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2022 DENVER METRO AREA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Featured Teachers and Artists
Executive Director, Spirit of the Sun
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 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.
Music Artist and Community
Organizer at Commún
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!
Plus 20+ individual donors
It's never too late to contribute!
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
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
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)
Chapter Committee updates, evaluation, and reorganizing
Spoken word with Franklin Cruz
Closing and Blessing from Mile High Farmers Leadership
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