Monday, July 9, 2012

CRMPI intro to permaculture

Join us on Saturday July 14th from 9am to 4pm for a one-day introduction and interactive experience to learn about permaculture design at the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI) with Tia Meer, permaculture teacher and founder of Simple Living Institute from Orlando, FL. The morning session will cover ethics, principals, site survey, and site design. In the afternoon we will get our hands dirty and put permaculture into practice with a few simple projects including permaculture gardening, natural building, and water harvesting. Cost is $75 per person, lunch included. Register with CRMPI at or call 970-927-4158. More info at

Monday, May 9, 2011

Upcoming CRMPI workshops

From an email from Jerome:

For those of you interested, mark these dates are your calender for CRMPI's workshop series.

Sat May 14 - Forest Gardening - Learn how to turn your yard into an edible landscape with Forest Gardening. In this workshop you will learn how to harness the power of the perennial, create niches that promote beneficial insects, homes for birds, and support delicious fruit trees and much more. This holistic gardening method allows the garden to work with nature, stacking functions and supporting beneficial habitats all the while providing delicious edible fruits, nuts, berries, and veggies to us.

Sun May 15 - Greenhouse - Ever wonder if it is possible to grow bananas or papayas in your cold temperate, high altitude, Rocky Mountain backyard? With the power of a greenhouse equipped with Climate Battery technology it is. Come by CRMPI to see how Jerome Osentowski has managed to grow tropical food at elevation using the power of the sun and minimal energy. Learn how to store heat, harness the passive solar sun, and insulate your garden to extend your season successfully using design principles that are easy to implement. Become a greenhouse grower that encourages polyculture diversity for a wide range of food. With the power of the greenhouse, anything is possible.

Look for our last workshop on Medicinal Herbs and Plants which is 6/25

Each workshop is held the CRMPI demonstration site just outside of Basalt, CO. They run 9:00am-4:30pm and cost $50/workshop which includes lunch and materials. To RSVP or for more info email or call 970-9274158.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Permaculture Introduction - Louisville CO Library Feb 5th - Free

An Introduction to Permaculture

Time: February 5, 2011 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Type Group: Louisville CO Library
Street: 951 Spruce Street
City/Town: Louisville CO
Event Type: permaculture
Organized By: David E Greenwald
Latest Activity: Jan 22

How can humans live on Earth in harmony, abundance, grace and ease for eons into the future? Permaculture is the art of creating living ecosystems that imitate Nature to provide food, fuel and shelter. Through observation and analysis, Permaculturists have identified basic principles that underlie healthy, productive natural systems. By mimicking these principles, we can learn to create integrated communities of plants, critters, people and structures, thereby becoming more self-reliant and enhancing the places we live.

On Saturday morning, Feb. 5th, at the Louisville CO Library, Sandy Cruz, Barbara Mueser and Jason Gerhardt will present an overview of the permaculture approach, show slides of their sites, and discuss how permaculture may be of benefit the Louisville community. They are considering bringing their 2011 "Permaculture through the Seasons!" design course to Louisville.
Cost: FREE!

Sandy Cruz founded High Altitude Permaculture in 1992, promoting strategies for sustainable living in even the harshest conditions. She holds a Diploma of Permaculture Design from the International Permaculture Institute, has published a variety of articles, and has been interviewed for newspapers, radio and television. Sandy has taught numerous permaculture courses and workshops, and has trained 50 new permaculture teachers from all over the US.

Jason Gerhardt of Real Earth Design has practiced and taught permaculture design in diverse regions of the US since 2006. He has detailed knowledge of plant ecologies, food production and rainwater harvesting. Jason currently teaches for Naropa University, Prescott College, Transition Colorado and High Altitude Permaculture, and designs permaculture landscapes professionally.

Barbara Mueser of The Garden Muse has studied and practiced permaculture since 2007. She co-facilitates the "Permaculture through the Seasons!" design course and teaches local workshops. She is certified as a Permaculture Teacher, an Advanced Permaculture Designer, a Photovoltaic Designer and Installer, and a Master Gardener. Having created a sustainable homestead at her own site, Barbara consults, designs and installs organic gardens and permaculture systems for clients.

Monday, November 29, 2010


This blog is going into hibernation. I just don't have time to maintain it adequately.

If you are into permaculture, live in Colorado, and want to maintain this blog, please feel free to email me at and I'd be glad to add you as a contributor.

Thanks for reading.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Steamboat Springs Intro to Permaculture

Via the Steamboat Springs Pilot:
At 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, Deep Roots and Transition Steamboat team up to host an Intro to Permaculture evening with Steamboat resident Herald Stout, who will discuss permaculture, community-supported agriculture principles and gardening as local economy. Gain a local’s perspective from Stout, whose Steamboat home garden was based on permaculture principles.
Full article here.