The grow-local movement is about more than good taste. Food justice is an issue that's taking root in Colorado, where a range of citizen-led initiatives strive to stimulate the local economy while providing healthy food to people in low-income neighborhoods.
Today, locavore foodies and activists alike will find something to celebrate at the first annual Feed Denver InPower Festival. Held at Sustainability Park (2500 Lawrence Street), the fest brings area green thumbs and conservation advocates together over food, music and art. The carnival atmosphere provides a fun framework for a more substantive premise: that urban neighborhoods, such as Five Points and Curtis Park, thrive when local people get together to heighten awareness and create solutions to urban problems.
"The sustainable-food movement goes beyond our economic policy and political boundaries and the typical demographic divisions," says Feed Denver's John Mc, whose pro-local MegaFauna boutique is the festival's sponsor. "It's about providing local, healthy food for everyone to eat."
Vendors, artisans, contests, games and all kinds of local music will fill up the InPower Festival, which runs from noon to 7 p.m. Admission is $5, free for children under twelve; a $10 all-access pass provides entry to supporting venues. Visit www.feeddenver.com for more information.
Sat., March 31, 12-7 p.m., 2012