We are excited to announce that the Coyote Commons is preparing to
expand from a one-month course to a college level program. This is your
opportunity to get in on the ground floor as we build this new
institution. We are creating a sustainability college and are building
a team to make this happen.
This coming summer the Coyote Commons plans an intensive month-long
sustainability program. In the past, we have spent this month learning
and practicing the skills of living a quality and simple life. We have
visited and worked beside inspiring role models, lived on local food
and built out of strawbale. We have threshed wheat and eaten our
homemade bread on top of Smith Fork Mountain We plan to do much of this
again (click here to see
However, we are adding another
component, which is to design a sustainability college and a
corresponding permaculture plan for the 80-acre piece of land adjacent
to our own.
The owner of that land is enthused to move forward
on the college and has hired us to further develop these plans this
summer For the skills you will learn and the experiences you will have,
for great group size, and for the unique opportunity to design a
community and a curriculum, this is a unique opportunity. We have
partial and full scholarships available to those who would be strong
contributors to this project. We will kick off the program with a
for a list of previous
$800 includes room, board, all expenses for the month. Scholarships
Note: We deliberated long and hard about this part. The prices listed
above compensate us for our time and materials. We strive to live
consistently within our means, just as we teach in our program.
For most of the month you will get to
on a little hidden mesa of juniper, sage and coyotes with a stunning
view of the Colorado Rockies. Our land is only a two mile walk from the
town of Paonia, a cozy little main street town that hosts a community
radio station, a performing arts center, a natural foods co-op, the
a vibrant live music scene and several alternative
Accommodations will be primitive and will take full advantage of the
beautiful climate during the month. Interns will sleep in tents,
cook together in a community kitchen, and bathe in rustic, yet, private
July 16, 2007 to August
We are looking for inspired
individuals who are ready to go for it and live a fun and challenging
life of simplicity while gaining some serious (and marketable) skills.
Participants will study shelter, food,
transportation, and group living.
To apply, please send us a 1-2 page
letter describing your motivation for joining this program and any
experience you have living with others. We would also like to
know if there is a skill or area of study that is an absolute "must do"
for you, as well as any that you would prefer to avoid. Please
include two references whom we may
contact. Deadline for applications: June 1, 2007.