Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute

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    CRMPIng along for a better future

    Jerome Osentowki — an internationally-recognized permaculture pioneer — began farming on Basalt Mountain in the 1970s. Nearly 50 years later, the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI) is one of the oldest established demonstration sites in the United States. Operating at 7,200 feet in elevation, CRMPI has attracted students from… read more →

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    9th Annual Permaculture Academy

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    Do you want to take your permaculture education to the next level?

    Join us for our 9th Permaculture Academy on beautiful Basalt Mountain! This 9-day, 2-course academy is one of the most in-depth Permaculture Programs currently offered anywhere, taught by leading professionals in the field. It’s designed to shorten the…

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    Permaculture Weekend Workshop

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    Come get your hands dirty in our 30 year old, one-acre outdoor and indoor edible forest garden!

    This edible landscaping course, taught by Jerome Osentowski, founder of the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute in Basalt, CO, will cover topics such as:
    – Designing and maintaining a forest garden

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    Picking fresh figs on Basalt Mountain

    The slice of the Roaring Fork Valley population that inhabits a small portion of Eagle County often finds its boundaries baffling, inefficient and frustrating. The State Legislature evidently didn’t consider the watershed or topography when they drew Eagle County’s borders back in 1883. Jerome Osentowski, in turn, probablyread more →

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    Zimbabwean Eisenhower Fellow visits local ag innovators

    Defining “permaculture” in his own words, Kudakwashe Manyanga said, “In my country, we have what we call ‘farming God’s way.’”

    On Basalt Mountain, at 7,200 feet, that “way” fills the very air. Red rock cliffs and clear blue skies dazzle the senses. Translucent, new-green leaves unfurl along slender chokecherry stems.… read more →