Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

Disadvantaged residents receive a free holiday food basket and share their stories with reporter Alycin Bektesh.

El Jebel Non-Profit Uses Gardening To Feed The Hungry

Apr 28, 2014
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.