Heritage Sites & Organizations
Care and Share Food Bank
Looking for an end to hunger in southern Colorado, 94 cents of every dollar goes to support food acquisition and distribution. A new facility showcases fruit trees, vegetables gardens and permaculture gardens to provide fresh, nutritious food to those who need it most.
Green Cities Coalition
The Green Cities Coalition promotes ecologically, economically and socially healthy communities in El Paso County for the benefit of present and future residents of the Pikes Peak region. The Local Foods Working Group promotes access to and expansion of locally grown food through education and collaboration.
NewFarms is a non-profit organization devoted to the restoration and improvement of agricultural lands and economies in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico.
Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network (PPSBN)
PPSBN provides education on the topic of environmentally-sustainable business practices, conducts business-to-business networking events, and offers avenues of exposure for netowrk members' products or services. Business operation consultations as well as a Sustainable Business Certification program offer members access to achieveing a successful triple bottom line.
The PPSBN is a program of the Catamount Institute.
Pikes Peak Urban Gardens (PPUG)
PPUG helps build community gardens in neighborhoods, at schools, businesses and churches in the Colorado Springs area. On-going organic gardening classes are also offered throughout the year and they operate a demonstration vegetable garden on the historic Harlan Wolfe Ranch property. Their extensive website has numerous tips for the beginner or seasoned gardener.
Slow Food Colorado Springs (SFCS)
Colorado Springs | Jerald Bridgman: (719) 633-4304 | www.slowfoodcoloradosprings.org
Slow Food U.S.A. is dedicated to ecologically-sound food production; the revival of the kitchen and the table as centers of pleasure, culture, and community; the invigoration of regional, seasonal culinary traditions; and living a slower and more harmonious rhythm of life. Call or visit the website for events.
Terra Essentials is both a print and an online directory that supports the holistic and sustainable health community. Local, healthy food choices are a big part of this. Throughout the year, we attend events, blog about what's happening, and market our advertisers goods and services. Check our website and calendar for tons of great events and happenings in the area.
Chico Basin Ranch
Spend a day at one of the many workshops including horsemanship, birding, art, grazing, and ranch roping. Community gatherings and a Fall Art Exhibit are included in Ranch happenings. This is a prime example of a working ranch, with its amazing staff, dedicated to enhancing the natural world and our Western heritage while building bridges between ranching and urban communities. Chico Basin offers vacation packages for people to experience the life of a modern-day cowboy as well as grass-finished beef, and game bird hunting opportunities. The website lists their calendar of events. Call for a get-away today.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
30th St. & Gateway Rd. | (719) 578-6777 |www.rockledgeranch.com
The living history museum of the Pikes Peak Region, allows visitors to experience the lives of the people who lived, worked, hunted, herded and raised families in this area from the 1700s to the early 20th century. Costumed interpreters tell stories and demonstrate the work, tools and abilities of these people.
This historic 190-acre urban farm, owned by the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, raises all-natural vegetables, beef, pork and eggs. Education and volunteer experiences foster community and health by reconnecting people with the source of their food. Venetucci products are sold through CSA, farmers markets, and PPA restaurants.
Blue Planet Earthscapes & Urban Farms
Manitou Springs | (719) 685-0290 | www.blueplanetearthscapes.com
Organic landscaping services, including edibles and permaculture. A gardener can install and maintain your landscape or teach you the art of whole-system gardening, Classes and horticultural programs offered year ‘round. We can help you grow your own food! Good for you and good for the planet!
Cultivate Health LLC
Body, mind and spirit, just like a garden, must be nurtured and nourished. Through counseling and classes, Michele Mukatis teaches people to listen to their unique body needs and to grow and cook their own food creating vitality, balance and health. Classes by request in my home or yours. Best Veggie Garden Yet, Vegetarian Mexican, Knife Skills and more!
Total Integrative Health Counseling
No one diet works for everyone. Together we'll work to achieve your goals such as optimal weight, controlling food cravings, sleep and energy, and learning to use locally-sourced ingredients. You will develop a deeper understanding of the choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.