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As many of you know, CRMPI is undergoing a long and difficult process to receive a Special Use Permit with Eagle County after recent zoning changes (despite 38 years of teaching on the mountain!). The financial hit has been devastating for CRMPI, both in fees to the County and in the challenge to continue educational courses on site – the livelihood of the institute. Without the Special Use Permit, the future of CRMPI will be dramatically changed, without certainty to Jerome’s legacy. 

There are 3 ways you can support us:

  1. Be in person at the SUP meeting at the El Jebel County Courthouse: September 30th at 4pm
  2. Email a letter of support to with the subject line “CRMPI SUP ZS-9170-2021” (cc
  3. Donate to Jerome’s transition fund!

Beyond the SUP, the most immediate need at CRMPI is funding to support the livelihoods of permanent staff. This includes improved employee housing and contracted salaries for staff to help with daily farm tasks, volunteer coordination, classes, marketing, and ongoing infrastructure improvements. Without consistent and reliable staff to help with these tasks, CRMPI will continue to face challenges without the structure to efficiently and effectively overcome them.

For nearly 40 years, Jerome and the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute have shaken the ground of permaculture, offering the world’s longest running PDC program and inspiring environmental stewards all over the world. It’s our turn to give back. A generous donor has agreed to match up to $50,000 of public donations in support of CRMPI and Jerome’s transition. Please help us reach our goal!

Help the legacy continue – please give CRMPI your support today.