Mountain Roots Food Project in Gunnison County, Colorado (USA) takes a multi-pronged approach to local food resilience. The organization runs a two-acre educational working farm with a CSA program, and two collaborative community gardens in which members work together and share the harvest. It also creates school garden and nutrition education programs in public schools, and runs summer camps connecting kids with local food systems and the ecology of the Rocky Mountains. Emphasizing food access for all, Mountain Roots also hosts free produce markets for people in need, as well as a ‘food rescue’ program connecting food-insecure families with excess produce from backyard gardens and farms. Learn more about their innovative programs at mountainrootsfoodproject.org.
Category: Local Food, Farming & Fisheries