A morning of dirty hands, good food and new thoughts.
We Tend To Grow is a collaboration between Slow Food Denver, Grow Local Colorado, and you. Our hope is, we’ll all leave nourished, enriched and a little closer to our food, our communities and each other.
Deep in the soil, the root of a plant is where everything starts. And that’s where this morning will begin as well. We’ll garden a bit, enjoy a seasonal brunch prepared by Chef Linda Kiker, talk and laugh together. We’ll likely form some new connections: to the plants, to each other and to the possible difference in our lives those two simple things can make.
We will be gardening at PEER, one of Grow Local Colorado’s gardens, which helps an all male group to overcome their addiction issues. The garden is an important part of their therapy, plus it provides a nice change of pace in their days.
Tickets are a minimum $10 donation.
All proceeds support Slow Food Denver and Grow Local Colorado.
**Limited to 20 tickets**
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WHAT TO WEAR: Sturdy shoes (no sandals), sun hat, dress in layers.
WHAT TO BRING FOR GARDENING: Water bottle, sun screen and a preferred gardening tool (optional).
ABOUT YOUR CHEF:
Linda Kiker is a personal chef who operated a business for 20 years here in Denver. In 2015 she stepped away from the business to engage with food in a different way. Then she found Grow Local Colorado. Learning to grow food and reconnect to her community has been deeply rewarding and inspiring for her. She is now a co-director and happily ready to share her love of fresh food with you all today!
ABOUT GROW LOCAL COLORADO:
For more than 10 years Grow Local Colorado has been growing in the Denver community. We have 11 gardens throughout our city. We are a fully volunteer driven group. We not only plant, tend, harvest and donate food, we grow friendships while learning about the needs of our neighbors. We deliver our produce to over a dozen organizations serving those in need. More connections mean a stronger, healthier, happier community.
ABOUT SLOW FOOD DENVER:
Slow Food Denver cultivates the enjoyment of local food with all members of the community to create a more just and sustainable food system. We provide opportunities for people to connect with local food producers, develop a deeper understanding for preserving heritage cuisine, and support other organizations with missions and goals similar to ours — to create a food system that’s good for the people and good for the planet.