poverty 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 Colleges Across the Country Using the Book "Slums of Aspen" http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/colleges-across-country-using-book-slums-aspen <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A book that looks at environmental crises, immigration and social inequality in the Roaring Fork Valley is being taught in college classrooms across the country. </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Slums of Aspen</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was published by New York University Press in 2011. Now instructors of environmental sociology are using it at schools from Los Angeles to Boston. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:53:51 +0000 Marci Krivonen 10539 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Colleges Across the Country Using the Book "Slums of Aspen" Women Still Earning Less Than Men in the Roaring Fork Valley http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/women-still-earning-less-men-roaring-fork-valley <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Men are making more money than women working in the Roaring Fork Valley. But, the differences vary depending on the county. A </span><a href="http://www.wfco.org/pages/content/annual-research" style="line-height: 1.5;">new report</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> shows a woman earns 80-cents for every dollar a man makes in Colorado.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:22:47 +0000 Marci Krivonen 7670 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Women Still Earning Less Than Men in the Roaring Fork Valley