May 23, 2024

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Programs that keep Coloradans fed are declining, one could close

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Fatuma Emmad, left, executive director and co-founder of FrontLine Farming, is joined by fellow staff and volunteers as they begin tilling the fields to prepare the soil for planting at the Majestic View Farm, Friday March 31, 2023 in Arvada. Majestic View is one of three plots cultivated by FrontLine. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A handful of volunteers stooped over a gray patch of soil at FrontLine Farming in Arvada, grooming the stubborn dirt with rakes to prepare for spring planting. Potatoes, onions, greens and root vegetables will be put in the ground later this spring to feed low-income families in the metro area.

Nearby, a small group of chickens clucked against the harsh winds rattling their pen. Bees will soon populate vacant hives and start…

Monte Whaley

2023-05-04 03:40:00

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