Do you like veggies, gardening, or knowing where your produce is coming from? If you do, then you need to come to the Bare Roots Harvest Summit this Saturday, May 20th. Bare Roots is hosting their fifth annual Harvest Summit from 8:30 am-3:30pm at Miller Ranch Community Center, 25 Mill Loft Street, Edwards, CO and you’re invited! The Summit is a FREE way for the community to participate in a panel to discuss organic growing, medicinal plant use, best practices, and all things plant related! There will be an open forum with a Q&A session. Fifteen local speakers are attending to give their expertise on five different topics. The topics include, Land Management to Support Local Food, Supporting Local Food through Education and Outreach, Local Food Supply and Business, Local Food Access within Community, and Growing for Therapy and Nature Connection. The Harvest Summit is a perfect way for Eagle County residents to collaborate with their growing community and share both resources and ideas about local farming and food. All attendees are invited to participate in a seed swap and plant sale. Do you have your kids that day? There will be free onsite childcare lead by our AmeriCorps NCCC team. They will lead structured growing gardener classes and crafts to keep your little ones engaged and happy. There will be a provided breakfast and lunch and following the Summit, you can head over to Crazy Mountain Brewery and listen to live music and sip on some free beer. Don’t miss this great opportunity to interact with other members of Eagle County that are just as passionate about locally grown food!
We cannot wait to see you and your family at our fun free day tomorrow!
Bare Roots Harvest Summit Schedule
8:30-9AM – Registration, coffee & light breakfast
9-9:15 – Opening Remarks, Bare Roots Mission, Vision & Goals
9:20-9:50 – Making Global Connections Engagement Activity
9:55-10:25 – Panel Land Management to Support Local Food
10:30-11 – Panel Supporting Local Food through Education & Outreach
11:05-11:35 – Break Out Sessions
11:45-12:30 – Lunch!
12:30-1:00 – Panel Local Food Supply & Business
1:05-1:35 – Panel Healthy Food Access within Community
1:40-2:10 – Panel Growing for Therapy & Nature Connection
2:15-2:45 – Break Out Sessions
2:50-3:30 – Collaboration & Closing Remarks
4-6:00PM – After Party at Crazy Mountain Brewery