Monday, May 25, 2009

Feed Denver Team Trains with Will Allen at Growing Power

In March the Feed Denver & Friends team visited Milwaukee to train with WillAllen and the whole team at Growing Power. We took courses from Compostingand Vermiculture to Growing Greens to Building a Fish Run to BusinessPlanning. We got our hands dirty and dug right in. We had greatconversations, made amazing contacts, and absorbed as much as we possiblycould (which wasn't too difficult as it was a very wet, rainy weekend!) Andit was fantastic! (Enjoy the photos to the right

We were nervous our grand plans would be scrapped after seeing how it allactually works but the opposite happened. We learned that this is a do-ableproject! We are so excited to get started now. We are exploring potentiallocations for the first farms and hope to secure them soon. We are writinggrants furiously to raise the funds to see these dreams become a reality.
While in Milwaukee we discussed the possiblity of working with Growing Powerto establish a Regional Training Center here in Denver with theirassistance. We are now working towards this opportunity and hope to make ita reality.

Back row: Patrick Harrington (Vital Farm/Vital Yoga), Will Allen (Growing Power), Aaron Makaruk (Vital Farm), Crystal Cervantes (Feed Denver)Front row: Jennifer Weiczorek (Denver Public Health), Lisa Rogers (Feed Denver), Sarah Gabriel (Feed Denver)

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