Feed Denver Slide Show June 2010

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Feed Denver Slide Show June 2010

  1. 1. FEED DENVER: URBAN FARMS & MARKETS Grant Family Farm Open House, June 12, 2010 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  2. 2. WHERE DOES YOUR FOOD COME FROM? © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  3. 3. The Numbers 0.2 5.7 4.9 5.5 3.2 Denver Metropolitan Region Local Farm & Food Economy (Highlights of a data compilation), Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center (Minneapolis, MN) for Civic Results (Denver, Co) 5/27/08 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  4. 4. The Numbers 0.2%: : This is how much of the food 0.2 consumed in Metro Denver is 5.7 produced in Colorado 4.9 5.5 (Statewide: 0.1% of food consumed in 3.2 Colorado is produced in Colorado Denver Metropolitan Region Local Farm & Food Economy (Highlights of a data compilation), Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center (Minneapolis, MN) for Civic Results (Denver, Co) 5/27/08 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  5. 5. The  0.2%: : How much of our food is produced in Colorado Numbers 0.2 $5.7 BILLION: 5.7 This is how much money we spent 4.9 on food in Metro Denver in 5.5 2008. 3.2 Denver Metropolitan Region Local Farm & Food Economy (Highlights of a data compilation), Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center (Minneapolis, MN) for Civic Results (Denver, Co) 5/27/08 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  6. 6. The  0.2%: : How much of our food is produced in Colorado Numbers  $5.7 BILLION: How much we spend on food in Metro Denver 0.2 5.7 $4.9 million: 4.9 How much money we spent on 5.5 food we bought directly from Colorado farmers in 2008 3.2 Denver Metropolitan Region Local Farm & Food Economy (Highlights of a data compilation), Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center (Minneapolis, MN) for Civic Results (Denver, Co) 5/27/08 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  7. 7. The  0.2%: : How much of our food is produced in Colorado Numbers  $5.7 BILLION: How much we spend on food in Colorado  $4.9 million: How much we food we buy directly from 0.2 Colorado farmers 5.7 $5.5 BILLION: 4.9 How much money we send away 5.5 from Colorado (and the USA) 3.2 for the food we eat. Denver Metropolitan Region Local Farm & Food Economy (Highlights of a data compilation), Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center (Minneapolis, MN) for Civic Results (Denver, Co) 5/27/08 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  8. 8. The  0.2%: : How much of our food is produced in Colorado Numbers  $5.7 BILLION: How much we spend on food in Metro Denver. 0.2  $4.9 million: How much we food we buy directly from Colorado farmers 5.7  $5.5 BILLION: How much money we send away from Colorado (and the USA) for the food we eat. 4.9 $3.2 BILLION: 5.5 How much we could be buying from Colorado 3.2 farmers if they were producing fruits and vegetables for human consumption. Denver Metropolitan Region Local Farm & Food Economy (Highlights of a data compilation), Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center (Minneapolis, MN) for Civic Results (Denver, Co) 5/27/08 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  9. 9. The Solution CITY FOOD FOR CITY PEOPLE Growing Real Food Near Where People Eat It © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  10. 10. What Feed Denver is Doing  COMMUNITY-BASED MODEL FARM PROJECTS  Working with communities to explore, model, and establish urban farming businesses - green jobs and sustainable enterprise.  URBAN AGRICULTURE REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER  We are a Growing Power Regional Outreach Training Center developing and teaching the re-newed industry of farming in cities.  FARM MARKETS  The true “local economy” - entrepreneurial direct to consumer farm markets selling at source.  REVOLVING CITY FARMS LOANS FOUNDATION  Micro-lending and resource sharing programs. © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  11. 11. MODEL URBAN FARM PROJECTS The Urban Farm at Stapleton © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  12. 12. MODEL URBAN FARM PROJECTS © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  13. 13. MODEL URBAN FARM PROJECTS © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  14. 14. MODEL URBAN FARM PROJECTS Architecture Projects  Modeling food production structures.  University of Colorado Architecture Students.  Architecture for Humanity Project: Passive Solar, Thermal Mass Growing Structure Project, begins June 16, 2010 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  15. 15. The Small Family Farm Moves to the City © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  16. 16. Modern Urban Design Meets Farm University of Colorado, Denver School of Architecture Design/Build Class, 2010 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  17. 17. REGIONAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTER  Provide models, training, resources and education in sustainable urban farming  Growing Power Regional Outreach Training Partner © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2009
  18. 18. LOCAL FRESH FOOD FARM MARKETS  Fresh Food Farm Markets  Truck Markets  Food Education Center © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2009
  19. 19. CITY FARM REVOLVING LOAN FOUNDATION  Increase means for local food production and entrepreneurial access through innovative regional urban farm and market project mentoring and “Own your farm” loan Payback programs © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2009
  20. 20. WHERE CAN YOUR FOOD COME FROM? © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  21. 21. Urban Agriculture Makes a Better City Fresh Local Food Production Better School & Better Community Institutional Food Health Stronger Stable Jobs & Restaurant Skills Training Industry Supplemental Reinvigorated Income & Small Cottage Food Business Industry Opportunity © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets,2010
  22. 22. WHERE DOES YOUR FOOD COME FROM? © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  23. 23. FEED DENVER: URBAN FARMS & MARKETS Grant Family Farms Open House, June 12, 2010 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010

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