Help The Backyard Agrarian Catch Up: VOTE!! ~via Liz Brown

Via Saraswati J.
on Feb 3, 2010
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Picture 6Help a Boulder Company Win a $5,000 Sustainability Grant by voting for this important initiative:

The Homeowner’s Guide: 8 Simples Steps for Combating Climate Change with a Permaculture Garden.


Boulder’s own eco gardening and sustainability consulting company, Backyard Agrarian, is in the running for a $5,000 grant- but they need your votes to win!  The grant will be used to create a booklet for homeowners on how to implement climate friendly practices into their own home gardens.


What we do:

Backyard Agrarian will create and print a booklet called 8 Simple Steps for Combating Climate Change with a Permaculture Garden. It will teach homeowners exactly how to improve the environment, the planet, grow great food, create thriving ecosystems and fight climate change right in their own backyards.  8 Simple Steps will also be available for free online at Backyard

How we do it:

Through proper design, composting, mulching, swales, and beneficial plantings, our yards can sequester huge amounts of carbon!  They can also clean water and create cool zones to decrease the urban heat island effect which contributes to climate change. Instead, though, we have created ecologically dead zones in our home and commercial yard-scapes. Our yards increase climate change, destroy soil and water quality and add to our poor health and disaffection for nature, but it doesn’t have to be this way! Rather, we can and should be creating yards that boast thriving and diverse plant and wildlife habitats, lush soils with massive water storage capabilities, and delicious and nutritious edibles for ourselves and our families.

By implementing simple and totally accessible permaculture techniques, our yards can quickly become happy little warriors in the fight against climate change. Not only will permaculture yards reduce GHG emissions, sequester carbon, and cool our planet, they will make us happy, they will teach us and our children about proper ecosystems and feed us healthy food that will help us thrive on this beautiful, precious planet.

8 Simple Steps is neck and neck for first place so please vote today and ask some of your friends to do the same.  Don’t forget, after a quick sign up process, each person can vote THREE (3) times! VOTE NOW

Please support a project that could help Boulder sequester more carbon than it emits by voting [three times] for the Homeowner’s Guide: 8 Simples Steps for Combating Climate Change with a Permaculture Garden.

Picture 7Liz Brown, MA, Esq. is the founder of Backyard Agrarian.  She is a former environmental lawyer and has worked in the environmental and food security movements around the U.S. for over 15 years.  Liz is dedicated to implementing simple, nature based solutions to the most pressing problems of our time.  Backyard Agrarian offers sustainability consulting as well as garden and permaculture consultations, installation and garden maintenance.


About Saraswati J.

Saraswati J. is a Jyotish Coach and Consultant, bridging ancient Jyotish wisdom with Embodiment and Expressive Art Therapy resources. Her Jyotish work is especially well suited to the extra sensitive artists, mystics and healers—and those who need insights for their dharmic path and personal transformation process. Check out her website and find her on Facebook. You can join her newsletter for special astrological insights or register for her weekly Jyotish Basics classes for an extra dose of healing wisdom. Additionally, she creates unique adornments with the urban goddess in mind. Check out her jewelry at Swati Jr* Jewelry and also on Facebook.


2 Responses to “Help The Backyard Agrarian Catch Up: VOTE!! ~via Liz Brown”

  1. liz brown says:

    really exciting support from the community for this project! Thanks elephant for helping to spread the word! VOte VoTe VOTe!!!

  2. Last day to vote
    We are SO Close to Winning!!! Please spread the word…

    One final plea to vote for this really amazing project. We are in the running for a $5,400 grant to create a booklet that will teach homeowners how to capture carbon and reduce climate change with a permaculture garden! Learn more…
    Don't forget each person can vote THREE times