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The wild cooperative
The wild cooperative
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Crawford, Colorado, US
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Cold Arid

Amanda Macon Bruce Woodside
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The wild cooperative

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A design of a sustainable homestead within an edible forest garden which supplies all of our fruit, nut, vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs, mushrooms and honey, fire and construction wood as well as surplus of these products for replacement of components of the ecosystem and for profit. It gives us private, secure and relaxing shelter and a demonstration and experimentation site, as well as a place of employment.

Project Description

A 15-acre property at about 7,000 ft elevation which is a mix of gently sloping south facing pasture and a forested north slope of a mountain with a creek in between. The pasture was previously used by horses, it's surrounded by gamble oak, has lots of chicory growing and has some rodent mounds. It has gravel, silty, clayey, sandy, dense, moist and brown soil with intermittent cobbles and clayey sand lenses. The pH is approximately 8.2. We get approximately 19 inches of rain per year and the land comes with some irrigation rights. 


The great beginnings

Beginning with some analysis and assessment of the site, our expectations, and playing with some earthwork ideas.

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