The Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado, a partnership of nonprofit organizations and service agencies dedicated to implementing sustainable local food programs that reach all incomes, ages and cultures, will host a Homegrown Retreat on Friday at Fort Lewis College. This years retreat will focus on cultivating your role in the local food system.
Fridays featured speaker is Mark Winne, community food activist and author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty and Food Rebels, Guerilla Gardners, and Smart Cookin Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture. Winne will address issues related to food policy and food system change at 7 p.m. in Noble Room 130 at FLC.
Saturdays events will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Vallecito Room in the Student Union Building. The schedule will include an address by Durango Mayor Michael Rendon and a day of discussion groups about individual roles in the local food system.
A free, local lunch is included in Saturdays program.
Saturday attendees should RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.