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Classes, workshops, trainings

DPG Presents: Tree Pruning with Creighton Hofeditz


Back by popular demand, this workshop is taught by PDC instructor and tree pruning expert Creighton Hofeditz.

Sunday, March 24, 2019
10am ––– 1pm

The cost is only $10 for DPG members and $20 for non-members.
Location: Private residence at 3540 Fairfax St., Denver, 80207.



Regenerate Change: A Workshop with National Social Permaculture Leaders Abrah Dresdale and Jasmine Fuego

Patterns of the natural world can shape the way we organize our movements. With regenerative design tools, you can design a thriving life filled with the rituals that nourish you while delivering the high impact work you were meant to do.

In this workshop, participants will apply the regenerative design process to a change making project. Participants in the workshop will leave with:

• A regenerative design process for developing an eco-social change making project
• Social permaculture frameworks and language based on patterns in nature
• Personal regeneration and radical self-care commitments
• Tools for incorporating regular practices of artistry, mindfulness, and rituals from their own lineages into our work and personal lives.

Abrah Dresdale and Jasmine Fuego, who in their facilitation draw from the wells of their Afro-Nicaraguan and Jewish ancestral lineages respectively, create a rich culture of inclusion so that others too can share their whole selves. This learning environment fosters vulnerability and authenticity in our leadership, moving us towards personal liberation from oppression in all of our change making projects. This workshop would be well-suited for permaculture design course graduates, social change makers, educators, artists, community leaders, and institutional decision-makers. Learn more @


Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Denver Montessori High School
4250 Shoshone St, Denver, CO 80211

$60 for DPG members – $75 for non-members
—-$30 for 2018 PDC and LCDC participants—-
Scholarships available

Workshop: Indigenous Phenology + Land Management Adaptations

An exploration of shifting patterns and adaptations to climate change from an indigenous Permaculturalist perspective.

Indigenous people have an intimate knowledge of many aspects of their surroundings and their daily lives. Over millennia, people have learned how to grow food and to survive in sometimes difficult environments. They know what varieties of plants to propagate. When to sow and weed, which plants are poisonous and which can be used for medicine, how to cure diseases and how to maintain their environment in a state of equilibrium. Lots of factors have disrupted this relationship in recent centuries. In this workshop we will explore lessons learned and adaptations to our uncertain future.

Instructor: Michael Alcazar
Saturday, January 19, 2019
11 am – 2 pm

Location: Natural Grocers–1433 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203

$40 for members | $45 for non-members
Vegetarian snacks will be provided