Planting seeds for the future of urban homesteading with Will Allen
As noted in Westword's summer-long "Urbavore's Dilemma" series, Denver's in the midst of an urban-gardening renaissance, with city dwellers tending chickens and turning their yards into Green Acres. While the growing season might be over, the seeds for future urban farming are already being sewn. Case in point: Will Allen, the celebrated Godfather of the urban homesteading, will be coming to town this weekend. Allen, a MacArthur Genius Fellow who's received national attention and even plaudits from President Bill Clinton for his ambitious Growing Power farming project based in downtown Milwaukee, will be helping Feed Denver, a new urban-greenhouse program, build a pilot farm and regional farming training center at the Urban Farm at Stapleton. To spread Allen's message and raise money for the project, Feed Denver will be holding "A Feed Denver Evening with Will Allen" this Saturday, November 14, at 7 p.m. at FUEL Cafe at Taxi, 3455 Ringsby Court. An RSVP and $35 donation not only gets you front-and-center with the man who's literally turning our cities green, but also goodies from local faves FUEL Cafe, Infinite Money Theorem winery and New Belgium Brewery. So what are you waiting for? Spring is just around the corner.
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