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Friday, October 23 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Stories from the Front Lines of the Local Food Revolution

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In this panel, presented by Local Food Shift Magazine, learn about some of the dimensions, dynamics and trends of the local food revolution in Colorado through the eyes of some of those who are right at its front lines. Discover the larger story of the awakening of our regional foodshed, and the stories of centers of aliveness emerging within it. While reversing the downward spiral of ecological destruction, economic decline and fossil fuel depletion, the process of food localization has the power to bring healing and wholeness to people and communities and regeneration to the land and its living systems. This requires a revolution, a great turning over, and it has already begun. Presenters include: Blake Angelo, City of Denver, “Building a Metropolitan Local Food System”; Daniel Asher, Edible Beats, “The Role of Restaurants in Food Localization”; Nelson Harvey, independent journalist, “Revisioning Food Sovereignty”; Alan Lewis, Natural Grocers, “Reclaiming Democracy with Local Food”; Nanna Meyer, PhD, CU Colorado Springs, “Local Food at Home”; Michael Brownlee, Local Food Shift Magazine (moderator).


Blake Angelo

City of Denver
Blake Angelo, City of Denver, is a food system development professional with specific experience in direct market agriculture, food systems and economic development. His work with local food and agriculture enterprises has included: conducting market analyses and strategic marketing plans for CDFI healthy food lenders; developing business plans for cooperatives and food hubs; shaping statewide business development plans for the food and... Read More →

Daniel Asher

Local Food Shift Magazine
Daniel Asher, Edible Beats, is Culinary Director for Edible Beats, a Denver restaurant group (Root Down, Linger, Root Down DIA, Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox) that breathes excellence, bleeds ethics and embodies sustainability. A certified raw-foods chef with humble beginnings peeling potatoes for fresh cut fries and washing dishes in Chicago when he was 14, Daniel has been in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years, always with an... Read More →

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 →
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Nelson Harvey

Independent Journalist
Nelson Harvey is a freelance reporter and editor covering agriculture, water, and other environmental issues from his base in Denver. He also moonlights as a private investigator. He was formerly the editor of edible ASPEN Magazine and a daily newspaper reporter in western Colorado. Before becoming a journalist, Nelson worked on farms in Colorado and Pennsylvania. Find samples of his work at NelsonHarvey.com.
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Alan Lewis

Food and Agriculture Advacacy, Natural Grocers
Alan Lewis directs government affairs and food and agriculture policy for Natural Grocers, a large retail health food chain. A Colorado native, he also oversees organic certification and compliance, and supports the development of small local food makers. Alan is active in several national trade and advocacy organizations, sitting on the board of the Organic and Natural Health Association (ONHA) and the Boulder County Food and Agriculture... Read More →

Nanna L. Meyer

University of Colorado
Nanna L. Meyer is Associate Professor in Health Sciences at the University of Colorado (UCCS). Nanna founded the UCCS Sport Nutrition Graduate Program. Nanna has been in Olympic sport nutrition since 1996 and contributes to sport nutrition research in winter sports and athletes at risk for energy deficiency. She worked with the United States Olympic Committee and supported athletes at five Olympic games. Nanna was a founding member of Sports... Read More →

Friday October 23, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

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