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Tomten Farm
Tomten Farm
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181 Old Elam Ranch Rd, Placerville, Colorado, US
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April Chase Brett McKee Coralie Tate Grant Curry Jake Hanson Tommie Crowell
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Tomten Farm

Project Type

Rural, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

Tomten Farm is a research, demonstration and education permaculture-based model for high-altitude, four season growing in beautiful southwest Colorado. Subprojects include: intern housing, educational space, animal housing and husbandry, season extension and greenhouse design and optimization, also involved in community gardens, farmers markets and local food systems.

Project Description

We began as a small farm and have morphed into more of an education/demonstration model. We do produce both outdoor and greenhouse grown more than organic vegetables for our Farmers Market, restaurants and stores. 

We have been part of a full PDC course for the last four years and have implemented many of the designs that students have created. 

We currently have one yurt, one intern kitchen and hang-out building, cob oven, 33' Growing Dome greenhouse, 1500 sq.ft. solar greenhouse, about 1/4 acre fenced garden, permaculture guilds and plantings throughout Zone 1-3. 

Incredible views with mountains all around - and challenging growing conditions from short season to extreme drought and occasional extreme downpours. Love to host working visitors during the summer.

Winter is quiet, though the greenhouses are actively growing and we are selling year-round. 


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Kris Holstrom - Admin
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Daniel Aragon - Garden Manager 2015 season

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