|Support Slow Food Denver on Colorado Gives Day! On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Coloradans will come together again to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits like ours. Last year, a remarkable $15.7 million was distributed to Colorado nonprofits. Our goal is to raise $5000 on Colorado Gives Day to help advance the cause of good, clean, fair food for all in the Denver area. Your funds will help to keep programs like the school garden Seed-to-Table Alliance and the CAFE Microgrant series alive!
Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day asks you to give to your favorite charities through the website ColoradoGives.org, an online giving resource featuring every nonprofit participating in Colorado Gives Day. On this website we share our goals, accomplishments and much more.
100 percent of your donation will come to us.
When you give online any time on December 10, the value of your donation will be increased by the FirstBank Incentive Fund. You can set up your donation ahead of time by going to www.coloradogives.org/slowfooddenver to make sure you don’t miss out on this great opportunity.
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As if The Denver Botanic Garden is not beautiful enough on its own, pair it with a group of people from around the US devoted to the cultivation of youth gardening programs and you’ve got absolute splendor. This past weekend The Denver Botanic Gardens hosted the National Children and Youth Garden Symposium which is a premier annual gathering showcasing the latest trends, practices, programs and educators that engage children in the garden.
One keynote speaker introduced the idea cleverly as “giving children a dose of vitamin “G” (green).” The speaker then outlined the latest research that has investigated the effect of this “vitamin” on both schools and communities. Predictably, gardens trees and vegetables have been objectively found to increase concentration, decrease stress and foster better coping mechanisms for life’s challenges.
While there were over 50 educational sessions and workshops that expanded upon this idea, our own Gigia Kolouch hosted a workshop that provided some invaluable insight into how Slow Food plays a role in the garden. After providing a progressive tasting of tomatoes and a detailed description of why sensory awareness is crucial for intuition and culinary success. Gigia outlined how this awareness can be practically implemented within the community. Needless to say, participants acknowledged gratefully how inspirational and informative the session was for their own benefit and their respective garden education programs. Thank you Gigia!
It’s time to get out and get dirty! We’ve got three Crop Mobs all set up (starting March 16!), and more in the works. Check out our Schedule of Events, and register now! Help sustainable agriculture in Denver, meet new friends, and learn new things!
We have lots of exciting things coming up here at Slow Food Denver — crop mobs, farm tours, CAFE dinners and so much more. Check back often to see what’s happening!
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