Boulder Permaculture Design Course

A seasonal permaculture design certification course in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, one weekend per month, April through October

In this professional course, which offers more than 100-hours of experiential learning, participants will explore new ideas for creating household resiliency, designs for reducing ecological footprint, and patterns for local economies while having outrageous fun! Beyond the classroom we will offer an Academy for further in depth knowledge and a children’s program for parents who would like to take this course, while their kids learn.

This course will be taught at several permaculture sites across Boulder County. From the Mountains to the Plains, from the City to the Farms. The exact locations for each weekend of the course will be included with Registration.

The Boulder Permaculture Design Course content will include the internationally accepted curriculum taught around that world that is required to receive a Permaculture Design Certificate. Details about these requirements can be found on PINA’s website.

April 11-12, May 16-17, June 13-14, July 11-12, August 8-9, September 12-13, October 10-11
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM each day
*Optional electives will be offered beyond the class time

Weekend 1: April – Introduction to Permaculture, Patterns, and Observing Ecology
Weekend 2: May – Design Process & Working with Water
Weekend 3: June – Farming & Gardening Skills, Microclimates, Plants, Animals, and Soil Science
Weekend 4: July – Natural Building, Appropriate Technology, Social Permaculture, & Invisible Structures
Weekend 5: August – Global Permaculture, Design for Disaster, Wildcrafting, Alternative Economies, Starting a Permaculture Business
Weekend 6: September – Preserving the Harvest, Greenhouses, Seed Saving, & Project Implementation
Weekend 7: October – Design Presentations, Activation & Celebration

$1250 before January 1, 2020
$1500 until April 10, 2020
No refunds after April 1, 2020
There are limited scholarship funds available for those in need. Please contact us for a scholarship application or to discuss a payment plan. The scholarship application deadline is March 1st. 


Ecological Design Science


Pattern Literacy

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Rainwater Harvesting

Natural Building Techniques

Food Forest & Companion Planting

Raising Animals in Small Systems

Indigenous Knowledge

Alternative Economics

Community Building

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Social Patterns & Invisible Structures

Mushroom Cultivation

Solar Greenhouse Design

Ecological Restoration

Aquaculture & Aquaponics Systems

Preserving the Harvest

Secrets of Building Healthy Soil

Composting & Waste Management Systems

Urban & Suburban Permaculture