I am considering a move to the state of colorado to be closer to family and I am curious about possible "hotspots" or places with cool things happening and opportunities to connect with other permies. Ideally somewhere north of Denver/south of fort collins on the front range (where my family is) but I am open to other suggestions . Thanks in advance!
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
posted 5 years ago
The Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute is well worth a visit.
It is one of the oldest permaculture sites in the U.S., located near Basalt - about half way between Aspen and I-70,at around 6,600 feet elevation.
Their website home page
Location: In a rain shadow - Fremont County, Southern CO
posted 5 years ago
for what you are looking for, you are headed to the right area.
i lived in the boulder area prior to my current location, and they certainly seemed more eco-minded then my current location.
the areas im referring to is Golden, up to Boulder and on through Longmont and even up to Loveland.
really that is the hottest area in the state for eco [permaculture]-type minded folks.
that said, there is much cheaper property down here in southern CO
i couldnt afford to buy water rights in the Boulder area, but down here i was able to buy an old farm AND water rights for less than just the cost of water in Boulder.
just something to keep in mind if you are wanting to farm
feel free to send me a PM if you have any other questions.
http://www.cloud9farms.com/ - Southern Colorado - Zone 5 (-19*f) - 5300ft elevation - 12in rainfall plus irrigation rights
Dairy cows, "hair" sheep, Kune Kune pigs, chickens, guineas and turkeys
You know I'd have to agree. We've been looking into various opportunities across the US, but would love to stay in Colorado. Land and water rights are simply out of our price range. Southern CO is much cheaper, but will require some serious Perminess, they're less than 10" of rain per year in most of that area.
If anybody hears about anything like an IC or similar, please pass it along. I'd love to keep my day job until I can make my own home here in CO.
I am pretty stoked on Beulah Valley. It is only 25 mins from Pueblo and about 1hr from Colorado Springs. We really lucked out with water rights and bottom land at a great price. I know of a 85 acre parcel with house, wells/spring and a creek that I think is still available, but they wanted $650K (don't think its actively listed right now).
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