These sunny days and plentiful rain make for a happy garden and lots to do, so we got right to work at our July workday!
OKCG Members Marye and Julie ready to rock!
On the list was
getting familiar with our herb garden,
building another compost pile,
mapping out a few more permaculture guilds in the food forest,
and framing a bed for our blueberry patch.
Wait a second, you might say, blueberries don't grow in Colorado!Read more
Permaculture is for everyone. That's what I left the Colorado Permaculture Convergence with this weekend.
As we experience this changing climate, shortage of water, excess of waste, and degradation of our beautiful land and wonderful communities permaculture provides a guiding path to action.
Permaculture is the philosophy of working with the natural cycles and systems to create an abundance for all. At the 2015 Colorado Permaculture Convergence, hosted by the Permaculture Provision Project in Cortez, CO, we got to celebrate the people and projects working on permaculture in the Southwest and learn from the skilled, experience speakers.
Grant Curry, one of our hosts, inspired us to think beyond sustainability, which he described as having your nose just above water. Closing speaker, Joel Glanzberg, reminded us that we may feel the urge to jump all in and become a permaculturist with our own off-the-grid homestead complete with water catchment system, food forest, and a composting toilet but we need everybody (doctors, teachers, lawyers, homemaker, restaurant owners...everyone!) to think like nature.Read more