Oct 13, 2020
Indigenous permaculturalist, designer, builder and
educator Michael Alcazar led this ceremony on September 18, 2020 at
Flying Pig Farm. This ceremony kicked off the Manitou Springs
Forest Garden Initiative, in which Manitou will be planting tree
guilds (natural communities of tree/plant relationships) that will
act as natural education sites for the community for learning how
to grow food, provide pollinator and bird support, and help
mitigate climatic changes. The initiative began with three planting
sites. Volunteers met the next morning to begin planting.
Masks were worn and social distancing was practiced at this
To volunteer, please call or email Becky Elder (719-685-0290. The ceremony, and this episode, were presented by Pikes Peak Permaculture. Michael Alcazar also spoke about his 1 Million Trees project for Colorado.
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