Sunrise Ranch is a community scale project consisting of approximately 80 people in the foothills of the Rockies, near Loveland Colorado. There are over 200 acres of pasture, 10 acres of gardens, and 90 acres of mixed use residential and business. In addition to harmonious integration with its surrounding ecosystem, Sunrise Ranch demonstrates functional social design, including a conference and retreat center, a farm-to-table culinary academy, and horticulture internships.
With 1.8 acres, Butch and Sharon needed some advice on how to move forward in developing their property near Carter Lake in Loveland Colorado. Our first action step included the design and installation of a series of retaining walls, perennial food crop terrace, and backyard patio. Future plans include a rainwater distribution system, green house/tool shed combination, and food forest.