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2022 DENVER METRO AREA 
PRODUCERS SUMMIT

About the Summit

Calling all producers of food and fiber in the Metro Denver area who rely on farming revenues! This is an opportunity to continue our collective work and conversation. Join the Mile High Farmers for our fourth annual Producers Summit to discuss and shape our future as we continue to build and move forward together. We will continue to explore questions around resilience during the pandemic, equitable community building, and how we can collectively carefor one another’s health and wellness.


This annual summit is an important time for producers to have the space to come together and to dream and to uplift each other in the work that is done from love. It is also a time for the Mile High Farmers to organize and set goals that will support farmers in the 2022 season and beyond.

Join us on Friday and Saturday for live education and discussion sessions. 

Get started right away by creating an account using the "Log in" function above. You will immediately be able to participate in the Farmer Forum discussion threads and post art and other media in the Gallery!

If you have any questions or issues please email milehighfarmers@gmail.com

Farmers and affiliates who complete this survey can opt in to a

FREE ANNUAL PARTNERSHIP with Mile High Farmers (normally $10)

Why become a partner?

When you join Mile High Farmers, you become part of a diverse community of Denver metro area producers, farmers, local food advocates, community allies, and supporters who share a passion for agriculture, and a commitment to social, environmental, and economic justice. Partners of Mile High Farmers share resources, educate one another, and advocate together for policy changes that strengthen our community.

Partners attend meetings and farm gatherings throughout the year, receive full support from our leadership and coordinator, and are first to know about opportunities offered. Farm partners are also listed in our directory and prioritized for promotion throughout farming season. Partnership benefits are always evolving ad improving. Let us know how we can support you by taking the Producers Survey and/or Feedback Survey!

Click here to learn more about Partners.

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Featured Teachers and Artists

 
Shannon Francis
Executive Director, Spirit of the Sun
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Shannon Francis is Dineh (Navajo) from

Shiprock, New Mexico, and Hopi from

Kykotsmovi, Arizona. She is Towering House

clan born for Red Running through the Water

clan. Her Hopi clans are Massau’, Bear Sand,

and Snake Clan. Shannon comes from twelve

generations of earth caretakers, ethnobotanists and seed keepers.  Shannon is an active educator and has presented and taught widely on permaculture design. Her passion is instilling reciprocal relationships by connecting people to the natural world through seeds, soil and the elements. Shannon has been a member of the Denver Native community for thirty years and serves on the Winds American Indian Council as Chair and is the Director for the Indigenous Agricultural project at Four Winds. In 2014, Shannon received the Justin B. Willie humanitarian award on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. More recently, she received the 2015 Cesar E. Chavez female leadership award for her work with Indigenous gardening, food justice and community building projects.

Leanne Alaman
Equity Empowered
Leadership Coach
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Leanne Alaman is an executive coach and the founder of Embodied Contribution Consulting where she coaches decision-makers from well-meaning to well-doing in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion(JEDI). To support change-makers and activists, Leanne is honored to provide deep and joyful spaces to heal oppression in our bodies and cultivate personal liberation.

Savage Resistance surfaces the current of

political folk revival. With chords of

environmental, racial, and indigenous

justice, the style stands on the shoulders

of influences Joni Mitchell, Joan Báez, and

Rising Appalachia. The singer adapts folk

classics from Latin America and the United

States to enrich gatherings with joy,

memories, and a sense of belonging. She

gives gratitude to the communities and artists who have shared their cultural richness with her and uses her gift to carry on the magic within her own community.


 

Andrea Savage
Music Artist and Community 
Organizer at Commún
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THANK YOU TO OUR SUMMIT SPONSORS

Mile High Farmers is fortunate to be a part of a community that values its local farmers and producers. Thank you so much to each of our organizational and individual sponsors of this event. Please click each icon below and visit our Sponsors Discussion Forum to learn more about these amazing sponsors! 

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Plus 20+ individual donors
THANK YOU!


It's never too late to contribute!
 
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Be sure to participate in the Farmer Forum throughout the Summit!

Friday, February 4, 2022 | 6 - 8 PM

Reconnecting Farmers Happy Hour

Join us for an interactive Happy Hour where you can get to know fellow farmers and food advocates, share stories, and hear music and performances from local artists Enmanuel Alexander, Andrea Savage, and Felix Ayodele.

Log in above to access the "Friday Night" page and learn more about the Happy Hour, performers, and to enter the Zoom room!

Saturday, February 5, 2022 | 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Producers Summit

Morning session (9:00am - 12:00pm)

  • Welcome from your Mile High Farmers Leadership

  • Land acknowledgement and reparations with Shannon Francis

  • Facilitated Equity Training 3.0 with Leanne Alaman

  • Producers Survey

Lunch session (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

  • Optional live and asynchronous activities to help connect with each other!

  • Don't forget to sign up for a $15 DoorDash coupon code and use it to support a local restaurant!

Afternoon session (1:00pm - 4:30pm)

  • Farmer conversations

  • Chapter Committee updates, evaluation, and reorganizing

  • Spoken word with Franklin Cruz

  • Closing and Blessing from Mile High Farmers Leadership

Post Summit

Please continue to use this website to post your ideas, engage in discussion threads, share your art, and connect with each other!

THANK YOU TO OUR SUMMIT PLANNING COMMITTEE! 

Special shout out to this incredible group of people who put together this Summit. They worked for weeks and weeks to make this the best gathering it could be. Send them a thank you via Member Chat and/or the Farmer Forum. We love you all!

  • JaSon Auguste, FrontLine Farming

  • Óscar Vital, FrontLine Farming

  • Jess Harper, Metro Caring

  • Jeni Nagle, Ela Family Farms

  • Emma Alanis, Ekar Farms

  • Chrisitin Mihon, Tasty Acres

  • Damien Thompson, FrontLine Farming

  • Fatuma Emmad, FrontLine Farming

  • Chantae Shor, Ekar Farms

  • Willow Cozzens, Mile High Farmers Chapter Coordinator

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