Local Briefs

Food retreat to take place Friday, Saturday

The Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado will present the fifth annual Homegrown Food Retreat Friday and Saturday in the Fort Lewis College Student Union Ballroom.

By bringing together food producers, buyers and consumers, this year’s retreat aims to examine access and distribution of locally produced food.

Keynote speaker Steve Warshawer, of La Montanita’s Cooperative Distribution Center, will talk about local food distribution models throughout the Four Corners at 7 p.m. Friday.

Workshops will look further into producer, consumer and buyer influence and interest in food access and distribution in La Plata County and beyond from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday’s program will feature two local meals: a breakfast taco bar provided by Zia Taqueria and an all-local-food lunch catered by Sodexo Food Services. The event is free with a $10 suggested donation.

For more information or to RSVP, visit www.growingpartners.org.

Documentary to be screened at FLC

Fort Lewis College’s federal TRiO programs (Program for Academic Advancement, STEM3, Upward Bound and Talent Search) will host a screening and panel discussion of the documentary “First Generation” at 5 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Student Union Building’s Vallecito Room, in honor of National TRiO Day.

The documentary explores the problem of college access faced by first generation and low-income students and how their success has major implications for the future of the nation.

For more information, email Emma Salazar at ebsalazar@fortlewis.edu or visit www.firstgenerationfilm.com.

Liberty School to host sled race fundraiser

The Liberty School will host a tournament-style cardboard sled race at 9 a.m. March 2 at Chapman Hill.

Racers design and build a sled out of only cardboard, duct tape, zip ties and paint. The race will help raise money for the school’s sister school in Sudan, Africa. Each year, the Liberty School community service team organizes a fundraising event and sends the proceeds to the sister school, the Djabal Refugee Camp School. The entry fee is $5 per team member. With this money, the Djabal Refuggee Camp School can buy classroom supplies, books, teacher training, and materials for facilities.

For rules and more information, call 385-4834 or visit www.thelibertyschool.org.

Pelvic pain support group to meet

A Pelvic Pain Support Group meeting will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. March 2 in Program Room 3 of the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

This is a group of compassionate, emotionally supportive people who care to help anyone who is struggling with any kind of pelvic pain.

For more information, call 749-2272.

Herald Staff