Community Wealth-Building gives a name to economic strategies where profits return to employees, consumers, and local communities. The overall success of a growing Colorado economy will depend, in part, on the extent to which people have ownership stake in it. This day-long conference exploring Community Wealth-Building strategies will share proven approaches and some of the new developments in Denver and in Colorado that promise to enrich, even transform our city, our state, and our economy.
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Please join us for this important conference!
Revision will be leading a discussion entitled Urban Agriculture as a Strategy for Community Wealth-Building
"From community gardens, to backyard chickens, rooftop gardens, and indoor aquaponic systems, urban agriculture has become one of the fastest growing movements in the country due to the growing awareness of the benefits of re-building a local food system. In fact, many view urban agriculture as the foundation for building healthy, self-sufficient and resilient communities. But can it deliver on this promise? That is, is urban agriculture a fad or is it the new normal? Can it truly rebuild our communities with the promise of healthier food, stronger community, and local economic development? This session will explore these challenges and opportunities by presenting several different models for using urban agriculture as a strategy for community wealth building. Leading experts in the Denver-metro urban agriculture movement will present their model, and share their experience of what's working and what's not and why."