Who We Are
The Colorado Permaculture Guild brings together local Permaculture groups and individuals to provide education, networking, practical resources, enthusiasm and fun with the goal of growing awareness and use of Permaculture principles and ethics throughout our community.
Permaculture design maximizes the growth of food and human resources over time while minimizing the workload and impact on the native environment. The focus is the move from annuals to perennials and from unsustainable practices to self-sustaining practices.
CONNECTION ~ EDUCATION ~ ACTIVISM
The design plan for your guild incorporates many facets of the growing Permaculture world. In addition to gatheringthe varied Colorado Permaculturists in one cohesive listing, we are committed to keeping a registry of qualified presenters, instructors and mentors on hand to secure the highest standards.
We aim to be the go-to site for information on classes, workshops and all manner of gatherings with regards to our movement. Our newsletter, website, and blog invite authors of all concerns to contribute.
It is our hope as we grow in size and voice, to develop politically in our communities as well. As we begin this journey of unification, we ask for your ideas and a share of your concerns.
Permaculture Design Principles
1. Observe and Interact
2. Catch and Store Energy
3. Obtain a Yield
4. Apply Self-regulation and Accept Feedback
5. Use and Value Renewable Resources and Services
6. Produce No Waste
7. Design from Patterns to Details
8. Integrate Rather than Segregate
9. Use Small and Slow Solutions
10. Use and Value Diversity
11. Use Edges and Value the Marginal
12. Creatively Use and Respond to Change