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Permaculture Magazine just announced that our humble project is one of 4 runners up in their first international prize for permaculture work being done around the world.
We are honored to be included in the ranks of the other winners and it helps encourage us to stay committed to bringing permaculture's promise of abundance to a people who often tell us they don't know the meaning of the word abundance because they have never heard it spoken of.
We are told that an article featuring our work will appear as the cover story in the winter edition of the magazine. We will keep you posted.
Barren No More: Burnham Man Coaxes Life out of one of the Nation's Brownest Chapters
The Burnham Chapter has a reputation for being barren. This square shaped community, located south of Shiprock on Navajo Route 5, is plagued with sand dunes, badlands, and the widespreqad belief that nothing will grow. But Ernest Diswood, who lives on 2,300 acres in the eastern portion of the chapter, is literally changing the surface of the land - and slowly, the conviction that the land here is infertile.
"People are always making comments that you can't grown nothing out here," Diswood said Friday...
Permaculture Food Forest Field Guide
In 2016 a Food Forest Field Guide to the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden was created by Grant Curry of the Permaculture Provision Project.
This free resource will help you explore the OKCG Food Forest, discovering human uses and ecological roles of the plants (and perhaps select some permaculture plants for your own growing space or food forest!)...
Ohana Kuleana Community Garden 2016 Season Highlights
Here are some of the highlights of the season...
Worked on creating paradise with a Permaculture Consultant, Grant Curry, from the Permaculture Provision Project, to plant and care for our food forest. We planted four more guilds including:...
What Is Permaculture and Five Ways to Bring it Your Yard This Season
Create Treasure to Bury: Compost
Compost helps to build soil fertility. Find a spot outdoors that is close to where you generate food wastes (i.e. your kitchen) and start making a compost pile. Reserve a pile of brown matter (leaves, sawdust, etc.) and a pile of aged manure (bunny and goat manure don't really require aging) to mix with your food scraps...
OKCG October Workday: Winterizing the Food Forest
This time of year we are getting the garden ready for the winter. In the food forest that means making a nice bed for our perennial plants.
fall is a good time to plant trees. Once the leaves fall off the tree go ahead and plant it. You can help the plant get a head start on the spring by encouraging root growth in the fall...
Thanks to FLC Rec Services from OKCG
Thank you to the Fort Lewis College Rec Services Professional Staff and Interns who come out to plant a guild in our food forest in August.
We couldn't do it without our volunteers and community support...thanks to Grant Curry at tthe Permaculture Provision Project for design and permaculture consultation and education...
Navajos host permaculture workshop
The Mexican Water Chapter of The Navajo Nation is hosting three workshops this fall to show residents how to plant permaculture style "food forests".
The free workshops are open to anyone and will be on August 31, September 28, and October 26 from 9 AM to 4 PM...
2016 Four Corners Permaculture Convergence
Permaculture seeks paradise...and why not? - Bill Mollison
This year the 2016 Four Corners Permaculture Convergence was hosted by Gary & Debby Fourstar at Thnderbird Ranch...
OKCG July Workday 2016: Peach Guild
Progress on our Permaculture Food Forest continues. This time under the experienced direction of Grant and Kathy Curry from The Permaculture Provision Project.
At our July workday we planted a Peach Tree Guild!
Grant is helping us plant our food forest with the idea of creating paradise. What is your idea of paradise? Think back to your childhood, can you remember a time when you felt fed, safe and exhuberant?...
Workday and Potluck
We will be working on the Permaculture Food Forest with Grant and Kathy Curry of The Permaculture Provision Project.
Grant is a big proponent of the STUN method. Ever heard of it? It stands for "Sheer, Total, Utter Neglect". That may sound backwards to all you hard working gardeners but the idea is based around the principal that we receive many free gifts from the earth that require littel to no action on our part...
Permaculture event set in Mancos: Annual event promotes sustainable practices
In the arid West, where water is precious, sustainable practices are key.
The public is invited to learn about ways to reuse and repurpose at the second annual Four Corners Permaculture Convergence, which will be held July 16-17 at Thunderbird Ranch, 11020 Montezuma County Road 105, Mancos.
Workshop teaches sustainable farming, building techniques.
Residents from around the Four Corners gathered on a farm here Tuesday to learn more about sustainable farming and how conservation efforts affect the health and access to water of those living on the Navajo Nation.
Approximately 38 people attended a one-day workshop hosted by the non-profit organization Capacity Builders Inc. and The SHiprock Chapter held at Larry Emerson's farm located along U.S. Highway 64.
SWOS students unveil permaculture garden
Southwest Open School students toiled in the soil this spring to create a permaculture garden made from donated and repurposed materials.
"Many school gardens in the area were developed with collaboration with other organizations such as Farm to School," said Casey Simpson, a garden committee member, "whereas the SWOS garden was built almost entirely by students, through donations - not through grants....
Beyond Sustainability, Into Abundance: The Colorado Permaculture Convergence 2015
Permaculture is for everyone. That is what I left the Colorado Permaculture Convergence with this weekend.
As we experience this changing climate, shortage of water, excess of waste, and degredation of our beautiful land and wonderful communitiespermaculture provides a guiding path to action.
Permaculture is the philosophy of working with the natural cycles and systems to create an abundance for all. At the 2015 Permaculture Convergence, hosted by The Permaculture Provision Project in Cortez, CO ....
Permaculture in Practice: A Cortez-area ranch is hosting a workshop on sustainable agriculture
A visit to Hananiah's Rest Ranch west of Cortez takes visitors on a gravel road to the head of Trail Canyon at the last electrical pole in the line.
Remote, rural and waterless, the ranch is the site of a huge working permaculture swale, an earthen berm. Ranch owners Grant and Kathy Curry carved the meandering 3,800 foor swale structure across the sage covered desert with a bulldozer and lots of sweat last year...
Explore Sustainable Agriculture at Cortez Ranch
From drip irrigation to wild foraging, you can learn about sustainable agriculture practices during the Colorado Permaculture Convergence in the Four Corners this weekend.
The event will take place Saturday and Sunday at Hananiah's Rest Ranch, 10501 County Road 20 in Cortez. Owners Grant and Kathy Curry of The Permaculture Provision Project are the hosts. This is the first time the event is being held away from the front range...
Permaculture Voices 2 - Conference Recap Day 2
Grant discussed the big drought area around the four corners (Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico) and how changing this to a permaculure project could change the climate and drought effects for the US and for the world.
Sunflower opens to public with permaculture film
Jim Mimiaga 2015
KSJD’s Sunflower Theatre drew a full house Saturday evening to watch “Greening of the Desert,” a documentary on permaculture farming.
The event, sponsored by Grant and Kathy Curry’s Permaculture Provision Project, was the first public show at the new community theater.
Visitors mingled in the foyer, where the cash bar was set up, and then were treated to plates of curry served from the stage. In the balcony, locals talked farming and enjoyed an bird’s-eye view of the new 119-seat facility, with its sandstone-block highlights, historic pressed-tin ceiling, and modern stage, lighting and video equipment.
Rosemerry Trommer 2014
Chris Curry had a big problem. He didn't have much money, and he needed a place to live. Out of necessity, he did the opposite of what most of us are trained to do: Think small. Smaller than that, Think tiny.
Curry knew from working on large construction sites in Telluride and Durango that there was an abundance of materials that could be reclaimed. I would see them filling a 40 yard dumpster every week," he says.
Permaculture seen as a match for the Southwest
Jim Mimiaga 2014
“A forest full of food” has a nice ring to it, and the concept is realized using permaculture farming techniques.
Grant and Kathy Curry, of Dolores, are creating an innovative farm at the head of Trail Canyon that they hope will produce food for generations while skimping on water.
“I want to enter the garden and bump my head on hanging fruit, to have raspberries and nuts at my feet and vegetables that come up every year on their own,” says Grant Curry, a slim, knowledgeable man in his 50s. When not farming he works as registered nurse in Chinle, Ariz.
Dolores builder offers downsized, simple lifestyle
Jim Mimiaga 2014
Could you live in a home that is 100 square feet? Chris Curry, owner of Spice Box Homes, knows many people can, and the reasons are economical and a “simplify your life” philosophy.
“I want to help people afford good housing that does not include an expensive 30-year mortgage,” said Curry, of Dolores. “Working your whole life to pay the mortgage is no way to live, and I want people to know it does not have to be that way.”