2024 Permaculture Course – Registration Opening on Dec. 6th, 2023
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.
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.
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 email@example.com to request an application. We have two rounds of scholarships, with the first due date January 15th and the second on March 1st.
COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:
Ecological Design Methodologies & Integrated Systems
Growing Food in Small Spaces
Patterns & Invisible Structures
Natural Building Techniques
Aquaculture & Aquaponics Systems
Raising Animals in Small Systems
Community Building & Appropriate Technologies
Cold Season Growing & Solar Greenhouse Design
Water Catchment & Rainwater Harvesting
Food Forest & Companion Planting
Preserving the Harvest
Secrets of Building Healthy Soil
Ecological Waste Management Systems
Urban & Suburban Permaculture