Organizations Creating Change
Here are local organizations creating change in the local food system.
Slow Food Western Slope is our local chapter of Slow Food USA, a non-profit educational organization. The Western Slope is rich in farms, orchards, ranches, vineyards and the arts and Slow Food Western Slope supports our local food in wonderful ways. We enjoy watching what our local chapter is up to.
Solar Energy International was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit educational organization. Their mission is to empower people around the world through sustainable education. Their SEI training facility is just a hop skip and a jump away from the Farm. SEI’s Renewable Energy Education Program offers hands-on workshops and online courses in solar PV, wind, micro-hydro and solar hot water. Whether it’s making their trainings more available or sponsoring the Locavore documentary SEI supports sustainable education for a better future.
Sustainable Settings is an entrepreneurial non-profit organization that inspires people and communities to embrace integrated solutions for sustainable development. Their working ranch and Whole Systems Learning Center provides the educational space for students and faculty to work on direct and locally applicable sustainable solutions.
The Valley Organic Growers Association is so much more than our local Directory of organic sustainable farmers. It’s a community whose goal is to: create and support local agriculture, maintain and improve the health of our environment and ensure the production of nutritious free from synthetic inputs. Find local farms in their Directory and get involved.
The Hive is a coworking space that is revolutionizing the way independent small businesses operate. It provides an office space that encourages community building and sustainability. The various classes that are offered, meeting rooms that are available and innovative office spaces are the bright future for small businesses.
Chris Yates is the founder of The Hive Paonia as well as a serial entrepreneur, real estate investor, private money expert, social and spiritual activist, speaker, yogi, vegetarian, and wanna-be organic farmer. His Sponsorship of the Locavore Free Screening is just one of the ways he inspires communities to create sustainable change. You can also follow him on Facebook!
The Colorado Agritourism Association has been the champion of farms statewide. Their support has created great opportunities for anyone to experience the joys of farming/ranching locally. Their Locavore Free Release Sponsorship is just one of the many things that they have done to empower people to be connected with their food producers. You can find listings of farms or register as a Colorado agritourism destination
Delta County Tourism is the gateway to learning more about our local area. Their support of our local economy and sharing the message of a sustainable future with the world as a Locavore Free Release Sponsor is wonderful. Planning a visit to the farm? Check out all of the beautiful places our surrounding area has to offer!