agriculture

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    Introduction to Regenerative Living

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    We are now facing a possibility of great devastation on the Earth.
    Animals are becoming endangered and extinct. Bees are on the endangered list because of pesticides. Without bees, humans have 3-4 years to live.
    Plants grown on farms using chemicals are lacking major nutrients. We have pollution…

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Looking back to when water was plentiful

    By Dave Marston

    During his 50 years in rural western Colorado, Jamie Jacobson has seen a lot of flooding. While caretaking a farm in 1974, Jacobson watched three acres of its riverfront float away. More recently, it’s been drought, and then worse drought.

    Jacobson farms on Lamborn Mesa,…

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  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Regarding agricultural leasing process

    By Jose Miranda

    I finally left my native home in Venezuela when my family and I were robbed at gunpoint by a gang of thugs. I was already a dual citizen in America but we thought that we might be able to carve out a place for ourselves

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    ACES Earth Day Farm Tours

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    Join Rock Bottom Ranch staff to explore the Ranch this Earth Day!

    Advanced registration is required.

    There will be two tours – one from 4:00 – 5:00, one from 5:30-6:30pm. Please select your desired time during registration.

    Celebrate Earth Day at Rock Bottom Ranch with a special evening farm tour!…

  • ACES Earth Day Farm Tours thumbnail

    ACES Earth Day Farm Tours

    Published

    Join Rock Bottom Ranch staff to explore the Ranch this Earth Day!

    Advanced registration is required.

    There will be two tours – one from 4:00 – 5:00, one from 5:30-6:30pm. Please select your desired time during registration.

    Celebrate Earth Day at Rock Bottom Ranch with a special evening farm tour!…

  • Locations: News Published

    Shippee Open Space sustains Highland cattle and elk

    There’s a precious parcel of land where the Avalanche elk herd can forage in peace, away from shoulder-season recreation on the Crown. It’s sandwiched between two chunks of private Mountain Primal Meat Company acreage. It’s enclosed in a multitude of adjacent conservation easements. It’s Pitkin County’s Shippee Open Space. read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    A toast to open space ag lands

    Pat Scanlon, co-founder of Woody Creek Distillers (WCD), would trial nine potato varieties in search of the perfect vodka potato. In so doing, WCD became the first lessees to grow vegetables on Pitkin County Open Space and Trails ag lands.
    “Of course it would be a Colorado potato,” Scanlon… read more →

  • Food Security, Soils and Resilience: Carbondale's Weed Management Plan

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    Join The Roaring Fork Food Alliance, 350 Roaring Fork and Carbondale Parks and Recreation for a free webinar and discussion on the town’s weed management plan and the work underway to discourage and minimize the use of chemical herbicides on town parks and other lands. Steps are also underway to…

  • Locations: News Published

    Sinking roots in stewardship

    The sole function of land — its ecosystems and all life therein — is to perpetuate itself. Plants or creatures at every (in)conceivable scale feast upon one another, building soil, circulating water, and distributing byproducts — infinitely. Land is nourishment; it’s that simple.
    A simple concept, but easy to… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Where the butterfly lands

    José Miranda drains the meat with Ayla witnessing the process, embracing a hen. Photo by Paula Mayer.

    Erin Cuseo, Ayla’s mother and a devoted agricultor, teaches her children the wonderful and sometimes sad realities of food production. Photo by Paula Mayer.

    Ayla…

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