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This is a place to meet other locals interested in Urban Homesteading and simple living skills like gardening, food preservation, caring for livestock, wilderness survival, alternative energy, edible landscaping, permaculture, container gardening . . . sustainability and resilience. These skills enable you to live harmoniously with nature's processes thereby improving the habitat for all living things around you.

Upcoming events (5)

A Career in Gardening

Living Systems Institute

Are you searching for meaningful work? Consider a career converting traditional landscapes into thriving habitat. At this event we will tour a series of gardens that employ nature's processes to build vitality without tilling the soil and without compost or other fertilizers. The gardens thrive without treating any plant as a weed nor any insect a pest. We will talk about the career opportunity we call the Cook and Gardener Partnership. And we will explain how you can build your own client base of homeowners interested in healing nature, producing abundance and pulling excess carbon from the atmosphere. Learn More: http://www.livingsystemsinst.org/community-investment-enterprises and the blog post A Business Plan for Pat the Gardener https://thecookandthegardner.blogspot.com/2018/09/a-business-plan-for-pat-gardener.html Masks are required and we will be practicing social distancing. We will be outside the entire time. There will be no restrooms available. The event is limited to the first 15 people to RSVP so please let us know if you cannot make it.

Landscaping Nature's Way

Living Systems Institute

Many of us are concerned about the future and wonder what we can do to make the world a better place for our children and grandchildren. Changing the way we landscape our yards, to work with nature instead of against her, can contribute to a better future, whether your primary concern is climate change or species loss or food insecurity. At this event we will tour a series of gardens that employ nature's processes to build vitality without tilling the soil and without compost or other fertilizers. The gardens thrive without treating any plant as a weed nor any insect a pest. We will talk about an opportunity to get help making the transition we call the Cook and Gardener Partnership. And we will explain how you can begin healing nature, producing abundance and pulling excess carbon from the atmosphere in your own yard. Learn More: http://www.livingsystemsinst.org/community-investment-enterprises and the blog post A Business Plan for Pat the Gardener https://thecookandthegardner.blogspot.com/2018/09/a-business-plan-for-pat-gardener.html Masks are required and we will be practicing social distancing. We will be outside the entire time. There will be no restrooms available. The event is limited to the first 15 people to RSVP so please let us know if you cannot make it.

Compost Field Trip/site tours
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Happy New Year All. Building Soil is an important first step to growing a garden...while each of us has different space, skills and styles of gardening...others are just coming into the practice or dare I say the experiment of growing a garden. So whether a person or family has a garden, is planning one or expanding one...I thought it would be interesting to go and see what is available as "commercial compost". I've spoken with 2 local companies in the Boulder County area, Eco-Cycle and Western Disposal...both have offered to do group tours. I've also contacted A-1 Organics, but not heard back from them yet. Hoping that we can pick a weekend early in March for this...please share your feedback and interest. By visiting and questioning the methods of others...we can still learn and discover what we will to help us determine how best to compost on our own.

Solar ideas
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I am interested in what a small home owner could do for some solar energy options that don't require a major expense. Is there any way you could organize a meetup around this idea?

Past events (1,482)

Native Bees of Colorado Webinar via Zoom

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