Join us for our season opening action day and dinner, presented by the Northern Colorado Permaculture Guild and Mama’s Tofu. Come learn about starting a fresh garden in a brand new development, working towards feeding yourself from the land, and building in water resilience to ensure healthy harvests. The Northern Colorado Permaculture Guild has been a community of helpers working to give our neighbors edible landscapes while achieving their goals for the land. Mama’s Tofu is a Fort Collins based workers cooperative making local food. Their locally made organic non-GMO tofu has been feeding the Fort Collins area since 2013, and two of their most amazing members recently moved to a new development in Severance hoping to start growing and thriving from the land while feeding themselves.
We will start at 10:30, work on establishing the garden with added compost and sheet-mulched paths, break for a light lunch, then continue installing roof runoff collection barrels until dinner is served at 5:30. If time permits there will be work installing additional paths around the site to improve accessibility.
Please bring work gloves, sun protection, and water. Please register using the signupgenius link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fa8aa22a1fcc52-northern Thanks!
We are about to wrap up action days at The Little Red Hen and wanted to share some shots of the work we’ve been doing, moving soil to help concentrate water while planting the food forest and enjoying the delicious meals lovingly provided by our host! There’s been a little pasture containment management (both chicken and goat escapees, thanks Tony!) experienced guidance of heavy machinery, and some beautiful super strong fencing re-established to make sure the food forest doesn’t get browsed by the animals to bare stems. Our site host Maura and roommate Tony cooked us a wonderful home cooked lunch full of locally sourced goodness like garden greens, goat cheese, and sourdough dough for the dessert pizza. Is your mouth watering yet?!
Permaculture designers John Anderson and Matt Fetissoff have teamed up to design a sustainable food forest at The Little Red Hen in north Fort Collins, and with the Northern Colorado Permaculture Guild are hosting workshops on topics like
Roof Water Runoff Systems
Waste Water Irrigation
Food Forest Set Up
Our first event is a meet & greet with a tour of the farm at the hosted site where we will be planning subsequent action days. Please sign up to attend (and receive the location address), bring a mask if you are unvaccinated, as well as drinks and/or snacks to share.
A huge thank you and welcome to all new faces who have joined the guild website! Please stay tuned on our Facebook Page for event listings or sign up when a link to a registration posting in made here. Thanks again!
Bernard Hamblin III
Christine Noble Lehmann
Check out this fantastic video made with help from some of our guild members who run a business shooting and editing aerial photography via drone! This was all shot on a previous action day helping John the Colorado Worm Man feed and harvest from his worm windrows. Thanks Michelle for the video, and thanks John for providing space to capture our hard work!