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Community Invited to Food Policy Discussion

The community is invited to an open discussion on establishing a Food Policy Council for Colorado Springs. The discussion will be held on June 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Library District’s new state-of-the-art library, Library 21c, located at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, 80920.

Councilwoman Jill Gaebler will moderate the discussion, and will be joined by local professionals:

  • Aubrey Hoover, strategy coordinator, LiveWell Colorado Springs
  • Christine Faith, urban agronomist and owner/co-founder of Ivywild Aquaponics & Neighborhood Farm
  • Judith Rice-Jones, lecturer, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; and Colorado-certified gardener and native plant master
  • Melissa Marts, executive director, Women’s Resource Agency

If established as a new City Council Board & Commission, the Food Policy Council would become a community partnered cooperative that would advise City Council and work to promote a healthy and resilient local food system that contributes to economic vitality and promotes healthy food access and environmental sustainability in Colorado Springs.