If you missed one of the meetings, you don't have to have missed the presentation or the information about the project! While not filmed, you can see the materials that were presented at the meetings, and can take a look at the documents that pertain to the project.
Here is a list of other academic institutions which are offering permaculture either very directly or as part of another program.
A wide variety of permaculture design certificate (PDC) programs exist. Here are just a sampling of them...
As we receive suggestions, we wanted to make them visible to everyone (in case you wanted to know about them, and in case you can help address them!).
Curricular Integration Considerations
Parking & Public Interaction Considerations
If produce will be sold, how would public sales of that produce work given the very limited parking on the Bear Park site? If - and it is a big if! - produce were to be sold, sales could certainly happen elsewhere on the college campus. The current intention is that parking for the greenhouse will occur in the parking lot above and thus, that is where the public would park for any greenhouse event.
Consider having some fence sections "sponsored" with some standardized signs or plantings paid for by sponsors in a tasteful and durable way that could attract interest from the community who want to financially support the endeavor.
Other Potential Site Uses
Is there a possibility of setting up a weather station on the site since the site will likely be enclosed and locked? It could include Ozone monitoring to provide a database over time since we do get the downwind effects from the oil, gas, and coal industries west of us. Having a good set of baseline info could be a great asset to the college and the community.
If you are interested in being a more active follower of the happenings of the CMC Steamboat Permaculture & Greenhouse project, please email us here or check this website regularly as this is our primary information outlet!
Educational Programming Outreach
Greenhouse Design Outreach
Permaculture is a concept that has been around for some time, but we're still in the active learning phase. Come join us in learning more about it!
The CMC Permaculture and Greenhouse team are signed up to receive email updates on the progress of the new graywater legislation as it moves through workgroups and then to the State Water Quality Control Commission. We recommend you explore the page that the state has put online as it contains drafts of the legislation and meeting agendas.
Here are some Routt County specific resources regarding local food efforts and farms. Please let us know if you should be listed here!
One of the goals of the project, as well as one of the requirements of CMC's agreement with the City of Steamboat Springs, is to not create any additional runoff because of the greenhouse and garden development. To that end, we are researching options for both permeable asphalts and concretes, as well as permeable pavers and other porous surfaces. Below is what information we have found to date. We welcome input and information on this topic!
Permeable or Pervious Pavers
Permeable or Pervious Asphalt or Concrete
Below are some of the FAQs that we have received regarding the greenhouse. If an answer isn't yet provided, please know that we are working on it!