edible schoolyard projects
In the mountain communities of western Colorado, we have come to understand that in order to allow students to experience the growing of food plants from seed through harvest within one school year, we must either change the academic calendar to run from February through November, or to build greenhouses at schools. We are proud to partner with two school districts, a network of public and private donors, and our sister non-profit organizations Fat City Farmers and the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, to foster the creation of organic gardens and greenhouses, and to help integrate sustainable permaculture principles into science curriculum at a growing number of schools in our region. What about your schools?
Roaring Fork School District, Glenwood Springs CO
The Growing Dome® Greenhouse is a working model of the wisdom, practicality and well being that is the foundation of a sustainable lifestyle. Developed for the harsh climate of the Rocky Mountains, our Growing Dome greenhouses are available in six sizes and can produce fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers year round!
fat city farmers is a western colorado non-profit, whose mission involves creating educational opportunities for organic gardening and market farming, based on the sustainable principles of permaculture, for the benefit of our communities and their emerging local food economies.
Over thirty years of discovery, innovation and training in permaculture forest gardening, green-house ecosystems, integrated pest and weed management, and sustainable developments.