46 Making Local Food Flourish Panel – Peak Environment Podfest


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Less than 1% of our food was grown within 50 miles of Colorado Springs, estimates Larry Stebbins. Larry is one of the panelists gathered by moderator Ellen Johnson-Fay to discuss what is needed to help local food flourish in the Pikes Peak region.

This panel discussion took place on October 19, 2019 as part of the Peak Environment Podfest, recorded in front of a live audience and co-hosted by Studio 809 and Stargazers Theatre & Event Center.

The panel:

Ellen Johnson-Fay Convener of the Green Cities Local Food Coalition www.greencitiescoalition.net

Michele Mukatis Owner, Cultivate Health LLC www.cultivatehealthcolorado.com

Larry Stebbins The Garden Father www.thegardenfather.com

Kara Stutzman Teacher & Farmer Flying Pig Farm Facebook.com/flyingpigmanitou

Steve Oliveri Front Range Liaison for Tap Root Cooperative www.taprootcooperative.com/

This episode is courtesy of the Green Cities Coalition. The Green Cities Coalition communicates the promise of embracing sustainable actions in our environment and with one another. We strive to collaborate in positive ways and create partnerships with other people and organizations inside and outside of the sustainability community.

Ultimately, our goal is to celebrate with you the achievements of those who contribute to the preservation and health of our local natural and human environments. We invite you to Communicate, Collaborate and Celebrate all things sustainable with us! Join us at our next Green Drinks gathering, Thursday, November 21, 5:30-7:30 pm at Smokebrush Farm.


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Green Drinks Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:30 to 7:30 pm Smokebrush Farm (Red Crags Estate)302 El Paso Blvd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 Potluck contributions welcome Some refreshments provided $5 donation requested Parking is limited; please carpool if you can

The following environment/sustainability organizations in the Pikes Peak region collaborate to produce the Peak Environment podcast about environmental stewardship, sustainable living and enlightened public policy in the Pikes Peak Region.

Green Cities Coalition

Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future

Pikes Peak Environmental Forum

Pikes Peak Library District Green Team

Pikes Peak Group of Sierra Club

Pikes Peak Permaculture

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