Home Tour Maven
The Energy Fair was my first exposure to the wonderful community of Crestone in 2017 and since then I have had the opportunity to become more involved . I have been a part of the Home tours for the past 4 years and now I am the lead organizer of the tours.
I am passionate about local building policy and also earth friendly building methods, especially Earthships. I love sharing the home tours and being able to offer the physical experience standing in a home that is built with recycled materials or uses passive solar or other earth friendly practices. Crestone is home to some of the most amazing houses on the planet and I believe that the more people that see them, the more inspired building everywhere will be.
Lydia Sprouts is joining the Energy Fair team this year as a booking agent for musical acts and workshops. She previously organized for Tribal Vision, Rainbow Lightning, Arise, Permaculture Action Days, and numerous private parties. She plays mandolin, sings and writes for the band, Pioneer Mother, an up and coming front range band that released their first album recently. She is a yoga teacher, and a hobby gardener, who, having moved off grid in the spring of 2020, is swiftly navigating an upgrade to full on future farm & permaculture queen. She is a part time mother of tween girls, and lives in Crestone with her partner and his son, where they steward a 42 acre sandbox that features a rainbow train car house, and a dojo.
Parking & Security
Terra Media Livestream
Golden Turtle Sound
Rainbow Lightning Kids Area
Faith Lotus (& Mary Lowers)
Grow the Food Shed
Jae has been a freelance graphic designer since 1999, with the occasional employment by small and large organizations. Her skills extended beyond design to project coordination, event planning, bookkeeping and marketing, etc.
In 2009 she realized that standard home building practices could be greatly improved by smarter design using regional materials and that industrial food production is by no means sustainable nor does it support human nutrition. She surmises that if people have manageable and affordable shelter and nutritious, local food, they will be healthier, less stressed and able to pursue their passions to make the world a better place. Since then, she’s been focused on how people can thrive despite changes to the economy and climate. Building resilient food sheds, regenerative agricultural infrastructure and affordable housing are the avenues in which she applies her skills and experience.
She’s curated and organized multiple speaker series on regional, resilient agricultural practices, including growing hemp in the Southwest. She’s worked with nonprofits, managed a CSA, distributed local grass-fed beef to over 40 families from 8 ranchers and continues to encourage people to eat local and reconsider the current models of production.
Jae is currently pursuing her love of art, community, agriculture and space on a human scale that operates at the pace of nature.
Advisor & Tech Support