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Posts Tagged ‘local food’

The Denver Post | Boulder County agriculture division helps keep urban sprawl at bay

The Denver Post | Boulder County agriculture division helps keep urban sprawl at bay

LONGMONT — Four generations of the Zweck family have farmed on the west edge of town, but when the fifth opted out, the 230-acre operation seemed doomed to development. "The city limits are right on our fence," said John Zweck, whose [...]

The Local Food Shift: What every public official, political candidate and voter should know

The Local Food Shift: What every public official, political candidate and voter should know

This article first appeared in the Boulder Weekly. The local food shift is gaining significant traction in Boulder County, growing well beyond the euphoric early adopter stage into early majority territory. It is unfolding so rapidly and so [...]

Listen: KGNU on GMOs (Updated)

Listen:  KGNU on GMOs (Updated)

Next week (August 29-September 1), every day except Friday, KGNU will be hosting shows on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the 8:35 a.m. hour. The anticipated schedule is: Monday (30 minutes) David Bell, Agriculture Division Manager of [...]

Profile: Farmer Keith Bateman

Profile: Farmer Keith Bateman

Over the past few decades, Boulder County has seen the departure of a lot of farmers, making Keith Bateman’s long-term commitment to farming a notable one. Keith grew up in Lafayette where his grandparents owned a dairy. Until he was 17, Keith [...]

Extending Boulder’s Urban Farming Heritage

Extending Boulder’s Urban Farming Heritage

Elizabeth Long, circa 1917-1924 (Carnegie Library) The Boulder City Council met recently to explore the possible purchase of a conservation easement on the Long's Gardens site at 3240 Broadway, Boulder.  The site consists of 25.1 acres which is [...]

The Local Food Revolution

The Local Food Revolution

A local food revolution is quietly unfolding in our midst right here in Boulder County. It’s a revolution aimed at rebuilding this region’s capacity to feed its own people, to ensure food security and food sovereignty for all. Anyone [...]

Transition Times | Envisioning Our Local Food System

Transition Times | Envisioning Our Local Food System

From 1994 through 2009, farmers markets increased in Colorado by 13%. The assessment also reveals that the largest consumption of fruits and vegetables occurs in Boulder County with Larimer and Weld following farther behind in purchase and [...]

Good Neighbors, Flower Pots, Gardens and Chickens

Good Neighbors, Flower Pots, Gardens and Chickens

Neighbors, like family, are not chosen. Sometimes, though,  you get lucky. In a section of the Old North Boulder neighborhood along Alpine Avenue, many lucky things are happening. It started several years ago after some traffic calming islands [...]

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