[November 15 2019] DPG Annual Meeting Celebration!

Let us join together to celebrate another great year for
Denver Permaculture Guild!

Another free, all-inclusive event! We’ll have several exciting announcements to make about the Guild’s future; and thanking and acknowledging our members, friends, and donors.
We’ll talk about projects; (including your own) and party with a slide show, music, munchies, and beverages.

Friday, November 15, 2019
6 PM – 9 PM
Converge Denver
3327 Brighton Blvd, Denver, 80216

Please come join in the fun, all are welcome!

[Past Event] Fird Friday Free Catered Event at Larimer Uprooted Rooftop Farm

Friday at 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Market St. Parking Garage
1422 Market St, Denver  80202

Hosted by Larimer Uprooted Farm Manager Mike Spade, will introduce us to the newest green roof/educational space atop the Market Street Parking Garage. Mingle with friends and enjoy the fruits of the harvest. . .bring some to share if you like! Also bring friends and family.
All are welcome!
We advise using public transportation, as parking is limited and can be expensive.
In case of Rain/snow  –  Alternative date is October 25.More Information about Larimer Uprooted can be found here

Zone In: Social Permaculture for Regenerative Change

This 6-month program starts by examining your inner landscape, understanding your roots, what unique talents and skills you already have. We will support each other in finding and expressing these traits. As we move on we will take these patterns of inquiry and turn them towards the group as we build a community of practice. Through this act of co-creation you will learn tools for building and supporting your own communities.

You can expect to learn:
•Techniques for self-reflection, regulation, and self-care
•Decision making and collaborative tools for groups
•Leadership, facilitation, and support skills
•Power analysis tools for finding paths of action
•Social permaculture patterns to build a living community

The above list of objectives, however, is not the true purpose of this course. At its core this course aims to form you into small groups of cultural poets who are supporting the continual growth of each individual, the group itself, and our work in the larger community around us.
To do this we need you to come as you are, with an open mind and an open heart. To step into an active role as a regenerative change maker. To humbly lead in whatever context is appropriate. Now, more than ever, the world needs humanity to return to their place as a keystone species to breath life and abundance back into nature.Together we can return to that path. You are welcome to join us.

For more info and to register click HERE

Zone In: Social Permaculture for Regenerative Change

Facilitated by Adam Brock, Asia Dorsey, Drew Hornbein, Deacon Rodda, and Caroline Savery

We live in a time of disruption and destruction. Truth, justice, the very biosphere we rely on – everything feels like it’s unraveling. And yet, in this moment of upheaval, we find ourselves holding the exact solutions we need to work together in an entirely different way. A way that prioritizes relations over transactions. A way that values interconnection over domination. A way that yields to emergent complexity over unintended consequences.

Join us for Zone In as we practice the art of living community from the inside out , with the ecologically-rooted ethics, principles and design process of permaculture as our guide. Starting with an examination of our own values, lineage and commitments, we’ll explore the role that groups large and small play in social transformation. Along the way, we’ll weave our web of community closer together, build confidence as facilitators, and reclaim our roles as cultural artists.

Zone 0: The self – January 11th & 12th, 2020
Zone 1: The intimate group – February 1st & 2nd, 2020
Zone 2: Engaged community – March 7th & 8th, 2020
Zone 3: Organizations that live – April 4th & 5th, 2020
Zone 4: Regenerative Systems – May 2nd & 3rd, 2020
Zone 5: All My Relations – June 6th & 7th, 2020

Location: Brentwood Center in Wheat Ridge, accessible by public transportation (address provided upon registration).

Investment: $600, payable in one or two installments (deposit of $200).

  • $50 discount for Denver Permaculture Guild members
  • Sign up 3-7 people in your neighborhood and each of you receives a $50 discount
  • Generous scholarships available to interested participants from frontline communities
  • Participation limited to 25 students – enroll early to save your space!

[Past event] 2019 Colorado Permaculture Convergence

View the schedule here.

Through the generosity of the New Belgium Foundation, we have received funds for scholarships to the Convergence and to our fall “Living Communities” class in social permaculture.! Thank you, New Belgium Foundation!

To receive a scholarship, apply to guild@coloradopermaculture.com

Fird Friday Gathering @ Ekar Farm


Friday, June 21, 2019 at 6 PM

Ekar Farm is an urban farm dedicated to educating the community about regenerative agriculture practices and food justice, and donating fresh, healthy and culturally appropriate produce to local food banks. Beverages and vegan appetizers will be provided. Bring a dish to share if you wish. It’s free and open to the public.

181 S Oneida St Denver, Colorado








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 @ https://www.regeneratechange.com


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

2019 Advanced Landscape Design Course


–Presented by The Denver Permaculture Guild

Want to dive deeper into the design topics you learned about in your PDC? Looking for some support in developing a permaculture design for your property? Interested in pursuing landscape design for money? Join us for the 2019 Advanced Landscape Design Course, and learn the hard skills of professional-level permaculture design from top practitioners in the field.

Over three weekends this winter, ALDC participants will be guided through a real-world design process 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.

Where:   A combination of dynamic, interactive learning environments in the Denver and Boulder area (addresses provided to registrants only).


Barnabas Kane  is a second-generation landscape architect and planner, whose design philosophy draws from a broad spectrum of disciplines including architecture, landscape architecture, ecology, art, and community planning skills. He looks at every project as an opportunity to treat people as change agents, an integral part of the solution for repairing our relationships with our compromised planet.  Barnabas is a licensed Landscape Architect, a permaculture instructor, and a regional water management expert.  He has received numerous accolades, including a    ‘Sunset’ magazine award and been a featured designer in local as well as national publications like ‘Cowboys and Indians’ and ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ magazines.

Avery Ellis is an Ecological Designer with a whole systems approach to life. Avery was raised in New Jersey, the Garden state, by a master gardener. He has always felt a kinship with nature and the natural processes. He spent the past decade in Colorado pursuing his passion for sustainability with experience ranging from permaculture design to natural building practices, solar installation to biodynamic farming, ecological waste treatment to communication dynamics and he loves to share his knowledge with the world. He holds a Masters degree in Ecological Design and a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He studied permaculture in India in 2006 and in the Rocky Mountains he has been learning and practicing permaculture since 2010. He has earned several Advanced Permaculture Design Certificates (2012-2014), and obtained his Permaculture Teacher’s Certificate in 2012. Integrating these skills into diverse businesses, he now focuses on designing ecosystems that serve humanity by mimicking natural processes. As an eco-entrepreneur, his business endeavors include: Avery Ecological Design, Colorado Greywater, and Integrated Aquaponics, where he brings science and craftsmanship together in his designs and installations.

Dustin Wright lives in Denver with his wife Serena and 9-month-old son Luca. They made the move to Colorado from Texas in 2015 for the abundance of access to wild nature and to build a new life together in Denver. Since moving to Denver Dustin has formed Living Earth Designs, a landscape design/build firm focusing on modern ecological design and permaculture. He has worked on projects ranging from residential scale permaculture landscapes to large scale sites including the highest altitude winery in the US. Dustin is a multi-disciplinary designer with a background in landscape architecture, architecture, strategic planning, alternative construction, permaculture, and graphic design. His whole-systems-based approach integrates diverse technologies from passive rainwater harvesting to digital 3D modeling.

Ainslie O’Neil is a Colorado gal through and through. Her childhood at the foot of the Rocky Mountains instilled in her a deep reverence for natural landscapes and the intricate systems that bind them together. She pursued her undergraduate education in visual art and architecture+design at UMass Amherst and, shortly after taking a PDC, became committed to land-based work. She has refined her design approach with over 5 years as a member of the award-winning landscape architecture firm Ivy Street Design Group. Passionate about creating meaningful outdoor spaces for a diverse range of users, Ainslie has a portfolio including over 100 projects for residences, neighborhoods, community gardens, horticultural therapy spaces, arts venues, public parks, and more. With support from the robust permaculture and creative communities, Ainslie has gained additional experience as a facilitator, educator, and collaborator in the Front Range arts and design world. A motivated learner and inspired designer, she is committed to weaving together our urban fabric through design in both social and ecological environments.

Adam Brock is a permaculture designer and facilitator based in his hometown of Denver, Colorado. As co-founder and co-director of The GrowHaus, Adam helped transform an abandoned half-acre greenhouse into an award-winning hub for healthy food and urban agriculture. A certified permaculture designer since 2008, Adam is active in both the local and national permaculture communities. He has completed designs for over two dozen permaculture landscapes in the Front Range, and is a lead instructor for the Denver Permaculture Design Course and Living Communities Design Course. In 2017, Adam released his first book, Change Here Now: Permaculture Strategies for Personal and Community Transformation. In addition to his solo facilitation and consulting work, Adam currently serves as Director of Social Enterprise at Joining Vision and Action, Denver’spremier consulting firm for social change organizations.


February 15th: evening potluck                                                                                                         February 16th and 17th: 9am-5pm                                                                                                     March 2nd and 3rd: 9am-5pm                                                                                                            March 16th and 17th: 9am-5pm                                                                                                              April 6th: open house presentation at GrowHaus

$600 for Denver Permaculture Guild members*  | $750 for non-members                         (Generous scholarships available – apply on registration form)


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