I recently found out that it is illegal for me to have chickens in my area of lakewood. Some type of rezoning is supposed to happen, but I wondered if you have any knowledge of this problem. I have been told that the comments to the city are about half for and half against. I also am wondering about some type of permaculture use of my city lot. It may be to small to do anything significant. Any suggestions would be great, thanks. Jon McNulty
No lot is too small for permaculture. There is a lot you can do if you have any yard at all. I recall reading an editorial once in one of the permaculture magazines about the author’s experience practicing permaculture on the balcony of his apartment. One of the larger areas of permaculture today is “Urban Permaculture”. If you search on this term you I think you will find a lot of material. I would also recommend “The Permaculture Handbook” by Peter Bane. The author has oriented the book toward “garden farming” or small scale permaculture in the average back (and front) yard. Hope this helps.
I love the Guild logo. Have you thought of printing it on t-shirts or canvas bags?
I am looking for the permaculture group who came to Watershed school on Sunday.
Hi there! I am new to permaculture, but would really like to get involved hands on. I have been reading alot about permaculture design courses, and indoor horticulure. Does the Denver area have anything like that going on before Springtime?
Hey! We talked at the Colorado Permaculture Convergence, I was just wondering if you still wanted help with the google calendar for the guild.
It is such a pleasure to search for Colorado Permaculture, and instantly find such a well managed site with so many members and good efforts going on. I just returned to Portland OR from my trip to Colorado, and I must say, I am impressed with the region. There seems a genuine solidity to the people, and the economy seems to be doing quite well. I’m strongly considering moving there to begin my community centered holistic health practice.
I have some questions about Colorado ecology, Water issues, Permaculture, Politics, Pollution, and the like. Would anybody be willing to speak with me on phone or skype?
I studied desert permaculture with B. Lancaster in Tucson, and I get very hopeful about the ‘greening’ of dry areas. I’ve become aware the the Front range only gets 20% of the precipitation of the state, while it holds 80% of the state’s population. I’m also seeing it grow, and the demands for water increase. I wonder how available are water-saving technologies in households? (Greywater, etc), and do people grow food in their own gardens? Where does most of the food come from? Is it trucked in from afar?
If Tucson/Pheonix are predicted to be ‘unliveable’ in 20 years, due to water shortages, how is the expectation for Colorado? Are there any problems with the hydro-project that brings water over from the western slopes to the east [front] range? What about the soil dynamic?
My main hope is to set up my healing practice in a place that has the best combination of ecological strength, good community, strong [alternative] economy, and future potential for stable-state society. Its looking like the Front Range, particularly the Fort Collins area, has a good spread of those qualities. I’m hoping to chat with informed local permaculturists who can elaborate on the details of the themes I’ve mentioned. Please feel free to email me. I’m committed to furthering this eco-social dream wherever I live, and I’d like to become part of the community and a strong participant in its efforts, should Colorado prove to be my post-residency place of business. Thank you.
Alexander Diaz, BA LMT
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