The Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI) is a 501(c)(3) sustainable agricultural education center where ecological gardening, edible landscaping, market farming, forest gardening, horticultural and sustainability skills, and greenhouse design and management have been taught since 1987. CRMPI empowers individuals and communities to become healthy and resilient through sustainable cultivation of abundant foods and natural resources. By providing workshops, courses, internships and a demonstration site, CRMPI has taught over 2,500 students/interns from around the world to practice sustainable living through permaculture. It also provides tours and field trips to the public, giving many insights to the value of permaculture in food sustainability and security.
We are one of the oldest continually operating permaculture facilities in the United States – and we’re continuing to break new ground, now accepting registrations for the second year of our pioneering immersion training, the Permaculture Academy!
Sample tropical – yes, tropical! – fruits from our on-site edible landscaping nursery. Chat with founder and director Jerome Osentowski and connect with our faculty and grads, some of whom are also recognized permaculture leaders!
Discover why we don’t just inspire hope for the future. At CRMPI, we live it, breathe it, build it…and teach it.