Mile High Farmers Working Committees and Chairs

Collaborating as volunteers, we promote urban agriculture in the Denver Metro by supporting small farms through the targeted efforts of our working committees. Learn more below, and offer your abilities to amplify our efforts.  

Land Access 

The Land Access committee works to locate land in the metro Denver area that is suitable for production agriculture. "Suitable land" is affordable for long term leases, has access to water, appropriate sun exposure, and is not a brown field site. To get involved or learn more, email one or both committee co-chairs. 

Co-Chairs: Elaine Granta & Meg Caley

 

Membership & Outreach 

The Membership and Outreach committee seeks to increase the number of farmers and partners of Mile High Farmers, answers questions about becoming a partner and joining MHF, and supports outreach efforts to promote our organization. By increasing the number of people who participate in MHF and engage in our committees and work, we amplify our collective efforts in addressing the issues and struggles of our local food and farming community.

Chair: Roberto Meza

Farmer to Farmer Education 

Connecting farmers to other farmers in the Denver area to share knowledge, resources and support each other. 

Co-Chairs: Jamie Wickler & Ashley Garfias

Strategic Partnerships Chair

Developing and supporting partnerships to assist all committees by establishing communication platforms to interface internally within MHF and externally with the community.

Chair: Chris Saenz

 

Policy 

The MHF Policy Committee engages and guides local, state, and federal farm policy in support of its constituents. We evaluate and promote strategies in support of local urban farming, offering recommendations on best use policy relating to water access, soil health, innovative farming and sustainability techniques used in today’s urban farm.


Justice & Equity Co-Chair

This action group will provide resources and education materials to build a shared understanding of equity and justice, and to develop strategies and practices that build accountability in action groups and the wider Mile High Farmers community. We will practice engaged community relationship building to promote and expand the conversation within MHF and without.

Co-Chairs: Renee Marcoux & Dr. Damien Thompson


Farmer Wellness Co-Chairs

Identifying and responding to the needs of local farmers by leveraging strategic partnerships and identifying resources to develop a compassionate network to encourage and keep farmers on the land for the long haul.

Co-Chairs: Veronica Lewis & Chris Corrigan


Farmers Markets Co-Chairs

Recommending best practices for farmers interacting with community farmers markets and farm-site market stands, with a specific focus on responding to needs arising from the COVID-19 situation. This committee also helps educate farmers and farmer’s markets on the SNAP program, offers support for various crossover programs, collects data related to farmers/market interactions, and aspires to become a trusted liaison between farmers and farmers markets over time.

Co-Chairs: Rosalind May

Join our ranks today as an official partner in our work and get connected advancing one or more of these initiatives. 

Mile High Farmers

Denver, CO

milehighfarmers@gmail.com

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