As founding supplier for the Heritage Fruit Tree Project, the mission of the Edible Landscape Nursery at CRMPI is to celebrate and revitalize fruit-growing heritage in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Our motto here is “heritage and hardiness.”  We specialize in hardy fruit trees (apple, pear, apricot, plum,  cherry, mulberry), fruiting shrubs and vines (currant, gooseberry, grape), nitrogen-fixing plants (Siberian pea shrub, alder, silverberry), and other edible perennial plants.

We also offer design consulting and installation services.

Our nursery inventory is updated regularly.  The current version is available as a PDF here: CRMPI Nursery_Stock_06Oct2016 

Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Special requests for 2017?  Let us know!  

Tropical and Heritage inventory available upon request.


The Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture institute is proud to have welcomed Vanessa Harmony on board to take over the nursery livelihood here.

Vanessa grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia but spent a few weeks each summer visiting Colorado and becoming enchanted by the beauty and bounty of its mountains.  Vanessa is an ISA Certified Arborist, Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist, and holds a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  After 7 years working as a patient recruitment project manager in the pharmaceutical industry, Vanessa found her calling with trees, plants, and permaculture design.  In the subsequent 3 years Vanessa worked as a forest gardening apprentice at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in New York (home of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, an award-winning farm to table restaurant), a sales arborist for residential tree care company Davey Tree Experts, and a nurserywoman at a tree nursery in Pennsylvania.  After 10 years of living on the East Coast she has finally returned – for good – to the Colorado Rockies.

To place an order, please contact Vanessa at or 720-273-2642.

Thank you for your business and for supporting Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute!

Check out this article by local journalist and gardener Sue Gray, about why citrus plants are being threatened, and how you can help save them!

Also, check out this other article by the Aspen Times about the Heritage Fruit Tree Project!