Miles Flansburg

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Wyoming & Colo: Zones 2 to 5,
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Miles was born into a ranching family. His Mom and Dad moved to the big city so he has lived in both worlds. Miles is married with two college aged children. He has been gardening all of his life , in Colorado and Wyoming. A Wyoming Master Gardener and Permaculture newbie. Miles loves hiking, camping and fishing in the Rockies. He and his family live on a small suburban lot outside of Denver and own a ten acre forested lot in Wyoming that is slowly being planted with food crops.
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Recent posts by Miles Flansburg

Devon, We are related so I get to visit and help out when I have time off. Might be a bit tougher this year as I took a new job with less days off.  Kani says they ate one of the oranges the other day and are waiting for the rest to ripen up ! If you get a chance you should contact them for a tour and check it out. You are not that far away.
4 weeks ago
Rose, not sure if you have seen this you tube channel , they are building there homestead in AZ and using earth bags as well.  Green Dreams
4 weeks ago
Howdy Lee Ann, always great to see more Wyoming permies! Protect any trees you plant, from deer and antelope ! Pallets are free and work well. Any swales on contour will help and mulching will help too.  Those rock outcrops seem like they might create a warmer microclimate? Might be good for an underground greenhouse back wall? Have you contacted the local conservation district for tree and shrub purchases? They have all sorts of good stuff , cheep. Also there is a university professor who has the "Wyoming Apple Project". Check that out. You might be able to score some antique apple varieties.
4 weeks ago
Gilbert, I will let you know if they say they are open to it. It is state owned so the wheels turn very slow. I have done some web searches to find several local organizations who work as/in food banks, food deserts, community gardens etc so will be contacting them if it is a go also. Not sure if you have any contacts like this that would bring funding and people?
4 weeks ago
Howdy Gene, I was wondering if there might be other parcels of land next to yours that are for sale ? I always thought it would be nice to have permie neighbors but have always wanted my own place too. What is your place like? Any trees, seasonal water flow, weather, etc. Any pictures of the area?
4 weeks ago
Also hoping you can post some pictures of your progress when you get started.
2 months ago
Hello Rose, can you post some pictures?
2 months ago
My JD 500 industrial backhoe has a lever that disconnects the transmission from the engine so that the engine can start and warm up without having to push the transmission. Do you have anything like that?
2 months ago
Howdy all, so it has been a while, I have recently taken a job with the state of Colorado at the Fort Logan campus.  WIKI PAGE If you go to google maps and search for it you can see the large amount of land in the complex. Look at the intersection of Lowell and Oxford . To the north and west, you can see lots of unused space. This is state owned land, with landscaping crews and buildings scattered throughout. I know that in the past I have seen posts from folks looking for the possibility of finding some land to create gardens, orchards, and a place to build community that would help grow food in this food desert area. I was thinking today, that this might have potential for that.

I am wondering if there is anyone here who might be interested in finding out if this area could even be used for such a thing. Not sure if the state would allow it . Just reaching out to plant the seeds and to see what is possible. Seems like there is a lot of land here not being used and with the right folks and the right contacts, it might turn into something.

Anybody have any ideas ?
2 months ago
Howdy Rick, Are you from Wyoming or new to the area? Do you have a backhoe to do earthworks? How far are you from Rawlins?
You might want to check out Kani and Lyle's thread HERE They are neighbors and have lots of experience with Wyoming homesteading.
2 months ago