Hot Summers and Water

It’s August and we are feelin’ HOT HOT HOT here in the Eagle River Valley – and so are our plants!  While it is important to keep our vegetation watered and happy during these sunny summer days, A LOT of water gets wasted this time of year.  About 30% of household water is used outdoors … Continue reading “Hot Summers and Water”

A Summit to Inspire Action

The New Roots CO Local Food Systems Summit, co-hosted by the Eagle RIver Valley Food Bank, was a resounding success this past Saturday, February 2nd. Participants included Samantha Miller, founder of All The Good Stuff farmers market delivery, Haley Baker,coordinator of  Walking Mountains Science Center’s in-school garden program, Sowing Seeds, Meighen Lovelace of Mountain Harvest … Continue reading “A Summit to Inspire Action”

A Seed Has Been Planted

The birth of New Roots CO has been a force of transition over the past six months. Our board members and most influential supporters have been reevaluating, re-imaging, and refocusing objectives to best empower our mission to support healthy, local, and sustainable food access through education, outreach, and partnership. It has been exciting and humbling … Continue reading “A Seed Has Been Planted”

Growing New Roots

There is something restless that stirs deep within the belly of the beast known as service work. It is this restlessness that drives growth and change. Transitions are the growing pains to any project, especially those that reflect deeply purposeful work. Like the breaking forth of a seedling from the shell of its case, to … Continue reading “Growing New Roots”

Sustainable Food Summit 2018

Food is medicine and medicine is food. The phrase is as true as it is palpable and it certainly makes more sense than the popular, “you are what you eat.” Food connects us to our deepest cultural roots, forms our heritage with the land, nourishes our microbiome, and fuels our life missions. Food also drives … Continue reading “Sustainable Food Summit 2018”