Events and Tours


Berthoud, CO, September 25, 2015.The Center for Ecolonomic Excellence and Development (CEED) and Mountain Sky Ranch held the Fifth Annual Celebrate Sustainability Event to be held again on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Mountain Sky Ranch, near Carter Lake.  This one day free event featured tours, discussions, displays, activities and entertainment related to sustainable living and agriculture.  Mountain Sky Ranch which is a commercial sustainable agriculture ranch and agritourism, demonstration, education and research campus hosted this exciting event for the fifth time.  Dr. Dorband, President of IOE states, ” our first four Celebrate Sustainability Events  were so much fun that we knew we wanted to do it every year.  We met so many environmentally conscious people who did not know what we did and we want to continue to show the community how to be more earth friendly.”

Celebrate Sustainability was a family oriented event running from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM which was free and open to the public.  Throughout the day there were discussions, demonstrations and activities showcasing small acreage farming for anyone, sustainable livestock, aquaponics for home food production, and tips for sustainable living.  This year we featured an incredible Farm to Table Invitation Only dinner in the evening catered by Heirloom Catering from Denver.


Deb Dorband, Mountain Sky Ranch owner said, “Come for an hour or spend the day.”There are ponds, a stream, timbered mountain trails, and restful meadows to just relax in.  Bring the kids for fishing and other kid friendly activities.  You will learn a lot and have fun also.”

The Institute of Ecolonomics, LLC, is an international non-profit that promotes the synergy of ecology and economy.  Based in Berthoud, IOE works as a business development facilitator and incubator for entrepreneurs building businesses that will improve the planet.  IOE has rural acreage, and remote locations around the world where partner companies work on a variety of projects involving alternative energy, innovative technologies and socially conscious initiatives.

The Center for Ecolonomic Excellence and Development (CEED), is a group of environmentally conscious companies and ventures that work in a variety of sustainable business area, including sustainable agriculture.  Mountain Sky Ranch is a subsidiary of MSG that commercially practices sustainable agriculture raising a genetic/show herd of alpacas and Pygora goats, along with many other ventures that are earth friendly. MSG partners with IOE in the area of sustainable agriculture at Mountain Sky Ranch.

The Fifth Annual Celebrate Sustainability Event is a way for MSR and CEED to show the public in Northern Colorado what the two groups are doing to promote sustainable living. Call the IOE and MSR offices at 303-495-3705, email at, or go to the web sites above to get more information and directions to visit The Ranch for yourself or to schedule an event.  Mountain Sky Ranch is located south of the campground at the south end of Carter Lake, west of Berthoud.  Click here for more specific directions.