Mountain School

Such fun having the Mountain School 1st and 2nd graders on the farm today. We did the farm tour – ate the last grapes from the vine in the greenhouse, dug some monster potatoes, planted garlic – and tried new things – like black currants and gold currants and nasturtium flowers. Love having these kiddos up here to share some insights on where food comes from!

Farmers Market in Telluride tomorrow! Come see us – just below Indian Ridge Farm and Bakery in the upper part of the market.



Ophir Town Assembly

So fun to visit Ophir on a beautiful evening for the Town Assembly. The aspen turning fast, mist wafting around the peaks and a wonderful example of democracy. And really sweet to see the greenhouse that SWIRL (the Southwest Institute for ResiLience) helped upgrade a few years back – full of tomatoes, chard and other yummy plants! Thanks for listening and for your support Ophir folks!

Trivia Night!

Trivia Night was a blast! Thanks to all those who came out to participate and to Charlotte for MCing and putting on such a fun evening! Next up – get your coffee on – September 21st at Ghost Town. I’ll be there from 8:30 – 10:30 am and all proceeds from drip coffee sales are being donated to the campaign.



Ideas Festival II

Whew! A jam packed weekend with the Ideas Festival – Housing Our Community. So many great insights and ideas. Jonathon Rose was a superb keynote speaker. We are so fortunate to have such passion and creativity in our regional community. This morning we had Bill Jensen with Lance McDonald, Mike Rozycki and Glen Van Nimwegen scheming on what they would do with $100 million dollars (for housing that is). Then a panel on overcoming barriers – and finishing up by creating an action agenda. Happy to have been part of the planning and execution of the 2016 Ideas Festival – A most amazing weekend!


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Battle Rock Farm

A lovely day at Battle Rock Farm down McElmo Canyon. It’s abundant year for fruit! So we canned pears, peaches, made pear butter and juiced chokecherries, apples and grapes. Have some tomatoes waiting for me.

We are so fortunate to live in an amazingly beautiful and abundant corner of the world!

Ideas Festival

Telluride Institute’s Ideas Festival – Housing Our Community is coming up in just a week. Happy to be helping put this together as a broad community discussion with local, regional and national to enrich our ability to craft local solutions. Join us! It’s free and open to the public.




Attended an excellent meeting of the Colorado Community for Climate Action group yesterday with Lynn Padgett. A great group of sustainability folks, elected officials and others from communities across the state helping to develop a plan for the organization and its efforts to further actions that contribute to a stable climate.