Gardening

APR Local News
6:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

El Jebel Non-Profit Uses Gardening To Feed The Hungry

Kim Wille started the non-profit Growing Food Forward after struggling with hunger, herself. Now, the organization delivers thousands of pounds of food to the region's hungry.
Credit Marci Krivonen

A non profit in the Mid-valley is ramping up for growing season. This will be the second year Growing Food Forward 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.

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APR Local News
6:37 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Basalt Prepares To Plant Urban, Edible Food Forest

This sketch shows what crops are being considered in Basalt's food forest. It's an urban, edible garden.
Town of Basalt

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.

"We are ready to go!"

Lisa DiNardo is the Town of Basalt’s Horticulturist. She’s in charge of beautifying Basalt’s public spaces and this year, there’s a new challenge: a food forest bordering the round-about at the entrance to Old Town.

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Gardening
5:53 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Garden tour showcases mid-valley's green thumbs

A bee pollinates a flower in Judy Hill Lovins' exterior garden.
Rebecca Kruth

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. 

At Kim Bock’s home in El Jebel, it’s a rare day that something isn’t in bloom.

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