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Harry Greene
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Colorado Springs area permaculture? I'm moving out there soon and I'd love to sporadically lend a hand and learn some new things. I'm temporarily abandoning my permaculture homestead in Massachusetts. I have experience with hugelkulturs, chickens and their coops, greenhouses, catching rainwater, annual gardening, soil building, composting, swales, rocks, erosion, tree planting, passive solar greenhouses, apples etc.

Holla back, reply, smoke signals...

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John Polk
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Not exactly Colorado Springs, but the CRMPI, located about 15 mi from Aspen is well worth a visit.
It is located about 7,200 ft elev, and is one of the oldest permaculture sites in the country.
 
Kelly Smith
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the only person i know of in the area that teaches a PDC is Becky at blue planet earthscapes : http://www.blueplanetearthscapes.com/
she is in manitou springs, but close enough to COS to not make a huge difference.

There are others up and down the front range (Boulder, Ward, Trinidad) but i dont know of anyone closer to you.
Becky and gang are also involved in the transition town movement in manitou.

as for individuals practicing, i think there seems to be more and more every day.

you may look for a food coop or something similar in the springs, seems my coop was pretty receptive to permie type stuff, and even had Becky down to give an overview talk.

hopefully you find something.
 
Kelly Smith
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for anyone interested, i just got word that a food forest will be going in, in manitou springs.

looks like they do a monthly meetup in manitou, for anyone wanting to get involved

http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=58d93e6d685d607456a58fdd4&id=636a05ca5c&e=dd33cc0b24

good luck.
 
Harry Greene
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We're currently in the design phase of the food forest. I'll post back when things move along more. Word on the street is that we just got access to another site...5-10 acres or something. Very cool.
 
Kelly Smith
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there is an intro to premaculture classe being held this saturday in canon city.
becky elder will be teaching it along with someone else (dont remember her name)

class goes from 9am-1230pm
cost is $25 a person ($20 for coop members)
discounts for couples
class will be held at the Abby (in one of the back buildings)

im not sure if there is anything online about this, but if you want any other info, please let me know.
 
Andy Metten
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Denver has a permaculture guild.

The Farmette in Lyons and CRIMPI in Basalt practice their own versions of Permaculture.

I'm 2 hours north in Fort Collins if you ever want to come check out our small operation!

Oh, and welcome just try not to bring to many people with you!



 
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