***SPECIAL NOTE*** The Denver PDC is currently restructuring and reimagining the course for 2020 and will launch registration soon. See below for general details, although all of this is subject to change.
The Denver Permaculture Guild is excited to announce Denver’s 9th 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 starting in the spring of 202. The course location will alternate between The GrowHaus, a cutting-edge permaculture demonstration facility off I-70 and York in Denver, and other Denver-area locations. A range of optional workshops and events may happen 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.
The course is facilitated by experienced practitioners and teachers: Adam Brock and Creighton Hofeditz serve as the core organizers and facilitators, and they are joined by a series of guest lecturers (usually 2-3 per weekend). You can check out their backgrounds their bios and see a list of past guests on the facilitators page.
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.
In past years, course tuition has been $1350, with discounts for early registration and for DPG Members. A limited number of scholarship positions are available.