|Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States
(projects i'm involved in)
Becky Elder was raised in the tall grass prairie of Eastern Kansas… For 16 years, the homeland of her heart was the Flint Hills of Eastern Kansas. Coming to Colorado as a young woman, she was introduced to organic gardening in 1975. Intimate contact with the earth tuned her to the frequency of social activism and the environmental movement; she became locally active for wild lands, wilderness and ancient forests.
Certified in permaculture design by the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, 2002, Becky co-founded Pikes Peak Permaculture in 2002 as vehicle to bring permaculture education and workshops to the Pikes Peak Region. Becky also earned the Earth Activist Training permaculture design certificate as well, 2005, at Black Mountain Preserve in Sonoma County, California. Since then, Becky has obtained several Advanced Permaculture certificates and Permaculture Teacher’s Certificates. She teaches locally and offers workshops for Pikes Peak Permaculture, as well as supporting other permaculturists up and down the Front Range. High Altitude Permaculture, Sustainable Ways, Fort Collins and works with the Transition Town movement.
As a professional gardener, Becky has many opportunities to practice her organic craft through Blue Planet Earthscapes, an award wining organic gardening company. Living in Manitou Springs, 6500 ft, she tends a forest garden and backyard habitat (certified by the National Wildlife Federation. Her design work through Blue Planet and teaching through Pikes Peak Permaculture is on-going.