Sunday, April 24th, 2022

Permaculture Workshop June-24-26, 2022

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Everson Ranch at OLT: 

Learn and apply permaculture concepts at this unique and historic ranch site that connects guest visitation, farm & ranch, gardens, education, and land conservation in a clothing-optional setting. We are excited to partner with Pikes Peak Permaculture for this event.

•    Meals
•    Camping at the ranch
•    Instruction from experts
•    Working in teams on site
•    Designs using permaculture knowledge & techniques

•    Water & Soil
•    Composts
•    Micro-climates
•    Greenhouses
•    Forest Gardens
•    Zones & Sectors
•    Chicken Charts
•    Plants & Animals on the Land


Register at

Have questions or want to learn more contact Scott

Cost: $400 (Early Registration)

Register by May 15 and Save

Scholarships available for local San Luis Valley residents. Contact us to learn more.


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DRAFT SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)


Welcome & Introductions & Orientation

4:30-5:45 PM

Introduction to Permaculture Principles:
An introduction to the ethics and principles underlying
permaculture. This session will give students a
foundation for incorporating permaculture principles
and practices into a site design.

6 PM Dinner

Observations up on board..   Goals of the project. (From Scott)
People care in this world and Social Permaculture
People on the land – what is wrong?  What is missing?

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7:30 AM Breakfast

9 AM Planetary Systems & Permaculture systems   Water/microclimate/compost & soil
(quick & Dirty) Techniques as greenhouses, forest gardens, plants & animals on the land...
Zones & Sectors, chicken charts basic PC design

11 AM  
Brainstorm of Design Ideas
Participants will do individual design brainstorms
to generate ideas

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Form teams...   Group Work
Participants will work in groups to create a site
design for the property, incorporating
permaculture principles and the knowledge gained.

6 PM Dinner

7 PM More team work time – teachers available

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7:30 AM Breakfast.

9 AM Compost & Soil in deeper – Soil is base!

11 AM Group Work for conceptual presentations
Participants will continue to work in groups.
(Instructors available)

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30–3 PM Teams present their work – conceptuals

3:30 PM Design Weaving (Best picks from all designs)


Meet the Instructors

Becky Elder has been gardening on the Colorado Front Range for over forty  years. Certified in permaculture design, 2002, Becky works with Pikes Peak Permaculture, teaching the permaculture certification course and other community programs. A life-long organic gardener, Becky owns Blue Planet Becky the gardener, an award winning, organic gardening company. Fifteen years with the Master Gardener program and twenty years in Permaculture Design gives her a solid base. Her years as a wildlife rehabilitator, and certification as an Environmental Consultant keeps her connected deeply to nature and her local Colorado ecology. Permaculture, protection of soil and water, along with the flora and fauna is clearly Becky’s passion and her path.

Jayme Domejka is a Colorado native who grew up loving dirt, insects, animals, and nature. First certified in permaculture in 2014 she has continued her education to further her skills in many topics that reside under the permaculture umbrella which includes completing her certification from the Soil Food Web school in 2020. Jayme is currently the course convener for Pikes Peak Permaculture where she teaches and is the owner of Wild Oasis Permaculture, a consultation and design firm. Through her work with students and clients she is living her passion. Permaculture, design for life. 

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For the education, enjoyment, and well-being of current and future generations, Orient Land Trust: 
promotes a positive clothing-optional experience at all properties including Valley View Hot Springs, Orient Mine and Everson Ranch;
preserves the viewshed, including land acquisition; 
protects natural, wild, agricultural, and historic resources, in the northern San Luis Valley.