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Local Food organizations driven by remarkable leaders

Building better, healthier communities through sustainable, locally-grown food programs.

Organizations & Leaders

Faith In Action Cathedral Learning Garden

Kris Stoever

Throughout Saint John’s rich history in Denver and on Capitol Hill, its leaders and members have long sought to serve the city not only within the Cathedral walls but also outside them. As the needs of the city have shifted, so too has Saint John’s shifted to meet those needs.

Ekar Farm

Aaron Ney

Since its founding in 2009, Ekar has been about planting seeds. Seeds of this years’ crop. Seeds of tomorrow’s promise. And seeds of change. From the platform of our urban farm, Ekar applies the practices of ancient traditions, customs and teachings to engage the Denver community in the solutions to many contemporary issues.

Cafe 180

Catherine Clements

Cafe 180 was born when Catherine Clements, Libby Whitmore and Julie Mihevc went to SAME Cafe. They were so inspired by SAME’s mission of ending hunger and offering dignity to patrons of all walks on a pay-what-you-can basis that they decided then and there to bear the torch too.

GreenLeaf

Leah Bry

GreenLeaf, founded by the amazing Leah Bry right here in Denver,  puts “growth” to use, growing everything from food, to youth leadership, to whole communities, with the mission statement: Cultivating powerful youth and food justice through urban agriculture.

Produce for Pantries

Dana Miller

Produce for Pantries unites the best and brightest of Denver’s fighters for healthier lives and sustainable foods. The superheroic superteam includes: Grow Local, Cooking Matters, Plant a Row for the Hungry, St.

The GrowHaus

Adam Brock

The GrowHaus is a 20,000 square-foot greenhouse and community center in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood that hosts countless programs including: The Hydrofarm, a huge year-round hydroponics facility that produces thousands of heads of leafy greens per month; Seed to Seed, an 8-week summer leadership program for teens; Adult

The GrowHaus

Coby Gould

The GrowHaus is a 20,000 square-foot greenhouse and community center in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood that hosts countless programs including: The Hydrofarm, a huge year-round hydroponics facility that produces thousands of heads of leafy greens per month; Seed to Seed, an 8-week summer leadership program for teens; Adult

We Don't Waste

Arlan Preblud

We Don’t Waste is an innovative provider of food for the hungry. They collect unused food from venues, caterers, restaurants, and other food purveyors and distribute the food to Denver’s underserved populations.

Grow Local Colorado

Barbara Masoner

Grow Local Colorado has been tilling, planting and watering to harvest since 2009. Grow Local Colorado plants edible landscaping gardens throughout Denver, re-purposing city-owned park flowerbeds, the Governor's Mansion flowerbeds, and more, to inspire citizens to grow more of their own food.

Grow Local Colorado

Dana Miller

Grow Local Colorado has been tilling, planting and watering to harvest since 2009. Grow Local Colorado plants edible landscaping gardens throughout Denver, re-purposing city-owned park flowerbeds, the Governor's Mansion flowerbeds, and more, to inspire citizens to grow more of their own food.

Urbiculture Community Farms

Candice Orlando

Urbiculture Community Farms has a multi-plot farm, using the repurposed lawns and yards of dozens of volunteers, to turn even the tiniest open spaces in Denver into places where food grows. They rely on a spectacular and aptly named Yard Angels Program through which neighbors can donate their land for farming use.

SAME Cafe

Brad and Libby Birky

Brad and Libby Birky moved from Illinois to Denver in 2002, and the couple decided to open a restaurant on East Colfax called SAME Cafe. SAME is an acronym for So All May Eat, and its built to eradicate hunger and serve people in need of a healthful meal. SAME Cafe doesn’t charge for its meals in the traditional sense.

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