Thursday, December 18, 2008

Denver Permaculture Business Plan

Here's an interesting plan for a permaculture business in Denver. It looks like it is a work in progress.

This is where I am developing a catalyst business for a Community Investment Enterprise in Denver, Colorado. The Base Pair I am starting with is an organic kitchen garden based on no till, perennial plantings mixed with annuals, that is drip irrigated for low maintenance and water efficiency.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Growing Food in the Southwest Mountains" book excerpt available online

You can read 20 or so pages from "Growing Food in the Southwest Mountains: A Permaculture Approach to Home Gardening Above 6,500 Feet in Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Colorado and Southern Utah". From the introduction:

Welcome to organic food gardening in the high-altitude Southwest! This book is primarily written for gardeners who live in the Ponderosa pine transition zone around 7,000 feet in altitude. However, most of the information is also applicable to lower elevation Pinyon-Juniper woodlands and higher elevation Spruce-Fir forests.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Permaculture Teachers' Collective of Boulder online group

If you teach permaculture, consider joining this online group:

The Permaculture Teachers' Collective of Boulder is focussed on supporting fellow permaculture teachers in promoting the principles and ethics of permaculture.We wish to network with other teachers and create the most dynamic programs available.We also wish to connect with permaculture teachers and institutes around the world.
Looks to be fairly active.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Suburbs and Permaculture

Colorado has plenty of suburbia in the front range urban corridor from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs.

In this video, David Holmgren talks about the possibility of an enduring suburbia. I found it via the Pikes Peak Permaculture Website.

Another very useful set of posts about suburbia is the four part series on Resilient Suburbia by jeffvail on The Oil Drum.