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San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition

"Foster an equitable local food system that restores the health of the people, community, economy and ecosystem."

Northern SLV Seed Exchange

Join SLV Community to Share Seeds! The 2017 Northern San Luis Valley seed exchange will be on February 19th, starting at 9am, at the Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa.
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Organic Gardening for the SLV!

Great Collaboration between the Valley Food Coop, Veterans Coalition of the SLV and the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition featuring Gardener ExtraOrdinaire - Paul Niebel!

Join us Saturday March 4th 8am to 5pm a the Hobby Town Game Room at the Villa Mall in Alamosa.
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"Veteran Fields SLV"

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Colorado Food Systems Digital Hub Calling All Coalitions!

Hello local food system coalitions and CO Food Systems Advisory Council,

Reminder that the CO Food Systems Digital Hub is ready to launch!See the bottom of this email for info on how to sign up -- and please share this with ALL of your coalition members and partners and encourage them to sign up and join this webinar!

As many of you know, LiveWell has been working with the Community Commons www.communitycommons.org design team to create a customized Food Systems (Digital) Hub.

We are hoping this Digital Hub will be the go-to resource for food environment data, mapping, and reporting. The Hub is designed to facilitate information sharing and to help partners identify peer activities and actions being taken in food systems across the state of Colorado. It will include support for creating customized maps and reports with national and local food systems data, and tools such as "mapping the movement" of food systems activities across the state and a peer forum for connecting with one another.… -

We hope that this tool can be of assistance to you and your partners to ease access to data related to to food systems and to find your peers and connect with them. The data and reporting tools can help in developing grant applications and making policy cases.

Please join us on Monday August 15th at 2pm for the official launch of the Hub! Please share this with any partner that might be interested as well.

This tool will only be as valuable as it is used, so please encourage all members of your coalitions to join us! The more the merrier, and we rely on everyone to keep the data and content current.

Below here is information on how to join the Hub (you do have to have a member log-in, but it is super easy) and how to join the Zoom session webinar!

Many thanks and hope to hear from you soon!
-Wendy, Director of Food Systems LiveWell Colorado

To Join the Hub:
Step 1. Go to Community Commons: www.communitycommons.org/
Step 2. In the top right corner, click on Register. Then create a profile.
(If you already have a user account, you can just log in)
Step 3. Go to the "Community Commons Colorado Food Systems Hub" here:
www.communitycommons.org/groups/colorado-food-system/
Step 4. Request membership to the Hub!
Your membership should be approved and an introductory email sent to you within a day.

Colorado Food Systems Digital Hub: "It is really happening!" Webinar information:
Time: Aug 15, 2016 2:00pm (GMT-6:00) Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://livewellcolorado.zoom.us/j/645448458
Meeting ID: 645 448 458

Zoom is LiveWell Colorado's new video conferencing service. We are excited about this transition to create a new digital space for collaboration and discussion.

Here are a few tips for first time users:
  • When you click the link below, you will be prompted to launch the Zoom application, which will be a temporary download. Please allow an additional couple minutes before the meeting starts to give you time to download the application.
  • You will be prompted to select your audio connection after launching the application. Zoom has excellent audio quality through your computer, but if you cannot connect through your computer or device, we do have a toll free audio option. LiveWell Colorado requests that if you need to use the toll free number, use the "Call Me" option when connecting audio. This means you will enter the phone number you will be using and receive a call from the meeting shortly after. This option reduces the toll-free cost to LiveWell by 50%. (If you are not connecting through the link for video, you will not have this option. You can call the toll free number below.)
Select the link above to join the meeting. Thank you!

Other options to join the meeting:
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): 14086380968,645448458#

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 645 448 458



Northern SLV Seed Exchange

Join Us for SLV Seed Share!

The 2017 Northern San Luis Valley seed exchange will be on February 19th, starting at 9am, at the Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa.

People of all ages can come to share seeds, offer gardening tips and celebrate the upcoming 2017 growing season.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Organic Gardening Workshop

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FARM TO SCHOOL BID MEETING

The Colorado BOCES Food Cooperative will be issuing a SAN LUIS VALLEY FARM TO SCHOOL BID MEETING for FARMERS on February 28, 2017 at the Valley Roots Food Hub at White Rock Specialties, 5401 Terry Street, Mosca, Colorado at 8:00 a.m.

All farmers growing potatoes, carrots, onions, beets, squash, broccoli, mushrooms and lettuce are invited to attend this pre-bid meeting. School Food Service Directors, Preschool Nutrition Directors and School Superintendents are invited as well.

Breakfast will be served. Questions call San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition 719-539-5606 or Colorado BOCES Food Cooperative at 970-290-6874.


Appreciation for our many sponsors who have made our work possible especially:

Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc.

The Colorado Health Foundation

The Alamosa Marketing District

Sangre De Cristo National Heritage Area

Cooking Matters

THE LAURA JANE MUSSER FUND


Clif Bar Family Foundation

El Pomar Foundation


Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center

1st SouthWest Bank

Anschutz Family Foundation

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
RSF Social Finance


"Eating is an Agricultural Act." - Wendell Berry

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