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, Delta, Paonia

  • 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:

My Top 10 (or so) Permaculture Books

Introduction to Permaculture – Bill Mollison, Teaming with Microbes – Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewi, Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability – David Holmgren, Gaia’s Garden – Toby Hemenway…

Spring Garden Abundance – Lemon Asparagus Sauté

Sorrel in a guild with yarrow, comfrey and lovage around a peach tree.

Visiting David Holmgren’s property as an intern I had a distinct experience of abundance and harmonizing with the seasons.  This was specifically related to food and eating. Modern food culture … Read more

The best gluten-free (sourdough) pancakes… ever.

Gluten-free sourdough pancake breakfast

Creating the perfect, light fluffy and yummy pancake has been an ongoing goal of mine, one I now think I have perfected… and it happens to be gluten free. I … Read more