Friday, January 15, 2010

Botanic Gardens lecture series

Check out the Denver Botanical Garden's 2010 BONFILS-STANTON LECTURE SERIES.

The theme of the 2010 lecture series is “The Feast in the Garden: Edible Landscapes and Regional Food Traditions.” Each lecture illustrates the creative fusion of gardening with the culinary arts. Seven outstanding writers, garden designers and chefs will share their vision of local food and agriculture, growing edibles in the home garden and celebrating regional food traditions.

Denver Botanic Gardens has partnered with Slow Food Denver to present a special tasting at each program this year, highlighting the speaker’s themes and recipes. Please come early to enjoy some of Colorado’s local flavors! A portion of this year’s ticket price will be donated to Slow Food Denver to support their education and advocacy programs.

The first lecture will take place on February 18. Find information on the rest of the season's lectures here:

**If you plan to attend a lecture, post on our Slow Food Cache la Poudre wall for carpooling opportunities!

Winter Farmers' Market

DON'T FORGET the Winter Farmers' Market THIS Saturday, 10AM to 3PM at the Opera Galleria, 123 North College Avenue in downtown Fort Collins.

Gardening Network meeting

1st Gardening Network Meeting of 2010!

Growing Food to Alleviate Hunger
in collaboration with
the Food Bank for Larimer County

Featured presenters:
Karen McManus, Owner, Wolf Moon Farms
Amy Pezzani, Director, Food Bank for Larimer County

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Gardens on Spring Creek
2145 Centre Ave., Fort Collins

Lunch will be provided

Please RSVP to Mary Miller at or 416-2486 by Monday, January 18.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fermentation class

Ursula Holmes of Cresset Community Farm will be giving a fermentation class at the farm on January 23, from 9 am to noon. The cost will be $30.

Ursula says,We will talk a little bit about history and benefits, and how to use the veggies in our diet. Mostly we will focus on making a couple jars of fermented vegetables and learn about the process. I would like a RSVP by Monday January 18th.”

You can reach Ursula at or 970 278-0499.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Getting Connected 2010 Growing Deeper

Getting Connected 2010 Growing Deeper
Join your colleagues in the local food system for a day of conversation and planning for the future, learning mutual support and conviviality. AND for a follow -up morning of work on some of the issues identified in our all-day session.
Where: Northside Aztlan Center, 112 East Willow Street, Fort Collins
When: Monday, February 8 - 8am to 3pm
Cost: $39 fo Be Local members / $49 for non-members ($5 off for additional people from the same company)
($10 additional at the door)
INCLUDES lunch featuring local food

Registration form can be found HERE.
Space is limited, Sign up early