Sheet Mulch
Resources Galore
Pavlos Points
Patrick Smells Soil
Morning Circle Games
More Bseama
Machines 1
Lena Soil
Jason Niche
Jason Basemap training 2
Holly Pattern Identification
Happy Heather
Carlo Speaks
All connected
Alison and Lindsey Map
Alex Holly Sector



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.

Through an engaging mix of lecture, hands-on group activities, and real-world design projects, Denver PDC students gain a comprehensive understanding of ecological thinking and how to apply it in a variety of contexts.


Class is held on weekends from April through October. The course takes place at a variety of Denver locations, and includes two retreat weekends as well. Meals are provided at the retreat weekends, and delicious catered lunches are included throughout the rest of the course.

2020 Course Dates:

April 4th/5th (retreat), April 18th/19th, May 16th/17th, June 13th/14th, August 22nd/23rd, September 19th/20th (retreat), October 10th/11th

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.

For more details, including instructor bios, syllabus, FAQ, and contact information, visit the course informational website.


Course tuition is $1100 before January 1st, or $1350 after January 1st. Denver Permaculture Guild Members receive a $150 discount – learn more about membership and sign up here! Also, the Guild is pleased to now offer payment plan options for course tuition.

If you have the means, please consider signing up at one of our suggested elevated tuition levels. In alignment with the Fair Share ethic of permaculture, those with more financial flexibility can help fund scholarships and improve the diversity and accessibility of our programming.

Interested in taking the PDC but don’t have the financial resources? The Denver PDC offers scholarships to applicants from historically marginalized populations. Scholarship applications are available here.