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Feeding Our Dreams in 2020

We hope that your celebrations of the New Year and Dr. Martin Luther King Day have opened the door to new resolutions for a future where we are all nourished and thriving. We live in times of change and through it all, we continue to serve our collective vision. This blog/newsletter highlights opportunities to build on our momentum for 2020.


Upcoming Events + Opportunities


Grow a Garden – seeds, seedlings & know-how. The deadline to apply is January 31st.

DUG’s Grow a Garden is a food access program that connects individuals, families, seniors, and groups to the necessary seeds, seedlings, and education to grow a thriving vegetable garden.

How do I participate?

To apply as an individual or family, click here. Para aplicar en español haga clic aquí. To apply on behalf of a Group, click here.

Seeds will be distributed to distribution centers the week of March 9th, 2020.

Seedlings will be distributed to distribution centers the week of May 11th, 2020.


Hecho con Amor Shopping Event Saturday, February 8, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

📷Hecho con Amor shopping event celebrates the romance that artisans put into their work. Each piece is masterfully crafted and embedded with history passed down for generations. Every mark, chisel, thread, and stamp ignites an appreciation from their hands to yours. Help keep culture alive and thriving by supporting artisan communities throughout Latin America.

Need to shop on a different day? You can schedule an appointment to visit Hijos del Sol with Adrianna at 720-353-2233.Somali Cooking Class with Chef Hamida February 13th, 2020 Only 4 spots left!📷Details: Join us for Sun Valley Kitchen + Community Center's Cultural Cooking Series and learn to cook traditional Somali dishes with the Kitchen's dear friend and line cook, Chef Hamida.

The class will go from 6-8pm at Sun Valley Kitchen, with food prep + instruction from 6-7:30pm and enjoying the prepared meal from 7:30-8pm.

There is a $30 fee per person for the class, which includes dinner + beverages.

To register for the class, please email and you can make a $30 donation via the website (please include a note that your donation is for the 2/13 cooking class) --

Hope to see you at the Kitchen on February 13th!

-- Sun Valley Kitchen + Community CenterYou are invited to the 6th annual Workplace Health Symposium! Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.📷This event will bring together Colorado’s workplace health leaders to understand the larger context of wellbeing (the community, our organizations, our team/manager, and ourselves) and how employers can address it and act differently toward wellbeing.RegisterSprout City Farm's 10th birthday bash! Friday, March 20, 2020  5:30-9:30pm

📷Save the date for the 10th Annual Sprout Down coming up on March 20th and help celebrate their 10th year as an organization!

Mercury Cafe 2199 California St #2821, Denver, CO 80205 Suggested donation: $25/person, $40/couple, $75/friend pack of 4 tix

Food for Thought

📷Read MoreFood-related Funny Business:

Q. What did one blueberry say to the other blueberry?

A. If you weren’t so sweet, we wouldn’t be in this jam.

Think you're funnier? Prooove it! Please email all food-related funny business to

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