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Sunday, October 25 • 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Making Local Food Work

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A collaborative initiative located in Boulder County, Making Local Food Work (MLFW), is comprised of nonprofit, food industry, government and education representatives who believe decreasing the distance and anonymity inherent in our globalized food system will reconnect us with our roots, build community linkages and create the social capacity necessary to not only survive, but thrive in spite of the inevitable shocks and stresses by our ever-changing world. Learn about approaches for increasing the production, access and consumption of local food through practices such as: market agriculture on open space; community-supported agriculture; subsidized low-income purchases; peer financing; community scale composting; cottage foods; seed banks; controlled environments; neighborhood and school gardens; edible landscapes; community fruit and food rescue; public education efforts—all of which offer the potential benefit of increased stewardship of our agricultural lands, healthier food choices and a more vital economy which keeps our dollars local. Presented by Michael Brownlee, Local Food Shift; Tim Plass, Boulder City Council; Chef Ann Cooper, Chef Ann Foundation; Brian Coppom, Boulder County Farmer’s Market; Mark Guttridge, Ollin Farms; and Jennifer Kemp, St. Vrain Community Montessori School.


Michael Brownlee

Co-Publisher/Editor, Loca Food Shift
Michael Brownlee, Co-Publisher, Local Food Shift Magazine. Michael has long been a catalyst in the process of food localization in Colorado, working to ignite, inspire, guide and empower those who are facing the challenges and opportunities of localizing our food supply. He’s the co-founder of Local Food Shift Group (formerly Transition Colorado). More recently, he’s been focusing his efforts on a single project: publishing a magazine to be... Read More →

Chef Ann Cooper

Chef Ann Foundation
Chef Ann Cooper is a celebrated author, chef, educator, and enduring advocate for better food for all children. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Ann has been a chef for more than 30 years, over 15 of those in school food programs. She currently serves as the director of nutrition services for the Boulder Valley School District. Known as the “Renegade Lunch Lady,” Ann has been honored by The National Resources Defense... Read More →

Brian Coppom

MLFW/Local Food Shift
Brian Coppom, Boulder County Farmers’ Market (BCFM) has a background that includes executive management, technology, telecommunications and food manufacturing. Seeking a career that resonated with his beliefs, Brian joined BCFM last year as its executive director. Also serving as BCFM’s executive chef, you can often find Brian cooking up a fresh, gluten-free meals sourced from the farmers' market for the office to enjoy. Brian often shares... Read More →
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Mark Guttridge

Making Local Food Work; Local Food Shift
Mark Guttridge is an environmental and water resource engineer, a self-proclaimed "science junky" and the owner of Ollin Farms in Longmont. Mark and his wife Kena, who has an accounting and teaching background, started the farm in 2008. "Ollin" is an Aztec word meaning “constant motion or change,” which reflects the living organism of a farm. The Guttridges focus on a bionutrient model of farming, and they have dedicated a great deal of... Read More →
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Jennifer Kemp

Local Food & Public Outreach Specialist, Boulder County Parks & Open Space
Jennifer Kemp, Local Food & Public Outreach Specialist for Boulder County Parks & Open Space, became interested in agriculture and food policy while on a college study abroad program, where she met with farmers in India, Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand and Mexico to learn about the impacts of globalization on rural farming communities. After graduating from college, Jennifer worked for a year at a diversified CSA (Community Supported Agriculture... Read More →

Tim Plass

Boulder City Council
Tim Plass is a member of the Boulder City Council. Elected in 2011, Tim has made a priority of promoting local food. A founder of Making Local Food Work, Tim believes that bringing key players in a foodshed together is critical for success in raising awareness and creating positive change in our food system. A 30-year resident of Boulder, Tim served on the city’s Landmarks Board and Planning Board before being elected to the City Council... Read More →

Sunday October 25, 2015 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Humanities 150 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

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