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Growing Gardens – Urban Agriculture in Boulder

Growing Gardens is a Boulder-based nonprofit that focuses on connecting people with their food through urban agriculture. The organization has programs for children and adults that center around growing food, nutrition, and food access. Of the 27,000 people they work […]

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Backyard Farming in Boulder

Cody Jurbala describes Speedwell Farm and Gardens as “farming backyard spaces using biologically sound practices and provide organic food to our neighborhoods.”     He owns and operates the organization with his fiance Melissa Ogilvie. Speedwell converts unused backyards in […]

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Falling Fruit: Urban Foraging

When most people think of foraging for food, they probably don’t picture doing so on a busy street in downtown Boulder. Jeff Wanner, an experienced urban forager, says that conception is wrong.   “A lot of Boulder is old apple […]

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Gleaning: Tackling Food Waste and Food Insecurity

Dave Laskarzewski and Ciara Low co-founded UpRoot Colorado two years ago as a way to help both farmers and those facing hunger. KGNU’s Sarah Dalgleish reports that through their organization, volunteers harvest excess crops from local farms—a process known as […]

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Local Food Banks Help With Summer Hunger

The Emergency Family Assistance Association, or EFAA, has been providing families in Boulder with services to help them through difficult times for over 100 years. The organization offers financial assistance, case management, housing programs, and a food pantry among many […]

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Boulder Valley Schools Tackle Summer Hunger

In 2018, nearly 20% of students in Boulder Valley School District qualified for free and reduced lunches. Their need for food doesn’t go away in the summer, but getting them meals can be challenging when school is out of session. […]

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