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 the first weekend of every month between October and April. The course takes place at The GrowHaus and Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School, with a first weekend retreat at Woodbine Ecology Center. Meals are provided at the retreat weekend, and delicious catered lunches are included throughout the rest of the course.
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 website.
Course tuition is $1100 before June 15th, or $1350 after June 15th. 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.