Permaculture & Regenerative Design

Western Colorado High Desert Sustainability for Home, Farm & Urban Settings


Kick-start your project with a professional consultation.


Save time, energy and money with detailed, proactive design.


Combine inspiration & knowledge into an actionable plan.

Permaculture is guided by the values and intent to care for people and care for the earth.

It is a design process that moves cyclically through big picture goals toward detailed design that is grounded in practical application in day to day life. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, it is always a dialog between what people need and how to meet those needs in a regenerative way in relation to the earth.

Serving Western Colorado including:
Grand Junction, Montrose, Glenwood, Gunnison, Delta, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Cedaredge and Crawford.

  • Home garden and farm consulting
  • Garden and edible landscape design
    • Species selection, placement and pricing
    • Detailed 2d and 3d visualizations
    • Virtual walk-throughs
    • Mapping & site surveys
  • Drip irrigation design
    • Field and garden
    • Low pressure & gravity systems
  • Installation
    • I'll work with you or teach you how to implement your design.

Aaron Jerad Colorado Permaculture Designer

Aaron Jerad - Owner

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Recent design projects:


Urban Homestead

Grand Junction, Colorado

Rain harvesting for small-scale edible forest garden in the high desert. Includes chickens, veggie gardens, fruit and drip irrigation design.

glenwood springs permaculture design map for suburban home

Suburban Sustainable Landscaping

Glenwood Springs, CO

Windbreaks, edible hedges, veggie gardens

glenwood springs permaculture design map for suburban home
crawford colorado farm permaculture design

Transitional Farm Design

Crawford, Colorado

Design for transition from conventional hay production to regenerative retreat center with shelterbelt, camping, animals, orchards & veggie gardens.

crawford colorado farm permaculture design
palasade colorado farm and bnb permaculture design

Suburban Farm

Palisade, Colorado

Homestead farm with sustainable rental housing development.


palasade colorado farm and bnb permaculture design
paonia colorado drip irrigation for veggies

Drip Irrigation Design

For veggie production in Paonia CO


paonia colorado drip irrigation for veggies
crawford colorado perennial herb production farm

Perennial herb production garden

Crawford, Colorado


crawford colorado perennial herb production farm
hotchkiss co vineyard rotational grazing

Vinyard & Rotational Grazing

Hotchkiss, Colorado

Medium size irrigated farm with forest gardens.


hotchkiss co vineyard rotational grazing
delta colorado permaculture design

Home Gardens & Greenhouse

Delta, Colorado

Sustainable homestead with terraced gardens, windbreaks, 4 season greenhouse.


delta colorado permaculture design
gunnison colorado windbreak

Windbreak & Snow Control

Gunnison, Colorado

Protect small farm infrastructure from wind & include edible and productive trees in inner rows.


gunnison colorado windbreak

Plan and Plant Layout Example

urban permaculture layout
urban permaculture plants

3d Visualization


Recent Permaculture Articles:

Bubbler Screen – A self-cleaning irrigation filter.

Bubbler screen irrigation filter

A DIY irrigation filter using 20mesh stainless screen on a 250 gallon tank. Weed seeds and other debris are removed. The screen cleans itself as long as there are ample … Read more

How to plant a tree in heavy clay soil


I get a very high survival rate with the CSFS bare root seedlings, but it takes some attention.  These are the steps I use for planting perennials in heavy clay … Read more

Flowers that Make Great Cut Flowers for a Colorado Perennial Garden


Flowers are the essential part of many plants’ life cycles. They are also crucial to the life cycle and nourishment of insects and birds. Many beneficial insects need the sweet … Read more