The Denver Permaculture Guild is excited to announce Denver’s sixth 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 2016 and wrapping up in April 2017. 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 events will 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 four experienced practitioners and teachers: Adam Brock, Creighton Hofeditz, Isabel Sanchez, and Kelly Simmons. Check out their backgrounds their bios 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.

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!