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Environmental stewardship, sustainable living and enlightened public policy in the Pikes Peak Region. Keep up with all the organizations and events making our area a better place to live.

Several environment/sustainability organizations in the Pikes Peak region collaborate to produce the Peak Environment Podcast:

Colorado Springs Office of Innovation

Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future

Pikes Peak Environmental Forum

Pikes Peak Group of the Sierra Club

Pikes Peak Permaculture

This podcast is part of the Studio 809 podcast collaborative.

Jan 29, 2019

What is permaculture? According to Becky Elder, it’s not what you do, but how you think about what you do, using nature as a guide. The co-founder and chair of Pikes Peak Permaculture joins host Ellen Johnson-Fay for a very brief permaculture primer. The conversation includes a great tip on eliminating some or all of your lawn. Also, why you may not need or want to do battle with weeds. Becky provides an interesting perspective on “weeds.”

This episode of Peak Environment comes to you courtesy of Pikes Peak Permaculture. While this episode spends most of its time in the garden, permaculture is so much more. Learn about it and find information about classes offered in the Pikes Peak region at

Upcoming Classes:

Drought Prepared Gardens - March 9 at Ute Pass Library

Introduction to Permaculture - March 30 at the Sustainacenter, hosted by Pikes Peak Urban Gardens

Edible Gardens – Date Unknown at Monument Library

Containers and Pot Gardening - April 13 at Sand Creek Library



Pikes Peak Permaculture

Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute

Becky Elder the Gardener (formerly Blue Planet Earthscapes)