Monthly Archives: October 2015

Adam Brock guest editor for Permaculture Design Magazine issue #98

Watch for the November issue of Permaculture Design magazine: #98, Decolonizing Permaculture.  Adam Brock of The GrowHaus guest edited this issue.  Adam’s work on people patterns can be viewed at his website, People & Pattern, which is also the working title for his upcoming book on a pattern language of invisible structures.

P.S. You can help Adam get his book People & Pattern: A Social Permaculture Handbook started with a contribution to his indiegogo campaign!

A Rare & Intimate Evening with Sandor Ellix Katz at Shine Boulder, 10/21/2015

From Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place in Boulder, CO:

A rare & intimate evening with Sandor Katz, Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6pm

Join us as Sandor shares his inspirational journey and wisdom around health and healing through fermented foods.

Food lovingly prepared by Shine’s Executive Chef Jessica Emich and Owner of Ozuke Foods, Mara King

$55 includes food, talk and a specialty fermented cocktail.  Space is limited so please register ASAP.

Sandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. His books Wild Fermentation (2003) and the Art of Fermentation (2012), along with the hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught around the world, have helped to catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts. A self-taught experimentalist who lives in rural Tennessee, the New York Times calls him “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” The Art of Fermentation received a James Beard award, and In 2014, Sandor was honored with the Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Foodways Alliance.

For more information, check out Sandor’s website

1st Annual Denver Permaculture Confluence: Oct. 16-18, 2015

From Denver Permaculture Guild:

Permaculture is revolutionizing the way we work and grow together in Denver,  join the Denver Permaculture Guild on for the 1st Annual Denver Permaculture Confluence, October 16-18th, 2015, as we learn, build, and celebrate permaculture in our city!











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Rockies Edge Permaculture Design Course 2015: Final Weekend!

This past weekend, Rockies Edge Permaculture wrapped up their 2015 7-month Permaculture Design Course with design presentations and an open house.  Designs were presented by six groups, with design sites at two local farms, two local schools, and a Boulder city park.  Participants were inventive with use of media, seamlessly displaying everything from hand-drawn maps to video.  On Sunday, Rockies Edge held an open house for friends and family of the participants, which gave them the opportunity to display and discuss designs, and a second opportunity for participants to learn more about other teams’ design projects.

Sunday also delighted with a presentation from Rockies Edge Permaculture Children’s Program, in which children of the PDC participants presented skits that showed the principles of permaculture in practice.  The kids went all out, with costumes, and wrapped up their presentation with a dance party!  (Cue dance music, head bopping, ecstatic children…)

Thanks to the local PDC alumni who came out to support the freshest crew of Permaculture Design Course graduates in Boulder!




Front Range Bioneers: October 23-25, 2015

From the Environmental Center at University of Colorado, Boulder:

In its 13th year, Front Range Bioneers is a Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event and offers a weekend of sharing, learning and action, and is a uniquely affordable community event that brings together the progressive thinkers of this colorful region.

Front Range Bioneers features re-broadcasts of the national Bioneers plenaries.  The national presentations set a global context for the local conference, which features over 35 options of field trips, workshops and sessions with over 80 local presenters. The Front Range program focus on topics of regional importance.  In addition, there are special sessions for teens and activities for children.

Local permaculture designers presenting in the program include: Robin Eden, Avery Ellis, Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish, Jason Gerhardt, Casey Hanebuth, Neambe Leadon, Pavlos Stavropoulos, Maren Waldman, and Mike Wird.

Front Range Bioneers is a Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event produced by the CU Environmental Center in collaboration with Naropa University, Making Local Food Work, Woodbine Ecology Center, Boulder Food Rescue, Youth On Record, and Earth Guardians.

Check out the program:

To register:

Denver PDC kicks off fifth annual course

The Denver Permaculture Design Course kicked off its fifth annual course last weekend at Woodbine Ecology Center.  Course facilitators include Adam Brock, Jason Gerhardt, Kelly Simmons, Isabel Sanchez, and Creighton Hofeditz.  The course runs one weekend a month starting in October and ending in April.  Learn more about the Denver PDC at

Local Lonnie Howell published in Permaculture Design Magazine Fall 2015

Check out Lonnie Howell’s article Design for Disaster: Grief in the Fall 2015 Permaculture Design Magazine.  Lonnie shares his personal experience with grief and loss, and how he found solace by applying permaculture principles to the grieving process.  A touching article on a topic that can be hard to address.  From Lonnie: “Harvest the edges of your comfort zones.”

Lonnie received his PDC and Advanced PDC certifications from High Altitude Permaculture and currently resides with his family in Rollinsville, CO.


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