Help create a food forest garden in a beautiful setting in Colorado, USA


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    I am in the first year of a life long project. I am creating a 36 acer food forest story garden. Starting the process of turning an over grazed grassland into a food forest. Then within the forest creating walking trails telling different peoples' life stories, in a larger interconnected pattern to celebrate and honor the struggles and triumphs in the lives we lead. Listen, observe, & play. Using a variety of art mediums which will be chosen by the story teller. The main thing bringing it together will be the setting of of a food forest and berries.

    The place with also be a mixture of a campsite and retreat center of sorts.

    As far as me... fairly mellow person, while I hope to find people interested in what I am doing with the space, also simply wish to share the space.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange.... the valley is a hub for travelers, artists, farmers, and many alternative activities. Lots of free music, vineyards, and people from all over the country. The larger community has a lot to offer, as far as specifically here; it is a place based on story exchange, learning, and playing. Can also learn about how to grow a food forest.

  • Help


    As far as help, I will ask for a minimum & max of required 10 hours a week 3-5 hours of which can be volunteer work in the larger community in an area of personal interest, people can do more if they wish but only out of interest. There is an endless amount of projects here to be involved in from food foresting to art, to fixing up the many long forgotten buildings on the property, working on an outdoor kitchen, shower, to making pretty walking trails around.... so on... as far as specific tasks travelers will have a fair amount of choice in things to work on. I also encourage travelers to use the space as a home base to see the area and enjoy the valley as long as you are being respectful and communicative.

    Also please feel free to ask questions.

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    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Tent camping, outdoor kitchen, outhouse... also an indoor bathroom and shower. There is internet, water, power. Also if someone was so inclined to work on one of the structures here... I would work with them to make a cabin of sorts.

    As far as food there will be some shared meals, but also you will need to be fairly self reliant as far as having a transportation and meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There valley is surrounded with natural wonders ... kind of three sides... Black Gunnison Canyon, Classic Rockie Mountains, and the Great Mesa (which i believe is the largest in the country)... Breathtaking views and wilderness to explore.

    As far as people, the valley is a hub for art, music, farming... so lots of free art shows, festivals, and vineyards to explore.

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    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    10 hours a week min

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