Do you dream of using more organic gardening and permaculture design practices, but are seeking the competence to follow through? Or, perhaps you've already successfully implemented some regenerative agriculture methods, but are excited to sharpen your skills and learn in communion with others? Our Permaculture Gardeners’ Club will provide all members with specialized knowledge and hands-on practice as we share in the rewarding experience of growing food and medicine for our neighbors in this unique mountain ecology.
Gathering at the farm on Thursday mornings, you will have a chance to work alongside like-minded people in the gardens, hoop houses, and greenhouse—honing your skills as we discuss fresh ideas. Elkstone’s experienced farmers will happily attend to your questions as they teach the principles of permaculture that guide us to work with—rather than against—nature. Each week is different, so you will have a chance to learn everything from organic vegetable growing and orchard techniques to beekeeping and herbal medicine harvesting.
The Permaculture Gardeners’ Club will meet every Thursday morning from 8am to 11:30am, followed by a tasty farm-to-table lunch. It’s free for full-time Routt County Residents, and costs $20 for visitors from out of town, including lunch. Lunch is $20 for anyone who just wants to come for lunch or participate for a shorter time.
Before your visit:
You will need to bring this waiver with you the first time you join us.
What to wear and bring:
Your health and the well-being of our community are important to us. We encourage all participants to be vaccinated before they visit the farm or wear a mask and practice social distancing if they have not yet been vaccinated. We have upgraded sanitation protocols in place, and require that guests follow our policies, which are in compliance with all CDC and county guidelines.