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Salon duc Tape: Adding More Chairs to Our Table
February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salon duc Tape – Adding More Chairs to Our Table – February 9th
How supporting local farmers can conserve land, grow food, and connect our community
Poudre Valley Community Farms Executive Direction Stacy Lischka will present at the salon on February 9th. Stacy writes that:
“Larimer County loses 2,400 acres of farmland every year, making our remaining farmland some of the most endangered in the United States. On its face, this conversion looks only like loss – a loss of farmers, a loss of a way of life, a loss of open spaces. At Poudre Valley Community Farms, we approach this conversion as an opportunity – an opportunity to connect farmers and ranchers to our remaining land and water, to support them in growing food that is good for people and good for the land, and to connect our community through the power of local food. Building on our strong grassroots foundation, we use diverse partnerships, creative funding, and collaboration to add more chairs to our table and strengthen our local food system.”
Stacy is a passionate advocate for the potential of local foods to connect people to the land that sustains us. Her interest in the connection between local food and conservation began during her childhood on her parent’s hobby farm in northern Wisconsin, and has grown as she moved around the US, observing the power of food to connect people, land, water, and nature. For nearly 15 years, she worked as a conservation professional in state and federal wildlife management agencies and nonprofits with a focus on building community-based movements to support conservation goals. In 2022, she joined Poudre Valley Community Farms as a way to combine her passions for food and conservation and make a mark on the community she calls home. Stacy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, an M.S. from Michigan State University, and Ph.D. from Colorado State University, all in Wildlife Conservation. Outside of her work hours, you can usually find Stacy in the kitchen, where she spends her hours fermenting anything she can get her hands on, putting her grandma’s canning recipes into practice, and sharing the joy of cooking and eating with her husband and 2 children. She also loves to spend time in, on, and near water in all of its forms.
Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by the Northern Colorado Alliance for a Livable Future (NCALF), usually meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. This meeting will be held online via Zoom; you will need to register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information – including a new link – about joining the salon.