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A 36-acre property near Cortez in southwestern Colorado soon will be transformed into a sustainable community apple "orchard hub." With help from The Nature Conservancy, the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project was able to purchase the land . Jude Schuenemeyer, who co-directs the project, said they'll use beneficial insects instead of pesticides to protect the apple trees, and underneath, there will be a range of native wildflowers to create a safe space for pollinators to refuel.

UpRoot Colorado

In its fourth season, UpRoot Colorado continues its statewide mission of reducing agricultural surplus and food loss while stocking local pantries with nutritious produce. Co-founder and co-director Ciara Low describes how listeners can help by identifying local fruit trees.

Raleigh Burleigh

Casey Piscura is owner of Wild Mountain Seeds, based from Sunfire Ranch just south of Carbondale. He created the nonprofit Seed Peace to promote community-driven seed production and local growing initiatives for resiliency and health. In this interview, he shares his vision and an update from his farm in response to the unfolding coronacrisis.

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Peter Goldstein, President of Hippocrates Docs, joins Ed Troy to talk about nutrition and food as medicine.

Hippocrates Docs

Peter Goldstein, President of Hippocrates Docs, shares with Megan Tackett about My Health My Priority, a 12-week program designed to help folks transition to a plant based lifestyle. Davi Nikent presents My Health My Priority beginning June 4th.

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Diana Alcantara teaches Spanish at Carbondale Community School and runs the school's garden program. Sara Tymczyszyn is the market manager for Carbondale's Farmers' Market and aspires to start a youth gardening project for teens in the Roaring Fork Valley. Host Bill Kight talks to them about the importance of connecting youth with the land through local agriculture.

The Sopris Sun

On this week's edition of Everything Under the Sun, a talk with Lance Norton of Cilindu Coffee about his recent rebranding. Then, the conversation turns to the best burger in Carbondale. Everything Under the Sun airs each Thursday afternoon at 4:30 and features Sopris Sun staffers Megan Tackett and Will Grandbois talking about stories that appear in the latest issue. Hear archived episodes here.

Glenwood Springs Arts Council

The Glenwood Springs Arts Council presents the 18th Annual Culinary Arts Festival on Friday, October 19th at the Hotel Colorado. Terry Glasnapp and Bonnie Kratovil stopped by Express Yourself to share about this important fundraiser and community-connecting event.

Ciara Lowe

UpRoot Colorado reduces food loss and insecurity in the Roaring Fork Valley by organizing the distribution of food that would otherwise be left to rot. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Ciara Low, founder and director, to learn more. For information about volunteering and donating, Ciara can be contacted at ciara@uprootcolorado.org.

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The longest-running farmer’s market in the Roaring Fork Valley is in Glenwood on Saturdays. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh visited the Glenwood Springs Farmer’s Market on opening day last week and has this report.

Jessica Hemingson

Yesterday was the first day of the season for the Carbondale Farmers Market, Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh stopped by to learn more and browse the fresh goods.

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