Furthermore, CRMPI is struggling to keep operations going while dealing with the SUP application and gearing up for Jerome's retirement transition. Outside support is necessary to continue operations, courses, and keep CRMPI on the map. The most immediate need is funding to support the livelihoods of permanent staff. This includes improved employee housing and contracted salaries to help with daily farm tasks, volunteer coordination, classes, marketing, and ongoing infrastructure improvements. Without consistent and reliable staff to help with these tasks, CRMPI will continue to face challenges without the structure to efficiently and effectively overcome them.
For decades, Jerome and the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute have shaken the ground of permaculture, offering the world’s longest running PDC program and inspiring environmental stewards all over the world. It’s time to give back. A generous donor has agreed to match up to $50,000 of public donations in support of CRMPI and Jerome’s transition. Please help us reach our goal!