Can you provide guidance for permaculture?

Asked July 21, 2015, 9:52 AM EDT

My husband and I are new to Wyoming (Park County, north of Cody, about 30 miles). We live in a high desert and I recently read about permaculture and think it could work great for us. However, being from the Midwest and having knowledge of traditional gardening, I'm not sure where to start. I have found lots of good books that are recommended but would really like someone with firsthand knowledge for some guidance. Any suggestions?

Park County Wyoming

2 Responses

Glad to hear that you want to try permaculture, even in the high desert. The best person to contact is Bobbie Holder, who is a horticulturist with UW Cooperative Extension, Park County, and is recently certified in permaculture. She can be reached at 307-527-8560. She is part-time with limited office hours, but she will get back in touch.

Hi Rachel,
I am back in the office after a week off. As Catherine said I only work part time but would be happy to sit down with you and talk about some Permaculture options. I generally work on Tuesday 8-12 1-5 and Wen and Thur 11- 2:45. I do have some group meetings and programs that keep me out of the office so making an appointment is a good idea. The number to my desk is 527-8566 or email Are you in Clark?
Bobbie Holder Horticulturist technician, Park County Extension