am interested in finding other folks who might be interested in trying out dryland farming techniques on the front range. Here is a link for more information.
Devin, the link you provided is a phenomenal resource. Thanks! I'm happy to provide any technical information to your endeavor as I have a lot of experience growing arid climate crops in dry conditions. My first suggestion is to consider ways of making the landscape less dry and even drought proof via simple water harvesting techniques. Best of luck!
Thanks Jason. We have 4 rain barrels attached to the house where we store water and these are designed with overflow hoses that are run to the 4 raised beds we have. We also try and use heavy mulching to reduce the amount of water loss, but we still find ourselves pulling from grid water and I would like to try and grow a small portion of the garden using dry farming techniques to see how feasible it is.
IIRC, are in or near Longmont?
Great article/PDF on dryland farming - thanks a bunch Jason. I prompted me to order some hyacinth beans today since I've never grown them!