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Living Rhythm Farm
Living Rhythm Farm
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Hotchkiss, Colorado, US
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate

Amanda Macon April Chase Bruce Woodside Chief Phillip 'Cloudpiler' Landis Denisa Müllerova Eden Gal Elena Parmiggiani Ewelina Bajda Hubert de Kalbermatten Jake Hanson Mark Domingo Merry Cox Rae Fuller Roy McNish G Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes Vic Gaffney William Kearns
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Living Rhythm Farm

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Educational

Project Summary

Turning a small organic family farm and orchard into a permaculture project. 8 acres in a temperate cold arid climate.

Project Description

We decided to call our property the Living Rhythm Farm because in addition to enjoying and appreciating the natural rhythms and cycles of life, most everyone here is also a musician or dancer. In fact for some of us, farming and growing things is a relatively new adventure. Together we are an extended family, friends and community.Looking east over Living Rhythm Farm

The project is spread across two adjoining properties on a mesa outside the town of Hotchkiss, Colorado. The climate is cold temperate and semi-arid (<30cm precip), sometimes called highland desert or steppe. We have 2 acres of apple orchards plus vegetable gardens on both properties, and experimental food forest. Chickens and guinea foul are the only animals so far, although we rent the apple orchard as temporary pasture for horses and sheep.

There are 5 people living between the 3 residences plus accommodation for several more In addition to farming and permaculture we have a professional drum and percussion teaching studio running regular classes on site.

The surrounding area is predominately orchards, vineyards and farming, for which the land and climate are excellently suited... if one has irrigation water. Fortunately due to the proximity of the Rocky Mountains there is ample spring runoff which is stored in a reservoir and is the lifeblood of the region. 

There is an unusually large amount of people engaged in sustainable living projects and farming in this area. Opportunities for learning and sharing with others abound.



Growing in Cold Frames #2

The next chapter on my first cold frame growing.

Posted about 13 years ago (2 comments)

Growing in cold frames - #1

There is no reason we can't be growing our own fresh greens through the winter right here. So on the days when its not too cold and snowy I've been putting together a new cold frame to get a jump start on spring growing.

Posted over 13 years ago (0 comments)

To do list for spring

Ummm... where to begin, there's so much to do! #1) Make a list...

Posted over 13 years ago (2 comments)
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