Category Archives: Food Systems

The Party for the Planet is This Friday

Join us from 5-7pm on April 22nd for the annual Party for the Planet, a celebration of Leadville and Lake County’s efforts to be inspiring stewards of our environment.  The Award Ceremony and Party will take place at Harperrose Studios, 601 Harrison Ave.  The party will include live music (Groovespeak) and food.  It is free for members, $5 for non-members; don’t worry, you can become a member at the door.

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Don’t forget to shop for us!  (But only for things you need, that are made well and will add value to your life.)  The following businesses have pledged 15-20% of their Friday proceeds to the local environmental programs, so get out and support these local businesses on Earth Day:  Cookies with Altitude, City On a Hill, Melanzana, Harperrose Studios, High Mountain Pies, Community Threads, Cycles of Life, and Leadville Outdoors.


We did it!

Thank you to the 15 donors who helped us reach our goal to raise a total of $1,000 in local funds for the greenhouse and farm by April 22nd. Please come to the Party for the Planet on April 22nd at Harperrose studios to celebrate with all our supporters, food lovers, soil growers and nature-peeps. We have so much to celebrate!

Help us meet our local challenge to raise $500 by April 22nd for the greenhouse, farm and living classroom

render cloud city farmLeadville local food and greenhouse supporters have pledged $500 to the greenhouse, farm and living classroom.  Help us match this $500 gift by the end of the day on Earth Day, April 22nd.  These donations will fund the first row of triple polycarbonate panels on the greenhouse itself.  There’s some really cool technology out there; this three layer rigid barrier allows 76% of the light to pass through while insulating our plants from the cold.

Give $10 and you pay for 5 square feet of panelling.  We’ll take all the help we can get to match this donation.  With your support, when we reach our goal, we may convince our local food-loving funders to reveal themselves.

We are raising a total of $160,000 this year to build Lake County’s first four-season educational greenhouse and community farm.  We plan to break ground this year and complete the project in 2017.