Gardening http://aspenpublicradio.org en El Jebel Non-Profit Uses Gardening To Feed The Hungry http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/el-jebel-non-profit-uses-gardening-feed-hungry <p></p><p>A non profit in the Mid-valley is ramping up for growing season. This will be the second year <em>Growing Food Forward </em>uses gardening to help feed the region’s hungry. The organization grows crops for area food pantries, distributes food and seeds to low-income families, and works with schools that have high numbers of kids who use the “free and reduced lunch” program. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Kim Wille, the founder and executive director of the non-profit. She says they manage more than 35 gardens from Aspen to Rifle.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17562 at http://aspenpublicradio.org El Jebel Non-Profit Uses Gardening To Feed The Hungry Basalt Prepares To Plant Urban, Edible Food Forest http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/basalt-prepares-plant-urban-edible-food-forest <p>Even though snow is ankle deep and winter’s far from over, gardeners in Basalt are gearing up for spring. This year, it’ll be hard to miss a new project just off Highway 82. A Town park will be transformed into a food forest or, an edible, urban garden. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.</p><p></p><p>"<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We are ready to go!"</span></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:37:15 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14166 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Basalt Prepares To Plant Urban, Edible Food Forest Garden tour showcases mid-valley's green thumbs http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/garden-tour-showcases-mid-valleys-green-thumbs <p>This Saturday, the Pardon My Garden club will hold its first annual tour of public and private gardens throughout the mid-valley. The self-guided tour showcases both ornamental and edible gardens. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth visited two stops on the tour to learn more about the unique ways Roaring Fork Valley residents are using their green thumbs.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At Kim Bock’s home in El </span>Jebel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, it’s a rare day that something isn’t in bloom.</span></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:53:58 +0000 Rebecca Kruth 5066 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Garden tour showcases mid-valley's green thumbs