2024 Permaculture Course – Registration Opening on Dec. 6th, 2023

Course Description
Permaculture is a design science that uses nature as a model for creating resilient human systems. This certification course is a through-the-seasons intensive in ecological design and practice, taught through a balance of hands-on activities, tours, demonstrations, and lectures. Alongside the permaculture design framework, this course will introduce a wide array of subjects including water management, soil health, forest gardening, ecological livestock management, natural building, social permaculture, and more.

Class Dates
9:00am-5:30pm Saturday & Sunday, Second Weekend of Each Month April-October

April 13th-14th, May 18th-19th (delay for Mother’s Day), June 8th-9th, July 13th-14th, Aug 10th-11th, Sept 14th-15th, and Oct 12th-13th.

Class Location
Diverse permaculture sites in Boulder County, mountains to plains, farm to backyard.

Design Project. Students will complete a design in a small groups as part of this program, using both in-class time and 10-15 hours outside of class.

Lunches. A balance of catered and student-lead lunches, accommodating vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free dietary needs.

Limited partial scholarships are available on the basis of greatest need. Please email boulderpdc@gmail.com to request an application. We have two rounds of scholarships, with the first due date January 15th and the second on March 1st.

$1500 (Ends January 15th)

$1600 (Ends March 1st)

Late Price
$1700 (After March 1st)


Ecological Design Methodologies & Integrated Systems

Growing Food in Small Spaces

Patterns & Invisible Structures

Natural Building Techniques

Aquaculture & Aquaponics Systems

Alternative Economics

Indigenous Knowledge

Raising Animals in Small Systems

Community Building & Appropriate Technologies

Cold Season Growing & Solar Greenhouse Design

Mushroom Cultivation

Water Catchment & Rainwater Harvesting

Food Forest & Companion Planting

Ecological Restoration

Preserving the Harvest

Secrets of Building Healthy Soil

Ecological Waste Management Systems

Urban & Suburban Permaculture