april, 2022

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18apr6:00 pm2022 North Fork Valley Resiliency Workshop

Event Details

The North Fork Valley Buy Local Resource Campaign invites you to join us for an interactive 2-part online workshop series on local innovations, water resiliency, and preserving agricultural land and community health. Learn how local businesses, farmers, and community organizations adapt to and foster resiliency. The strength of our community depends on our ability to create an economy that supports us all.

April 18, 6- 8:15pm

Local Innovation—Water Resiliency

  • Growing for Increased Drought—What farmers and backyard growers can do to improve their soil to make it more resilient to drought. –Brad Tonnessen, CSU Research Station
  • Keeping water on the landscape—potential solutions—Shawn LaBounty
  • Panel: Different Forms of Ag Resiliency—orchards, ranchers, vegetable farms from small to large acreage—TriRiver Extension, Katie Alexander, Jenny Beiermann, and Retta Bruegger
  • Discussion

April 25th, 6- 8:15pm

Local Innovation: Restaurant Scene—Panel

  • Local and Seasonal: Making a local and seasonable foods restaurant focused on health and wellness work– Justen and Joy Williams, The Simple Café.
  • A Restaurant Journey: Long-time Paonia local jumps on changes in the town, and with a historic perspective opens a new comfort food pop-up restaurant during the pandemic—to great success. –Mat Pinkard, Crunch Waffle.

How Can We Be of Service

  • Conservation Easements On the Rise—Keeping ag land viable—Colorado West Land Trust, Ilana Moir
  • Municipal Water/Water infrastructure—how it works-what you need to know—Tom Wills, Publisher, Merchant Herald
  • FarmacyRx—Educational and Nutritional assistance to families at-risk of diet-related diseases—Penelope Powell, Valley Food Partnership
  • Local Nonprofits Weave Community Resiliency—hear from local organizations on how to get involved and contribute to a resilient community.
  • Discussion

Register for entire 2-part Online Workshop or separate sections.

This workshop is a gift to the community and donations are welcomed to support our work.

Online Zoom Event – April 18th and 25th, 6-8:15pm



Register here



Citizens for a Healthy Community

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