Introduction to Permaculture Design
October 21–23, 2022
Permaculture involves the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Permaculture design adopts arrangements observed in flourishing natural ecosystems. It includes a set of design principles derived using whole-systems thinking.
Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI) and Broken Ground are partnering with Drala Mountain Center to host an on-site Permaculture Design Practicum. A Design Practicum is a collaborative process that allows for a diversity of perspectives and design ideas. This design practicum is intended to give participants an introduction to permaculture concepts while engaging them in the actual design process of a permaculture plan at Drala Mountain Center.
During the weekend, participants will learn about permaculture practices and principles, the importance of human relationships and community building in the design process, site analyses and design methods, and various strategies for food production, soil building, water capture, and fire mitigation. By the end of the workshop, participants will have created a site
design for Drala Mountain Center, incorporating permaculture principles and knowledge gained.
Drala Mountain Center is offering significantly reduced priced lodging in support of this program.
Please read and understand DMC’s current COVID-19 policy before registering.
Founder and Director, Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute A forager and permaculturist with roots in rural Nebraska, Jerome Osentowski lives in a passive solar home he built at 7200 feet above Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley. A permaculture designer for 30 years, he has built five greenhouses for himself and countless others for private clients and public […]
Founder, Broken Ground Permaculture Kareen Erbe is a certified permaculture designer and has been teaching permaculture and gardening workshops through her business, Broken Ground, for over a decade. She and her husband live on a suburban cold climate permaculture homestead in Bozeman, Montana. She has a BSc. in Environmental Science and completed an advanced permaculture […]