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Farm Forum #7: Building a Local Agriculture Center

  • Altona Grange 9386 North 39th Street Longmont, CO, 80503 United States (map)

Calling all lovers of food, fiber, farm and land! We need your input to help create a Center for Agriculture in Boulder County.

Its astounding that Boulder DOES NOT have a full-bore agricultural center for education, farmer training and support, community gathering, innovation, collaborative creation, CSA pickups, conferences, a farm-to-table eating & drinking, a place to celebrate our farmers, a landscape where children can run amongst farmers and through fields, a place to enjoy healthy food and witness the future of agriculture.

This is about to change! The Boulder Open Space Conservancy (BOSC) is coalescing latent energy in our community to manifest an agricultural center. What the agricultural center becomes into is up to you!

Everyone is invited to the table. What is your dream for agricultural center in Boulder? What does our community, and this place, want to give birth to? Does it look like Stone Barns, or the Ecology Center, Hawthorne, Oregon Tilth, so combination of these things, are something different altogether? How do you or your organization want to be involved?

Farm Forum #7 will be the first of several community listening sessions to aggregate movers, shakers, ideas, movements, organizations into a cohesive and unified vision for an agricultural center.

The Farm Forum starts with a Potluck then we move into facilitated discussion. This month, I've got a plan to reduce the cacophony and increase the sharing and learning!

Bring food or beverage to share. Go big if can! Last month we had the most amazing array of local food, ranging from rabbit pot big, bison lasagna, heirloom breads, roots and stews and soups of stellar ambrosial achievement.

Earlier Event: March 20
Vernal Equinox
Later Event: March 30
Good Friday