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ARISE Permaculture Action Day w/ Rising Appalachia

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday August 3rd, the day before ARISE begins, 9am – 3 pm
(Early Arrival campers will catch a special set with Rising Appalachia that evening) 

Come to the festival site early Thursday morning before the early entry gates to ARISE open to take part in the third annual Permaculture Action Day at Sunrise Ranch! We’ll put a final lime plaster on the cob oven, construct a timber-frame torii gateway at the North entrance to the food forest, transplant seedlings into the herb garden, inoculate the orchard with edible mushrooms, and build benches, tables, and log seating so more people can observe and enjoy the edible forest garden. Rising Appalachia will be coming out and getting down with us. As always, music, food, workshops, and loved ones will abound. Everything is free. Come get dirty with us and learn some new skills.

Sunrise Ranch, the host site of ARISE Music Festival, is one of the oldest intentional communities in the country, founded in 1945 and providing home to a multigenerational community of almost 100 people, organic gardens, and a holistically managed ranch.

For the last three years we’ve been building up the on-site food forest with stone pathways, edible forest gardens, rainwater harvesting earthworks, an earthen oven, and useful plant species. Join us in our third year of turning this site into a regenerative beehive of activity before the music and festivities begin.

What To Bring

Bring close toed shoes and gloves, a water bottle, and your own dishware. Any tools, extra gloves, or beneficial materials you can bring will be a wonderful contribution as well.  Click ‘Going’ on the Facebook event page, share, and invite your friends to make this the biggest and most fun ARISE action day yet.

ARISE Permaculture Action Course!

Want to really learn about permaculture design – the process by which we can recreate our systems for sustaining human life to care for the earth, care for people, and use the surplus to benefit all? Come to the three-day Permaculture Action Course July 31st through August 2nd onsite and learn the ins and outs of whole systems design, regenerative agriculture, water systems, soils, alternative energy, natural building, and creating healthy, just communities. Get more info on the ARISE Festival Permaculture Action Course Webpage and invite your friends on the Facebook event page for the three-day Permaculture Action Course.


August 3
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Permaculture Action Network
ARISE Festival


sunrise ranch spiritual retreat and conference center
100 sunrise ranch road
loveland, Colorado 80538 United States
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