Building a more just and resilient Denver.
The Denver Permaculture Guild is a community organized, membership-based nonprofit with the aim of building healthy, resilient, regenerative, and inclusive Denver area communities.
We bring permaculture to life by engaging, educating, and energizing people with a focus on the following three goals:
Permaculture is more than smart gardening.
It’s more than urban agriculture and green activism, more than backyard chickens or food forests, solar panels or bike trailers.
Permaculture is a problem solving methodology; a practical, positive answer to the crises of our time.
At Denver Permaculture Guild, we recognize the huge number of people and organizations who may not identify with the word “permaculture,” but are working towards the same purpose: to establish stable and regenerative human habitats that enrich and heal the greater environment.
In permaculture design, we work to model patterns in the natural world, with existing ecosystems rather than against them.
These principles and ethics are drawn from the balance and harmony found in natural ecosystems. At permaculture design courses around the world, students learn a set of ethics, principles, and decision-making tools. A great introduction to one set of permaculture principles can be found via David Holmgren here.
Permaculture is for builders, lawyers, artists, and caretakers; for community organizers, teachers, gardeners, accountants, and scientists. Permaculture can help in any facet of human communities, and the more diverse and varied the movement becomes, the stronger and more resilient it will be.
This is a crucial time, an inflection point in the history of the human species. Intentional permaculture design is one tool to meet the challenges we’re faced with. And because every situation is unique, it presents an opportunity for limitless creativity.
Permaculture is an approach that can be applied to succeed with whatever problems or opportunities emerge.