The Westwood Food Cooperative is not scheduled to open until 2016, but right now residents can buy memberships that will eventually give them access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The cooperative will be the neighborhood’s first full service grocery store, and it will be owned by the residents themselves.
Se buscan familias del suroeste de Denver, interesadas en comer saludable por medio de la siembra y cosecha de alimentos en su propio jardín. La fecha límite es el 30 de Abril.
En la ciudad de Westwood, en Denver, existe un barrio hispano que ha puesto en práctica un “sistema alimenticio de propiedad comunitaria” que produce alimentos saludables y busca abrir un mercado bajo la figura cooperativa (Westwood Food Cooperative –WFC), donde todos sean parcialmente dueños.
A “food desert” in one of Denver’s poorest neighborhoods is moving closer to having a fresh-food oasis.
A local nonprofit group, Re:Vision, and the Denver Office of Economic Development, are working to bring better and healthier food to the Westwood neighborhood in southwest Denver.
A $1.2 million loan approved by the Denver Office of Economic Development will be used to bring a neighborhood grocery store to the Westwood area.
Local nonprofit Re:Vision obtained the loan in late September from the Denver OED to acquire a building at 3738 Morrison Road in the southwest Denver neighborhood to house a grocery store for the neighborhood.
A simple name change from Re:Vision International to Re:Vision reflects the commitment of cofounders Eric Kornacki and Joseph Teipel to cultivate a thriving community from the ground up. They are enthusiastically encouraging residents of this urban neighborhood southwest of downtown Denver to create their own economic opportunities by using their own hands.
Everyone has moments of clarity, where they understand something important about their lives. Barbara Frommell acted on hers.
She quit a perfectly good job as a Denver city planner in order to become development coordinator for Re:Vision International, a nonprofit working to improve access to healthy food in low income communities in Denver.
Westwood has a storied history on Denver's west side, with a diverse population and vibrant culture, along with plenty of challenges. The neighborhood was long an afterthought in the city's plans, but City Councilman Paul López has been fighting to change that, with visible -- and colorful -- results.
Somali Bantu refugees have teamed with Revision and other local nonprofit organizations to launch the Ubuntu Urban Farm in Denver's Westwood neighborhood. They're planting the seeds to continue long-held cultural traditions with a twist: a much different climate.