KDNK Show TODAY at 4pm!

Tune in to our show with Cody Lee on KDNK today at 4pm. We're discussing our upcoming meeting to earn a Special Use Permit with the Roaring Fork Valley Planning Committee on Thursday, June 2nd. Hear from special guests Adrian Fielder, Maya Ward, and Michael Thompson about the application process and seeking community support. 

You can support CRMPI in person at the SUP meeting Thursday, June 2nd at 2:30pm at the El Jebel County Courthouse or by emailing a letter of support to with the subject line "CRMPI SUP ZS-9170-2021" and cc

Spots still open for the 36th annual
Permaculture Design Certification
Basalt, CO | July 18th-July 26th, 2022


We still have a few spots open for this year's PDC! Learn from longtime permaculture veterans during this 10-day intensive on Basalt Mountain. Not only will you receive a certificate in the internationally accredited curriculum of Permaculture Design, you will gain entrance to a growing worldwide network of permaculture designers, educators, entrepreneurs and activists who are creating a new environmental and social vision for the world.

We will talk about the principles and practices of creating lush, sustainable living systems in climates and bioregions ranging from coastal to arid. We talk about how you can apply these principles in designing and building your garden and home, creating and using renewable energy systems, and co-creating social and economic systems that are healthy for both the planet and its human and nonhuman beings. And we look at ways in which you can create a sustainable livelihood based on these principles.

You don't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

  • Learn from a world-renowned team of permaculture masters in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

  • Gain concepts and tools to design and engineer sustainable systems and eco-technologies.

  • Put your learning to use, hands-on, in an environment that’s benefited from decades of comprehensive permaculture practice

Don't Miss Out! Register Now!

Sign up for the next
Greenhouse Design & Forest Garden weekend workshops!

We've got spots open for the upcoming workshops this June 4th and 5th.
Sign up for one or both!
      Saturday, June 4th - Greenhouse Design & Maintenance Workshop
This workshop will teach you how to grow your own food year-round, even tropical fruits, using Climate Battery technology. Learn the intricacies and design of greenhouse growing with an emphasis on perennial poly-culture and making the most of your space. Discover how you can stack functions to make your greenhouse more effective and efficient. Or, if you don’t have a greenhouse, just come to see how this low-tech greenhouse design produces papayas, bananas and other tropical goodies at 7,000+ feet above sea level.
Sunday, June 5th - Forest Gardening Workshop
Come get your hands dirty in our 30 year old, one-acre outdoor and indoor edible forest garden! This edible landscaping course will cover topics such as:
- Designing and maintaining a forest garden
- Developing the forest from groundcover to vines to overstory
- Building soil with vermiculture
- Integrating plant/animal guilds to promote biodiversity and fill essential ecological functions
- Successful companion planting for the high Rockies

Permaculture Academy
August 13-21, 2022

A hands-on, immersive, two-part course covering Greenhouse and Forest Garden design in detail through activities and experiential learning! Take one or both sections, and come out with everything you need to know to design and create your own greenhouse and forest garden! Learn more and register here.

Thanks for joining us for Dandelion Day!

We enjoyed slingin' plants and spending time with our community this past Saturday, May 14th at Carbondale's Dandelion Day! We sold moringa, citrus, comfrey, nettle, plums, goji berry, lovage, ashwaganda, tincture, worms, books, and more. Until next year!

Masterclass in Steamboat Springs

Jerome travelled to Steamboat Springs earlier this month for a weekend Masterclass in Forest Garden Greenhouses at Elkstone Farm. He discussed topics such as construction of high-altitude greenhouses, soil building techniques, disease and pest control, the secrets of companion planting and the use of microclimates within the greenhouse and around it. There were hands-on workshops in Elkstone's climate battery greenhouse. We also enjoyed delicious farm-to-table lunches from Chef Russell Goodman! Yum!

Visit from Zimbabwean Eisenhower Fellow

We had the special privilege of hosting a member of the Zimbabwe Ministry of the Environment, Kudakwashe Manyanga. The minister plans to plant 5 million fruit trees in Zimbabwe as a resilience and financial well-being project. In preparation, he came to the region to visit Farm Collaborative Aspen and a few other innovative projects in the region, including CRMPI. Read more about Kudakwashe and his project in this article from The Sopris Sun.

Raising Rabbits

Kareen Erbe of Broken Ground talks with Jerome about raising rabbits. Jerome raises rabbits in a colony, as opposed to in hutches. In this video, Kareen and Jerome talk about the benefits of raising rabbits, various strategies that eliminate the need to buy rabbit food as well as how to go about building a structure that houses the animals.
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