Spend the day learning about the vibrant urban agriculture food scene in Denver. You will learn how food can be used as a powerful tool in economic growth, personal financial freedom, job training, and creating a lasting sense of community.
The tour begins at a Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) garden. Every garden has been started and led by local residents who believe that gardeners not only grow food but also community. DUG provides resources, training and support needed to establish enduring gardens and farms.
Your lunch stop is the Comal Heritage Food Incubator. Comal, the first social enterprise to launch from the Focus Points Training and Business Center, is a heritage food incubator kitchen, hot food and grab-and-go storefront, and an education center. Comal offers an opportunity to gain real-time restaurant operation and catering skills while serving one of the poorest communities in Denver.
Your final stop is Re:Vision, Re:Farm. In the U.S., over 23.5 million people live where food is neither affordable nor accessible. The Re:Farm program tackles this problem by growing food in the community, by the community, and for the community. In 2016, Re:Farm's backyard gardens produced more than 55,000 pounds of organically grown produce!
Note: Participants should wear comfortable shoes. Participants are strongly encouraged to have acclimated to altitude for at least 24 hours. Sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended.