Monday, May 25, 2009

Urban Agriculture Coalitions

There is an amazing buzz in Denver about Urban Agriculture as a key to sustainability of our city. We have been involved in a number of great activities and forums and have begun partnering with some amazing partners to create a coalition to address the sustainability of our food systems.

Sustainable Food System Partners
We have formed a partnership with The Urban Farm at Stapleton as well as Denver Public Health to strengthen our outreach as well as to pull together the strongest coalition to address the issues we are all focused on. With the Urban Farm we have created the Metropolitan Denver Food Systems Project which teams us with Growing Power, Denver Public Health, Denver Environmental Health, Denver Public Schools, Denver Urban Gardens, Denver Botanic Gardens, and Waste Farmers to create a Regional Training Center at Stapleton.

Grow Local Colorado
We are on the committee for Grow Local Colorado as well as SPROUT (Sustainable People Reaching Out fro Urban Transformation). We have joined forces with Grow Local to plant an edible garden in Civic Center Park.

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