2020 Colorado Permaculture Design Courses

Boulder Permaculture Design Course

A seasonal permaculture design certification course in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, one weekend per month, April through October

In this professional course, which offers more than 100-hours of experiential learning, participants will explore new ideas for creating household resiliency, designs for reducing ecological footprint, and patterns for local economies while having outrageous fun! Beyond the classroom we will offer an Academy for further in depth knowledge and a children’s program for parents who would like to take this course, while their kids learn.

This course will be taught at several permaculture sites across Boulder County. From the Mountains to the Plains, from the City to the Farms. The exact locations for each weekend of the course will be included with Registration.

The Boulder Permaculture Design Course content will include the internationally accepted curriculum taught around that world that is required to receive a Permaculture Design Certificate. Details about these requirements can be found on PINA’s website.

April 11-12, May 16-17, June 13-14, July 11-12, August 8-9,

September 12-13, October 10-11
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM each day
*Optional electives will be offered beyond the class time

Course Fees:
$1250 before January 1, 20, $1500 until April 10, 2020
No refunds after April 1, 2020
There are limited scholarship funds available for those in need. Please contact us for a scholarship application or to discuss a payment plan.

Denver Boulder Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture is a revolutionary design science that applies nature’s patterns to human structures.

The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) 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. 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.

Course Fees:
Early Bird Price: (October 1, 2019 – January 15, 2020) $1,100 NON MEMBERS $950 DPG MEMBERS
Regular Price: (January 16, 2020 – March 6, 2020 $1,350 NON MEMBERS $1,100 DPG Members

If you are interested in taking the PDC but don’t have the financial resources to do so, the Denver PDC offers scholarships to applicants from historically marginalized populations.  Apply for a scholarship here.

Colorado 2020 Advanced Permaculture Design Course

Want a deeper dive into the design topics you learned in your PDC? Looking for support in developing a permaculture design for your property?

Interested in pursuing landscape design as a side hustle or career? Join us for the 2020 Advanced Landscape Design Course, and learn the hard skills of professional-level permaculture design from top practitioners across the Front Range.

Over a series of weekends this spring, you’ll be guided through multiple real-world design challenges incorporating a client interview, basemapping, hand drafting, presentation drawing, design principles, budgeting and phasing. Along the way, you’ll pick up pro tips about creative design strategies, plant guilds, water management, hardscaping, aesthetics and much more.

March 6th – 8th, 2020
April 16th and 17th, 2020 : Optional Hand Rendering Intensive
May 8th – 10th, 2020
June 12th – 14th, 2020

Friday evenings 6pm-9pm
Saturday 9-5pm
Sunday 9-4pm

Course Fees:
$750 Non-Members
$850 with recommended hand-rendering workshop

$600 DPG Members
$700 with recommended hand-rendering workshop

Become a member TODAY!

Full and half scholarships are available through the generosity of the New Belgium Family Foundation. Applications will be accepted in English and Spanish and must be received by February 15th.

Pikes Peak Permaculture Presents: Permaculture through the Season Certificate Design Course 2020

Becky Elder / Marco Lam / Jason Gerhardt / Sara Foster-Berry / Tara Rae /
And other Colorado Guest Instructors

March 13th-15th
April 17th – 19th
May 15th-17th
June 19th-21st
July 17th – 19th
August 14th-16th
September 18th-20th
October 16th-18th
November 13th-15th

Course Fees:

  • $1500.00 Includes books, materials and organically locally sources meals
  • Discounts: $1200.00 if paid by November 1st, 2019
  • $1350.00 if paid by January 15, 2020
  • Some Scholarships Available