to demonstration sites throughout the Front Range will occur between each class.


Through an engaging mix of lecture, hands-on group activities, and real-world design projects, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of ecological thinking and how to apply it in a variety of contexts. Please see the course syllabus for more details.

Adam Brock, the lead instructor, is a dedicated urban permaculture practitioner and co-founder of The GrowHaus. Other course instructors include:  Jason Gerhardt, founder of Real Earth Design; Kelly Simmons, educator at CU Boulder’s environmental center; Isabel Sanchez, Program Director at The GrowHaus; and Creighton Hofeditz, freelance designer and educator.


The Denver PDC is recommended for design professionals, urban farmers, community organizers, foodies, city planners, green entrepreneurs, homeowners, and anybody seeking a comprehensive framework for sustainable change.

Course tuition is $1100 with a $250 deposit before July 15th, or $1350 after July 15th. DPG Members receive a $150 discount. A limited number of scholarship positions are available.

Questions?  Visit our FAQ or email us at DenverPDC@gmail.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!