The Denver Permaculture Guild aims to provide opportunities and support to all Denver communities through thoughtfully applied design in our economic, educational, and food systems.

What kinds of opportunities and support are we talking about here?
We want to inspire you to realize your goals of relating more deeply to each other and to the Earth. Specifically, we hope to organize community building events, offer learning opportunities in beginner and advanced permaculture education, and help support businesses that embody permaculture thinking. As we grow, we aim to offer more intensive support for your projects and businesses through consulting and exploration of funding opportunities.
 
What is the organization doing now to reach these goals?
Great question! We’ve already partnered with the GrowHaus to produce the 4th Annual Denver Permaculture Design Course , taking place from October 2014 – April 2015. To further nourish the permaculture community, we’ve planned a year’s worth of monthly events that revolve around 12 permaculture topics like natural building, local economy, and agriculture. Stay tuned for more updates on the projects that we’ve got on the ground and opportunities to get involved!

Please consider joining the permaculture movement by supporting the Denver Permaculture Guild and becoming a member!

All Denver communities?
That’s right. We want to reach out to anyone and everyone with interest in joining our mission, because we think that building a diverse community means building a strong community.
 
So what exactly is thoughtfully applied design?
We are all designers in some fashion – whether it be compiling a list of ingredients for dinner, creating a schedule for your week, or deciding which posters to hang on the wall. “Thoughtfully applied design” indicates the intention with which we approach these tasks – from the biggest to the smallest of projects. We think it means design that carefully considers the needs of a system and develops solutions to those specific challenges, design that works for the environment and its inhabitants, design that works to include instead of exclude. In short, we use design that is based in the principles and ethics found in permaculture.

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